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Trathala lachaisae Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Ichneumonidae; Subfamily: Cremastinae; Genus: Trathala)

Trathala lachaisae Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig,  2011. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Madagascar, Antananarivo.
 

Distribution

Madagascar.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Diagnosis

Species clearly atypical with its tergite I half the lenghth of tergite II, propodeal carinae greatly reduced and ovipositor subapically constricted (Rousse et al., 2011).

Etymology

Dedicated to Mrs Marcelle Lachaise, who devoted decades in the management of the MNHN Hymenoptera collection (Rousse et al., 2011).

References

Rousse, P. & Villemant, C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. Zootaxa 3278: 1–57.

Rousse, P., Villemant, C. & Seyrig, A. 2011. Ichneumonid wasps from Madagascar. 5. Ichneumonidae Cremastinae. Zootaxa, 3118, 1-30.

Credits

Photographs by Agnièle Touret-Alby © MNHN (specimens database http://coldb.mnhn.fr). Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).
 

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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