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Cryptinae

Classification and checklist of Afrotropical cryptine wasps

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Ichneumonidae; Subfamily: Cryptinae)
  • Subfamily: Cryptinae

    • Tribe Aptesini Ashmead, 1900

      • Genus Aptesis Förster, 1850

        • Aptesis rufigastra (Tosquinet, 1896) (Ethiopia)

      • Genus Mansa Tosquinet, 1896

        • Mansa bistriata Schmiedeknecht, 1908 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania)

        • Mansa faini Benoit, 1954 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda)

        • Mansa fraudatrix Benoit, 1954 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

        • Mansa goliath Benoit, 1954 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

        • Mansa longicaudata Ceballos, 1924 (Cameroon)

        • Mansa schoutedeni Benoit, 1954 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

        • Mansa singularis Tosquinet, 1896 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea)

      • Genus Platymystax Townes, 1970

        • Platymystax asemus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Togo)

        • Platymystax leucocephalus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Guinea)

    • Tribe Cryptini Kirby, 1837

      • Subtribe Agrothereutina Townes, 1970

        • Genus Gambrus Förster, 1869

          • Gambrus incubitor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Afrotropical: Kenya; Palaearctic)

      • Subtribe Baryceratina Townes, 1961

        • Genus Coccygodes Saussure, 1892

          • Coccygodes alacer (Tosquinet, 1896) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Togo)

          • Coccygodes bifasciatus (Cameron, 1912) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Coccygodes bimaculator (Thunberg, 1822) (South Africa)

          • Coccygodes brevispiculus (Waterston, 1927) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda)

          • Coccygodes corpulentus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Togo)

          • Coccygodes eugeneus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Guinea, Togo)

          • Coccygodes nobilis Saussure, 1892 (Madagascar)

          • Coccygodes pictipennis (Tosquinet, 1896) (South Africa)

          • Coccygodes rufopetiolatus (Waterston, 1927) (Malawi)

          • Coccygodes subquadratus (Waterston, 1927) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

          • Coccygodes superbus (Szépligeti, 1916) (Tanzania)

      • Subtribe Ceratocryptina Townes, 1970

        • Genus Afretha Seyrig, 1952

          • Afretha excavata Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Ceratocryptus Cameron, 1903

          • Ceratocryptus bifrontalis (Morley, 1926) (South Africa)

          • Ceratocryptus maesac (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

        • Genus Ceratodolius Seyrig, 1952

          • Ceratodolius carinidens Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

          • Ceratodolius geminatus Pisica, 1986 (Guinea)

        • Genus Fitatsia Seyrig, 1952

          • Fitatsia desperator Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Nematocryptus Roman, 1910

          • Nematocryptus exitialis (Tosquinet, 1896) (Guinea, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo)

          • Nematocryptus fulvaster (Tosquinet, 1896) (Guinea)

          • Nematocryptus humilis (Kriechbaumer, 1894) (South Africa)

          • Nematocryptus infirmus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Guinea, Togo)

          • Nematocryptus leptonotus (Cameron, 1905) (Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania)

          • Nematocryptus orbitalis (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Nematocryptus sordidus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Sierra Leone)

          • Nematocryptus testaceus (Szépligeti, 1916) (Cameroon, Gabon, Mozambique, South Africa)

        • Genus Piasites Seyrig, 1952

          • Piasites carinatus Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Rambites Seyrig, 1952

          • Rambites gracilis Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

      • Subtribe Cryptina Kirby, 1837

        • Genus Cryptus Fabricius, 1804

          • Cryptus australis Guérin-Ménéville, 1848 (Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe. Also Palaearctic region: Iran)

          • Cryptus lentus Tosquinet, 1896 (South Africa)

          • Cryptus madecassus Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

          • Cryptus rubiginosus Tosquinet, 1896 (South Africa)

          • Cryptus rufoplagiatus Cameron, 1906 (South Africa)

          • Cryptus sokotranus Kohl, 1907 (Yemen)

        • Genus Hoeocryptus Habermehl, 1902

          • Hoeocryptus anteforealis (Enderlein, 1914) (Madagascar)

          • Hoeocryptus antefurcalis (Seyrig, 1952) (Namibia)

          • Hoeocryptus bellicosus (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Hoeocryptus ferrugatorius (Fabricius, 1793) (Guinea)

          • Hoeocryptus fervens (Tosquinet, 1896) (Guinea)

          • Hoeocryptus insolitus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Senegal, Gambia)

          • Hoeocryptus properus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Togo)

          • Hoeocryptus undulatus Habermehl, 1902 (Tanzania)

        • Genus Odontocryptus Saussure, 1892

          • Odontocryptus spiniclunatus Saussure, 1892 (Madagascar)

      • Subtribe Gabuniina Townes, 1970

        • Genus Anepomias Seyrig, 1952

          • Anepomias splendidus Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Eurycryptus Cameron, 1901

        • Genus Gabunia Kriechbaumer, 1895

          • Gabunia bardo Morley, 1916 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda)

          • Gabunia coerulea Kriechbaumer, 1895 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Togo, Uganda)

          • Gabunia flavitarsis Kriechbaumer, 1895 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon)

          • Gabunia ruficeps Cameron, 1906 (Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania)

          • Gabunia ruficoxis Kriechbaumer, 1895 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda)

          • Gabunia tessmanni Krieger, 1911 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea)

        • Genus Gerdius Townes, 1970

          • Gerdius alutaceus (Benoit, 1952) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Gerdius cinctus Townes, 1970 (Tanzania)

          • Gerdius octonarius (Morley, 1916) (South Africa)

        • Genus Pterocryptus Szépligeti, 1916

          • Pterocryptus castaneus (Morley, 1916) (South Africa)

          • Pterocryptus feriatus (Tosquinet, 1896) (South Africa)

          • Pterocryptus flavonotatus (Szépligeti, 1908) (Tanzania)

        • Genus Schreineria Morley, 1926

          • Schreineria caviclypeus (Morley, 1926) (South Africa)

          • Schreineria regulator (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

        • Genus Spathacantha Townes, 1970

          • Spathacantha apicalis Townes, 1970 (Angola)

      • Subtribe Goryphina Townes, 1970

        • Genus Allophatnus Cameron, 1905

          • Allophatnus fulvipes Cameron, 1905 (South Africa)

          • Allophatnus terminalis (Brullé, 1846) (Ethiopia, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

          • Allophatnus zonatus (Tosquinet, 1896) (South Africa)

        • Genus Bozakites Seyrig, 1952

          • Bozakites brunnianus (Saussure, 1892) (Madagascar)

          • Bozakites concolor (Szépligeti, 1908) (Tanzania)

          • Bozakites frotei (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Bozakites mesoleucus (Kriechbaumer, 1894) (Liberia)

          • Bozakites natalensis (Kriechbaumer, 1894) (South Africa, Tanzania)

          • Bozakites nigrigenis (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Bozakites ruficeps Seyrig, 1952 (Guinea, Madagascar)

        • Genus Ceratophenax Seyrig, 1952

          • Ceratophenax acutidens Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Costifrons Townes, 1970

          • Costifrons kolleri (Cameron, 1912) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Costifrons obesus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Sierra Leone)

          • Costifrons parvidens (Cameron, 1906) (South Africa)

          • Costifrons pernix (Tosquinet, 1896) (Togo)

          • Costifrons pulcher (Szépligeti, 1916) (Tanzania)

          • Costifrons rufibasis Townes, 1970 (Angola)

          • Costifrons rufolineatus (Cameron, 1912) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Costifrons severus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Togo)

          • Costifrons testaceus (Morley, 1916) (South Africa)

        • Genus Fotsiforia Seyrig, 1952

          • Fotsiforia carinifrons Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Gambroides Betrem, 1941

          • Gambroides nimbipennis (Seyrig, 1952) (Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda)

        • Genus Goryphus Holmgren, 1868

          • Goryphus abdominalis (Szépligeti, 1916) (Tanzania)

          • Goryphus alboclypeatus (Szépligeti, 1916) (Tanzania)

          • Goryphus areolaris Holmgren, 1868 (South Africa)

          • Goryphus basalis Morley, 1916 (South Africa)

          • Goryphus basimacula (Cameron, 1905) (Ghana, South Africa, Sudan)

          • Goryphus bicuneatus Townes, 1973 (Tanzania)

          • Goryphus braunsii (Kriechbaumer, 1894) (Ghana)

          • Goryphus calabaricus (Kriechbaumer, 1894) (Nigeria)

          • Goryphus caperatus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Togo)

          • Goryphus cinctitibia Morley, 1917 (South Africa, Zimbabwe)

          • Goryphus communis (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Goryphus contractus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Gambia, Senegal)

          • Goryphus corniger Morley, 1917 (South Africa, Zimbabwe)

          • Goryphus evanescens Morley, 1916 (South Africa)

          • Goryphus ferrugineus (Enderlein, 1914) (Namibia)

          • Goryphus melanius (Szépligeti, 1916) (Tanzania)

          • Goryphus oneili (Cameron, 1904) (Ethiopia, South Africa)

          • Goryphus pictipennis (Seyrig, 1952) (Guinea, Madagascar)

          • Goryphus protervus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Mozambique)

          • Goryphus rhodesiae (Cameron, 1906) (South Africa, Zimbabwe)

          • Goryphus seminiger (Kriechbaumer, 1894) (Angola)

          • Goryphus senegalensis (Szépligeti, 1916) (Senegal)

          • Goryphus striolatus (Cameron, 1905) (South Africa, Zimbabwe)

          • Goryphus tricolor (Kriechbaumer, 1894) (Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania)

          • Goryphus trisulcatus Morley, 1916 (South Africa)

          • Goryphus trochanteratus (Szépligeti, 1907) (Ethiopia)

          • Goryphus vicinus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Guinea, Senegal)

          • Goryphus vulpio (Tosquinet, 1896) (Mozambique)

        • Genus Hemisphragia Seyrig, 1952

          • Hemisphragia carinata (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Hemisphragia petiolata (Szépligeti, 1916) (Tanzania)

          • Hemisphragia trianguliferus Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Larpelites Cameron, 1904

          • Larpelites agilis (Masi, 1939) (Ethiopia)

          • Larpelites annulicornis (Szépligeti, 1908) (Ethiopia, Tanzania)

          • Larpelites celer (Tosquinet, 1896) (Senegal, South Africa)

          • Larpelites dorsalis (Brullé, 1846) (South Africa, Tanzania)

          • Larpelites trepidus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Ethiopia)

        • Genus Lavinifia Seyrig, 1952

          • Lavinifia inaequidens (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Lavinifia rufiventris Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Listrognathus Tschek, 1871

          • Listrognathus ecarinatus Townes, 1970 (South Africa)

          • Listrognathus oculatus Szépligeti, 1908 (Tanzania)

        • Genus Madagascesa Kocak & Kemal, 2008

        • Genus Madastenus Seyrig, 1952

          • Madastenus nigrinotus Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Menaforia Seyrig, 1952

          • Menaforia rufa Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Necolio Cheesman, 1936

          • Necolio croceus Pisica, 1986 (Guinea)

          • Necolio imperialis (Seyrig, 1952) (Guinea, Madagascar)

        • Genus Owenus Townes, 1970

          • Owenus cingulatus (Kriechbaumer, 1894) (Nigeria, South Africa)

          • Owenus crocator (Tosquinet, 1896) (South Africa)

          • Owenus minor Townes, 1970 (Tanzania, Uganda)

          • Owenus variegatus (Morley, 1916) (South Africa)

        • Genus Piambia Seyrig, 1952

          • Piambia gravida Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Skeatia Seyrig, 1952

          • Skeatia brutalis (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

        • Genus Tanyloncha Townes, 1970

          • Tanyloncha atrifrons Townes, 1970 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

        • Genus Tolonus Seyrig, 1952

        • Genus Trafana Seyrig, 1952

          • Trafana bidens (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Trafana brevicauda (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Trafana collaris (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Trafana lugatoria (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

          • Trafana minima Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

          • Trafana subtilis (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

        • Genus Tricapus Townes, 1970

          • Tricapus denticlypeus (Morley, 1917) (South Africa)

          • Tricapus heinrichi Townes, 1970 (Angola, Ghana, Tanzania)

        • Genus Tsirambia Seyrig, 1952

          • Tsirambia acaulis Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

      • Subtribe Ischnina Holmgren, 1890

        • Genus Cyanodolius Seyrig, 1952

          • Cyanodolius metallicus Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Cyanopelor Townes, 1973

          • Cyanopelor magnificus (Morley, 1916) (Mozambique, Uganda)

        • Genus Gessia Townes, 1973

          • Gessia flavipennis (Cameron, 1905) (South Africa)

        • Genus Ischnus Gravenhorst, 1829

          • Ischnus blanditus (Tosquinet, 1896) (South Africa, Zimbabwe)

          • Ischnus virginalis (Holmgren, 1868) (South Africa, Tanzania)

        • Genus Mesophragis Seyrig, 1952

          • Mesophragis inermis Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Rhynchocryptus Cameron, 1905

          • Rhynchocryptus niger (Morley, 1916) (South Africa)

          • Rhynchocryptus videndus (Morley, 1916) (South Africa)

          • Rhynchocryptus violaceipennis Cameron, 1905 (South Africa)

        • Genus Synechocryptus Schmiedeknecht, 1904

        • Genus Zonocryptus Ashmead, 1900

          • Zonocryptus analis (Waterston, 1927) (Kenya, Nigeria)

          • Zonocryptus angustus (Waterston, 1927) (South Africa)

          • Zonocryptus areolatus (Waterston, 1927) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda)

          • Zonocryptus caudatus (Waterston, 1927) (Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa)

          • Zonocryptus contractus (Waterston, 1927) (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda)

          • Zonocryptus dimidiatus (Waterston, 1927) (Uganda)

          • Zonocryptus fervidus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Togo)

          • Zonocryptus formosus (Brullé, 1846) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

          • Zonocryptus latifascia (Waterston, 1927) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Tanzania, Uganda)

          • Zonocryptus linearis (Waterston, 1927) (Sudan)

          • Zonocryptus luctor (Thunberg, 1822) (South Africa)

          • Zonocryptus nigeriensis (Waterston, 1927) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Senegal)

          • Zonocryptus pulchripennis (Szépligeti, 1916)

          • Zonocryptus robustus (Waterston, 1927) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda)

          • Zonocryptus rufipes (Cameron, 1906) (South Africa)

          • Zonocryptus sphingis Ashmead, 1900 (Central African Republic)

          • Zonocryptus splendens (Waterston, 1930) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania)

          • Zonocryptus superbus (Szépligeti, 1916)

          • Zonocryptus tosquinetii (Dalla Torre, 1902) (South Africa)

          • Zonocryptus vittatus (Tosquinet, 1896) (Guinea, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa)

      • Subtribe Lymeonina Townes, 1970

        • Genus Savolia Seyrig, 1952

          • Savolia maculata Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

      • Subtribe Mesostenina Ashmead, 1900

        • Genus Gotra Seyrig, 1952

          • Gotra fugator (Seyrig, 1952) (Madagascar)

      • Subtribe Osprynchotina Viereck, 1918

        • Genus Osprynchotus Spinola, 1841

          • Osprynchotus ethiopicus Ghigi, 1911 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan)

          • Osprynchotus flavipes Brullé, 1846 (Afrotropical: Angola, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zaire,

          • Osprynchotus gigas Kriechbaumer, 1894 (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

          • Osprynchotus gueinzii (Taschenberg, 1872) (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa)

          • Osprynchotus kingi Wilkinson, 1930 (Egypt, Sudan)

          • Osprynchotus macrorhynchus Ghigi, 1911 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea)

          • Osprynchotus moeroi Ghigi, 1911 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe)

          • Osprynchotus objurgator (Fabricius, 1781) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Libya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, Uganda)

          • Osprynchotus pulcherrimus (Kirby, 1900) (Saudi Arabia, Yemen)

          • Osprynchotus somalicus Masi, 1941 (Somalia)

          • Osprynchotus violator (Thunberg, 1789) (Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania)

        • Genus Picardiella Lichtenstein, 1920

          • Picardiella hebes (Tosquinet, 1896) (Guinea)

          • Picardiella seyrigi Townes,Townes,Gupta, 1961 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Sphecoctonus Seyrig, 1952

          • Sphecoctonus poliorcetus Seyrig, 1952 (Madagascar)

        • Genus Stenarella Szépligeti, 1916

          • Stenarella brykella Roman, 1943 (Kenya)

          • Stenarella lissonota (Cameron, 1906) (South Africa)

          • Stenarella tripartita (Brullé, 1846) (Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Togo)

References

Broad GR. 2021. Taxonomic changes in Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera), and notes on certain type specimens. Zootaxa 4941: 511–541. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4941.4.3

Santos BF. 2017. Phylogeny and reclassification of Cryptini (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Cryptinae), with implications for ichneumonid higher-level classification. Systematic Entomology. doi:10.1111/syen.12238

Yu D.S., van Achterberg, K., Horstmann, K. 2011. World Ichneumonoidea 2011. Taxonomy, biology, morphology and distribution. Available from Vancouver, Canada: Taxapad. www.taxapad.com

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

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