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Costifrons Townes

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

Costifrons Townes, 1970. Type species: Costifrons rufibasis Townes, 1970.


Costifrons kolleri (Cameron, 1912)

  Costifrons obesus (Tosquinet, 1896)

Costifrons parvidens (Cameron, 1906)


Costifrons pernix (Tosquinet, 1896)


Costifrons pulcher (Szépligeti, 1916)

  Costifrons rufibasis Townes, 1970
  Costifrons rufolineatus (Cameron, 1912)


Costifrons severus (Tosquinet, 1896)


Costifrons testaceus (Morley, 1916)



Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo.

Also Palaearctic: Egypt,


Host: Drendrolimus sp. (Lasiocampidae).


Townes, H.K. 1970. The genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 2. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. No.12.(1969) 537pp.


Photographs and map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

  Next genus: Cryptus

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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