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Compsophorus caelatus (Tosquinet)

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

Obba caelatus Tosquinet, 1896. Holotype: in Institut des Royal Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Bruxelles (IRSN). Type locality: "Senegambie" = (Gambia and Senegal).


Female Holotype IRSN

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), taken with a hand-held Nikon FE2, 35 mm slide film and 105 mm macro lens in 2003.


Distribution

Gambia, Senegal.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Reference

Tosquinet, J. 1896. Contributions à la faune entomologique de l'Afrique. Ichneumonides. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 5: 1-430.

Credits

Photographs and 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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