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Ctenochares bicolorus (Linnaeus)

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

Ichneumon bicolorus Linnaeus, 1767. Holotype: in Linnaean Society, London. Type locality:

Irene, Gauteng, South Africa (2552'11.68"S 2812'56.04"E, Alt 1465 m). Photographs Peter Webb.


Distribution

Ctenochares bicolorus_map

Afrotropical: Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, South Africa. Australian: Australia.

Palaearctic: Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia.

Biology

Hosts: Chrysodeixis chalcites (Noctuidea), Chrysodeixis eriosoma (Noctuidae).

Reference

Linnaeus, C. von. 1767. Systema naturae. Tom. I. Pars II. 12th Edition. Laurnetii Salvii, Holmiae. 1(2): 533-1328.

Credits

Photographs Peter Webb (Irene, South Africa).
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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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