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Ctenochares Förster

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

Ctenochares Förster, 1869. Type species: Ichneumon xanthomelas Perkins, 1962.

 

Ctenochares amoenus (Saussure, 1892)

Ctenochares bicolorus (Linnaeus, 1767)

 

Ctenochares fulgens (Tosquinet, 1896)

  Ctenochares fulvidus (Tosquinet, 1896)

 

Ctenochares luteus (Cameron, 1906)

  Ctenochares madagascariensis (Heinrich, 1938)
  Ctenochares microcephalus Morley, 1919

 Henicophatnus_rufithorax_HOLOTYPE

Ctenochares rufithorax (Kriechbaumer, 1894)

 

Ctenochares testaceus Szépligeti, 1908

 

Ctenochares vigilator (Fabricius, 1781)

Distribution

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Afrotropical: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo,  Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Australian: Australia.

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

Biology

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

References

Cameron, P. 1906. Descriptions of new species of parasitic Hymenoptera chiefly in the collection of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum. 5: 17-186.

Fabricius, J.C. 1781. Species insectorum. Tom. I. Hamburgii et Kilonii. 552 pp.

Förster, A. 1869. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Ichneumonen. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens. 25(1868): 135-221.

Heinrich, G.H. 1938. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar. III Ichneumonidae Ichneumoninae. Mémoires de l'Académie Malgache 25: 1-139.

Kriechbaumer, J. 1894. Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae a medico nautico Dr. Joh. Brauns in itinere secundo ad oras Africae lecta. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift. 39: 297-318.

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

Morley, C. 1919. On some equatorial and other species and genera of African Ichneumoninae contained in the collection of the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1919: 117-171.

Perkins, J.F. 1962. On the type species of Förster's genera (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). 11: 385-483.

Saussure, H. de. 1892. Hymenopteres. In: Grandidier A. "Histoire physique naturelle et politique de Madagascar. 20." Paris. 590 pp.

Szépligeti, G. 1908. Hymenoptera: Braconidae & Ichneumonidae. In: Sjostedts Y. "Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen". pp 25-96.

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

Credits

Photographs © Peter Webb (Irene, South Africa) or © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

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

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