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Genaemirum phagocossorum Rousse, Broad & van Noort

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

Genaemirum phagocossorum Rousse, Broad & van Noort, 2016. Holotype in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Ndubazi plantation, near Machadodorp, South Africa.

Distribution

South Africa.


Coryphodema tristis larvae. Photograph Brett Hurley.

Coryphodema tristis larval infestation in Eucalyptus nitens. Photograph Brett Hurley.

 

Coryphodema tristis adult. Photograph Simon van Noort.

Biology

Reared from logs of Eucalyptus nitens (H. Deane & Maiden) Maiden (Myrtales: Myrtaceae) which were heavily infested with Coryphodema tristis (Drury) (Lepidoptera: Cossidae).

References

Heinrich, G.H. 1967. Synopsis and reclassification of the Ichneumoninae Stenopneusticae of Africa south of Sahara (Hym.).Vol.I. Farmington State College Press. pp. 1-250.

Rousse P, Broad GR & van Noort S. 2016. Review of the genus Genaemirum Heinrich (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) with interactive identification keys to species. ZooKeys 636: 77-105. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.636.10216

Credits

Photographs of wasp and adult moth by Simon van Noort or Pascal Rousse Iziko Museums of South Africa. Photographs of caterpillars and Eucalyptus infestation Brett Hurley (FABI).
  Next genus: Gibbobystra

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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