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Heterischnus africanus (Heinrich)

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

Aethiopischnus africanus Heinrich, 1936. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Mt. Kenya.


Female Holotype  
Heterischnus_africanus_habitus dorsal Heterischnus_africanus_habitus profile
Heterischnus_africanus_head mesosoma dorsal Heterischnus_africanus_propodeum
Heterischnus_africanus_face Heterischnus_africanus_mesosoma_profile
Heterischnus_africanus_T2 Heterischnus_africanus_wings
Heterischnus_africanus_holotype_labels  

Paratype male  
Heterischnus_africanus_male habitus profile Heterischnus_africanus_male habitus dorsal
Heterischnus_africanus_paratype_male_labels  

Male in ZSMC, Munich  
 

Distribution

Kenya.

Biology

Host: unknown.

References

Heinrich, G.H. 1936. Mission Scientifique de l'Omo. Tome III. Fascicule 28. Hymenoptera III. Ichneumonidae: Ichneumoninae. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris, Zoologie. 4:227-244.

Rousse P, van Noort S & Diller E. 2013. Revision of the Afrotropical Phaeogenini (Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae), with description of a new genus and twelve new species. Zookeys 354: 1-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.354.5968.

Credits

Photographs © Pascal Rousse or 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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