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Heterischnus Wesmael

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

Heterischnus Wesmael, 1859. Type species: Ichneumon pulex Müller, 1776.

Identification keys

Heterischnus africanus (Heinrich, 1936)

Heterischnus krausi Schönitzer, 1999

Heterischnus mfongosi Rousse & van Noort, 2013  (South Africa)

Heterischnus olsoufieffi (Heinrich, 1936)

Distribution

Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Also Nearctic, Oriental, Palaearctic.

Biology

Host: unknown.

References

Dal Pos D., Claridge B., Diller E., Van Noort S. & Di Giovanni F. 2023. Still counting: new records, nomenclatural notes, and three new species of Phaeogenini (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) from the Afrotropical region. European Journal of Taxonomy 868: 1-71. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2023.868.2105

Diller, E. & Schönitzer, K. 1999. Die Heterischnus-Arten der athiopischen Faunenregion (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae, Alomyini). Entomofauna 20(17): 293-298.

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.

Müller, O.F. 1776. Zoologiae Danicae prodromus, seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characteres, nomina et synomyma imprimis popularium. Hafniae. 282 pp. (Ichneumon on pp. 151-160)

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.

Wesmael, C. 1859. Remarques critiques sur diverses espèces d'Ichneumons de la collection de feu le Professeur J.L.C. Gravenhorst, d'un court appendice Ichneumonlogique. Mémoires Couronnes Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Bruxelles. 8:1-99.

Credits

Photographs © Pascal Rousse or Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).
  Next genus: Hiorada

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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