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Ichneumon unicinctus Brúlle

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

Ichneumon unicinctus Brúlle, 1846. Holotype: in Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality:

Ichneumon desjardinsii Brullé, 1846: 308.

Ichneumon tananarivae Heinrich, 1938: 102.

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Reunion

Distribution

Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion.

Biology

Hosts: Charadrina sp., Sciomesia biluma (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Amphipyrinae), Sesamia calamistis (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Amphipyrinae) (Zwart, 1998).

References

Brullé, M.A. 1846. Tome Quatrième. Des Hyménoptères. Les Ichneumonides. In: Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau A. "Histoire Naturelles des Insectes." Paris. 680 pp. pp. 56-324.

Heinrich, G. 1967. Synopsis and reclassification of the Ichneumoninae Stenopneusticae of Africa south of the Sahara (Hymenoptera). Volume III. Synopsis of the Ichneumonini: subtribes Ichneumonina and Amblytelina. Farmington State College Press, Altötting, Germany, 692 pp.

Heinrich, G. 1968. Synopsis and reclassification of the Ichneumoninae Stenopneusticae of Africa south of the Sahara (Hymenoptera). Volume IV. Synopsis of the Ichneumonini: subtribes Aethioplitina and Cratichneumonina (in part). Farmington State College Press, Altötting, Germany, 939 pp.

Rousse, P. & Villemant, C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. Zootaxa 3278: 1–57.

Zwart, K.W.R. 1998. Ichneumonidae. In A. Polaszek (Ed), African cereals stem borers: economic importance, taxonomy, nat-ural enemies and control. CAB International, New York, USA, pp. 205–258.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or by Agnièle Touret-Alby © MNHN (specimens database http://coldb.mnhn.fr).
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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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