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Key to species of Centerichneumon (Ichneumoninae)

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

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Published in Dal Pos et al. (2023).

1 Head strongly transverse, face about 3.7 as wide as medially high (width measured as the maximum distance of the inner orbits, height measured in the center from the edge of the clypeus to the level of the antennal sockets) (A); area superomedial not clearly separated from area basalis, forming an elongated continuous area (shaded area) (B); area externa and area dentipara not separate (anterior transverse carina not distinct) (B); (B); mesoscutum flat in lateral view (Figs. 7A, 7C); clypeus and face pale yellow (A), frons orange-brown (Fig. 8A); metasoma entirely orange, except for the 7th tergite which is dorsally brown with a white apical margin (Fig. 7B); 2nd and 3rd tergites densely but superficially punctate (C) ...C. nambi Dal Pos, Diller & Di Giovanni 2023


- Head not strongly transverse, face about 3.0 as wide as medially high (a); area superomedial inverted heart-shaped (shaded area), weakly separated from area basalis (red arrow), and not forming an elongated continuous area (b); area externa and area dentipara distinctly separated (anterior transverse carina clearly present) (b);; mesoscutum convex in lateral view (Figs. 2B, 2D, 5A, 5D); clypeus, face and frons pale white (a); metasoma with white posterior band on apical tergites (Figs. 2AD, 4AB); 2nd tergite shagreen with sparse punctures posteriorly, 3rd tergite shagreen (c) ...C. denticoxatus Henrich, 1938


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

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.


Photographs Pascal Rousse (Iziko South African Museum)

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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