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Key to species of Chauvinia (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, updated from Rousse et al. 2013.

1 Dorsal margin of pronotum predominantly yellowish-white (A, B); female antennae with annulus from 6th to 9th flagellomere (B); tropical Africa ...2


Dorsal margin of pronotum orangish-brown, concolorous with the rest of pronotum (a, b); female antennae with annulus from 6th to 12th flagellomere (a, b); Madagascar ...3


2 Female predominantly black to dark brown (A); second tergite of metasoma shorter, 2 times as long as wide (B); male generally darker in color (predominantly black to dark brown) with a more restricted yellowish-white to yellow longitudinal area on the mesopleuron (Fig. 13B); mesopleuron finely, sparsely punctate (C) ...C. nyanga Rousse & van Noort, 2013


Female predominantly brownish-orange (a); second tergites of metasoma longer, 3 times as long as wide (b); male generally lighter in color (predominantly light to dark brown) with a more extensive yellowish-white area on the mesopleuron (Fig. 13A); mesopleuron impunctate except for a few scattered, nearly indistinct punctures (c) ...C. ganota Claridge, 2023


3(1) Apex of propodeum elongated between hind coxae, reaching half their length (A); clypeus strongly transverse, less than 3 as wide as long (B); metasoma of female strongly elongated, longer than hind leg, with ventral margins of 3rd and following tergites overlapping (C) ...C. pelecinoides Heinrich, 1938


Apex of propodeum hardly elongated between hind coxae (a); clypeus extremely transverse more than 3 as wide as long (b); metasoma of female shorter or as long as hind leg, with ventral margins of 4th and following tergites overlapping (c) ...C. nitida Heinrich, 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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