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Key to species of Kibalus (Ichneumoninae)

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

ClassificationIdentification keys

Published in Dal Pos et al. 2023, updated from Rousse et al. 2013.

1 Propodeum without any longitudinal carina, no area defined, punctate rugulose (A); head mostly black (B) ...K. toro Rousse, van Noort, & Diller, 2013


– Propodeum with longitudinal carina present, area superomedia complete, weakly rugose (a); head mostly yellowish–orange or white (b) ...2


2(1) Labial palpus short, not reaching fore coxa (A); mesopleuron and metapleuron densely punctate (A); frons, ocellar triangle, and vertex distinctly punctate (B); first flagellomeres as long as the second (A); head and mesosoma entirely orangish-yellow (A, B); antennae without white annulus (C) ...K. mubfs Rousse & van Noort, 2013


– Labial palpus elongated, reaching past fore coxa (a); mesopleuron and metapleuron completely smooth (a); frons, ocellar triangle, and vertex smooth (b); first flagellomeres 2× as long as the second (c); head mostly white with frons, ocellar triangle, and vertex black (a, b, c); mesosoma and propodeum with black markings (a, c); antennae with white annulus (c) ...K. nonnaritae Dal Pos & Di Giovanni, 2023


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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