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Neotypus cottrelli (Benoit)

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

Neotypus cottrelli Benoit 1962. Holotype: in Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (RMCA). Type locality: South Africa.


Holotype (RMCA)

 

Paratype (TMSA)

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Cratichneumon_cottrelli  

Distribution

South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda.

Biology

Host: Lepidochrysops variabilis (Lycaenidae).

Reference

Benoit, P.L.G. 1962. Cratichneumon cottrelli sp.n. (Hym. Ichneumonidae) parasite du Lycaenide Lepidochrysops variabilis Cottrell. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 65: 78-80.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town).

 

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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