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Tycherus Förster

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

Tycherus Förster, 1869. Type species: Phaeogenes elongatus Thomson, 1891.

Identification keys

Tycherus amatola Rousse & van Noort, 2013
Tycherus nardousberg Rousse & van Noort, 2013.

Distribution

Worldwide except for Australasian region.

Biology

Endoparasitoids of Lepidoptera (Choreutidae, Depressariidae, Elachistidae, Gelechiidae, Geometridae, Glyphpiterigidae, Oecophoridae, Plutellidae, Psychidae, Pyralidae, Sesiidae, Tineidae, Tortricidae, Yponomeutidae) and Coleoptera (Cerambycidae, Curculionidae).

References

Förster, A. 1869. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Ichneumonen. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 25: 135-221.

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.

Credits

Photographs by Pascal Rousse © Iziko Museums of South Africa.

 

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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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