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Lycorina fici Seyrig

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

Lycorina (Gonioglyphus) fici Seyrig 1932. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Bekily (Madagascar).

Gonioglyphus continentalis Benoit, 1953. Synonymy by Rousse & van Noort, 2013.


Lectotype male  
Lycorina fici habitus profile Lycorina fici habitus dorsal
Lycorina fici heqd mesosoma Lycorina fici  face
Lycorina fici propodeum Lycorina fici metanotal hook
Lycorina fici labels  

Non-type female  
Lycorina continentalis profile Lycorina continentalis dorsal
Lycorina continentalis top head Lycorina continentalis face
Lycorina continentalis epomia Lycorina continentalis hook

Distribution

Lycorina fici map

Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Reared from Tortyra sp (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae) on leaf rolls of Ficus sp. (Seyrig, 1932).

References

Rousse, P. & van Noort, S. 2013. Revision of the Afrotropical Lycorininae (Ichneumonidae; Hymenoptera) with description of a new species from South Africa. Zootaxa 3666 (2): 252–266. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3666.2.8

Rousse, P. & van Noort, S. 2014. Revision of the Afrotropical Lycorininae (Ichneumonidae; Hymenoptera) II. Three new species and additional distribution records. Zootaxa 3884 (3): 222–234. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3884.3.2

Seyrig, A. 1932. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar. 1. Ichneumonidae Pimplinae. Mémoires de l’Académie Malgache 11: 1–183.

Credits

Photographs © Pascal Rousse (Iziko South African Museum).

 

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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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