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Hypsicera femoralis (Geoffroy)

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

Ichneumon femoralis Geoffroy, 1785. Holotype: in The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Stellenbosch (South Africa).

Synonyms: Hypsicera bonaerensis (Schrottky, 1902); Hypsicera laevis (Cresson, 1864); Hypsicera levis (Dalla Torre, 1901); Hypsicera platensis (Brethes, 1924); Hypsicera ruficoxis (Seyrig, 1934); Hypsicera rufipes Cameron, 1905

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Hosts: Anobium pertinax (Anobiidae), Choristoneura murinana (Tortricidae)

Reference

Geoffroy, 1785 in Fourcroy, A.F. 1785. Entomologia Parisiensis, sive catalogus insectonum quae in agro Parisiensi reperiuntur. Paris. 544 pp.

Credits

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa). Images taken with a Nikon DE2 SLR camera and Nikon 105mm macro lens using 35 mm slide film in 2003.
 

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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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