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Metopius capicola Benoit

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

Metopius capicola Benoit, 1965. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Lammerfontein, Moordenaars Karoo (South Africa).

Junior synonym of Metopius latibalteatus Cameron, 1906

Distribution

Metopius apertus_map

South Africa.

Biology

Host: unknown.

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1965. Metopiinae (Hymenoptera Fam. Ichneumonidae). Exploration du Parc National Albert. Mission G.F. de Witte (1933-5). 100(4):21-96.

Cameron, P. 1906. Descriptions of new species of parasitic Hymenoptera chiefly in the collection of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum 5: 17-186.

Credits

Photographs by Aisha Mayekiso or Nadene Smith Iziko Museums.
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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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