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Metopius discolor Tosquinet

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

Metopius discolor Tosquinet 1896. Holotype: in Zoologisches Museum, Berlin. Type locality:

Synonyms: Metopius albo-ornatus, Metopius apertus, Metopius erythropus, Metopius erythrospilus, Metopius nigro-ornatus, Metopius recedens

Distribution

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Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa

Biology

Hosts: Helicoverpa armigera (Noctuidae), Helicoverpa zea (Noctuidae), Spodoptera litura (Noctuidae)

Reference

Tosquinet, J. 1896. Contributions à la faune entomologique de l'Afrique. Ichneumonides. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 5:1-430.

Credits

Photographs by Aisha Mayekiso © 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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