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Metopius zuluensis Benoit

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

Metopius zuluensis Benoit 1965. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Mfongozi, Zululand (South Africa).

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Distribution

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South Africa.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Reference

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.

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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