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Metopius Panzer

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

Metopius Panzer 1806. Type species: Sphex vespoides Scopoli 1763.

 

Metopius albipictus Tosquinet, 1896

Metopius albo-ornatus Cameron, 1906

 

Metopius alluaudi Seyrig, 1934

 

Metopius andreasi Benoit, 1961

Metopius apertus Benoit, 1965

Metopius apophua Morley, 1916

Metopius audens Tosquinet, 1896

 

Metopius brevicornis Seyrig, 1935

Metopius butor (Benoit, 1961)

Metopius capicola Benoit, 1965

Metopius clathratus Benoit, 1965

Metopius discolor Tosquinet, 1896

 

Metopius eritreae Morley, 1912

 

Metopius hilaris Tosquinet, 1896

Metopius hilaroides Benoit, 1965

 

 

Metopius insularis Seyrig, 1934

Metopius latibalteatus Cameron, 1906

Metopius lugubris Tosquinet, 1896

Metopius nigripalpis Benoit, 1965

Metopius nigro-ornatus Cameron, 1906

Metopius nodiformis (Benoit, 1961)

 

Metopius paludicola Benoit, 1965

Metopius polyptichi Benoit, 1965

 

Metopius pusillus Benoit, 1965

 

Metopius senegalensis Benoit, 1965

 

Metopius seyrigi Benoit, 1961

Metopius strenuus Benoit, 1965

 

Metopius sicheli Seyrig, 1934

 

Metopius upembanus Benoit, 1965

Metopius zonurus Benoit, 1965

Metopius zuluanus Benoit, 1965

 

Metopius zuluensis Benoit, 1965

Biology

Endoparasitoids (Koinobiont) of Lepidoptera larva, usually those hidden in leaf rolls or folds. Egg is laid into the caterpillar and the adult wasp emerges from the pupa.

Distribution

Worldwide.

References

 

Panzer, G.W.F. 1806. Kritische Revision der Insektenfaune Deutschlands nach dem System bearbeitet II. Nürnberg. 271 pp.  

Scopoli, J.A. 1763. Entomologia carniolica. J.T. Trattner, Vindobonae. 30+420+3pp.

Credits

Photographs by Aisha Mayekiso or Nadene Smith or Simon van Noort © 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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