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Dicamptus bantu Delobel

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

Dicamptus bantu Delobel 1976. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN) (MNHN). Type locality: Maboke, Central African Republic.

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Holotype imaged 2003 with hand held Nikon FE2, 105 mm macro lens and 35mm slide film.


Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Uganda.


Host: unknown.


Delobel, A. 1976. Les espèces Éthiopiennes du genre Dicamptus (Hym. Ichneumonidae, Ophioninae, Enicospilini). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 11: 457-479.

Gauld, I.D. & Mitchell, P.A. 1978. The taxonomy, distribution and host preferences of African parasitic wasps of the subfamily Ophioninae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae). Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Slough, England, 287 pp.


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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