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Dicamptus braunsii (Kriechbaumer)

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

Ophion braunsii Kriechbaumer, 1894. Holotype: in Transvaal Museum, Pretoria (TMSA). Type locality: Insel Scherbro, Sierra Leone.

Henicospilus athi Morley, 1912. Holotype: in the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Athi Rver, Kenya. Synonymy by Gauld & Mitchell, 1978.

Ophion rufus Kriechbaumer, 1894. Holotype: in Transvaal Museum, Pretoria (TMSA). Type locality: Zanzibar (Tanzania). Synonymy by Gauld & Mitchell, 1978.


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Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.


Host: unknown.


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.

Kriechbaumer, J. 1894. Hymenoptera Ichneumonidea a medico nautico Dr. Joh. Brauns in itinere ad oras Africae occidentalis lecta. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrif. 39: 43-68.

Morley, C. 1912. A revision of the Ichneumonidae based on the collection in the British Museum (Natural History) with descriptions of new genera and species Part I. Tribes Ophionides and Metopiides. British Museum, London. 88 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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