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Enicospilus bicoloratus Cameron

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

Enicospilus bicoloratus Cameron, 1912. Holotype: in Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (MRAC). Type locality: Lukombe, Democratic Republic of Congo.


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

Saudi Arabia. Photographs © Hathal M. Al Dhafer (King Saud University, Riyadh).


Distribution

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Uganda.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Reference

Cameron, P. 1912. On the Hymenoptera from Belgian Congo in the Congo Museum, Tervueren. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 56: 357-401.

Gadallah N.S., Soliman A.M., Rousse P. & Al Dhafer H.M. 2017. The genus Enicospilus Stephens, 1835 (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ophioninae) in Saudi Arabia, with twelve new species records and the description of five new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 365: 1–69. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.365

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.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or © Hathal M. Al Dhafer (King Saud University, Riyadh).

Map illustration © 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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