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Enicospilus capensis (Thunberg)

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

Ichneumon capensis Thunberg, 1822. Holotype: in Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala. Type locality:


 

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


Distribution

Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe. Also Australasian, Oriental, Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Host: Euproctis producta (Lymantriidae).

DNA

BOLD Identification Number - AAI5183.

References

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

Thunberg, C.P. 1822. Ichneumonidea, Insecta Hymenoptera illustrata. Mémoires de l'Académie Imperiale des Sciences de Saint Petersbourg 8: 249-281.

Credits

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

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

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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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