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Enicospilus cubitalis (Szépligeti)

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

Allocamptus cubitalis Szépligeti, 1906. Holotype in Termeszettudomanyi Museum Allattara, Budapest. Type locality:

Forewing sclerite region. Line drawing from Gauld and Mitchell, 1978.

Mtunzini, South Africa. Photographs © Ricky Taylor https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10924279

Cumberland Nature Reserve, Indlovu DC, South Africa. Photograph © Gareth Preiss. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20829264


Enicospilus cubitalis_map

Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda.


Host: Dasychira embrithes (Lymantriidae).


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.

Szépligeti, G. 1906. Neue exotische Ichneumoniden aus der Sammlung des Ungarischen National Museums. Annales Musei Nationalis Hungarici. 4:119-156.


Photographs © Ricky Taylor, Gareth Preiss.

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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