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Enicospilus dubius (Tosquinet)

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

Ophion dubius Tosquinet, 1896. Holotype: in Zoologisches Museum, Berlin. Type locality:


 

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


Distribution

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.

Biology

Hosts: Anomis leona (Noctuidae), Chrysodeixis chalcites (Noctuidae) and Plusia sp. (Lepidoptera: Plusiidae) (Gauld & Mitchell 1978).

DNA

BOLD Identification Number - ABD4296.

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

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.

Rousse, P. & Villemant, C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. Zootaxa 3278: 1–57.

Tosquinet, J. 1896. Contributions à la faune entomologique de l'Afrique. Ichneumonides. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 5:1-430.

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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