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Enicospilus grandiflavus Townes & Townes

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

Henicospilus grandis Morley, 1912: 41. Holotype: in London (NHMUK). Type locality: Zimbabwe. [Junior primary homonym of Henicospilus grandis Szepligeti, 1908].

Enicospilus grandiflavus Townes & Townes, 1973. Replacement name for Henicospilus grandis Morley, 1912.


 

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


Distribution

Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Host: unknown.

DNA

BOLD Identification Number - AAI5204.

References

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: 157.

Townes, H.K. and Townes, M. 1973. A catalogue and reclassification of the Ethiopian Ichneumonidae. Errata for 1944-1945 Nearctic catalogue, 1965 eastern Palearctc catalogue and 1966 Neotropic catalogue. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. No.19. 416 pp.

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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