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Enicospilus pacificus (Holmgren)

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

Ophion pacificus Holmgren, 1868. Holotype: in Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm. Type locality: South Africa.

Henicospilus sericatus Tosquinet, 1896. Holotype: in Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa. Type locality: Ethiopia. Synonymy by Townes & Townes, 1973: 181.

Henicospilus brevipennis Szepligeti, 1906 ; 135. Holotype in (TMB. Type locality: Tanzania. Synonymy by Townes & Townes, 1973: 181.

Enicospilus lahimierus aethiopicus Seyrig, 1935: 78. Lectotype in Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Kenya, designated by Townes & Townes (1973: 182). Synonymy by Townes & Townes, 1973: 181.
Enicospilus lahimierus Seyrig, 1935: 77. Lectotype in Paris (MNHN).  Type locality: Madagascar, designated by Townes & Townes (1973: 181). Synonymy by Gauld & Mitchell, 1978.


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Holotype of Enicospilus sericatus (Tosquinet, 1896) a junior synonym of E. pacificus in Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa.

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


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


 

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


Distribution

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen.

Biology

Host: unknown.

DNA

BOLD Identification Number - ACX7776.

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: 169. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.365

Gauld, I.D. and Mitchell, P.A. 1978. The taxonomy, Distribution and host preferences of African parasitic wasps of the subfamily Ophioninae. CAB:Slough. Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, London. 287pp.

Holmgren, A.E. 1868. Hymenoptera. Species novas descripsit. Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa omkring jorden. Zoologi 6: 391-442.

Credits

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or

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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