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Enicospilus pallidus (Taschenberg)

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

Ophion pallidus Taschenberg, 1875: 436. Holotype in (FZLU). Type locality: Sudan.

Henicospilus damarensis Cameron, 1906: 81.Holotype female in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: South Africa. Synonymy by Townes & Townes, 1973: 182.
Henicospilus sinicarinatus Enderlein, 1918: 219.
Holotype male in Berlin (MNHU). Type locality: Namibia. Synonymy by Townes & Townes, 1973: 182.
Henicospilus techowi Enderlein, 1918: 219.
Holotype male in Berlin (MNHU). Type locality: Namibia. Synonymy by Townes & Townes, 1973: 182.
Henicospilus dinteri Enderlein, 1918: 220.
Holotype female in Berlin (MNHU). Type locality: Namibia. Synonymy by Townes & Townes, 1973: 182.


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Holotype Enicospilus damarensis Cameron, 1906 in SAMC, photographs © Aisha Mayekiso (Iziko Museums of South Africa).
 

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


Distribution

Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda. Also Oriental region: Pakistan.

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: 1–69. 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.

Taschenberg, E.L. 1875. Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Ophion Fab. Zeitschrift für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 46: 421-438.

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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