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Enicospilus perlatus Shestakov

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

Enicospilus perlatus Shestakov 1926. Holotype: in Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Type locality:


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


Afghanistan, Canary Islands, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkmenistan.


Host: unknown.


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.

Shestakov, A. 1926. Tabula diagnostica et species novae palaearcticae generis Enicospilus Stephen. Konowia. 5:25-32.


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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