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Enicospilus prolixus Gauld & Mitchell

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

Enicospilus prolixus Gauld & Mitchell 1978. Holotype inthe Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK). Type locality:

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


Enicospilus prolixus_map

Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, South Africa


Host: Anomis leona (Noctuidae)


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.


PARATYPE Enicospilus prolixus in Albany Museum, Grahamstown. Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko) Albany Museum, Grahamstown.

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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