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Laticoleus Townes

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

Laticoleus Townes, 1973. Type species: Coiloneura unicolor Townes & Townes, 1973.

ClassificationIdentification keys


Laticoleus alaris Gauld & Mitchell, 1978


Laticoleus curvatus Delobel, 1974


Laticoleus infumatus Gauld & Mitchell, 1978


Laticoleus longicornis Delobel, 1974


Laticoleus mobilis Delobel, 1974

Laticoleus palpalis Gauld & Mitchell, 1978


Laticoleus pedalis Gauld & Mitchell, 1978


Laticoleus pronotalis Gauld & Mitchell, 1978


Laticoleus sokokei Gauld & Mitchell, 1978


Laticoleus spilus Gauld & Mitchell, 1978


Laticoleus unicolor (Szépligeti, 1908)


Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda.


Host: unknown.


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.

Townes, H.K. 1973. Three Tryphonine Ichneumonids from Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 75:282-287.  

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.


Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa). Line drawing ex Gauld & Mitchell, 1978.
  Next genus: Lepiscelus

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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