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Euryophion latipennis (Kirby)

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

Ophion latipenne Kirby, 1896. Holotype: in the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Ogave, Congo.

Holotype in BMNH imaged 2003 with hand held Nikon FE2 SLR, 105 mm macro lens and 35mm slide film.
 

Distribution

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Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Host: Bunaea caffraria (Saturniinae), Imbrasia macrothyris (Saturniinae), Janomima westwoodi (Eupterotidae).

References

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.

Kirby, W.F. 1896. A list of the Orthoptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera collected by Miss Kingley on the River Ogove, with descriptions of some new genera and species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6)18: 257-269.

Credits

Photographs 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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