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Euryophion pisinnus Gauld & Mitchell

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

Euryophion pisinnus Gauld & Mitchell, 1978. Holotype: in the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality:

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

Distribution

Kenya.

Biology

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

Reference

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.

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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