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Euryophion Cameron

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

Euryophion Cameron, 1906. Type species: Euryophion nigripennis Cameron, 1906.

ClassificationIdentification keys

 

Euryophion adustus (Townes, 1971)

Euryophion_ikuthanus_HOLOTYPE

Euryophion ikuthanus (Kriechbaumer, 1901)

 

 

Euryophion meridionalis (Morley, 1912)

Euryophion_nigripennis_HOLOTYPE

Euryophion nigripennis Cameron, 1906

 

Euryophion latipennis (Kirby, 1896)

Euryophion pisinnus Gauld & Mitchell, 1978

 

Euryophion variegatus Gauld & Mitchell, 1978

Distribution

Euryophion_map

Afrotropical: Niger, Chad, Senegal, Sierre Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Central African Repblic, Ethiopia, Congo, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa. Also Oriental region: India.

Biology

Hosts: Acanthocampa belina (Saturniidae), Buneae caffraria (Saturniidae), Imbrasia macrothyris (Saturniidae), Janomima westwoodi (Eupterotidae), Lobobunaea paratyrrhene (Saturniidae), Usta terpsichore (Saturniidae).

References

Cameron, P. 1906. Descriptions of new species of parasitic Hymenoptera chiefly in the collection of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum 5: 17-186.

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. 1971. The genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 4. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 17: 1-372.

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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