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Lepiscelus Townes

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

Lepiscelus Townes, 1971. Type species: Lepiscelus gracile Townes, 1971.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Lepiscelus distans (Seyrig, 1935)

Distribution

Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia.

Biology

Host: unknown.

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.

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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