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Orientospilus Morley

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

Orientospilus Morley 1912. Type species: Orientospilus individuus Morley 1912.

ClassificationIdentification keys

 

Orientospilus capitatus Gauld & Mitchell, 1978

 

Orientospilus melasma Townes, 1971

Distribution

Orientospilus_map

Afrotropical region: Madagascar, South Africa. Oriental region: India

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.

Morley, C. 1912. A revision of the Ichneumonidae based on the collection in the British Museum (Natural History) with descriptions of new genera and species Part I. Tribes Ophionides and Metopiides. British Museum, London. 88pp.

Credits

Map illustration 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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