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Stauropoctonus Brauns

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

Stauropoctonus Brauns, 1889. Type species: Ophion bombycivorus Gravenhorst, 1829.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Stauropoctonus occipitalis Gauld & Mitchell, 1978

Distribution

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Indo-Australian: Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Papa New Guinea, Philippines, Neotropical: Panama, Venezuela, Palearctic: Austria, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Korea, Poland, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Biology

Hosts: Actias artemis (Saturniidae), Stauropus gafi (Notodontidae).

References

Brauns, S. 1889. Die Ophionoiden. Archiv des Vereins der Freunde der Naturgeschichte in Mecklenburg 43: 73-100.  

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.

Gravenhorst, J.L.C. 1829. Ichneumonologia Europaea. Pars III. Vratislaviae. 1097 pp.

Credits

Image ex Gauld & Mitchell (1978).

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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