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Afrophion Gauld 

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

Afrophion Gauld, 1979. Type species: Ophion nubilicarpus Gauld, 1985.

ClassificationIdentification keys


Afrophion hynnis (Gauld & Mitchell, 1978)

Afrophion nubilicarpus (Tosquinet, 1896)

Afrophion species (South Africa)


South Africa.


Host: unknown.


Gauld, I.D. 1979. An analysis of the classification of the Ophion genus group (Ichneumonidae). Systematic Entomology 5: 59-82.  

Gauld, I.D. 1985. The phylogeny, classification and evolution of parasitic wasps of the subfamily Ophioninae (Ichneumonidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Entomology series. 51: 61-185.

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.

Rousse P, Quicke DLJ, Matthee CA, Lefeuvre P & van Noort S. 2016. A molecular and morphological reassessment of the phylogeny of the subfamily Ophioninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 178: 128148. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12405


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or Jaunne-Marelize Van Tonder.


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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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