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Dictyonotus Kriechbaumer

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

Dictyonotus Kriechbaumer, 1894. Type species: Ophion melanarius Kriechbaumer, 1894.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Dictyonotus nigrocyaneus (Tosquinet, 1903)
  Dictyonotus setus (Gauld & Mitchell, 1978)

Distribution

Afrotropical region: Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

Also Oriental region: China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand; and Palaearctic region: Korea, Russia.

Biology

Hosts: Ampelophaga rubiginosa (Sphingidae), Lophostethus dumolinii (Sphingidae).

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.

Kriechbaumer, J. 1894. In: Sickmann F. "Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Hymenopteren-Fauna des nördlichen China." pp. 197-198. Zoologische Jahrbücher Abteilung für Systematik 8(1895): 195-236. 

Tosquinet, J. 1903. Ichneumonides nouveaux. (Travail posthume). Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 10: 1-403.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

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Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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