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Megastylus Schiødte

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

Megastylus Schiødte, 1838. Type species: Megastylus cruentator Schiødte, 1838.

 

Megastylus aethiopicus Benoit, 1955

 

Megastylus princeps Benoit, 1955

 

Megastylus semiluteus Benoit, 1955

Megastylus vagabundus Seyrig, 1934

Distributions

Worldwide

Biology

Hosts: Eriocampa ovata (Tenthresinidae), Eutomostethus ephippium (Tenthredinoidea), Macrocera sp. (Keropplatidae), Orfelia inops (Keroplatidae), Platyura sp. (Mycetophilidae).

References

Rousse, P. & Villemant, C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. Zootaxa 3278: 1–57.

Schiødte, G. 1838. Ichneumonidarum ad faunam Daniae pertinentium, genera et species novae. Revue Zoologique par la Société Cuvierienne. 1:139-141.

Yu D.S., van Achterberg, K., Horstmann, K. 2011. World Ichneumonoidea 2011. Taxonomy, biology, morphology and distribution. Available from Vancouver, Canada: Taxapad. www.taxapad.com

Credits

Photographs by Agnièle Touret-Alby © MNHN (specimens database http://coldb.mnhn.fr).

 

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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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