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Classification

Orthocentrinae

of the Afrotropical Region

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

Orthocentrinae Förster, 1869. Type genus: Orthocentrus Gravenhorst, 1829.

 

Aperileptus Förster, 1869

 

Catastenus Förster, 1869

 

Chilocyrtus Townes, 1971

Megastylus Schiřdte, 1838

Orthocentrus Gravenhorst, 1829

Pantisarthrus Förster, 1871
 

Plectiscidea Viereck, 1914

 

Plectiscus Gravenhorst, 1829

Proclitus Förster, 1869

Stenomacrus Förster, 1869
 

Symplecis Förster, 1869

Tariqia Rousse & Villemant, 2012
Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology Koinobiont endoparasitoids of Mycetophilidae and Sciaridae (Diptera). They comprise 29 genera and about 460 species worldwide.
Diversity  About 460 species in 29 genera.
Diagnosis Clypeus usually small and convex, sometimes not separated by a groove and forming with face a large and convex area. Mandible slender, thin and blade-like, appearing unidented, malar space often long and with subocular sulcus. Metasomal tergite I with spiracle usually near or in front of middle, ovipositor short to very long.

References

Fitton, M.G. and Gauld, I.D. 1976. The family-group names of the Ichneumonidae (excluding Ichneumoninae) (Hymenoptera). Systematic Entomology 1: 247-258.

Förster, A. 1869. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Ichneumonen. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 25: 135-221.

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.

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

Acaenitinae; Anomaloninae; Banchinae; Brachycyrtinae; Sisyrostolinae; Campopleginae; Cremastinae; Cryptinae; Ctenopelmatinae; Diplazontinae; Eucerotinae; Ichneumoninae; Lycorininae; Mesochorinae; Metopiinae; Ophioninae; Orthocentrinae; Pimplinae; Rhyssinae; Tersilochinae; Tryphoninae; Xoridinae


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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