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Acrolyta dindar Rousse & Villemant

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

Acrolyta dindar Rousse & Villemant, 2011. Holotype: in Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type localityRéunion, St Philippe / Mare Longue, Forêt primaire, alt. 420m

Distribution

Réunion.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Diagnosis

A predominantly black species with metasoma testaceous from third tergite to apex, otherwise characterized by the strigose microsculpture of mesopleuron (Rousse & Villemant, 2012).

Etymology

 

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.

Seyrig, A. 1952. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar. IV Ichneumonidae Cryptinae. Mémoires de l'Académie Malgache. Fascicule XIX. 213 pp.

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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