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Diatora albiscapus (Seyrig)

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

Apanteloctomus albiscapus Seyrig, 1952. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Madagascar, Antsirabe.

 

Distribution

Madagascar, Reunion.

Biology

Host: Apanteles sp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) ex Napta serratilinea (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) and Nephele densoi (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) on mimosa (Mimosa sp.) (Seyrig, 1952).

Diagnosis

Species characterized by the polished mesonotum and the long area petiolaris on propodeum. Anterior part of mesosoma often largely bright orange (Rousse & Villemant, 2012).

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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