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Diatora Förster

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

Diatora Förster, 1869. Type species: Diatora prodeniae Ashmead 1904.

Diatora albiscapus (Seyrig, 1952)

Distribution

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Afrotropical region: Madagascar, Reunion. Indo-Australasian region: China, Guam, India, Japan, Palau Is, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Truk Island.

Biology

Hosts: Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Lymantriidae (Lepidoptera), Braconidae.

References

Ashmead, W.H. 1904. Descriptions of new genera and species of Hymenoptera from the Philippine Islands. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 28(1387):127-158.

Förster, A. 1869. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Ichneumonen. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens. 25(1868):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.

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

Credits

Photographs by Agničle 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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