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Paraphylax mussar Rousse & Villemant

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

Parallocata mussar Rousse & Villemant, 2012. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Réunion, St Pierre / Bassin Martin, station expérimentale de l’Armeflhor, alt. 290m.

 

Distribution

Réunion.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Diagnosis

An overall orange species characterized by its fore wing bearing a diffuse infuscate macula below pterostigma (at least in females) (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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