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Eruga Townes

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

Eruga Townes, 1960. Type species: Eruga lineata Townes & Townes, 1960.

Eruga erratica (Seyrig, 1932)

Eruga paulisiana (Benoit, 1953)

Eruga viatrix (Seyrig, 1932)

Distribution

Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Rwanda.

Also Nearctic and Neotropical regions.

Biology

Host: Linyphia communis (Linyphiidae).

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1953. Sur des Polysphinctini du Congo belge (Ichneum. - Pimpl.). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 47: 137-141.

Townes, H.K. 1960. The application of the name Syene (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 62:43.

Credits

Photographs and map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


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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