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Sericopimpla_sericata_HOLOTYPE

Sericopimpla abdominalis (Morley)

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

Philopsyche abdominalis Morley, 1916. Lectotype in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: South Africa.

Junior synonym of Sericopimpla sericata (Kriechbaumer, 1895).

Distribution

South Africa.

Biology

Hosts: Kotochalia junodi (Psychidae) feeding on Acacia mollissima.

References

Kriechbaumer, J. 1895. Hymenoptera nova exotica Ichneumonidae e collectione Dr. Rich. Kriegeri. Sitzungsberichte der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Leipzig. 1893/4:124-136.  

Morley, C. 1916. On some South African Ichneumonidae in the collection of the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum. 15:353-400.

Credits

Photographs Aisha Mayekiso (Iziko) South African Museum, Cape Town.

Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

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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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