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Theronia lurida Tosquinet

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

Theronia lurida Tosquinet, 1896. Holotype in Museo Civico do Storia Naturele, Genoa. Type locality: Janpidi, Ethiopia.

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Photograph © Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).


 
Sodwana Bay, South Africa. Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Holotype specimen in Museo Civico do Storia Naturele, Genoa.

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Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Photograph © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Distribution

Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique,  Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Hosts: Argyrostagma niobe (Lymantriidae), Gonometa postica (Lasiocampidae), Pachypasa truncata (Lasiocampidae).

Reference

Tosquinet, J. 1896. Contributions à la faune entomologique de l'Afrique. Ichneumonides. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 5: 1-430.

Credits

Photographs and map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or

photographs © Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).


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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