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Xanthophenax violaceus (Kriechbaumer)

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

Ephialtes violaceus Kriechbaumer, 1896. Holotype in Natural History Musuem,Vienna. Type locality: South Africa.

Perithous violaceus violaceus Cameron, 1906. Holotype in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Stellenbosch, South Africa.



South Africa.


Host: unknown


Cameron, P. 1906. Descriptions of new species of parasitic Hymenoptera chiefly in the collection of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum 5:17-186.

Kriechbaumer, J. 1890. Ichneumoniden-Studien. Neue Ichneumoniden des Wiener Museums. II. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums Wien. 5: 479-491.


Photographs by Aisha Mayekiso 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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