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Xanthopimpla stemmator (Thunberg)

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

Ichneumon stemmator Thunberg, 1824. Holotype: in Uppsala University, Sweden. Type locality:

Distribution

Xanthopimpla stemmator_map

Afrotropical region (Introduced): Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, South Africa (Kfir, et al., 2002).

Indo-Australian and Oriental regions:  India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand.

Palaearctic region: China, Japan.

Biology

Hosts:  more than 30 moth species (Pyraloidea), including many stem borers of cultivated Poaceae e.g. Chilo, Sesamia and Procerata spp.

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. 1932. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar. I Ichneumonidae Pimplinae. Mémoires de l'Académie Malgache. Fascicule 11. 183pp.

Thunberg, C.P. 1824. Ichneumonidea, Insecta Hymenoptera illustrata. Mémoires de l'Académie Imperiale des Sciences de Saint Petersbourg, 9, 285–368.

Yu D.S., van Achterberg, K., Horstmann, K. 2011. World Ichneumonoidea 2011. Taxonomy, biology, morphology and distribution. Available from Vancouver, Canada: Taxapad. www.taxapad.com

Credits

Photographs by Agničle 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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