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Melanodolius Saussure

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

Melanodolius Saussure 1892. Type species: Melanodolius metuendus Townes & Townes 1973.


Melanodolius brevicornis (Kriechbaumer, 1895)


Melanodolius congoensis (Enderlein, 1919)


Melanodolius enderleini (Schulz, 1906)


Melanodolius extrilidus (Tosquinet, 1896)


Melanodolius fulviventris (Tosquinet, 1896)

Melanodolius giganteus (Fahringer, 1936)


Melanodolius maximus (Tosquinet, 1896)

Melanodolius metuendus Saussure, 1892

Melanodolius melanarius (Cameron, 1911)


Melanodolius rufipennis (Brullé, 1846)


Melanodolius niger (Enderlein, 1904)


Melanodolius testaceicornis (Tosquinet, 1896)



Togo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, South Africa


Host: unknown.


Saussure, H. de. 1892. Hymenopteres. In: Grandidier A. "Histoire physique naturelle et politique de Madagascar. 20." Paris. 590 pp.  

Townes, H.K. and Townes, M. 1973. A catalogue and reclassification of the Ethiopian Ichneumonidae. Errata for 1944-1945 Nearctic catalogue, 1965 eastern Palearctc catalogue and 1966 Neotropic catalogue. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. No.19. 416 pp.


Photographs © 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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