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Aneuclis larga Khalaim

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

Aneuclis larga Khalaim, 2009. Holotype in: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Hlogoma, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa)

Reunion
Holotype South Africa  
Aneuclis_larga_SAM-HYM-P0024920_habitus_dorsal
 

Distribution

Afrotropical: Reunion, South Africa, Tanzania.

Biology

Unknown.

Diagnosis

The coloration pattern of A. larga is very similar to D. ramassamy and both may be sympatric. Males may therefore be confounded without a careful examination of wing venation and antennae. Females of A. larga are easily recognizable by their much shorter ovipositor with straight tip (Rousse & Villemant, 2012).

Reference

Förster, A. 1869. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Ichneumonen. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 25(1868): 135-221.  

Horstmann, K. 1971. Revision der europäischen Tersilochinen 1 (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae). Veröffentlichungen der Zoologischen Staatssammlung (München). 15:47-138. 

Khalaim, A.I. 2009. South African species of Aneuclis Förster, 1869 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Tersilochinae). African Invertebrates 50: 123-136.

Khalaim, A.I. 2010. To the study of Afrotropical species of the genus Aneuclis Förster, 1869

(Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Tersilochinae). Zoosytematica Rossica 19: 120–123.

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.

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 of Holotype by Nadene Smith © Iziko Museums; photographs of Reunion specimen by Agnièle 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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