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Tersilochus Förster

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

Tersilochus Holmgren, 1859. Type species:

ClassificationIdentification keys

Tersilochus moesta Holmgren, 1868 (South Africa)

Distribution

South Africa.

Also Nearctic, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Hosts: Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae, Tenthredinidae, Scolytidae.

References

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. 2013. Afrotropical species of Diaparsis Förster, 1869 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Tersilochinae). African Invertebrates 54: 127–159. http://dx.doi.org/10.5733/afin.054.0104

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 by Agnièle Touret-Alby © MNHN (specimens database http://coldb.mnhn.fr).

Map illustration © 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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