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Boethus Förster

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

Boethus Förster, 1869. Type species: Boethus howardi Davis, 1897.

 

Boethus babatunde Scaramozzino, 1991

 

Boethus bassii Scaramozzino, 1991

Distribution

Botswana, Tanzania.

Also Nearctic and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Hosts: Arge berberidis (Argidae), Arge nigripes (Argidae), Arge pectoralis (Argidae), Arge rustica(Argidae), Atomacera debilis (Argidae), Atomacera decepta (Argidae), Cydia caryana (Tortricidae), Sphacophilus sp.(Argidae), Sphacophilus cellularis (Argidae).

References

Davis, G.C. 1897. A review of the Ichneumonid subfamily Tryphoninae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 24:193-348.

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

Credits

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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