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Phytodietus pearlus Kostro-Ambroziak

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

Phytodietus pearlus Kostro-Ambroziak, 2011. Type in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Pearly Beach (South Africa).

 

Distribution

South Africa.

Biology

Host: unknown.

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1959. Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae (Banchinae, Bassinae, Pimplinae and Tryphoninae). South African Animal Life 6: 441-482.

Kostro-Ambroziak, A. 2010. Phytodietus (Weisia) queenslandicus, a new species from Australia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Annales Zoologici, 60(4): 553557.

Kostro-Ambroziak, A. 2011. Phytodietus (Weisia) pearlus sp. nov. from South Africa (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Annales Zoologici (Warszawa) 61(4): 803-805.

Yu, D. S, van Achterberg, C. K. & K. Horstmann. 2005. World Ichneumonidae 2004. Taxonomy, Biology, Morphology and Distribution. CD/DVD. Taxapad, Vancouver, Canada. www.taxapad.com

Credits

Photographs by Nadene Smith Iziko Museums.

Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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