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Xorides maculiceps (Cameron)

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

Gonioprymnus maculiceps Cameron, 1906. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: George, South Africa.

Xylonomus unifasciatus Morley, 1916. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Mfongosi, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Synonymy by Townes, 1973.

Gonioprymnus maculatus Benoit, 1952. Holotype: in Musée Royal l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (RMCA). Type locality: Bambesa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Synonymy by Varga, 2019.

 


Holotype of Gonioprymnus maculiceps Cameron, 1906

 
Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).
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Distribution

 

Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Reared from logs of Pinus patulus infested with Sirex noctilio in South Africa by Brett Hurley (FABI).

Reference

 

Benoit, P.L.G. 1952. Sur des Xoridini de l'Afrique Noire (Ichneumonidae - Pimplinae). Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 88: 128-137.

Cameron, P. 1906. Descriptions of new species of parasitic Hymenoptera chiefly in the collection of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum 5: 17-186.

Enderlein, G. 1914. Hymenoptera IV: Ichneumonidae pp.211-233. In: Michaelsen W. "Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land-und Süsswasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas. Band 1." Hamburg. 452 pp.

Latreille, P.A. 1809. Genera Crustaceorum et Insectorum secundum ordinem naturalem in familias disposita iconibus exemplisque plurimis explicata. Tomus Quartus. Parisiis & Argentorati. 399 pp. 

Morley, C. 1916. On some South African Ichneumonidae in the collection of the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum 15: 353-400.

Seyrig, A. 1932. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar I. Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae. Mémoires de l'Académie Malgache 11: 1–183.

Szépligeti, G. 1914. Ichneumoniden aus der Sammlung des ungarischen National-Museums. Annales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 12: 414-434.

Tosquinet, J. 1896. Contributions à la faune entomologique de l'Afrique. Ichneumonides. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 5: 1-430.

Townes, H.K. & 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 19: 1-416.

Varga, O. 2019. Revision of the Afrotropical Xorides Latréille, 1809 (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Xoridinae), with description of three new species. Zootaxa 4638: 57–80. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4638.1.2.

Yu, D.S. & Horstmann, K. 1997. A catalogue of world Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 58:  1-1558.

Credits

Photographs and map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


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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