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Telenomus species

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family Scelionidae; Subfamily: Telenominae; Genus: Telenomus)

Telenomus species.

Photographs © Johan Heyns. Adult with the host green lacewing egg (Chrysopidae) that it emerged from in Heidelberg, Gauteng.


South Africa.


Host: unknown.


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Veenakumari, K. & Notton, D. & Polaszek, A. 2019. World Revision of the Genus Protelenomus Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae: Telenominae). Annales Zoologici 69: 381-406.  https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2019.69.2.006


Photographs of living specimen © Johan Heyns (Gauteng).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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