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Key to species of Arearia (Ichneumoninae)

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

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Published in Rousse, van Noort & Diller (2013) and Dal Pos et al. (2023).

1 Mesoscutum and propodeum smooth (A); mesosoma mostly brown with pronotum yellow (A, C); propodeal carination developed, with area superomedia and petiolaris fused (B); ovipositor 0.1 as long as metasoma (C); Madagascar ...A. paradoxa Seyrig, 1952

- Mesoscutum transversely striate (a); mesosoma mostly yellow, dorsally black (a, c); propodeal carination indistinct, overall coarsely reticulate (b); ovipositor 0.25-0.3 as long as metasoma (c); South Africa ...A. oxymoron Rousse & van Noort, 2013


Dal Pos D., Claridge B., Diller E., Van Noort S. & Di Giovanni F. 2023. Still counting: new records, nomenclatural notes, and three new species of Phaeogenini (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) from the Afrotropical region. European Journal of Taxonomy 868: 1-71. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2023.868.2105

Rousse P, van Noort S & Diller E. 2013. Revision of the Afrotropical Phaeogenini (Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae), with description of a new genus and twelve new species. Zookeys 354: 1-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.354.5968.


Photographs Pascal Rousse (Iziko South African Museum)

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


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

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