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Key to species of Heterischnus (Ichneumoninae)

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

ClassificationIdentification keys

Published in Dal Pos et al. 2023, updated from Rousse et al. 2013.

1 Frons transversely striate (A); head yellowish-orange (B) ...H. krausi Schönitzer, 1999


– Frons not transversely striate, either punctate (a), or almost entirely polished (b); head black (a, b) ...2


2(1) Frons polished with fine isolated punctures (A); occiput polished (B) ...H. olsoufieffi (Heinrich, 1938)


– Frons punctate (a); occiput punctate (b) ...3


3(2) Mesosoma uniformly orange (A, B); white median ring on flagellum present in females (B), absent in males ...H. mfongosi Rousse & van Noort, 2013


– Mesosoma multi–colored, black, yellowish and testaceous (a, b); white median ring on flagellum absent in both sexes (b) ...H. africanus (Heinrich, 1936)


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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