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Cryptus australis Guérin-Ménéville

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Ichneumonidae; Subfamily: Cryptinae; Tribe: Cryptini; Genus: Cryptus)

Cryptus australis Guérin-Ménéville, 1848. Lectotype lost? Type locality: South Africa.

Synonyms: Cryptus capensis Cameron, 1904, Cryptus erythrogaster Holmgren,1868, Cryptus fumipennis (Cameron 1905), Cryptus hottentottus Schulz, 1906, Cryptus labilis Cameron, 1905, Cryptus muricatus Tosquinet,1896, Cryptus perturbator Schulz, 1906, Cryptus rufiventris Szépligeti, 1916, Cryptus simillimus Cameron, 1906, Cryptus spilocephalus Cameron 1906, Cryptus tuberculatus Cameron 1905.


Cryptus australis nigropictus Cameron, 1905

Cryptus australis obscuratus Tosquinet, 1896


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Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe. Also Palaearctic region: Iran.


Host: Ascotis selenaria recriprocaria (Geometroidea).


Cameron, P. 1905. On some undescribed genera and species of parasitic Hymenoptera from Cape Colony and Transvaal, South Africa. (Hym.) Zeitschrift für Systematische Hymenopterologie und Dipterologie 5: 338-343.

Guérin-Méneville, F.E. 1848. Ordre des Hymenopteres. In: Lefebyre "Voyage en Abyssinie." (4)6: 346-348.

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


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


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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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