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Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis Rousse & van Noort

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

Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis Rousse & van Noort, 2013. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Constantiaberge, above Donkerboskloof, 460m, 34°02′S 18°23.5′E (South Africa).

Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis habitus dorsal Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis habitus profile
Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis head mesosoma dorsal Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis propodeum
Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis face Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis_P005586_mesosma_profile
Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis T2 Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis wings
Dicaelotus hoerikwaggoensis labels  


South Africa (Kwazulu-Natal & Western Cape).


Host: unknown.


Named in honour of the Table Mountain National Park, the conservation area encompassing the type locality. The original inhabitants of the Cape, the KhoiKhoi, called the Table Mountain Hoerikwaggo meaning”sea mountain” or “mountain in the sea”.


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 by Pascal Rousse © 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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