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Genaemirum Heinrich

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

Genaemirum Heinrich, 1936. Type species: Genaemirum mesoleucum Heinrich, 1936.

Identification keys

Genaemirum doryalidis Heinrich, 1967

Genaemirum filipazzii Dal Pos & Rousse, 2018

Genaemirum fumosum Broad, Rousse & van Noort, 2016

Genaemirum mesoleucum Heinrich, 1936

Genaemirum phacochoerus Broad, Rousse & van Noort, 2016

Genaemirum phagocossorum Rousse, Broad & van Noort, 2016
Genaemirum rhinoceros Heinrich, 1967

Genaemirum varianum (Tosquinet, 1896)

Genaemirum vulcanicola Heinrich, 1967


Guinea, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda.


Genaemirum species are likely to be idiobiont parasitoids of pupae of Carpenter moths (Cossidae) (Rousse et al. 2016).


Dal Pos D. & Rousse P. 2018. First record of the genus Genaemirum (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) from West Africa, with the description of a new species from Guinea. European Journal of Taxonomy 473: 1–11.

Heinrich, G.H. 1936. Mission Scientifique de l'Omo. Tome III. Fascicule 28. Hymenoptera III. Ichneumonidae: Ichneumoninae. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris, Zoologie 4: 227-244.

Heinrich, G.H. 1967. Synopsis and reclassification of the Ichneumoninae Stenopneusticae of Africa south of Sahara (Hym.).Vol.I. Farmington State College Press. pp. 1-250.

Rousse P, Broad GR & van Noort S. 2016. Review of the genus Genaemirum Heinrich (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) with interactive identification keys to species. ZooKeys 636: 77-105. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.636.10216

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), or © David Dal Pos (University of Central Florida).
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