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Lusius tenuissimus (Heinrich)

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

Mesochorischnus tenuissimus Heinrich, 1938. Holotype: in Instytut Zoologiczny, Warszawa-Warsaw. Type locality: Madagascar.

Non-type female SAMC

Lusius tenuissimus SAM-HYM-P044125_habitus dorsal

Lusius tenuissimus SAM-HYM-P044125_habitus profile

Non-type female NHMUK


Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.


Host: unknown.


Heinrich, G.H. 1938. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar. III Ichneumonidae Ichneumoninae. Mémoires de l'Académie Malgache. Fascicule 25. 139pp.

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,  or © Davide Dal Pos.

Map illustration © 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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