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Caenocrepis Thomson

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Pteromalidae; Subfamily: Pteromalinae)

Dimachus (Caenocrepis) Thomson, 1878. Type species: Dimachus (Caenocrepis) arenicola Thomson, 1878, by monotypy.


Afrotropical region: Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Also Palaearctic region


Egg parasitoids of Curculionidae (Coleoptera). The two Palaearctic species: Caenocrepis arenicola attacks the eggs of Pachycerus madidus (Olivier 1807), C. bothynoderi attacks the eggs of Asproparthenis punctiventris (Germar 1824) and possibly Pachycerus segnis (Germar 1824) (Noyes 2012).


Mitroiu M.D. 2012. The genus Caenocrepis Thomson (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in the Afrotropical region, with a key to world species. Zootaxa 3557: 4955.

Noyes, J.S. 2012. Universal Chalcidoidea Database, Natural History Museum London. Available from: www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/chalcidoids/index.html.


Photographs Mircea-Dan Mitroiu (Faculty of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, ROMANIA) first published in Zootaxa (Mitroiu, 2012).


Next genus: Callitula

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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