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Cardiochilinae

of the Afrotropical Region

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

Classification

 

Austerocardiochiles Dangerfield, Austin & Whitfield, 1999

 

Bohayella Belokobylskij, 1987

 

Cardiochiles Nees, 1819

  Schoenlandella Cameron, 1905
  Toxoneuron Say, 1836

Biology

Endoparasitoids (koinobiont) of Lepidoptera larvae.

Distribution

Worldwide. Afrotropical region: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

References

Edmardash YA, Gadallah NS & Sharkey MJ. 2018. Revision of the subfamily Cardiochilinae Ashmead, 1900 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Egypt, with new records and a new species. Journal of Natural History 52: 269 - 297. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2017.1420834

Huddleston, T.,  & Walker. A.T. 1988. Cardiochiles (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of the lepidopterous larvae, in the Sahel of Africa, with a review of the biology and host relationships of the genus. Bulletin of the Entomological Research 78:435-461.

Mason, W.R.M. 1983. A new South African subfamily related to Cardiochilinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 20:49-62.

Shenefelt, R.D. 1973. Braconidae 5. Microgasterinae amd Ichneutinae. Hymenopterum Catalogus, Pars 9:669-812.

Credits

Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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