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Dicaelotus asantesana Rousse & van Noort

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

Dicaelotus asantesana Rousse & van Noort, 2013. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Asante Sana Game Reserve, 32°14.930′S 24°56.975′E, 1642m (South Africa).


Holotype female  
Dicaelotus asantesana habitus dorsal Dicaelotus asantesana habitus profile
Dicaelotus asantesana head mesosoma Dicaelotus asantesana propodeum
Dicaelotus asantesana face Dicaelotus asantesana T2
Dicaelotus asantesana SAM-HYM-PO47364 mesosoma lateral Dicaelotus asantesana wings
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Paratype male  
Dicaelotus asantesana male habitus profile Dicaelotus asantesana male face
Dicaelotus_asantesana_paratype_male_labels  

Distribution

South Africa (Eastern & Western Cape).

Biology

Host: unknown.

Etymology

Named after the type locality. Asante Sana is Swahili for “thank youvery much”. Noun in apposition.

Reference

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.

Credits

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

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