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Dicaelotus tablemountainensis Rousse & van Noort

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

Dicaelotus tablemountainensis Rousse & van Noort, 2013. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Constantiaberge, above Donkerboskloof, 460m, 3402′S 1823.5′E (South Africa).

Dicaelotus tablemountainensis habitus dorsal Dicaelotus tablemountainensis habitus profile
Dicaelotus tablemountainensis head mesosoma Dicaelotus tablemountainensis propodeum
Dicaelotus tablemountainensis face Dicaelotus tablemountainensis T2
Dicaelotus tablemountainensis SAM-HYM-P006392 mesosoma profile Dicaelotus tablemountainensis wings
Dicaelotus tablemountainensis labels  

Distribution

South Africa (Western Cape).

Biology

Host: unknown.

Etymology

Named in honour of the Table Mountain National Park, to which the type locality belongs. In 1503, a Portuguese explorer, Antonio de Saldanha, climbed and named the mountain Taboa do Cabo (= Table of the Cape). Subsequently the mountain became known as Tafelberg (= Table Mountain) to the first European Dutch settlers of the Cape who arrived in 1652.

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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