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Heterischnus Wesmael

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

Heterischnus Wesmael 1859. Type species: Ichneumon pulex Müller 1776.

Identification keys

Heterischnus africanus (Heinrich, 1936)

Heterischnus krausi Schönitzer, 1999
Heterischnus mfongosi Rousse & van Noort, 2013

Heterischnus mkomazi Rousse & van Noort, 2013

Heterischnus olsoufieffi (Heinrich, 1936)

Distribution

Heterischnus_map

Afrotropical: Kenya, Madagascar, Holarctic: Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijin, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary Islands, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Madeira Islands, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, U.S.A., Ukraine, United Kingdom, Oriental: Japan

Biology

Host: unknown.

References

Diller, E. & Schönitzer, K. 1999. Die Heterischnus-Arten der athiopischen Faunenregion (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae, Alomyini). Entomofauna 20(17): 293-298.

Heinrich, G.H. 1936. Mission Scientifique de l'Omo. Tome III. Fascicule 28. Hymenoptera III. Ichneumonidae: Ichneumoninae. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris, Zoologie. 4:227-244.

Müller, O.F. 1776. Zoologiae Danicae prodromus, seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characteres, nomina et synomyma imprimis popularium. Hafniae. 282 pp. (Ichneumon on pp. 151-160)

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.

Wesmael, C. 1859. Remarques critiques sur diverses espèces d'Ichneumons de la collection de feu le Professeur J.L.C. Gravenhorst, d'un court appendice Ichneumonlogique. Mémoires Couronnes Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Bruxelles. 8:1-99.

Credits

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

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