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Dirhinus maasaii Delvare

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Chalcididae; Subfamily: Dirhininae; Genus: Dirhinus)

Dirhinus maasaii Delvare, 2018. Holotype in National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi (NMKE). Type locality: Rift Valley Province, Olorgesailie National Monument, 1.57930S 36.44566E, 982 m, Kenya.

Classification

Distribution

Kenya.

Biology

Unknown, but probably a parasitoid of Diptera.

References

Delvare G & Copeland, RS. 2018. Four-horned wasps, description of some remarkable Dirhinus (Hymenoptera, Chalcididae) from Kenya, with a discussion of their taxonomic placement. Zootaxa 4374: 301349. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4374.3.1.

Credits

Photographs Gerard Delvare (Cirad-CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez Cedex France).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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