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Eniacomorpha hermetiae Delvare

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

Eniacomorpha hermetiae Delvare, 2019. Type species: Eniacomorpha vultur Girault, 1915 by original designation.

Classification

Distribution

Ghana, Kenya.

Biology

Eniacomorpha hermetiae Delvare, 2019 is a pupal parasitoid of Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera, Stratiomyidae).

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.

Delvare G, Copeland RS, Tanga CM. 2019. Description of Eniacomorpha hermetiae Delvare sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Chalcididae) a pupal parasitoid of Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera, Stratiomyidae), and a potential threat to mass production of the fly as a feed supplement for domestic animals. Zootaxa 4638: 237254. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4638.2.4

Credits

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

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


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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