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Leptorussus africanus Benson

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Orussoidea; Family: Orussidae; Genus: Leptorussus)

Leptorussus africanus Benson, 1955. Holotype in Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Bulawayo, Zimbbwe.



Holotype (BMNH)

Leptorussus_africanus_HT_BM1-661_ habitus_lateral Leptorussus_africanus_HT_BM1-661_habitus_dorsal
Leptorussus_africanus_HT_BM1-661_ head_frontal Leptorussus_africanus_HT_BM1-661_ labels
Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Non-type (NMKE)

Photographs Robert Copeland (ICIPE).


Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.




Benson, R.B. 1955. Classification of the Orussidae with some new genera and species (Hymenoptera: Symphyta). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London 24: 1323.


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Robert Copeland (ICIPE).

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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