Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

ICHNEUMONIDAE: : Genus C


Diagnosis:

Only males of this genus are known, but they are quite distinct with black/white on the fore coxa, and a white stripe on the face.

Characteristics of Genus Cinclude: 1. Body size <10mm; 2. Position of spiracle on Tergite 1 clearly behind the centre; 3. Shape of aerolet in forewing pentagonal (open); 4. Colour of face not all black; 5. Metasoma compressed dorsal-ventrally; 6. Size of ocelli small; 7. Length of antennae variable, shorter than body, as long, or longer than body; 8. Length of ovipositor unknown; 9. Wings usually present; 10. Colour of wings hyaline (clear); 11. Sternaulus more than 0.5x length mesopleuron; 12. Shape of face in lateral view flat or only weakly bulging; 13. Sternite on T1 (viewed laterally) extending past spiracle; 14. Shape of T1 (viewed laterally) evenly curved; 15. Number of teeth in mandibles 2; 16. Metasoma generally same colour throughout, with some diffuse pattern; 17. Length of T1 subequal with T2; 18. Sculpture on mesoscutum finely pitted, many hairs; 19. Width of T1 uniform, only slightly widening from anterior to posterior; 20. Glymma on T1 absent; 21. Sculpture on metasoma smooth with a semi-glossy or satin appearance at least on T2; 22. Propodeum very short (not reaching beyond coxal insertion).

Distribution in NZ


North Island: AK. South Island: NN.

Species in NZ

One undescribed species of this unnamed genus discovered by ID Gauld in 1999.

Biology & hosts

Nothing is known about the biology of this genus.

Sources of information

Unpub. data, NZAC.

Citation

Ward DF & Schnitzler FR. 2013. Ichneumonidae of New Zealand. Genus C http://ichneumonidae.landcareresearch.co.nz
Accessed: 22 October 2019

Revised

v1.0. Ward DF & Schnitzler FR. 2013