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.
Ward DF & Schnitzler FR. 2013. Ichneumonidae of New Zealand. Genus C http://ichneumonidae.landcareresearch.co.nz
Accessed: 13 July 2020
v1.0. Ward DF & Schnitzler FR. 2013