Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

ICHNEUMONIDAE: : Genus F


Diagnosis:

In the forewing the areolet is 'condensed', and the veins join up in one place.

Characteristics of Genus F include: 1. Body size <10mm; 2. Position of spiracle on T1 clearly behind the centre; 3. Aerolet in forewing 'condensed' or open; 4. Colour of face black; 5. Metasoma not compressed; 6. Size of ocelli small; 7. Length of antennae shorter than body; 8. Length of ovipositor long, thin but not longer than body; 9. Wings present; 10. Colour of wings hyaline (clear); 11. Sternaulus length variable; 12. Shape of face in lateral view flat or only weakly bulging; 13. Sternite on T1 (viewed laterally) not extending past spiracle; 14. Shape of T1 (viewed laterally) evenly curved; 15. Number of teeth in mandibles 2; 16. Metasoma same colour throughout; 17. Length of T1 longer than T2; 18. Sculpture on mesoscutum finely pitted, many hairs; 19. Width of T1 (viewed dorsally) anterior part slender often parallel, strongly widening behind spiracle; 20. Glymma on T1 present, (groove to deep pit); 21. Sculpture on metasoma smooth with a glossy appearance (highly polished, no punctures); 22. Propodeum very short (not reaching beyond coxal insertion).

Distribution in NZ


South Island: NN, SD, BR, OL, FD.

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. Few specimens have been collected, and only from the South Island from mountain regions.

Sources of information

NZAC records

Citation

Ward DF & Schnitzler FR. 2013. Ichneumonidae of New Zealand. Genus F http://ichneumonidae.landcareresearch.co.nz
Accessed: 19 November 2019

Revised

v1.0. Ward DF & Schnitzler FR. 2013