Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

September 2001


Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Porter.


Dilopharius Townes (1966) ranges from the southern United States to Argentina. Its only described species is D. otomitus (Cresson 1868), previously known from Mexico and south Texas, but now recorded for the first time from Florida.

This is a medium sized ichneumonid (fore wing 5-10 mm long) recognizable as follows: mandible broad, lower tooth a little shorter than upper; occipital carina joins base of mandible; scutellum nearly flat, with a strong, percurrent lateral carina; propodeum with broadly triangular apico-latera1 crests; female gaster short and broad; second tergite with coarse punctures, thyridia broad, space between them not much greater than width of 1 thyridium; black with a white band on flagellum and profuse white marks on head and mesosoma, female gaster orange red, often with black and white markings on tergites 1-3, in male extensively black and white on tergites 1-4.

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