Diphyus amatorius

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Diphyus amatorius (Muller, 1776)


Taxonavigation: Ichneumonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Ichneumonoidea

Familia: Ichneumonidae
Subfamilia: Ichneumoninae
Tribus: Ichneumonini

Species name[edit]

Diphyus amatorius (Muller, 1776)

Original name[edit]

Ichneumon amatorius Muller, 1776


Palaearctic (Western and Eastern).


Tereshkin, 2011, 2013

Main characters[edit]

Already segment 3 of flagellum square from lateral, other segments transverse. Female: body black with reach yellow-white pattern: internal orbits broadly, collar and hind corners of pronotum, tegulae, subalarum and scutellum completely, apical bands on tergites 2-6th and spot on 7th; tergite 2 of abdomen yellow-red; tibiae and tarsi of all the legs and apices of front and middle femora yellow-red.

Detailed description[edit]

Tereshkin, 2011


Lepidoptera: Actinotia polyodon Cl., Epilecta linogrisea Den. & Schiff., Noctua fimbriata Schr., Noctua pronuba L., Polyphaenis sericata Esp., Anaplectoides virens Butler (Noctuidae); Macaria liturata Clerk (Geometridae); Dendrolimus albolineatus Mats., D. sibiricus Chetverikov (Lasiocampidae); Lymantria monacha L., L. dispar L. (Lymantriidae).


Eggs deposition: larvae. Emerge: pupae.


Females hibernate as adult.


(For Eastern Europe):

Biotopical preference: Prefer forests ecosystems by decreasing: spruce, pine and oak forests. From opened ecosystems it is found on personal plots.

Seasonal activity: May — October (Tereshkin, 2011, 2014).


  • Müller, O.F. 1776: Zoologiae Danicae prodromus, seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characteres, nomina et synomyma imprimis popularium. Hafniae.: 1–282 (Ichneumon on pp. 151-160).
  • Tereshkin, A. 2011: Illustrated key to the genera of the subtribe Amblytelina of Palaearctic (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae, Ichneumonini). Linzer biologische Beitrage, 43(1): 597-711. PDF
  • Tereshkin А.M. 2013: Guide to preparing scientific illustrations in Entomology on an example of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera). Minsk:Pravo i ehkonomika: 1–284. PDF
  • Tereshkin А.M. 2013: Guide to preparing scientific illustrations in Entomology on an example of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera). Linzer biologische Beitrage, 45(2): 1047–1277. PDF