Ithania wenrichi

Ithania is a genus of parasitic alveolates of the phylum Apicomplexa.

Ithania wenrichi
Scientific classification
(unranked): Diaphoretickes
Clade: TSAR
Clade: SAR
Infrakingdom: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidia
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Suborder: Adeleorina
Family: Adeleidae
Subfamily: Ithaniinae
Genus: Ithania
Ludwig, 1947
I. wenrichi
Binomial name
Ithania wenrichi
Ludwig, 1947

This genus was described in 1947 by Ludwig.


This genus has only a single recognised species - Ithania wenrichi. This species infects the larvae of the crane fly (Tipula abdominali).[1]


  1. Ludwig FW (1947) Studies on the protozoan fauna of the larvae of the crane-fly, Tipula abdominali; the life history of Ithania wenrichi n. gen., n. sp., a coccidian, found in the caeca and mid-gut, and a diagnosis of Ithaniinae, n. subfamily. Trans Am Microsc Soc 66(1):22-33

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