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Epirhyssa copelandi Varga, 2020

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Ichneumonidae; Subfamily: Rhyssinae; Genus Epirhyssa)

Epirhyssa copelandi Varga, 2020. Holotype in Nairobi (ICIPE). Type locality: Kenya, Coast Province, Mrima Hill Forest, 212 m, 4.48576°S, 39.25845°E, indigenous forest edge,

Distribution

Kenya.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Etymology

Named after collector of the specimens, Robert Copeland (ICIPE).

References

Hopkins T, Roininen H, van Noort S, Broad GR, Kaunisto K, Sääksjärvi IE. 2019. Extensive sampling and thorough taxonomic assessment of Afrotropical Rhyssinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) reveals two new species and demonstrates the limitations of previous sampling efforts. ZooKeys 878: 33-71. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.878.37845

Rousse P. & van Noort S. 2014. A review of the Afrotropical Rhyssinae (Ichneumonidae: Hymenoptera) with descriptions of five new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 91: 1-42.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2014.91

Varga, O. 2020. First record of Epirhyssa Cresson, 1865 (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Rhyssinae) from Kenya. Zootaxa 4852: 590–593. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4852.5.9

Credits

Photographs © Oleksandr Varga (Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology,Ukraine).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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