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Epirhyssa quagga Hopkins, Roininen, van Noort, Broad, Kaunisto & Sääksjärvi

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

Epirhyssa quagga Hopkins, Roininen, van Noort, Broad, Kaunisto & Sääksjärvi, 2019. Holotype in Zoological Museum of the University of Turku, Finland (ZMUT). Type locality: Kibale National Park, Kanyawara, Site CC, 0.5497N, 30.3673E; alt. 1450 m, Uganda.

Distribution

Uganda.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Etymology

Refers to the colour pattern which is reminiscent of the plains zebra,
especially its extinct subspecies, the quagga.

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

Credits

Photographs © Tapani Hopkins (Zoological Museum, University of Turku, Finland).

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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