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Epirhyssa uelensis Benoit

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

Epirhyssa uelensis Benoit, 1951. Holotype: in Muse Royal l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (RMCA). Type locality: Haut-Uele: Paulis Bambesa [0328 2543E], Democratic Republic of Congo.

Epirhyssa gavinbroadi Rousse & van Noort, 2014. Holotype: in the Natural History Museum London (BMNH). Type locality: Nkoemvon, 0248N 1108E, Cameroon. Synonymy by Hopkins et al 2019.



Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda.


Host: unknown.


Benoit, P.L.G. 1951. Les Rhyssini ethiopiens (Pimplinae - Ichneumonidae). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 44: 382-385.

Hopkins T, Roininen H, van Noort S, Broad GR, Kaunisto K, Sksjrvi 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.



Photographs by Pascal Rousse (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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


Next genus: Megarhyssa

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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