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Zambion kasparyani Bennett & Barnes

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

Zambion kasparyani Bennett & Barnes, 2011. Holotype: in California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. Type localityRift Valley Province. Marich Pass Field Studies Centre, 132.2'N, 3527.4'E  (Kenya).

Zambion_kasparyani_head_dorsal Zambion_kasparyani_propodeum

Figures 4648. Zambion kasparyani, holotype male 46 Habitus 47 Head, dorsal view 48 Propodeum, dorsolateral view (note lack of ventral transverse carina similar to Z. monodon in Fig. 36).




Host: unknown


Named in honour of Dr. Dmitriy Kasparyan (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg) for his contributions to ichneumonid taxonomy especially being the first to recognize and describe the genus Zambion.


Bennett, A.M.R. & Barnes, D.I. 2011. Revision of the world species of Zambion (Hymenoptera,  Ichneumonidae, Tryphoninae). Zookeys 159: 19-48.


Photographs Andrew Bennett & Diana Barnes.
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