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Epirhyssa gavinbroadi Rousse & van Noort

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

Epirhyssa gavinbroadi Rousse & van Noort, 2014. Holotype: in the Natural History Museum London (BMNH). Type locality: Nkoemvon, 02°48’N 11°08’E, Cameroon.

Junior synonym of Epirhyssa uelensis Benoit, 1951. Synonymy by Hopkins et al 2019.

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Host: unknown.


Dedicated to Gavin Broad (BMNH) for his constant support and his most valuable advice.


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.



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. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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