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dc.contributor.authorHopkins, T
dc.contributor.authorRoininen, H
dc.contributor.authorvan Noort, S
dc.contributor.authorBroad, G
dc.contributor.authorKaunisto, K
dc.contributor.authorSääksjärvi, IE
dc.identifier.citationHopkins 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.
dc.description.abstractTropical forest invertebrates, such as the parasitoid wasp family Ichneumonidae, are poorly known. This work reports some of the first results of an extensive survey implemented in Kibale National Park, Uganda. A total of 456 individuals was caught of the subfamily Rhyssinae Morley, 1913, which in the Afrotropical region was previously known from only 30 specimens. Here, the six species found at the site are described and the Afrotropical Rhyssinae are reviewed. Two new species, Epirhyssa johanna Hopkins, sp. nov. and E. quagga sp. nov., are described and a key, diagnostic characters, and descriptions for all 13 known Afrotropical species are provided, including the first description of the male of Epirhyssa overlaeti Seyrig, 1937. Epirhyssa gavinbroadi Rousse & van Noort, 2014, syn. nov. is proposed to be a synonym of E. uelensis Benoit, 1951. Extensive sampling with Malaise traps gave an unprecedented sample size, and the method is recommended for other poorly known tropical areas.en_US
dc.publisherPensoft Publishersen_US
dc.subjectAfrica; taxonomy; Kibale; Malaise trapen_US
dc.titleExtensive sampling and thorough taxonomic assessment of Afrotropical Rhyssinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) reveals two new species and demonstrates the limitations of previous sampling effortsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.startpage33 - 71en_US
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elements.import.authorHopkins, Ten_US
elements.import.authorRoininen, Hen_US
elements.import.authorvan Noort, Sen_US
elements.import.authorBroad, GRen_US
elements.import.authorKaunisto, Ken_US
elements.import.authorSääksjärvi, IEen_US
dc.description.nhmThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The attached file is the published pdf.en_US
dc.subject.nhmKibale National Parken_US
dc.subject.nhmUganda Malaise trapping 2014–2015en_US

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