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Review of the genus Eopompilus Gussakovskij, 1932 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) with the description of new species from China



The genus Eopompilus Gussakovskij, 1932 is reviewed. A new species, Eopompilus pseudominor Loktionov, Lelej & Xu, sp. nov. is described and illustrated from China, Yunnan. A new synonymy is proposed for E. minor Gussakovskij, 1932 =E. minor itoi Ishikawa, 1965, syn. nov. A lectotype of E. orientalis Gussakovskij, 1932 is designated. The distribution of E. minor Gussakovskij and E. luteus Lelej is enlarged to include China. Araneus ventricosus (L. Koch) (Araneae, Araneidae) is a newly recorded host for E. luteus. An updated diagnosis of the genus Eopompilus, and key to females and males are given.



Hymenoptera, spider wasps, Pepsinae, Priocnemini, new species, Palaearctic Region, Oriental Region, Yunnan, host, Araneae.

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