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Notes on the genus Epsilon de Saussure, 1855 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) with description of a new species

MARCO SELIS

Abstract


The genus Epsilon de Saussure, 1855, is newly recorded from the Moluccas. New distributional records on Epsilon grandipunctatum Gusenleitner, 1996 are provided. Epsilon rufipes Selis, sp. nov. (Moluccas, Aru islands) is described and figured.

 


Keywords


Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae, Epsilon, new species, new record

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4358.1.12

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