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Review of the genus Stigmaporus S. Zonstein, 2001 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), with description of new species

Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Vladivostok-22, 690022, Russia.
Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Vladivostok-22, 690022, Russia.
Institute of Biology and Biomedicine, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia.
Hymenoptera Pompilidae spider wasps Stigmaporus Palaearctic Region key


The genus Stigmaporus S. Zonstein, 2001 is newly recorded from Russia. Four species are reviewed. Stigmaporus volgadon Loktionov & Lelej, sp. nov. from South of European part of Russia (Volgograd Prov. and Astrakhan Prov.) is described and illustrated. Stigmaporus centralasiaticus Wolf, 1990 is distributed in Xinjiang (China) not in Afghanistan, Pakistan or former USSR as was recorded earlier. Key to species is provided.



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