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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2018-02-05
Page range: 581–586
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First record of the genus Brachyzapus Gauld & Dubois, 2006 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) from the Afrotropical region, with descriptions of two new species

Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, NAS of Ukraine, Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo 15, Kyiv 01030, Ukraine.
College of Ecology and Evolution, Sun Yat-sen University, 135 Xingangxi St. Guangzhou, Guangdong 510275, China
Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa - via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy.
Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae Pimplinae

Abstract

Brachyzapus Gauld & Dubois, 2006 is a small genus belonging to the Polysphincta genus-group of the subfamily Pimplinae, with nine known species worldwide (Uchida & Momoi, 1958; Yu et al., 2012; Pham et al., 2012). The genus can be recognized by twisted mandibles, a very weakly convex and rather long clypeus with quite well-defined angulation laterally, elongate lower face, sparse pubescence on the eyes, hind coxal cavities separated from the metasoma insertion by a very strong sclerotized bridge, and the lack of a basal lobe on the ovipositor (Gauld & Dubois, 2006).

 

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