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Published: 2020-02-27

Three new species of Epipompilus Kohl (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae, Pepsinae) from Australia

Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO National Research Collections Australian, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO National Research Collections Australian, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
Hymenoptera Spider wasps mud dauber wasps Epipompilus Sceliphron formosum

Abstract

Three new species are added to the genus Epipompilus (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) in Australia. Epipompilus mirabundus sp. nov., E. taree sp. nov., and E. namadgi sp. nov. are described and illustrated. A key to males of Epipompilus is provided. A novel association of Epipompilus and Sceliphron formosum (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) is also documented. The larva of E. mirabundus sp. nov. was found sharing single nest cell with a Sceliphron larva; this association could be the result of a parasitised spider being brought back to the nest by the Sceliphron adult.

 

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How to Cite

YUAN, D., & RODRIGUEZ, J. (2020). Three new species of <em>Epipompilus</em> Kohl (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae, Pepsinae) from Australia. Zootaxa, 4743(4), 575–584. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4743.4.7