Compsophorus, Saussure, 1890

Riedel, Matthias & Pos, Davide Dal, 2019, Contribution to the AIrotropical Ɨchneumoninae (Hymenoptera, Ɨchneumonidae) Irom Gabon and Sierra Leone, with descriptions oI Iive new species and two new subspecies, Linzer biologische Beiträge 51 (1), pp. 419-436: 420

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3758387

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3806035

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scientific name

Compsophorus
status

 

Compsophorus  SAUSSURE, 1890 [1892]

Compsophorus  SAUSSURE, 1890 [1892]: pl XIII, figs. 9 and 9aView Figs 7-12 (without description). Type species: Compsophorus mirandus  SAUSSURE, 1890 [1892] (Paris).

Compsophorus  HEINRICH, 1938: pag. 33; pl. iv, fig. 28 (scutellum); pl. v, fig. 31 (propodeum).

This is a large genus of Ichneumoninae  with an Afrotropical and Oriental distribution. For the Afrotropical species of the tribe Compsophorini  , HEINRICH (1967 -1968) proposed five genera which were subsequently all synonymized by TOWNES & TOWNES (1973) under the sole genus Compsophorus  with the exception of Pyramidamblys HEINRICH which was retained as a separate genus.

The material from Gabon represents a surprisingly species-rich assemblage of sympatric taxa which are described here as different species. However, due to the restricted material, the variability of the species could not have been adequately addressed. Although a future modern revision, together with more material from the different African countries, will be necessary for a better understanding of the variability of the genus in Africa, we believe that this addition to HEINRICH̕S work will be a valuable input for future studies of the subfamily from Africa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Loc

Compsophorus

Riedel, Matthias & Pos, Davide Dal 2019
2019
Loc

Compsophorus

Compsophorus SAUSSURE, 1890 [1892
Compsophorus mirandus SAUSSURE, 1890
Loc

Compsophorus

Compsophorus HEINRICH, 1938