Hymenoepimecis ribeiroi Pádua & Sobczak, 2015

Pádua, Diego G., 2022, First record of the Darwin wasp Hymenoepimecis Viereck, 1912 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) from Argentina and Bolivia, with description of a new species, Zootaxa 5169 (1), pp. 49-60 : 52

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Hymenoepimecis ribeiroi Pádua & Sobczak, 2015


Hymenoepimecis ribeiroi Pádua & Sobczak, 2015

( Fig. 4A–H View FIGURE 4 )

Diagnosis. 1) body orange, except the head, hind leg, and posterior part of metasoma black; 2) fore wing hyaline yellowish, with two black bands; 3) head, in dorsal view, with gena slightly convex behind eyes; 4) face smooth and without a carina; 5) occipital carina slightly curved and reduced dorsally; 6) pronotum with the pocket-like structure not reduced longitudinally; 7) epicnemial carina absent; 8) sternite I with a low, rounded swelling posteriorly; 9) female with tarsal claw with square lobe, and with apex overtaking the lobe (tarsal claw single in males); 10) female with ovipositor sheath 0.75–0.9 × as long as the hind tibia.

Distribution. Brazil, French Guiana, and Peru. This is the first record of the species and genus for Argentina ( Fig. 7D View FIGURE 7 ).

Biological notes. Host unknown.

Material examined. ARGENTINA: Misiones, Cataratas Iguazu , 06–12.XI.1970 (C. Porter & L. Stange leg.), 1♂, FSCA ; idem, but Malaise trap in sub-tropical wet forest, 01–31.I.2001 (P. Fidalgo leg.), 1♀, FSCA .


Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

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