Distributional records of Xanthopimpla Saussure (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) from the southern Western Ghats with description of three new subspecies

  • B. M. Manjusha Department of Zoology, Government College Kasaragod, Vidyanagar 671123, Kerala, India
  • K. Sudheer Prof. T.C. Narendran Biodiversity Research Lab., The Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode 673014, Kerala, India.
  • S. M. Ghosh Department of Zoology, Government College Kasaragod, Vidyanagar 671123, Kerala, India

Abstract

The distribution and diagnostic features of the species belonging to the genus Xanthopimpla Saussure from the southern Western Ghats are discussed. A total of 13 species groups are recorded, of which Cuneata species group is recorded for the first time from the region. Of the 34 species identified, six species are recorded as new to the study area, viz., X. exigua, X. laticepsverrucula, X. nigritarsis, X. sikkimensis and X. clivulus, of which first three are new records to India. Three new subspecies are described with key.

Published
2018-10-10
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Manjusha, B. M., Sudheer, K., & Ghosh, S. M. (2018). Distributional records of Xanthopimpla Saussure (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) from the southern Western Ghats with description of three new subspecies. ENTOMON, 43(3), 189-214. Retrieved from https://www.entomon.in/index.php/Entomon/article/view/392
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