A monograph of the genus Westwoodia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Robert A. Wharton, Karl Roeder, Matthew Jon Yoder

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Abstract

Westwoodia (Ichneumonidae: Ctenopelmatinae) is an Australian endemic heretofore known from only two described species. Three additional species are described here: Westwoodia gauldi Wharton and Roeder, n. sp. and W. romani Wharton and Roeder, n. sp., both from southeastern Australia, and W. rodmani Wharton and Roeder, n. sp. from western Australia. A neotype is designated for W. ruficeps, following a detailed morphological comparison of topotypic material from Tasmania with populations from mainland Australia. New host records are provided; known hosts all belong to the Perginae (Hymenoptera: Pergidae). A phylogenetic analysis of relationships among species is presented along with a key to species. Species richness is greatest in southeastern Australia, which may simply represent a collecting bias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-40
Number of pages40
JournalZootaxa
Issue number1855
StatePublished - Aug 22 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Key
  • Neotype
  • New species
  • Taxonomic revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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