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The Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) of Fiji: keys to subfamilies and genera with a review of the species of Anomaloninae, Banchinae, Brachycyrtinae and Diplazontinae.

Bennett, A.M.R. (2009). "The Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) of Fiji: keys to subfamilies and genera with a review of the species of Anomaloninae, Banchinae, Brachycyrtinae and Diplazontinae.", Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 105, pp. 3-68.

Abstract

The ichneumonids of Fiji are summarized including keys to genera and overviews of the known biology of the recorded subfamilies. Prior to this survey only 28 substantiated species records were documented from Fiji (in 17 genera in 10 subfamilies). This survey collected at least 114 species in 34 genera in 15 subfamilies. In addition, 10 other species previously recorded from Fiji were not collected in this study but are considered credible, therefore the total number of ichneumonid records from Fiji is 124 species in 36 genera in 15 subfamilies. The species of Anomaloninae, Banchinae, Brachycyrtinae, and Diplazontinae are reviewed including descriptions of two new species: Tossinola pamianorum n. sp. (Banchinae) and Brachycyrtus wardae n. sp. (Brachycyrtinae). Lissopimpla veitchi Turner n. syn. (Pimplinae) is considered a junior synonym of L. nigricans Fullaway. Brachycyrtinae, Orthocentrinae, Banchinae and Tersilochinae are recorded from Fiji for the first time and Cryptinae is confirmed (known previously only from an incorrect generic identification). Banchinae and Tersilochinae are new records for the south Pacific. Distributions of the morphospecies are tabulated by island and comparisons are made on species richness within the Fijian archipelago as well as in neighboring countries with general suggestions made on future collecting efforts and conservation.

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