A Review of the Carpathian Ephialtini Parasitoids (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae) Associated with Spiders

Varga, O.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/vzoo-2018-0039


A list of the Carpathian species of the tribe Ephialtini associated with spider hosts is provided. Totally, 33 species are present in the region, 27 of them in the Ukrainian part and 22 in Romania. Acrodactyla quadrisculpta (Gravenhorst, 1820), Clistopyga canadensis Provancher, 1880, Schizopyga frigida Cresson, 1870, the genus Sinarachna Townes, 1960, with two species, S. nigricornis (Holmgren, 1860) and S. pallipes (Holmgren, 1860), Tromatobia lineatoria (Villers, 1789), and Zatypota discolor (Holmgren, 1860) are recorded for Ukraine for the first time. Clistopyga sziladyi Kiss, 1959 and Polysphincta vexator Fitton, Shaw & Gauld, 1988 are new Romanian records. Polysphincta longa Kasparyan, 1976 is a new record for Ukraine and Romania. A redescription of Schizopyga coxator Constantineanu, 1973 and illustrated comparative notes about S. coxator and S. circulator (Panzer, 1800) are provided. The paper also contains an illustrated key to European species of the genus Clistopyga Gravenhorst, 1829.