The British species of Enicospilus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Ophioninae)

  • Gavin R. Broad Dept. of Life Sciences, the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
  • Mark R. Shaw National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Keywords: Taxonomy, parasitoid, nocturnal, host, new species


The nine British and Irish species of Enicospilus are revised, mapped and an identification key provided. One species, Enicospilus myricae sp. nov., is described as new; Enicospilus merdarius (Gravenhorst, 1829) is a senior synonym of E. tournieri (Vollenhoven, 1879) syn. nov.; the only available name for E. merdarius auctt. is Enicospilus adustus (Haller, 1885) stat. rev., and a neotype is designated for Ophion adustus Haller, 1885. Enicospilus cerebrator Aubert, 1969 and E. repentinus (Holmgren, 1860) are newly recorded from Britain. Some host data are available for eight of the nine species.


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Broad, G. R., & Shaw, M. R. (2016). The British species of Enicospilus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Ophioninae). European Journal of Taxonomy, (187).