A revision of Ichneumonopsis Hardy, 1973 (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae: Gastrozonini), Oriental bamboo-shoot fruit flies

  • Amnon Freidberg The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies, Department of Zoology, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978
  • Damir Kovac Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
  • Shiuh-Feng Shiao Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University 27, Lane 113, Roosevelt Rd. Sec. 4, Taipei
Keywords: new species, new records, distribution, key, bamboo, Pseudoxytenanthera


Ichneumonopsis Hardy,1973, a genus of oriental fruit flies, is revised and two new species, I. hancocki sp. nov. (from Peninsular Malaysia) and I. taiwanensis sp. nov. (from Taiwan), are described. A key to the three species of Ichneumonopsis is presented. In northern Thailand larvae of I. burmensis Hardy, 1973 develop in bamboo shoots of Pseudoxytenanthera albociliata (Munro) Nguyen and Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxburgh) Nees (Poaceae), not Melocalamus compactiflorus as previously reported. The recently discovered association of I. burmensis with bamboo substantiates our previous assumption assigning Ichneumonopsis to the primarily bamboo-inhabiting tribe Gastrozonini. Hence, we synonymize Ichneumonopsidini under Gastrozonini (syn. nov.).


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How to Cite
Freidberg, A., Kovac, D., & Shiao, S.-F. (2017). A revision of Ichneumonopsis Hardy, 1973 (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae: Gastrozonini), Oriental bamboo-shoot fruit flies. European Journal of Taxonomy, (317). https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.317