species, Morley, 1913

Rousse, Pascal & Noort, Simon Van, 2014, A review of the Afrotropical Rhyssinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) with the descriptions of five new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 91, pp. 1-42 : 4-11

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Key to species  

1. Fore wing with areolet closed, triangular and strongly petiolate ( A); body orange and dark brown, wings dark brown ( B); tropical Africa ………………………… Megarhyssa babaulti Seyrig, 1937  

- Fore wing with areolet open ( a); body and wings colorations variable but usually wings hyaline and body yellow interspersed with black markings ( b) …………………………………2 ( Epirhyssa   ) 2. Face smooth to sparsely punctate ( A-B View Figure ), without transverse rugosities …………………………… 3 - Face transversely rugulose punctate or transversely striate ( a-b View Figure ) ……………………………………5

3. Wings hyaline, fore wing slightly infuscate apically ( A); Madagascar …… E. migratoria Seyrig, 1932  

- Wings with dark patterns, yellowish to black ( a, b); tropical Africa ………………………………4

4. Wings blackish with subapical lighter patch ( A); epicnemial carina reaching level of mesopleural pit ( B) ………………………………………………………………………… E. villemantae   sp. nov.

- Wings yellowish with apex blackish and an additional subapical transverse blackish band on fore wing ( a);epicnemial carina very short,hardly extending onto mesopleuron( b)……… E.maynei Benoit, 1952  

5. Metasoma with large apico-lateral yellow spots on tergites 1–5 ( A); clypeus without median subapical tubercle ( B); body and ovipositor large to very large (B> 25mm; OT> 6) …… E. overlaeti Seyrig, 1937  

- Metasoma usually uniformly colored ( a); clypeus with a distinct subapical tubercle ( b); body and ovipositor smaller (B <25mm; OT <6) ……………………………………………………………6

6. Anterior sclerotized part of sternite 1 with a pair of submedian tubercles, tubercles also present on sternites 2–4 ( A); general coloration dark testaceous to black interspersed with pale yellow ( B) …… ………………………………………………………………………………… E. brianfisheri   sp. nov.

- Sternite 1 without a pair of submedian tubercles, tubercles present on sternites 2–4 only ( a); general coloration pale to striking yellow with isolated black markings ( b) …………………………………7 7. Apex of subtegular ridge concave, laterally flanged ( A) ……………………………………………8 - Apex of subtegular ridge convex, without lateral flange ( a) ……………………………………9

8. Clypeus punctate ( A); tergite 1 of female slender, more than 1.4x longer than apically wide ( B) ……… ………………………………………………………………………………… E. gavinbroadi   sp. nov.

- Clypeus almost smooth, hardly sculptured ( a); tergite 1 of female stout, less than 1.4x longer than wide ( b) …………………………………………………………………… E. uelensis Benoit, 1951  

9. Tergite 2 densely punctate over its entire surface and tergite 1 more than 1.5x longer than apically wide ( A); general coloration pale yellow ( B); Southern Africa ……………………… E. shaka   sp. nov.

- Tergite 2 smooth to superficially punctate laterally ( a), if ambiguous (some E. tombeaodiba   ) then tergite 1 stouter, less than 1.5x longer than apically wide; general coloration bright yellow ( b); tropical Africa ………………………………………………………………………………………10

10. Fore wing with 2m–cu basal to rs–m ( A); mesosternum black ( B) ……… E. leroyi Benoit, 1951  

- Fore wing with 2m–cu apical to rs–m ( a); mesosternum yellow ( b) ………………………11

11. Clypeus shallowly longitudinally strigose ( A); frons with two medial carinae converging in front of median ocellus ( B); tergite 1 of female stout, less than 1.4x longer than apically wide ( C) ………… …………………………………………………………………………… E. tombeaodiba   sp. nov.

- Clypeus smooth ( a); frons with two submedian carinae, diverging on upper frons toward lateral ocelli ( b); tergite 1 of female slender, more than 1.4x longer than apically wide ( c) ………………………………………………………………………… E. ghesquierei Benoit, 1951