Revision of Xiphydriinae (Hymenoptera: Xiphydriidae) of Australia

  • Authors: Jennings, John; Macdonald, John; Schiff, Nathan; Parslow, Ben A.
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Austral Entomology. 60(4): 631-658.
  • DOI: 10.1111/aen.12568

Abstract

We re-diagnose Rhysacephala Benson, 1954, a genus of xiphydriid woodwasps confined to eastern mainland Australia, Tasmania and Lord Howe Island. Rhysacephala leai (Forsius, 1927), including the first description of the female, Rhysacephala obtusiventris (Rohwer, 1918), and Rhysacephala wilsoni Benson, 1954 are redescribed. Six new species from eastern Australia are described: Rhysacephala amplipretarsus Jennings, Parslow & Macdonald, sp. nov., Rhysacephala fulva Jennings, Parslow & Macdonald, sp. nov., Rhysacephala impensa Jennings, Parslow & Macdonald, sp. nov., Rhysacephala monteithi Jennings, Parslow & Macdonald, sp. nov., Rhysacephala phalaros Jennings, Parslow & Macdonald, sp. nov. and Rhysacephala tenebrilata Jennings, Parslow & Macdonald, sp. nov. A monotypic genus, Austroxiphyda Jennings, Macdonald, Schiff & Parslow, gen. nov., is established and includes Austroxiphyda lasallei Jennings, Macdonald, Schiff & Parslow, sp. nov. Keys to identify the 12 Australian species of Xiphydriinae are provided.

  • Citation: Jennings, John T; Macdonald, John A; Schiff, Nathan M; Parslow, Ben A. 2021. Revision of Xiphydriinae (Hymenoptera: Xiphydriidae) of Australia. Austral Entomology. 60(4): 631-658. https://doi.org/10.1111/aen.12568.
  • Keywords: Austrocyrta, new genus, new species, systematics, taxonomy, woodwasp.
  • Posted Date: September 1, 2022
  • Modified Date: September 7, 2022
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