A remarkable rediscovery and range extension from Australia to South India with the description of two new species of the genus Shortia Gauld, 1984 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)


en European Journal of Taxonomy 921 (158) - Pages 158-172

Published on 08 February 2024

The monotypic banchine ichneumonid genus Shortia is rediscovered after 39 years, based on two new species from India, far away from the type locality in Australia: S. karumban Ranjith sp. nov. and S. manjapulli Ranjith sp. nov., collected from the Western Ghats, India. The generic concept of Shortia is revised. Both new species and the type species of the genus, S. siccula Gauld, 1984, are illustrated. A taxonomic key for the identification of species of Shortia is provided and the possible causes for the disjunct distribution are discussed.


Distribution range extension, taxonomic key, Banchinae, Atrophini

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