Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) of the Canadian Prairies Ecozone

Latest version published by Biological Survey of Canada on Feb 15, 2016 Biological Survey of Canada

The parasitoid family Ichneumonidae is the largest family in the order Hymenoptera. This chapter provides a checklist of 1,160 ichneumonid species (299 genera) known from the Canadian Prairies Ecozone. The list is primarily drawn from literature records and also includes 35 newly recorded species from the ecozone. The number of species on the list is a vast underestimate of the number of ichneumonid species present, as many genera lack revisions and few biodiversity surveys have been conducted. Most species recorded from this ecozone are only known from the Nearctic region, but are not restricted to the Prairies Ecozone. Little is known about the ecology, habitat requirements, or host associations of most ichneumonid species, with 43% of the species on the checklist lacking any host records. Future research should include revisions of the many genera that have not been studied in the Nearctic region, as well as biodiversity surveys in prairie habitats, rearing of potential host species, and the creation of user-friendly identification resources.

Data Records

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Schwarzfeld M. D. 2014. Checklist for Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) of the Canadian Prairies Ecozone: A Review. http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/5r772nsm

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Biological Survey of Canada. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

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Keywords

Checklist; Inventoryregional; Ichneumonidae; checklist; taxonomy; Canada; provinces; prairies; open data

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Marla Schwarzfeld
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Northern British Columbia 3333 University Way V2N 4Z9 Prince George British Columbia CA

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Marla Schwarzfeld
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Northern British Columbia 3333 University Way V2N 4Z9 Prince George British Columbia CA

Who filled in the metadata:

Marla Schwarzfeld
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Northern British Columbia 3333 University Way V2N 4Z9 Prince George British Columbia CA

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Marla Schwarzfeld
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Northern British Columbia 3333 University Way V2N 4Z9 Prince George British Columbia CA
Processor
David Shorthouse
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre / Canadensys 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal QC CA 514-343-6111 82354
http://www.canadensys.net
Publisher
Biological Survey of Canada
Biological Survey of Canada CA

Geographic Coverage

Canadian prairie provinces

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.29, -120.39], North East [60.83, -93.01]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Family  Ichneumonidae

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Schwarzfeld M. D. 2014. Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) of the Canadian Prairies Ecozone: A Review. In Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. Edited by D. J. Giberson and H. A. Cárcamo. Biological Survey of Canada. pp. 317-397. http://dx.doi.org/10.3752/9780968932179.ch9 doi:/9780968932179.ch9

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Alternative Identifiers http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/5r772nsm
8cc9b37f-2fa2-4527-ab3f-ec220d9468f3
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=acg-ichneumonidae