Organisms Diversity & Evolution

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 397–407 | Cite as

A review of the genus Pimpla Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) from Vietnam with descriptions of two new species

  • Nhi Thi Pham
  • Gavin R. Broad
  • Hoa Thi Dang
  • Wolfgang Böhme
Original Article


The ichneumonid wasp genus Pimpla Fabricius, 1804 is reviewed for the first time from Vietnam. Two new species are described: Pimpla lexuanhuei sp. nov. from Phu Tho Province and Pimpla chuyansinensis sp. nov. from Dak Lak Province. Five further species are recorded as new for Vietnam: P. bilineata (Cameron), P. cameronii Dalla Torre, P. ereba Cameron, P. flavipalpis Cameron, and P. laothoe Cameron. Pimpla instigator (Fabricius, 1793), a junior synonym of P. rufipes (Miller, 1759), previously recorded from Vietnam, was re-identified as P. laothoe and therefore is excluded from the ichneumonid fauna of Vietnam. A key to all ten species listed in this paper is also compiled.

Key words

Pimplini Taxonomy New records 



We are grateful to Prof. Dr Ing. Kees van Achterberg, Mr Rob de Vries, and Ms Leonne Vermond (RMNH) for access to the important collection of Ichneumonidae in Naturalis. We would like to thank the directorates of numerous National Parks and Nature Reserves in Vietnam for issuing relevant permits. For the loan of specimens and other supports, we would like to thank Assoc. Prof. Dr Le Xuan Canh, Assoc. Prof. Dr Ta Huy Thinh, Assoc. Prof. Dr Khuat Dang Long (IEBR), Dr Pham Van Lam (PPRI) and Prof. Dr Wolfgang Wägele (ZFMK). Field work in Vietnam was partially funded by IEBR, RMNH and Idea Wild. The first author’s study in Germany is funded by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (MOET, 322 Programme), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Alexander Koenig Gesellschaft (AKG). The first and second authors’ visit to RMNH, kindly hosted by Kees van Achterberg, were funded by the EU’s Synthesys programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nhi Thi Pham
    • 1
    • 3
  • Gavin R. Broad
    • 2
  • Hoa Thi Dang
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Böhme
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Ecology and Biological ResourcesVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Department of Life Sciencesthe Natural History MuseumLondonUK
  3. 3.Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander KoenigBonnGermany

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