Taxon profile


Giant Ichneumon
Rhyssa persuasoria (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Hymenoptera - bees, ants and wasps »  family Ichneumonidae - ichneumonids »  genus Rhyssa

Scientific synonyms

Rhyssa gloriosa Rudow, 1889
Rhyssa marginalis Brulle, 1846
Ichneumon matutinus Christ, 1791
Rhyssa matutina (Christ, 1791)


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Intertaxon relationships

host: Spondylis buprestoides (Linnaeus, 1758) - Black Longicorn Beetle, Cerambyx cerdo cerdo Linnaeus, 1758, Urocerus gigas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Similar species

Rhyssa amoena Gravenhorst, 1829

Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Rhyssa persuasoria himalayensis Wilkinson, 1927
subspecies Rhyssa persuasoria nepalensis Kamath & Gupta, 1972
subspecies Rhyssa persuasoria nigrofacialis Meyer, 1922

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [330003]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Rhyssa persuasoria (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012

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