Empria longicornis species group: taxonomic revision with notes on phylogeny and ecology (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae).

  title={Empria longicornis species group: taxonomic revision with notes on phylogeny and ecology (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae).},
  author={Marko Prous and Mikk Heidemaa and Villu Soon},
The Empria longicornis species group (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae) is revised. Empria japonica Heidemaa & Prous, sp. nov. is described from Japan. The lectotypes of Empria gussakovskii Dovnar-Zapolskij, 1929, E. konowi Dovnar-Zapolskij, 1929, Poecilosoma longicornis Thomson, 1871, P. mongolica Konow, 1895, and P. tridens Konow, 1896 are designated. Empria konowi Dovnar-Zapolskij, 1929 (syn. nov.) and E. gussakovskii Dovnar-Zapolskij, 1929 (syn. nov.) are synonymized with E. tridens (Konow, 1896… 
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