The South American species of Forrestopius Gauld & Sithole, 2002 (Ichneumonidae: Metopiinae) are revised and the genus is redescribed. Eight species from Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, and Venezuela are described as new: F. auguratricis sp. nov., F. jumandi sp. nov., F. nasutus sp. nov., F. otavalo sp. nov., F. petiolatus sp. nov., F. runasimi sp. nov., F. wankawillka sp. nov., and F. yungas sp. nov. An illustrated identification key to all species of the genus is provided. As well, F. larryi Gauld & Sithole, 2002 is transferred to the genus Leurus.
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The authors are grateful to Andrew Bennett (CNC), Kyle E. Schnepp (FSCA), Guisella Chávez Guevara (MNCR), Dimitri Forero (MPUJ_ENT), Gerardo Lamas (MUSM), Gavin Broad (NHMUK), and David Wahl (USUC), for permitting us to study material preserved in their respective institutions. The first author (MA) was supported by a fellowship from the Fondo para la Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología, Peru. This work was partly supported by a Natural History Museum ‘Special Funds’ (grant awarded to Max Barclay), which enabled MA to visit the collections of the NHML. Field collections were financed by the Amazon Conservation Association (awarded to Carol Castillo), the Asociación de Ecosistemas Andinos, and the American Bird Conservancy (awarded to Jeferson Su-arez).
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