The Ichneumonidae represents a very large family of parasitic Hymenoptera. In the Palaearctic it is perhaps the largest family of insects with almost 9000 described species. Due to their diversity and difficult determination for many of the species, our knowledge of many taxa in the group remains incomplete. In the last years, we have reported more than 350 species of Ichneumonidae as new for the fauna of Norway (Riedel & Berg 1997, Riedel et al. 2000, 2005). Although almost 1600 species of Ichneumonidae are known from Norway so far, there is still a large portion of unrecorded species which still has to be found. In this third paper in this series, distributional records for 59 new species for Norway are given, together with some corrections to the previous publications as well. 17 of these have not been reported from Scandinavia.
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