Hedychrum massaicum Cameron, 1910,

Rosa, Paolo & Vardal, Hege, 2015, An annotated catalogue of the types of Chrysididae (Hymenoptera) at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, with brief historical notes, ZooKeys 495, pp. 79-132: 109-110

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.495.9356

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:525BA445-97F0-4C31-A944-03B3535CBF8A

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Hedychrum massaicum Cameron, 1910
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Chrysididae

Hedychrum massaicum Cameron, 1910  Plate 28

Hedychrum massaicum  : Cameron 1910: 299.

Type locality.

Tanzania: "Kilimandjaro. 2nd November".

Holotype ♂.

[Kilimandj. Sjöstedt] [2 Nov] [Typus] [ Hedychrum massaicum  ] <handwritten by Cameron> [173 85] <red label> [Riksmuseum Stockholm] <green label> [Holotype Hedychrum massaicum  ♂ Cameron det L D French] <red label> [NHRS-HEVA000001101].

Remarks.

The type is badly damaged by dermestids. It lacks the antennae, the right part of the head, including mouthparts and occipitum and the right foreleg. Together with this type there are two other specimens ([NHRS-HEVA000001134] and [NHRS-HEVA000001135]) collected in the same locality by Sjöstedt and on Mount Meru, but to be excluded from the type-series because they were collected on different days. Cameron (1910) described Hedychrum massaicum  based only on the specimen collected on the 2nd of November. The other two specimens have been collected the 6th of September and in January. French identified all of them as Hedychrum massaicum  but one of the specimens [175 85] collected in January belongs to a different species. Bohart ( Kimsey and Bohart 1991: 216) examined the “holotype” deposited at the MZLU, but this specimen was not found, and all the material collected by Sjöstedt is deposited at the NHRS.

Current status.

Hedychrum massaicum  Cameron, 1910.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Chrysididae

Genus

Hedychrum

Loc

Hedychrum massaicum Cameron, 1910

Rosa, Paolo & Vardal, Hege 2015
2015
Loc

Hedychrum massaicum

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