Cleptes sjostedti Hammer, 1950,

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: 108

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Cleptes sjostedti Hammer, 1950


Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Chrysididae

Cleptes sjostedti Hammer, 1950 

Cleptes Sjoestedti  : Hammer 1950: 2.

Type locality.

China: "Provinz Kiansu, leg. Kolthoff, Oktober".

Holotype ♀.

[Provins Kiangsu] [China Kolthoff] [Type] <red label> [ Cleptes sjoestedti  mihi ♀ det. Hammer] <handwritten by Hammer> [NHRS-HEVA000001124].


Hammer described Cleptes sjostedti  based on two females, a holotype and a paratype. Móczár (1998a: 341) searched for the holotype in NHRS, but the senior curator, Fredrik Ronquist, could not find it. Consequently Móczár (1998a), according to the ICZN (Art. 75), designated the neotype based on the paratype housed in Hammer’s collection in NHMW. The discovery of the original holotype automatically sets aside Móczár’s neotype designation (Art. 75.8, status of rediscovered former name-bearing types). Pictures of the holotype are provided by Rosa et al. (2014).

The correct spelling of the name should be sjostedti and not sjoestedti as reported by Móczár (1998a: 325) and Kimsey and Bohart (1991: 435) in the following case of Chrysis sjostedti  Cameron. These two species were dedicated to Yngve Sjöstedt, professor and curator of the NHRS; according to the ICZN (Art.; only in case of a German name the correct writing would be sjoestedti.

Current status.

Cleptes sjostedti  Hammer, 1950.