Diplazon cascadensis Dasch 1964 a

Klopfstein, Seraina, 2014, Revision of the Western Palaearctic Diplazontinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae), Zootaxa 3801 (1), pp. 1-143 : 38

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https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3801.1.1

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6135627

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/C1225000-FF84-FFC0-B5BD-A2E8FCDFFA05

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scientific name

Diplazon cascadensis Dasch 1964 a
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Diplazon cascadensis Dasch 1964 a

Diplazon fechteri Diller 1969 (syn. nov.)

Diagnosis. Fore wing length 4.5–5.3 mm. Antenna with 16–18 flagellomeres. Face with punctures disappearing against the coriaceous background. Mesopleuron smooth and polished, weakly punctate on lower half, at most with some weak puncture along the anterior margin on upper half, sometimes with a small, coriaceous area centrally. Propodeum with a full set of carinae enclosing basal, lateral and petiolar areas. Tergite 1 0.9–1.3 times as long as wide in females, 1.4 in males, tergite 2 0.7–0.85 in females and 0.9 in males; tergites 2 and 3 finely rugose or coriaceous and matt, punctures indistinct, smooth and shining behind transverse impressions. Transverse impressions deep on tergites 1 and 2, weak or absent on tergite 3. Female metasoma strongly compressed posterior to fourth segment, knife-like towards apex.

Colouration of females. Antenna dark brown. Head and mesosoma black, face with yellow along inner orbits, without yellow central face patch, yellow on clypeus and mouthparts, hind corner of pronotum, tegula, small to medium-sized shoulder mark, upper or whole mesepimeron, brown or yellow on subtegular ridge; scutellum yellow. Legs orange, coxae black, fore and mid coxa with a yellow apex; femora orange; hind tibia brown-whitebrown banded, hind tarsus dark brown. Metasoma black, second and often third tergite often with orange hind margins.

Colouration of males. As in females but with yellow ventrally on scape and pedicel, entire face, propleuron, mesopleuron and mesosternum in front of epicnemical carina, and a spot low on posterior half of mesopleuron. Fore and mid coxae and trochanters yellow, hind coxa with yellow apex, fore and mid legs often yellow. Metasoma with orange hind margins on tergites 1 to 7.

Material examined. Paratype of Diplazon cascadensis Dasch : USA, Alberta, Banff, 7,000–8,000 ft in the Cascade Mts, leg. O.Bryant, 20.VII.1925, 1♀, at USNM. Holotype of Diplazon fechteri Diller : Switzerland, Valais, Morteratsch, 1900m, leg. Schacht, VII. 1972. 1♀, at ZSM.

Additional material examined. USA, Wyoming, Teton N.For., Snake River, leg. B. and C. Dasch, 9.VII. 1978. 1♂, 1 ♀, at AEI.

Notes. This species is known from only five specimens from the US, the female holotype of D. fechteri from Switzerland, and one female collected in Russia ( Manukyan 1995). As the latter could not be seen, the description is based on the Swiss specimen and the North American material.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

AEI

American Entomological Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Diplazon

Loc

Diplazon cascadensis Dasch 1964 a

Klopfstein, Seraina 2014
2014
Loc

Diplazon fechteri

Diller 1969
1969