Episemura ensata ( Bauer 1981, Sussaba

Klopfstein, Seraina, 2014, Revision of the Western Palaearctic Diplazontinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae), Zootaxa 3801 (1), pp. 1-143 : 55

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E5F8C489-37F4-4A76-8E25-EFC65CDCA1D7

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6135688

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/C1225000-FF97-FFD3-B5BD-A1ECFDC3FAED

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scientific name

Episemura ensata ( Bauer 1981, Sussaba
status

 

Episemura ensata ( Bauer 1981, Sussaba ) (stat. rev.)

Diagnosis. (Male unknown). Fore wing length 4.4–5.1 mm. Antenna of female with 16 flagellomeres. Mandible with upper tooth subdivided, thus appearing tridentate. Propodeum with a full set of carinae enclosing basal, lateral and petiolar areas. Hind margins of tergites 4 to 6 only weakly concave to almost straight, metasoma weakly laterally compressed from apex of third tergite. Hind tibia orange, same colour as hind femur.

Colouration of females. Antenna black. Head and mesosoma black, face with a small yellow central face patch, yellow on clypeus and mouthparts, hind corner of pronotum, tegula, subtegular ridge, and upper mesepimeron; scutellum black. Legs orange, coxae black, fore coxa with a yellow apex; femora orange; hind tibia brown, hind tarsus dark. Metasoma black.

Material examined. Holotype of Sussaba ensata Bauer : Germany, Leuzenberg, 2.VII. 1952. 1♀, at ZSM. Paratype: Germany, Nürnberg, 29.VI. 1976. 1♀, at ZSM.

New for Switzerland: Valais, Les Agettes , Les Mayens-de-Sion , VIII. 1961. 1♀, at MZL . Additonal material. Germany, Bayern, Kelheim, Hienheimerforst, Buchberg, trap on larch tree, 25.VII. 1996. 1♀, at ZSM.

Distribution. Western Palaearctic.

Figures. Metasoma ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11. A F), ovipositor sheaths ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11. A I), face ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 B), habitus ( Fig. 30 View FIGURE 30 C).

Notes. This species has been synonymized with E. diodon ( Sebald et al. 1988) but represents a distinct species, recognizable by the tridentate instead of bidentate mandible, the less strongly compressed metasoma, and the colouration of the hind tibia. One of the specimens identified as E. ensata by Bauer is actually an E. diodon , and both species thus occur in central Europe.

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

MZL

Musee Zoologique

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Episemura