Xestopelta gracillima ( Schmiedeknecht 1926, Promethes

Klopfstein, Seraina, 2014, Revision of the Western Palaearctic Diplazontinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae), Zootaxa 3801 (1), pp. 1-143 : 114

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

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6135863

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Xestopelta gracillima ( Schmiedeknecht 1926, Promethes
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Xestopelta gracillima ( Schmiedeknecht 1926, Promethes   )

Homocidus amabilis Habermehl 1935  

Diagnosis. Fore wing length 3.8–4.6 mm. Antenna of both sexes with 16–20 flagellomeres. Propodeum with carinae mostly reduced, sometimes with pleural and traces of lateral carinae, never with apical transverse carina.

Colouration of females. Antenna black or dark brown. Head and mesosoma black, face with yellow along inner orbits, yellow on clypeus, mouthparts, hind corner of pronotum, tegula, subtegular ridge, large shoulder marks with their inner corners elongated over most of mesoscutum ( Fig. 13 View FIGURE 13. A D), and upper mesepimeron; scutellum yellow. Legs orange, fore and mid coxae yellow, sometimes with black at extreme base, hind coxa black with a yellow apex, hind and sometimes mid trochanters black-marked; femora orange, black-marked basally; hind tibia and tarsus orange or brown, apex sometimes dark. Metasoma black with yellow triangular marks medially on apex of tergites 3 to 5 or 6.

Colouration of males. As in females but with yellow on ventral surface of antenna, entire face, epicnemium, and a stripe on lower mesosternum. Coxae with yellow colouration often more extensive than in female. Metasoma as in female.

Material examined. Holotype of Homocidus amabilis Habermehl   : Italy, Südtirol, Graun im Vinschgau , St. Valentin auf der Heide , 1470m, leg. E. Bauer, 10.VII. 1931. 1♀, at ZSM.  

Additonal material: Italy: Bolzano, Sarntal 1250m, leg. K.Zwakhals, 26.VI. 1976. 1♀, at KZ.   Sweden: Södermanland, Tyresö kommun, Ava, Spirudden, mixed coastal oak forest, N 59 ° 10.313 ', E 18 ° 22.197 ', leg. SMTP, 12.V.– 28.V.2004, 1♂, 28.V.– 16.VI.2004, 1♂, both at NRM. GoogleMaps   United Kingdom: Hilbre Island, on blackthorn, leg. G.Broad, 21.VII. 2001. 1♀, at BMNH.   Switzerland: Vaud, L'Abergement , Le Suchet 1350m, 1350m, N 46.773, E 6.4776, leg. J.de Beaumont, 19.VII. 1959. 1♀, at MZL GoogleMaps   ; Fribourg, Prévondavaux , 690m, N 46.729, E 6.7911, leg. J.Aubert, 2.VI. 1957. 1♀, at MZL GoogleMaps   ; Vaud, Blonay , Les Pléiades , 1360m, N 46.482, E 6.9047, leg. D.Petitpierre, 20.VI. 1960. 1♀, at MZL GoogleMaps   ; Vaud, Blonay , Les Pléiades , 1360m, N 46.482, E 6.9047, leg. J.de Beaumont, 5.VII.1956, 1♀, 13.VI.1960, 1♀, both at MZL. GoogleMaps   Grisons , S-chanf , 1673m, N 46.612, E 9.9855, leg. J.de Beaumont, 8.VII. 1955. 4♀, at MZL. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Palaearctic.

Figures. Clypeus ( Fig. 12 View FIGURE 12. A K), mesoscutum ( Fig. 13 View FIGURE 13. A D), habitus ( Fig. 36 View FIGURE 36 F), male terminal sclerites ( Fig. 38 View FIGURE 38 J).

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

NRM

Swedish Museum of Natural History - Zoological Collections

MZL

Musee Zoologique

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Xestopelta

Loc

Xestopelta gracillima ( Schmiedeknecht 1926, Promethes

Klopfstein, Seraina 2014
2014
Loc

Homocidus amabilis

Habermehl 1935
1935