Promethes melanaspis ( Thomson 1890, Promethus

Klopfstein, Seraina, 2014, Revision of the Western Palaearctic Diplazontinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae), Zootaxa 3801 (1), pp. 1-143 : 81-82

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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.6135768

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scientific name

Promethes melanaspis ( Thomson 1890, Promethus
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Promethes melanaspis ( Thomson 1890, Promethus )

Promethes nigriventris nigroscutellata Habermehl 1925

Promethes gravenhorsti Dasch 1964 a

Diagnosis. Fore wing length 4.4–6.2 mm. Antenna with 19–22 flagellomeres in both sexes, first flagellomere 3.7–4.6 times longer than wide; in males with narrow, long tyloids on flagellomeres 6 / 7 to 10. Face without a sulcus between compound eye and base of mandible, at most with a change in sculpture instead. Mesopleuron with punctures weak, distinct at most on lower half. Propodeum with basal area about 2 times wider than long, apical carina usually complete; petiolar area mostly smooth, with some irregular wrinkles close to its margins. Tergite 2 with longitudinal wrinkles basally, remainder smooth and shining, wrinkles more extended in males. Females with metasoma laterally compressed and tapered from tergite 3 to apex.

Colouration of females. Antenna black. Head and mesosoma black, face sometimes with a small yellow central face patch, yellow on part of clypeus, mouthparts, hind corner of pronotum, tegula, subtegular ridge, and upper mesepimeron; at most with small yellow shoulder marks; scutellum black. Legs orange, coxae orange, fore coxa sometimes yellow; femora orange; hind tibia white with a dark apex and a subbasal dark band, hind tarsus dark, first segement white basally. Metasoma black.

Colouration of males. As in females but with yellow ventrally on scape and pedicel, antenna often orange below, yellow over entire face, propleuron, often large shoulder mark, varying portions of epicnemium and mesosternum, often lower mesopleuron; scutellum usually black but rarely with light spots on basolateral corners. Coxae usually yellow, hind coxa sometimes partly orange. Metasoma with yellow anterolateral spots on tergites 3 and sometimes 4.

Material examined. Holotype of Promethus melanaspis Thomson : Germany, Bayern, between Ebenhausen and Pullach , leg. Kriechbaumer, 12.VIII. 1885. 1♀, at ZSM.

New for France: Col-des-Montets, 24.VII. 1975. 1♂, at ZSM . New for Slowakia: Low Tatra, Maluziná, 750m, leg. K.Zwakhals, 11.VII. 1982. 1♀, at KZ.

Austria (2), Finland (7), France (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Norway (1), Russia (1), Slowakia (1), Sweden (7), Switzerland (13).

Distribution. Holarctic.

Figures. Propodeum ( Fig. 22 View FIGURE 22 B), habitus ( Fig. 33 View FIGURE 33 B).

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Promethes

Loc

Promethes melanaspis ( Thomson 1890, Promethus

Klopfstein, Seraina 2014
2014
Loc

Promethes gravenhorsti

Dasch 1964
1964
Loc

Promethes nigriventris nigroscutellata

Habermehl 1925
1925