Sussaba cognata ( Holmgren 1858, Bassus

Klopfstein, Seraina, 2014, Revision of the Western Palaearctic Diplazontinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae), Zootaxa 3801 (1), pp. 1-143 : 87

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Sussaba cognata ( Holmgren 1858, Bassus


Sussaba cognata ( Holmgren 1858, Bassus )

Promethus albicoxa Thomson 1890

Diagnosis. Fore wing length 3.5 –5.0 mm. Antenna in females with 21–22 flagellomeres, with ventral area of median to apical flagellomeres with conspicuous areas bearing a short velvety pile and lacking multiporous plate sensilla; in males with 21–23 flagellomeres, without tyloids. Face mainly smooth and shining, impunctate, with some irregular sculpture centrally and along inner orbits. Mesoscutum smooth and shining, weakly and irregularly punctate, more densely punctate centrally. Mesopleuron entirely smooth and shining, impunctate. Hind coxa with outer hind surface mostly smooth and shining, without any sculpture apart from around seta roots. Propodeum with a full set of carinae enclosing basal, lateral and petiolar areas, the areas with rugose to coriaceous sculpture. Metasoma evenly tapered towards apex, first tergite 1.7–2.1 times longer than wide in females, 1.8–2.2 in males.

Colouration of females. Antenna brown or orange, paler below. Head and mesosoma black, face usually with a yellow central face patch, clypeus black, yellow on mouthparts, hind corner of pronotum, tegula, subtegular ridge, sometimes a small shoulder mark, upper mesepimeron; scutellum black. Legs orange, fore and mid coxae yellow or orange, hind coxa orange or black with a yellow apex, trochanters yellow, mid and hind trochanters sometimes black-marked; femora orange, sometimes dark ventro-basally; hind tibia and tarsus orange to brown. Metasoma variously marked with orange, usually at least on hind margin of tergite 2 and entire tergite 3, often also tergite 4.

Colouration of males. As in females but with yellow ventrally on entire antenna, entire face, and entire epicnemium. Fore and mid and often also hind coxae entirely yellow. Metasoma sometimes as in females but usually black with yellow spots on anterolateral corners of tergites 3 and 4.

Material examined. Lectotype of Promethus albicoxa Thomson : Sweden, Skåne, Pålsjö. 1 ♂, at ZIL .

New for North Korea: Mt. Pektusan, Explosion-Lake, 2000–2500m, leg. Dely&Draskovits, 18.VII. 1977. 1♀, at TMA.

Finland (3), Germany (10), Hungary (15), North Korea (1), Norway (2), Sweden (> 200), Switzerland (80), United Kingdom (> 300).

Distribution. Holarctic and Oriental.

Figures. Metasomal segments 1–3 ( Fig. 11 A View FIGURE 11. A ), tip of metasoma ♀ ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11. A E), habitus ( Fig. 33 View FIGURE 33 E).


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Sussaba cognata ( Holmgren 1858, Bassus

Klopfstein, Seraina 2014

Promethus albicoxa

Thomson 1890