Chrysis obsoleta Dahlbom, 1845,

Rosa, Paolo & Vardal, Hege, 2015, An annotated catalogue of the types of Chrysididae (Hymenoptera) at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, with brief historical notes, ZooKeys 495, pp. 79-132: 95-97

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.495.9356

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:525BA445-97F0-4C31-A944-03B3535CBF8A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F23A6F8C-5E48-992D-F8B2-4C5D63491370

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scientific name

Chrysis obsoleta Dahlbom, 1845
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Chrysididae

Chrysis obsoleta Dahlbom, 1845  Plate 14

Chrysis obsoleta  : Dahlbom 1845: 8.

Type locality.

unknown.

Holotype ♂.

[Mus. Payk.] [ Chrysis ignita var. obsoleta  Dahlb. Dispos. 1845] [NHRS-HEVA000000856].

Remarks.

The specimen is badly conserved. The metasoma was broken and glued using large quantity of glue, which now includes also part of the legs. All the European authors and Kimsey and Bohart (1991: 420) considered this small and slender specimen as synonym of Chrysis ignita  (Linnaeus). The specimen clearly belongs to another species, probably Chrysis angustula  Schenck, 1856. Villu Soon (pers. comm.) confirmed that it possibly belongs to Chrysis angustula  but perhaps even Chrysis solida  Haupt, 1956. Since the name Chrysis obsoleta  Dahlbom has the priority on almost all the other names in the ignita  group, we suggest considering it as a nomen oblitum, to maintain the prevailing usage of the names within this complicated species-group (Art. 23.9 of the Code).

Current status.

Chrysis ignita  (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonymised by Mocsáry 1889: 488).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Chrysididae

Genus

Chrysis