Polyphrix cristata Nogueira & Aguiar

Santos, Bernardo F., Aguiar, Alexandre P. & Tedesco, Anazélia M., 2009, Phylogenetic revision and the origin of Polyphrix Townes (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Cryptinae), with description of a new species, Zootaxa 2214, pp. 29-44 : 40-42

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Polyphrix cristata Nogueira & Aguiar


Polyphrix cristata Nogueira & Aguiar  

Polyphrix cristata Nogueira & Aguiar 2005   ; 30–31. Description, figure, distribution. Holotype Ƥ UFES (currently at MZSP).

The examined specimens have most of the features described by Nogueira & Aguiar (2005) for the species, except for the following additions or differences: Length of fore wing 7.88–9.57 mm. Antenna with 30–33 flagellomeres; CWW 2.02; MLW 1.90; MWW 0.66; occipital carina sometimes almost reaching hypostomal carina; lamellar protuberance at pronotum sometimes rather weak; SWL 1.84; anterior carina of propodeum sometimes weak laterally, area behind it with 10–13 complete or incomplete transverse wrinkles; APH 0.67; fore wing vein 3 -rs sometimes slightly longer than 2 -rs; hind wing vein 2 - 1 A reaching up to 0.84 the distance to posterior margin of wing; T 1 LW 3.93; T 1 WW 1.57; T 2 LW 1.36; last 3–4 teeth of ventral valve of ovipositor sometimes conspicuous. Color: white band on flagellum from flagellomeres 8–9, to 16–17, basal and last ones usually only partially marked with white; para-ocular stripe sometimes interrupted from posterior orbit to gena; collar white to yellow, sometimes marked with dark brown; 0.3–0.7 of tegula sometimes blackish; about 0.8 of post-scutellum sometimes yellow; brown area in front of anterior carina of propodeum sometimes restricted to antero-lateral portions; area behind anterior carina sometimes without distinct brown spots, anterior 0.6 usually dark orange; hind tarsi pale yellow to white apically; first metasomal tergite sometimes with basal 0.1–0.2 orange; tergite 8 usually with posterior margin white; margin of tergites 5–6 sometimes very narrow, tergite 7 sometimes without white margin.

Distribution records. The original description recorded the species only from Santa Maria de Jetibá, at Espírito Santo highlands, southeastern Brazil (20 º01' 33 ''S, 40 º 44 ' 30 ''W); Four new records are provided here: one from Itororó, Bahia (15 º03' 45 ''S, 39 º06' 24 ''W); one from Reserva Biológica de Duas Bocas, at Cariacica, Espírito Santo (20 º 16 ' 21 ''S, 40 º 28 ' 40 ''W), Brazil; one from Botucatu, São Paulo (22 º 53 '09''S, 48 º 26 ' 42 ''W); and one from Jundiaí do Sul, Paraná (23 º 27 '00''S, 50 º 17 '00''W). These four records comprise a total latitude of 8 º 23 ' 15 ''.

Material examined. UFES: 1 Ƥ from BRAZIL, Bahia, Itororó, Fazenda Guanabara, 15 º03' 45 ''S, 39 º06' 24 ''W, 25.XI. 2002, Malaise trap, pt. 8, J. Cardoso & J. Maia; 1 Ƥ from BRAZIL, Espírito Santo, Cariacica, Reserva Biológica de Duas Bocas, 20 º 16 ' 21 ''S, 40 º 28 ' 40 ''W, 2–3.V. 2005, yellow pans, pt. 11, APAguiar et al.; 1 Ƥ from BRAZIL, São Paulo, Botucatu, Fazenda Jaciobá, 5–7.II. 2005, yellow pans, E.F. Santos & C.P. Scott-Santos. DZUP: 1 Ƥ from BRAZIL, Paraná, Jundiaí do Sul, Fazenda Monte Verde, 19.I. 1987, Lev. Ent. PROFAUPAR, Malaise trap.


Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo


Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo


Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure














Polyphrix cristata Nogueira & Aguiar

Santos, Bernardo F., Aguiar, Alexandre P. & Tedesco, Anazélia M. 2009

Polyphrix cristata

Nogueira & Aguiar 2005