Prosthoporus mexicanus (Kasparyan & Ruíz) Kasparyan & Ruiz, 2009

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 : 43

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.189908

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5612444

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/1A78C815-911F-FFFB-01E3-FB027BD3F917

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scientific name

Prosthoporus mexicanus (Kasparyan & Ruíz)
status

comb. nov.

Prosthoporus mexicanus (Kasparyan & Ruíz)   , comb. nov.

Polyphrix mexicanus Kasparyan & Ruíz 2008: 157   –158, 366. Description, figure. Holotype Ƥ at UATM.

Comments. This species was originally described under Polyphrix   . However, it shows many features that disagree with the generic definition, such as ventral tooth of mandible shorter than dorsal one (vs. longer), occipital carina meeting hypostomal carina (vs. not meeting), deep notaulus (vs. faint), epomia present (vs., absent), transverse wrinkles of propodeum very close (vs. widely spaced) and metasomal tergites 1 and 2 polished. All of these characters are, however, typical of Prosthoporus   , as are the absence of hind wing vein 2 - 1 A, metasomal tergites 7 and 8 longer than 5-6, and the ventral valve of the ovipositor slightly overlapping the dorsal valve.

Prosthoporus   and Polyphrix   are, indeed, generally similar and probably related, as stressed in the present work. The description and figures of P. mexicanus   , altogether with the generic definition of Polyphrix   as revised herein, support accurately its placement in Prosthoporus   .

With the new status, P. mexicanus   represents the first record of Prosthoporus   for North America, in an area often considered as part of the Nearctic region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Prosthoporus

Loc

Prosthoporus mexicanus (Kasparyan & Ruíz)

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

Polyphrix mexicanus Kasparyan & Ruíz 2008: 157

Kasparyan & Ruiz 2008: 157
2008