Sagaritis ventralis Walker, 1874

Shimizu, So & Broad, Gavin R., 2020, Photographic catalogue of the oldest primary types of Japanese Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera), those described by Frederick Smith and Francis Walker in 1874, Journal of Natural History 54 (17), pp. 1115-1198: 1189-1191

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Sagaritis ventralis Walker, 1874


Sagaritis ventralis Walker, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. Uchida (1940b) transferred this species to Anilastus Förster, 1869   , and Townes et al. (1965) to Hyposoter Förster, 1869   . It is clearly a species of Hyposoter   , and C. Morley’s suggestion that it might be Venturia canescens ( Gravenhorst, 1829)   (‘? Nemeritis   (the Ephestia   sp.)’) is wide of the mark.

Current taxonomy. Hyposoter ventralis ( Walker, 1874)   ( Ichneumonidae   : Campopleginae   ).

Type number. Type 3b.1427. Specimen # NHMUK010881037 View Materials

Type status. Holotype.

Sex. Female.

Type locality. Japan.


Label data. First label, ‘Type’ (round label, with red margin; printed); second label, ‘B.M. TYPE /HYM./3.b.1427.’ (square label; first and second lines printed and third line handwriting); third label, ‘ Japan./Coll.F. Walker./ 1913–71.’ (square label; printed); fourth label, ‘262’ (square label; handwriting); fifth label, ‘ Sagaritis   ?/ventralis’ (square label; handwriting); sixth label, ‘B.M. TYPE /HYM./ Sagaritis   /ventralis/ Walker 1874 ’ (square label; first and second lines printed and third to fifth lines handwriting); seventh label, ‘? Nemeritis   (the Ephestia   sp.)/Morley det. xii 1913 ’ (square label; ‘Morley det.’ printed and the remaining characters handwriting).

Condition. Fairly good; right antenna missing after pedicel, left antenna after 22nd flagellomere, fourth and fifth tarsomeres of right fore leg, second to fifth tarsomeres of left fore leg, right hind tarsus missing.