Mesoleptus stygius 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: 1185

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Mesoleptus stygius Walker, 1874


Mesoleptus stygius Walker, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. Morley (1913b) transferred this species to Perilissus Förster, 1855   and Townes et al. (1965) then treated Mesoleptus stygius   as a subspecies of P. rufoniger ( Gravenhorst, 1820)   . Finally, Aubert (2000) synonymised it under P. rufoniger   .

Current taxonomy. Junior synonym of Perilissus rufoniger ( Gravenhorst, 1820)   ( Ichneumonidae   : Ctenopelmatinae   : Perilissini   ).

Type number. Type 3b.1106. Specimen # NHMUK010881031 View Materials

Type status. Holotype.

Sex. Male.

Type locality. Japan.


Label data. First label, ‘Type’ (round label, with red margin; printed); second label, ‘B.M. TYPE /HYM./3.b.1106’ (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, ‘ Mesoleptus   /stygius’ (square label; handwriting); sixth label, ‘ Perilissus   sp./Morley det.’ (square label; first line handwriting and second line printed).

Condition. Rather good; apical few flagellomeres of right antenna lost; left hind wing glued to card.