Thyreodon purpurascens Smith, 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: 1159-1161

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Thyreodon purpurascens Smith, 1874


Thyreodon purpurascens Smith, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. Uchida (1942) and Cushman (1947) transferred this species to Aglaophion Cameron, 1903   and Townes et al. (1961) to Dictyonotus Kriechbaumer, 1894 in Sickmann (1894)   .

Current taxonomy. Dictyonotus purpurascens ( Smith, 1874)   ( Ichneumonidae   : Ophioninae   ).

Type number. Type 3b.1203. Specimen # NHMUK010881042 View Materials

Type status. Holotype.

Sex. Female.

Type locality. Hyôgo Prefecture, Honshû, Japan.


Label data. First label, ‘ Type / CM.’ (round label, with red margin; printed)   ; second label, ‘B.M. TYPE /HYM./3.b.1203.’ (square label; first and second lines printed and third line handwriting); third label, ‘ Japan.’ (square label; handwriting); fourth label, ‘ Thyreodon   / purpurascens/(Type.) Smith / Japan   .’ (square label; handwriting).

Condition. Very good.


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