Ophion pungens 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: 1152

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Ophion pungens Smith, 1874


Ophion pungens Smith, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. Morley (1912) transferred this species from Ophion Fabricius, 1798   to Henicospilus Agassiz, 1846   (an unjustified emendation of Enicospilus Stephens, 1835   ).

Current taxonomy. Enicospilus pungens ( Smith, 1874)   ( Ichneumonidae   : Ophioninae   ).

Type number. Type 3b.1274. Specimen # NHMUK010881039 View Materials

Type status. Holotype.

Sex. Male. Smith (1874) described the type as a female, but it is male.

Type locality. Hyôgo Prefecture, Honshû, Japan.


Label data. First label, ‘ Type /CM’ (round label, with red margin; first line printed and second line handwriting); second label, ‘B.M. TYPE /HYM./3b.1274’ (square label; first and second lines printed and third line handwriting); third label, ‘Hiogo/ Japan.’ (square label; first line handwriting and second line printed); fourth label, ‘74/16’ (round label; handwriting); sixth label, ‘ Ophion   /pungens/ Type. Sm’ (square label; handwriting).

Condition. Rather good, but the right antenna is broken at the 7th flagellomere and left antenna at the 28th flagellomere. The metasoma is very weakly attached to the mesosoma.