Ichneumon virulentus 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: 1149

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http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2020.1776905

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Ichneumon virulentus Smith, 1874


Ichneumon virulentus Smith, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. Heinrich (1937) transferred this species to Melanichneumon   .

Current taxonomy. Melanichneumon virulentus ( Smith, 1874)   ( Ichneumonidae   : Ichneumoninae   : Ichneumonini   ).

Type number. Type 3b.258. Specimen # NHMUK010881021 View Materials

Type status. Holotype.

Sex. Female.

Type locality. Hyôgo Prefecture, Honshû, Japan.


Label data. First label, ‘ Type /C.M.’ (round label, with red margin; first line printed and second line handwriting); second label, ‘B.M. TYPE /HYM./3.b.258’ (square label; first and second lines printed and third line handwriting); third label, ‘B.M. TYPE /HYM./ Ichneumon   /virulentus/ Smith 1874 ’ (square label; first and second lines printed and third to fifth lines handwriting); fourth label, ‘Hiogo/ Japan.’ (square label; first line handwriting and second line printed); fifth label, ‘74/16’ (round label; handwriting); sixth label, ‘ I. virulentus   / Type. Smith.’ (square label; handwriting).

Condition. Very good, but the second to fifth tarsomeres of the right mid leg are lost.