Ophion flavopictus 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: 1149-1152

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http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2020.1776905

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Ophion flavopictus Smith, 1874


Ophion flavopictus Smith, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. The taxonomic status of this species has not been reviewed since its original description.

Taxonomy. Ophion flavopictus   is a member of the Ophion obscuratus   species-group.

Current taxonomy. Ophion flavopictus Smith, 1874   ( Ichneumonidae   : Ophioninae   ).

Type number. Type 3b.1308. Specimen # NHMUK010881038 View Materials

Type status. Holotype.

Sex. 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.1308’ (square label; first and second lines printed and third line handwriting); third label, ‘Hiogo/Japan’ (square label; first label handwriting and second line printed); fourth label, ‘74/16’ (round label; handwriting); sixth label, ‘ Ophion   /flacopictus/ Type. Smith’ (square label; handwriting).

Condition. Rather good, but the third to fifth tarsomeres of the left fore leg, right second to fifth tarsomeres and left fourth to fifth tarsomeres of mid legs, fifth tarsomere of left hind leg, and the metasoma after the third segment are missing; the fourth to fifth tarsomeres of possibly the left mid leg are mounted on a glue board.