Cryptus basalis 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: 1123

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Cryptus basalis Smith, 1874


Cryptus basalis Smith, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. Uchida (1940a) synonymised this species under Rhembobius perscrutator ( Thunberg, 1824)   , which was followed by Horstmann (2000) in his revision of Western Palaearctic Rhembobius Förster, 1869   .

Current taxonomy. Junior synonym of Rhembobius perscrutator ( Thunberg, 1824)   ( Ichneumonidae   : Cryptinae   : Aptesini   ).

Type number. Type 3b.362. Specimen # NHMUK010634927 View Materials

Type status. Holotype.

Sex. Female.

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.362’ (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, ‘ Cryptus   /basalis/ Type Sm.’ (square label; handwriting).

Condition. Good, but only first tarsomere of left hind tarsus remaining, and right antenna, from 4th flagellomere, removed and mounted on a glue board.