Anomalon flavifrons 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: 1119-1120

publication ID 10.1080/00222933.2020.1776905

publication LSID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Anomalon flavifrons Smith, 1874


Anomalon flavifrons Smith, 1874  

( Figure 2 View Figure 2 )

Taxonomic history. Anomalon flavifrons Smith, 1874   is a secondary homonym of Anomalon flavifrons ( Gravenhorst, 1807)   , so Dalla Torre (1902) proposed a new name for

the former, Anomalon flavifrontatum Dalla Torre, 1901   . Morley (1913a) transferred this species to Agrypon   .

Current taxonomy. Secondary homonym, valid name: Agrypon flavifrontatum (Dalla Torre, 1901)   ( Ichneumonidae   : Anomaloninae   : Gravenhorstiini   ).

Type number. Type 3b.1173. Specimen # NHMUK010634922 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.1173’ (square label; first and second lines printed and third line handwriting); third label, ‘66/15’ (round label; handwriting); fourth label, ‘ Anomalon   /flavifrons./ Type) Smith.’ (square label; handwriting); fifth label, ‘ Agrypon   ./Named by/Claude Morley’ (square label; first line handwriting and second and third lines printed).

Condition. Bad: flagellomeres of right antenna, trochantellus to tarsomeres of right fore leg, and the metasoma, are lost.