Cryptus ambulator 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: 1121-1123

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Cryptus ambulator Smith, 1874


Cryptus ambulator Smith, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. Morley (1914a) transferred this species from Cryptus Fabricius, 1804   to Acroricnus Ratzeburg, 1852   .

Current taxonomy. Acroricnus ambulator ( Smith, 1874)   ( Ichneumonidae   : Cryptinae   : Cryptini   ).

Type number. Type 3b.417. Specimen # NHMUK010634929 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.417’ (square label; first and second lines printed and third line handwriting); third label, ‘ Japan./Hiogo’ (square label; first line printed and second line handwriting); fourth label, ‘ Cryptus   /ambulator/ Type Smith’ (square label; handwriting); fifth label, ‘ Acroricnus   /ambulator/ Smith 1874 / Morley det. TYPE’ (square label; first to third label and ‘TYPE’ in fourth label handwriting, and ‘Morley det.’ In fourth label printed).

Condition. Very good, but left antenna missing flagellomeres after 17th, fifth tarsomere of right mid leg, fourth and fifth tarsomeres of hind legs lost.