Ichneumon irritator 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: 1143-1145

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Ichneumon irritator Smith, 1874


Ichneumon irritator Smith, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. The specific name ‘ irritator   ’ is preoccupied by Ichneumon irritator Fabricius, 1775   , hence a replacement name, ‘ lissolaba   ’, was proposed for Smith’s ‘ irritator   ’ by Townes et al. (1965). Heinrich (1937) transferred this species to Melanichneumon   , but Townes et al. (1965) to Vulgichneumon Heinrich, 1961   .

Current taxonomy. Primary homonym, valid name: Vulgichneumon lissolaba Townes, Momoi & Townes, 1965   ( Ichneumonidae   : Ichneumoninae   : Ichneumonini   ).

Type number. Type 3b.257. Specimen # NHMUK014035331 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.257’ (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, ‘74/16’

(round label; handwriting); fifth label, ‘ Ichneumon   /irritator./ Type Smith’ (square label; handwriting).

Condition. Very good; but fifth tarsomere of right fore and middle legs, fourth and fifth tarsomeres of right hind leg, third to fifth tarsomeres of left hind leg lost.