Ichneumon generosus 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: 1137-1139

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http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2020.1776905

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Ichneumon generosus Smith, 1874


Ichneumon generosus Smith, 1874  

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Taxonomic history. Uchida (1926) synonymised Ichneumon yumyum Kriechbaumer, 1895   , described based on a specimen from Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Honshû, Japan, with I. generosus Smith, 1874   , and I. generosus Smith   had been used as a valid name for a long time. However, the species name ‘ Ichneumon generosus   ’ is preoccupied by Olivier (1792).

Current taxonomy. Primary homonym, valid name: Ichneumon yumyum Kriechbaumer, 1895   ( Ichneumonidae   : Ichneumoninae   : Ichneumonini   ).

Type number. Type 3b.1808. Specimen # NHMUK010634920 View Materials

Sex. Male.

Type locality. Hyôgo Prefecture, Honshû, Japan.


Label data. First label, ‘Type’ (round label, with red margin; printed); second label, ‘B.M. TYPE /HYM./3b1808’ (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, ‘74/16’ (round label; handwriting); fifth label, ‘ Ich. generosus   ./ Type. Smith’ (square label; handwriting); sixth label, ‘ HOLOTYPE / Ichneumon generosus  

Sm. ♀ /teste Townes et al. 1965: 466 /( Pterocormus   ) (Labelled by/C. O’Toole 5. ix. 1988)’ (square label, with red margin; printed except for ‘ ♀ ’ handwriting).

Condition. Very good, but the left fore tarsus is missing the third to fifth tarsomeres.