Anomalon chinense ( Kokujev, 1915 )

Heydari, Maryam Zardouei, Rakhshani, Ehsan, Mokhtari, Azizollah & Schwarz, Martin, 2020, The genus Anomalon Panzer (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Anomaloninae) of Iran, with description of a new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 662, pp. 1-19: 6-8

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Anomalon chinense ( Kokujev, 1915 )


Anomalon chinense ( Kokujev, 1915)  

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Nototrachys chinensis Kokujev, 1915: 536   .

Material examined

IRAN – Kermanshah Province • 1 ♀; Ghazanchi ; 34°27′53″ N, 47°00′38″ E; 1303 m a.s.l.; 2–16 Oct. 2016; M. ZardoUei Heydari leg.; Malaise Trap in garden; DPPZ GoogleMaps   3 ♀♀; Harsin ; 34°19′07″ N, 47°26′13″ E; 1324 m a.s.l.; 1 Aug.–14 Sep. 2016; M. Zardouei Heydari leg.; Malaise Trap in orchard no 2; DPPZ GoogleMaps   .



SIZE. Body length 9.0– 9.5 mm, fore wing 4.0– 4.3 mm, ovipositor sheath 2.4–2.6 mm ( Fig. 5B View Fig ).

COLOUR. Body yellow; flagellomeres, mesosternUm, anterior margin of metapleUron, mandibUlar teeth, hind trochanter and trochantellUs black. ClypeUs, first flagellomere of antenna, median and lateral lobes of mesoscutum, two spots on propodeum, base of hind coxa, hind femur, hind tibia and hind tarsus yellowish-brown. Frontal orbit pink. First and second metasomal tergites anteriorly brownish with narrow yellowish band on posterior margins. Third tergite brownish, tergites 4–7 brownish anteriorly and yellowish on posterior margins ( Fig. 5B View Fig ).

HEAD. Antenna with 22–24 flagellomeres. Ocelli small, diameter of lateral ocellUs shorter than distance between lateral ocellus and margin of the eye ( Fig. 4A View Fig ). Frons not rugose, with distinct median vertical ridge, long transverse striae beside median vertical ridge. Clypeus width 2.0 × its height, with a pair of rather small lateromedian apical teeth that are very close together. Inner eye orbits convergent ventrally. Lower part of face not elongate, width between eyes across clypeal suture about 1.2 × length from antennal insertion to median apex of clypeal margin ( Fig. 4B View Fig ). Temple not swollen in middle, constricted behind eyes, about 0.53 × as wide as compound eye in lateral view ( Fig. 4C View Fig ).

MESOSOMA. Pronotum with large impunctate area behind epomia. Epomia strong, upper end of epomia reaching dorsal pronotal margin. Mesopleuron punctate ( Fig. 4D View Fig ). Epicnemial carina not broken at level of sternaulus (without branch to lower posterior corner of pronotum). Metapleuron rugose. Mesoscutum rugose on median lobe and anterior part of lateral lobes, with punctures on posterior area of lateral lobes ( Fig. 4E View Fig ). Scutellum rugose. Propodeum reticulate-rugose ( Fig. 4F View Fig ). Fore wing with r-rs weakly curved near pterostigma. Marginal cell length about 2.0 × its distance from end of wing ( Fig. 5A View Fig ).

METASOMA. First tergite 0.9 × as long as second tergite. Second tergite 1.3 × as long as third tergite. Sclerotized part of first sternite extending to posterior third of segment. Postpetiole convex. Spiracle

circular, small. Ovipositor weakly down-curved, with distinct subapical notch. Ovipositor sheath about 1.1 × as long as hind tibia.


Palaearctic ( China, Turkmenistan, Iran [new record], Israel).

Distribution in Iran

Kermanshah Province (present study).














Anomalon chinense ( Kokujev, 1915 )

Heydari, Maryam Zardouei, Rakhshani, Ehsan, Mokhtari, Azizollah & Schwarz, Martin 2020

Nototrachys chinensis

Kokujev N. R. 1915: 536