Podagrion obscurum (Westwood, 1847)

Janšta, Petr, Delvare, Gérard, Baur, Hannes, Wipfler, Benjamin & Peters, Ralph S., 2020, Data-rich description of a new genus of praying mantid egg parasitoids, Lasallegrion gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Torymidae: Podagrionini), with a re-examination of Podagrion species of Australia and New Caledonia, Journal of Natural History 54 (9), pp. 755-790 : 785-786

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2020.1778112

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4333719

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/F80FC933-FF96-D23A-51CA-F9EE9493FDAD

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scientific name

Podagrion obscurum (Westwood, 1847)
status

 

Podagrion obscurum (Westwood, 1847)

Palmon obscurus Westwood, 1847: 260 . WA King George´s Sound. Transferred to Podagrion by Dalla Torre, 1898: 370. Bouček (1988): 141, 152 (Fig. 202).

Remarks. Bouček (1988) and Grissell (1995, referring to Bouček (1988)) mention that P. obscurum (Westwood, 1847) is close to P. koebelei by sharing the carinate pronotal collar. Thus, P. obscurum most probably belongs to Lasallegrion . Based on the collecting locality and other characters given by Bouček (1988), P. obscurum is most probably conspecific with L. virescens . The latter therefore could be considered as junior synonym of P. obscurum . However, we were unable to locate the single specimen that had been designated as lectotype by Bouček (1988) and which should be located at the Oxford Museum. It bears a label written by Graham ( Bouček 1988). We also tried to locate it at the Natural History Museum London, because parts of the Graham collection are located there, but without success. We decided to keep those two species as separate species and leave the status of P. obscurum unclear until the type will be found.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Torymidae

Genus

Podagrion

Loc

Podagrion obscurum (Westwood, 1847)

Janšta, Petr, Delvare, Gérard, Baur, Hannes, Wipfler, Benjamin & Peters, Ralph S. 2020
2020
Loc

Podagrion

Boucek Z 1988: 141, 152
Dalla Torre 1898: 370
1898