Myiocephalus boops ( Wesmael, 1835 )

Tan, Jiangli, Achterberg, Cornelis Van, Tian, Xiaoxia & Zhang, Ruonan, 2019, Revision of Myiocephalus Marshall (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae), with description of one new species, Zootaxa 4700 (1), pp. 117-131: 118-119

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Myiocephalus boops ( Wesmael, 1835 )
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Myiocephalus boops ( Wesmael, 1835) 

Figs 1–16View FIGURES 1–2View FIGURES 3–13View FIGURES 14–16

Microctonus boops Wesmael, 1835: 59  [examined].

Myiocephalus boops  ; Shenefelt 1969: 115–116; Belokobylskij 2000: 372.

Loxocephalus boops  ; Tobias 1986: 247 (transl. p. 432).

Loxocephalus longipes Foerster, 1863: 252  ; Shenefelt 1969: 48 [examined].

Spilomma falconivibrans Morley, 1909: 212  (from nest of Formica fusca  ); Shenefelt 1969: 116 [examined].

Spilomma falconivibrans  ; Goidanich 1948: 92 (associated with Formica rufa  ).

Aphidius hedini Fahringer, 1929: 2  ; Shenefelt 1969: 116 (examined: lectotype here designated, ♂ (NHRS) “[ Russia:] Kamschatka, [R.] Malaise”, “146”, “Type”, “ Aphidius Hedini  m. [in Fahringer’s handwriting], “121 58”, “ Myiocephalus boops Wesmael  , ♂, = Aphidius hedini Fahr.  , n. syn., det. P. Starý, 1958”, “NHRS-HEVA 00000 7454”. Three additional ♂ speci- mens (7455–57) are paralectotypes.

Material. 1 ♀ ( RMNH), “[ Austria:], Carinthia, Afritzer See , 740–840 m, 3–10.vii.1964, G. van Rossem ”  ; 1 ♂ ( RMNH)  , “ Nederland: [DR], Boschoord-Vledder, nr. Steenwijk , 27.vii.1982, P. Koomen ”  .

Short diagnosis. Length of malar space of ♀ 1.2 × basal width of mandible ( Fig. 11View FIGURES 3–13); area near occipital carina and occiput dorsally pale yellow ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 3–13); width of face of ♀ 0.9 × combined height of face and clypeus ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 3–13; measured from ventral rim of antennal socket to ventral border of clypeus); length of malar space of ♀ 1.2 × basal width of mandible ( Fig. 11View FIGURES 3–13); malar space of ♀ in anterior view nearly straight ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 3–13); mesopleuron of ♀ anterodorsally largely finely coriaceous and without rugae medially ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 3–13); mesosoma  laterally and legs largely brownish yellow ( Figs 1View FIGURES 1–2, 4View FIGURES 3–13); basal half of first metasomal tergite with laterope visible in dorsal view ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 3–13); hypopygium of ♀ largely sclerotized, keeled ventrally, subtruncate or rounded posteriorly and with long setae ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 3–13); ovipositor (except basally) slender ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1–2).

Distribution. West Palaearctic: * Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Lithuania, * Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland. East Palaearctic: China (Heilongjiang, Taiwan), Korea, Mongolia, Far East Russia ( Yu et al. 2016).

Notes. The North American specimens identified as M. boops (Wesmael)  actually belong to a separate but very similar species (= M. laticeps (Provancher, 1886)  re-instated), because the shape of the head is different ( Fig. 56View FIGURES 55–57 and Fig. 62 in Shaw 1997), the malar space is concave in anterior view, the male scapus is distinctly compressed and length of the malar space of ♂ 1.3 × basal width of the mandible.

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Myiocephalus

Loc

Myiocephalus boops ( Wesmael, 1835 )

Tan, Jiangli, Achterberg, Cornelis Van, Tian, Xiaoxia & Zhang, Ruonan 2019
2019
Loc

Microctonus boops

Wesmael, C. 1835: 59
Loc

Myiocephalus boops

Belokobylskij, S. A. 2000: 372
Loc

Loxocephalus boops

Tobias, V. I. 1986: 247
Loc

Loxocephalus longipes

Shenefelt, R. D. 1969: 48
Foerster, A. 1863: 252
Loc

Spilomma falconivibrans

Shenefelt, R. D. 1969: 116
Morley, C. 1909: 212
Loc

Spilomma falconivibrans

Goidanich, A. 1948: 92
Loc

Aphidius hedini

Shenefelt, R. D. 1969: 116
Fahringer, J. 1929: 2