Nesogaster spatulus, Brindle,

Miles, Claire, 2015, The Earwig Collection (Dermaptera) of the Manchester Museum, UK, with a complete type catalogue, European Journal of Taxonomy 141, pp. 1-138: 123-124

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Nesogaster spatulus


spatulus Brindle  ( Nesogaster  )

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Type material

1 ♀, paratype, F3233.548 ( Fig. 59View Figs 59–63), dried, mounted on card

Locality label

Fiji, Vanua Levu / Nandrau / 9.10.1977 / G. Kuschel.

Determination label

Nesogaster  ♀, / spatulus Brindle  / det. A. Brindle 1983 / paratype.


Spongiphoridae  , Nesogastrinae  , Nesogaster  .


This species is fully described in a typewritten manuscript in the Brindle archive, item 65 (Brindle & Maddison: date not known [unpublished?]), as ‘ N. spatulus  sp. n. NZAC Endemic’ [NZAC = New Zealand Arthropod Collection]. The label data matches the described material exactly.