Microplitis lugubris (Ruthe, 1860)

Fernandez-Triana, Jose, Buffam, Joel, Beaudin, Melanie, Davis, Hannah, Ana Fernandez-Galliano,, Griffin, Emily, Lin, Shang-Yao, , 2017, An annotated and illustrated checklist of Microgastrinae wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Greenland, ZooKeys 691, pp. 49-101: 61-62

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Microplitis lugubris (Ruthe, 1860)


Microplitis lugubris (Ruthe, 1860)  Fig. 28




The only Nearctic record until now was from Greenland ( van Achterberg 2006, Várkonyi and Roslin 2013). Here it is recorded for the first time from Canada (Ellesmere Island) as well as an additional locality record for Greenland (Peary Land, based on one specimen deposited in the CNC). We are also aware of specimens from a southern Canadian locality: Churchill, Manitoba (at around 59° N), which had been named as " Microplitis  jft01" in previous papers ( Fernández-Triana 2010, Fernández-Triana et al. 2011). The records from Churchill expand considerably the southernmost distribution of the species within the Nearctic. Based on the number of specimens (716), Microplitis lugubris  is probably the most commonly found species of Microgastrinae  in Greenland (although most of the specimens came from rearing caterpillars, see Várkonyi and Roslin 2013). The available DNA sequences for this species correspond in BOLD to BIN BOLD:ABY9068.