Chelonus (Microchelonus) blackburni Cameron, 1886

Edmardash, Yusuf Abd-Elaziz, Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud Saleh & Gadallah, Neveen Samy, 2011, The subfamily Cheloninae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) from Egypt, with the description of two new species, ZooKeys 115, pp. 85-102: 90

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.115.1186

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scientific name

Chelonus (Microchelonus) blackburni Cameron, 1886
status

 

Chelonus (Microchelonus) blackburni Cameron, 1886 

Chelonus carinatus  Cameron 1881: 599 (not Provancher, 1881).

Chelonus blackburni  Cameron 1886: 242, replacement name.

Chelonus cameronii  Dalla Torre 1898: 200, replacement name for carinatus Cameron.>

Material.

2♀♀, Ismailia (30°24'16.2354"N; 32°17'38.868"E), 20.IV.2008 [CUC]; 1♀, El Tal el-kabeir (30°32'54.168"N; 31°47'0.2754"E), 21.IV.2008 [CUC]; 1♀, Ras El-esh (31°45'15.2"N; 32°18'30.008"E), 17.V.2010 [CUC].

Remarks.

The extreme basal part of the carapace has a black bilobed (kidney-shaped) marking, but in some specimens it may be semi-circular; the hind tibia has a whitish median band which in some cases is weakly developed.

Distribution.

Egypt [introduced ( Shenefelt 1973)], Australia, Fiji [introduced ( Shenefelt 1973)], Hawaii, Kure Island, Mexico, Puerto Rico [introduced ( Shenefelt 1973)] and USA [Texas, introduced and not established ( Shenefelt 1973).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Chelonus