Urocerus augur (Klug, 1803),

Liston, Andrew D., Knight, Guy T., Sheppard, David A., Broad, Gavin R. & Livermore, Laurence, 2014, Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ' Symphyta', Biodiversity Data Journal 2, pp. 1168-1168: 1168

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scientific name

Urocerus augur (Klug, 1803)
status

 

Urocerus augur (Klug, 1803) 

Sirex augur  Klug, 1803

Sirex bimaculata  (Donovan, 1808, Sirex  )

Sirex cedrorum  (Smith, 1860, Sirex  )

Urocerus fantoma  (Fabricius, 1781)

Distribution

England, Scotland, Ireland

Notes

Established in Ireland. Urocerus augur  , Urocerus fantoma  and Urocerus tardigradus  have at times been recorded as introductions to the British Isles, but only Urocerus augur  is regarded as established ( O'Connor et al. 1997). All were treated as valid species by Smith (1978), although Urocerus tardigradus  had for a long time been placed as a synonym of Urocerus fantoma  . Benson 1958 (ii, supplement to section a) added Urocerus tardigradus  to the British list with " Urocerus fantoma  Fabricius auctt. nec Fabricius" as its synonym and separated this in a key from " Urocerus fantoma fantoma  (= Urocerus augur augur  Klug)". The reasons for this treatment are not clear. No type specimens are known to exist for either Urocerus fantoma  or Urocerus tardigradus  , but Fabricius (1781) in his short original description of Sirex fantoma  describes the legs as yellow, whereas Urocerus augur  has extensively black tibiae. European specimens previously identified as Urocerus tardigradus  have so far all proved to belong to Urocerus fantoma  (A. Taeger, pers. comm.). We revert here to treating Urocerus tardigradus  as a synonym of Urocerus fantoma  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Siricidae

Genus

Urocerus

Loc

Urocerus augur (Klug, 1803)

Liston, Andrew D., Knight, Guy T., Sheppard, David A., Broad, Gavin R. & Livermore, Laurence 2014
2014
Loc

Urocerus fantoma

Geoffroy 1762
1762