Microgaster rufipes Nees, 1834 [= Microgaster globata auctt., not (Linnaeus, 1758)],

Scaramozzino, Pier Luigi, Loni, Augusto & Lucchi, Andrea, 2017, A review of insect parasitoids associated with Lobesiabotrana (Denis & Schiffermueller, 1775) in Italy. 1. DipteraTachinidae and HymenopteraBraconidae (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae), ZooKeys 647, pp. 67-100: 83

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Microgaster rufipes Nees, 1834 [= Microgaster globata auctt., not (Linnaeus, 1758)]


Microgaster rufipes Nees, 1834 [= Microgaster globata auctt., not (Linnaeus, 1758)] 

Microgaster globata  : Catoni 1914, Stellwaag 1928

Italian distribution of reared parasitoids.

Trentino-South Tyrol: Catoni 1914, Stellwaag 1928


Microgaster  is a cosmopolitan genus, fairly rich in species. Yu (1997-2012) reports 178 species, 45 of which in Europe (Fauna Europaea).

Taxonomic notes.

In the past, the name " globata  " was often referred to the European species of Microgaster  Latreille, 1804, characterized by red hind femora. Nowadays we do not know exactly to what species the old quotes of many authors refer ( Nixon 1968). This is probably the case of the records of Catoni (1914) and Schwangart ( Stellwaag 1928). Recently Van Achterberg (2014) addressed the issue and eventually renamed Microgaster globatus  auctt. with the oldest available name Microgaster rufipes  Nees, 1834.

The species is now reported in the Fauna Europaea as Microgaster rufipes  Nees, 1834, but is still listed by Broad et al. (2012, 2016) and Yu et al. (2012) under the incorrect name of Microgaster globata  .

Host range.

Yu et al. (2012) list fifty hosts, many of which are tortricids. Those of Catoni (1914) and Schwangart ( Stellwaag 1928) are the only references of Microgaster globata  on Lobesia botrana  .