Praestochrysis lachesis ( Mocsary , 1913)

Rosa, Paolo, Wei, Na-sen & Xu, Zai-fu, 2014, An annotated checklist of the chrysidid wasps (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) from China, ZooKeys 455, pp. 1-128: 50-51

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scientific name

Praestochrysis lachesis ( Mocsary , 1913)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Chrysididae

169. Praestochrysis lachesis ( Mocsary, 1913)  Plate 62

Chrysis (Pentachrysis) lachesis  Mocsáry, 1913a: 7. Holotype ♂, Taiwan: Taihorisho (7 (descr.), depository: HNHM)*.

Chrysis (Pentachrysis) lachesis  : Mocsáry 1913b: 619 (Taiwan, cat.); Bischoff 1913: 62 (Taiwan, cat.); Uchida 1927: 152 (Taiwan, cat.); Tsuneki 1955: 35 (key), 40 (tax., descr.), 41 (Taiwan: Taihorihsho); Tsuneki 1970b: 18 (Taiwan, cat.).

Chrysis (Pentachrysis) basilacuna  Sugihara, 1932: 372. Type ?; Taiwan (372 (descr.), depository unknown).

Chrysis (Pentachrysis) basilacuna  : Tsuneki 1955: 35 (key), 41 (tax., descr.), 42 (figs 7-14), 43 (Taiwan: Taihoku); Tsuneki 1970b: 18 (synonym of lachesis).

Praestochrysis lachesis  : Kimsey and Bohart 1991: 532 (Taiwan, cat.).

Distribution.

China (Taiwan).

Remarks.

Tsuneki (1955) assumed that Chrysis lachesis  was a synonym of Chrysis basilacuna  . According to his description, the only distinguishing characteristic between the two species is the length of the antennal segments, which we think that could be a sexual dimorphic characteristic. Tsuneki was not able to study the type of Chrysis lachesis  and postponed discussion of the possible synonymy. Later, Tsuneki (1970b) considered Chrysis basilacuna  a synonym of Chrysis lachesis  without further discussion, but he surely examined all of the material available in the area. Kimsey and Bohart (1991) did not examine the type of Chrysis basilacuna  and placed it in the genus Chrysis  . However, the anal margin of the third tergite with five teeth excludes this species from the genus Chrysis  s. str., and we agree with Tsuneki’s interpretation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Chrysididae

Genus

Praestochrysis

Loc

Praestochrysis lachesis ( Mocsary , 1913)

Rosa, Paolo, Wei, Na-sen & Xu, Zai-fu 2014

2014
Loc

Praestochrysis lachesis

Linsenmaier 1959

1959