Enicospilus inflexus ( Ratzeburg, 1844 ),

Broad, Gavin R. & Shaw, Mark R., 2016, The British species of Enicospilus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Ophioninae), European Journal of Taxonomy 187, pp. 1-31: 14-15

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2016.187

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8ACE88A9-6CC8-4824-837B-3F20311E7957

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852428

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039087DD-F904-8431-FD85-30DEB751FBBC

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Enicospilus inflexus ( Ratzeburg, 1844 )
status

 

Enicospilus inflexus ( Ratzeburg, 1844) 

Figs 3AView Fig, 12View Fig, 20AView Fig

Ophion inflexus Ratzeburg, 1844: 102  .

Status

A relatively widespread parasitoid of Lasiocampa  , and possibly other Lasiocampidae  , particularly on heaths and moorland.

Material

NMS: 16 ♀♀, 7 ƋƋ, 1 unsexed; BMNH: 12 ♀♀, 8 ƋƋ, 1 unsexed; material from other collections: 17 ♀♀, 3 ƋƋ, 1 unsexed.

Distribution ( Fig. 20AView Fig)

England: VCs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 28, 31, 39, 50, 57, 64, 67, 69; Scotland: VCs 72, 87, 89, 95, 97, 98, 99, 102, 104, 105, 110; Wales: VC 49.

Flight time (non-reared material)

June–September, with the majority in August.

Hosts

Lasiocampa quercus ( Linnaeus, 1758)  (including f. callunae Palmer, 1847) (10) ( Lasiocampidae  ) ( T.H. Ford, J.L. Gregory, Harwood, A. Kennedy, D.K. Kevan, M. R. Shaw, C.H.S. Vimter, L.Wakely, P. Yarlett) ( BMNH, NMS); one specimen in BMNH labelled as reared from Euthrix potatoria ( Linnaeus, 1758)  ( Lasiocampidae  ) ( R. South), and another labelled as ex Cerura vinula ( Linnaeus, 1758)  ( Notodontidae  ) (A.H. Sperring), which seems very improbable.

Remarks

Along with E. undulatus  , with which it has frequently been confused, E. inflexus  belongs to a distinctive group of species (in older literature sometimes referred to as the genus Allocamptus  ) that lack fore wing sclerites, are very large and have a strongly sinuous fore wing vein Rs+ 2 r. Compared to E. undulatus  , E. inflexus  has more narrowed temples, giving it a less buccate head, but it is otherwise very similar.

NMS

National Museum of Scotland - Natural Sciences

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Enicospilus

Loc

Enicospilus inflexus ( Ratzeburg, 1844 )

Broad, Gavin R. & Shaw, Mark R. 2016
2016
Loc

Ophion inflexus

Ratzeburg 1844: 102
1844