Enicospilus combustus ( Gravenhorst, 1829 ),

Broad, Gavin R. & Shaw, Mark R., 2016, The British species of Enicospilus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Ophioninae), European Journal of Taxonomy 187, pp. 1-31: 13-14

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852432

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Enicospilus combustus ( Gravenhorst, 1829 )
status

 

Enicospilus combustus ( Gravenhorst, 1829) 

Figs 14AView Fig, 18CView Fig

Ophion combustus Gravenhorst, 1829: 701  .

Status

A distinctive species of mainly southern distribution. It has not been found in Scotland. Reared from Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)  ( Noctuidae  ).

Material

NMS: 18 ♀♀, 2 ƋƋ, 1 unsexed; BMNH: 41 ♀♀, 14 ƋƋ; material from other collections: 19 ♀♀, 7 ƋƋ, 3 unsexed.

Distribution ( Fig. 18CView Fig)

England: VCs 1, 2, 3, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 36, 58, 62, 64, 65; Wales: VC 41, 52; Channel Islands: Sark.

Flight time (non-reared material)

July–October, with the majority in August–September; is on the wing later in the year than E. adustus  , E. cerebrator  and E. ramidulus  .

Hosts

Melanchra persicariae  (1) ( Noctuidae  ), reported via iSpot (www.ispot.org.uk), reared in Norfolk, released but identified from a photo. Additionally, there are two females in H. Schnee’s personal collection also reared, in Germany, from M. persicariae  (Dübener, coll. ix.1985, em. v/ vi.1986).

Remarks

Although very similar in general morphology to E. adustus  and E. ramidulus  , the colour pattern of E. combustus  is distinctive, with the mesosoma extensively black, and the antennae have more flagellar segments (62–70 flagellar segments, modal number 65), especially compared to E. ramidulus  , which shares a black-tipped metasoma. Other than colour pattern, though, there seem to be no reliable morphological distinctions from E. adustus  , apart from a greater number of antennal segments (but with an overlapping range).

NMS

National Museum of Scotland - Natural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Enicospilus

Loc

Enicospilus combustus ( Gravenhorst, 1829 )

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

Ophion combustus

Gravenhorst J. L. C. 1829: 701
1829