Enicospilus undulatus ( 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: 25

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.3852438

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039087DD-F911-8427-FDA3-377EB3ADF86E

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Valdenar

scientific name

Enicospilus undulatus ( Gravenhorst, 1829 )
status

 

Enicospilus undulatus ( Gravenhorst, 1829) 

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Ophion undulatus Gravenhorst, 1829: 697  .

Ophion arcuatus Brullé, 1846: 146  .

Status

A very rarely collected species, found on southern coastal heaths where it has been reared from Lasiocampa trifolii (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)  ( Lasiocampidae  ). The host is now very local and E. undulatus  has not been found in Britain since 1971.

Material examined

ENGLAND: 1 ♀, 1 Ƌ, Dungeness ( VC 15), ex Lasiocampa trifolii  coll. as larva 6 Jun. 1945 (G. V. Bull) ( BMNH); 1 ♀, 1 Ƌ, Ilfracombe ( VC 4), Jul. 1971 (I.D. Gauld); 1 ♀, Lowestoft ( VC 25), Jul. 1971 (I.D. Gauld) (latter two records taken from Gauld, 1974; specimens not in BMNH).

Additional material in NMS

SPAIN: 1 ♀, Zaragoza, Montes de Torrero, 230 m, 24 May 1998 (G.E. King).

Remarks

Enicospilus inflexus  has been separated from E. undulatus  on the basis of differences in head shape ( Gauld 1974) which seem to be consistent, based on the limited material in BMNH. Although there may be a difference in host use, this is based on only two rearings of E. undulatus  , from one place and date; although Lasiocampa trifolii  is rather smaller than L. quercus  , E. inflexus  and E. undulatus  do not differ significantly in size.

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

NMS

National Museum of Scotland - Natural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Enicospilus

Loc

Enicospilus undulatus ( Gravenhorst, 1829 )

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

Ophion arcuatus Brullé, 1846: 146

Brulle M. A. 1846: 146
1846
Loc

Ophion undulatus

Gravenhorst J. L. C. 1829: 697
1829