Enicospilus ramidulus ( Linnaeus, 1758 ),

Broad, Gavin R. & Shaw, Mark R., 2016, The British species of Enicospilus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Ophioninae), European Journal of Taxonomy 187, pp. 1-31: 23-24

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852426

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scientific name

Enicospilus ramidulus ( Linnaeus, 1758 )
status

 

Enicospilus ramidulus ( Linnaeus, 1758) 

Figs 2BView Fig, 11BView Fig, 18EView Fig

Ichneumon ramidulus Linnaeus, 1758: 566  .

Sphex truncatus Poda, 1761: 107  .

Henicospilus instabilis Kokujev, 1907: 174  .

Status

A common and widespread species, regular in light traps and rather frequently reared from Noctuidae  , particularly of the subfamily Hadeninae  .

Material

NMS: 53 ♀♀, 20 ƋƋ, 9 unsexed; BMNH: 80 ♀♀, 31 ƋƋ, 3 unsexed; material from other collections: 60 ♀♀, 23 ƋƋ, 14 unsexed.

Distribution ( Fig. 18EView Fig)

England: VCs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 36, 39, 40, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 65; Scotland: VCs 75, 84, 86, 87, 89, 90, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 105, 106, 110; Wales: VC 41, 45, 48, 50, 52; Ireland: H5; Channel Islands: Jersey.

Flight time (non-reared material)

June–September, with the majority in July.

Hosts

Actebia praecox ( Linnaeus, 1758)  ( Noctuidae  : Noctuinae  ) (1) (no collector specified; BMNH);? Anarta myrtilli (Linnaeus, 1761)  (1) ( T.H. Ford) ( NMS); Lacanobia oleracea ( Linnaeus, 1758)  (3) (P. Baker, M. R. Shaw) ( NMS); Melanchra pisi ( Linnaeus, 1758)  (28) (P. Baker, A.E. Cockayne, A. Lord, G. T. Lyle, M. R. Shaw) ( BMNH, NMS); Phlogophora meticulosa ( Linnaeus, 1758)  (1) (P. Baker) ( NMS) (all Noctuidae  , mostly Hadeninae  ).

Additional material in NMS: Bulgaria: Kavarna; Finland: Houtskär; France: Alpes-Maritimes, Côted’Or, Dordogne, 1 ex Panolis flammea (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) (M.R. Shaw)  ; Spain: Zaragoza, 1 ex Lacanobia oleracea (G.E. King)  .

Remarks

Amongst the British Enicospilus  species with two discrete, pigmented fore wing sclerites, E. ramidulus  is distinctive in that the mesosoma is entirely testaceous and the metasoma apically sharply black, from the 5th or 6th tergite onwards. Structurally very similar to E. adustus  and E. combustus  , but E. ramidulus  has shorter antennae (54–60 flagellar segments, modal value 56) and colour patterns are invariable. According to published records this is a very widely distributed species; however, there are other, similar species in various parts of the world that have been misidentified as E. ramidulus  .

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 ramidulus ( Linnaeus, 1758 )

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

Henicospilus instabilis

Kokujev N. R. 1907: 174
1907
Loc

Sphex truncatus

Poda N. 1761: 107
1761
Loc

Ichneumon ramidulus

Linnaeus C. von 1758: 566
1758