Macroglenes nigroclypeatus Amerling & Kirchner, 1860, Amerling & Kirchner, 1860

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan, 2010, Revision of the Palearctic species of Macroglenes Westwood (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), Zootaxa 2563, pp. 1-34: 23

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.197191

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6022854F-4788-4DF7-B0C0-B5DA2FDE1093

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Macroglenes nigroclypeatus Amerling & Kirchner, 1860
status

 

Macroglenes nigroclypeatus Amerling & Kirchner, 1860   nomen dubium

Macroglenes nigroclypeatus Amerling & Kirchner, 1860   ; Kirchner, 1860: 72.

Comments. Macroglenes nigroclypeatus   may not belong to Macroglenes   or even Pteromalidae   . It is not absolutely clear from Kirchner’s very brief description, but the details of its biology (reared from ‘Larven der Kohlraupe’, i.e. caterpillars of lepidopterans attacking cabbage, e.g. Pieris   or Mamestra   ) suggests that it may be an eulophid, perhaps a Melittobia   , because species of Melittobia   resemble Macroglenes   and are known to attack these hosts. According to Dr. Jan Macek ( NMPC) the original specimens, if they still exist, may be scattered throughout Bouček’s collection in NMPC, and thus be very difficult to find. Until they are eventually found I treat M. nigroclypeatus   as a nomen dubium.

NMPC

National Museum Prague

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Pteromalidae

Genus

Macroglenes

Loc

Macroglenes nigroclypeatus Amerling & Kirchner, 1860

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan 2010
2010
Loc

Macroglenes nigroclypeatus Amerling & Kirchner, 1860

Kirchner 1860: 72
1860