Macroglenes varicornis (Haliday)

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan, 2010, Revision of the Palearctic species of Macroglenes Westwood (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), Zootaxa 2563, pp. 1-34: 28-30

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Macroglenes varicornis (Haliday)
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Macroglenes varicornis (Haliday)  

(Figs 8, 11, 18)

Pirene varicornis Haliday, 1833: 337   .

Macroglenes varicornis   ; Hansson, 1991: 53.

Corynocere deplana Nees, 1834: 123   . Synonymy by Graham, 1969: 348. Pirene deplana   ; Dalla Tore, 1898: 215.

Diagnosis. Body black, without metallic reflections; clypeal margin not incised (cf. Figs 1–2); funicle with all segments anelliform, without sensilla (Fig. 8); mesosoma flattened (Fig. 11); pecten on 1 / 2 – 2 / 3 length of hind tibia (cf. Fig. 14); forewing with mostly indistinct bare area between R and apical margin, basal cell with few hairs near basal vein; ovipositor sheaths slightly more than half length of hind tibia, hypopygium not reaching tip of gaster (Fig. 18). Male with eyes normal and scape inflated (cf. Fig. 7); mesosoma slightly more arched.

Material examined. LECTOTYPE (Ψ) Pirene varicornis Haliday   : IRELAND: ‘varicornis’, ‘ Pirene varicornis   Ψ Hal.’, ‘ Pirene varicornis   Lectotype [red mark] Hal. M. de V. Graham det. 1967 ’, ‘B. M. TYPE HYM. 5.3466 ’ (4 Ψ on the same rectangular card, the lectotype indicated by a red mark) ( BMNH).

Additional material. CROATIA: 1 Ψ ‘ Macroglenes varicornis (Hal.)   det. Z. Bouček 1997 ’, ‘Vinica / Varaždin, Jugoslavia, Bouček, 19. 6. 65 ’ ( BMNH); 1 Ψ ‘ Macroglenes varicornis (Hal.)   det. Z. Bouček 1997 ’, ‘Dobra Voda, Goč pl., Jugoslavia, 1. 7. 68 Bouček’ ( BMNH); 1 Ψ idem, ‘ 30. 6. 68 Bouček’ ( BMNH). CZECH REPUBLIC: 1 Ψ ‘Macrogl. varicornis (Hal.)   det. Z. Bouček 1997 ’, ‘Czech R., Bohemia, Orlické hory, Trčkov (N. Res.), 1. 8. 94 ’ ( BMNH). FRANCE: 1 ɗ ‘ FRANCE, Le Prat (1,5 Km N), 3 -VI- 1979, J. T. Huber’ ( CNC); 1 ɗ ‘France-Gard, Pont du Gard, 15 VI 56, Cl. Besuchet’, ‘ Macroglenes det.   H. Baur 2009 ’ ( MHNG); 12 Ψ ‘Ratibořické hory, Tábor., BOHEMIA, 14. 7. 45. Hoffer’, ‘varicornis’ ( NMPC); 17 Ψ ‘ Bohemia: Lužany n Plznĕ, 14. VI. 1957 Hûrka’ ( NMPC); 5 Ψ idem, ‘ 14. VII. 57 ’ ( NMPC); 1 ɗ ‘Lužany (Plzeň, j.), bramboristĕ, 25. 7. 54 Slaubravy’ ( NMPC); 2 Ψ ‘ Bohemia: Bořeň, c. Středohoři, 7. VI. 53. Bouček’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ Bohemia: Hradec Kr. Piletice, Bouček / 16. 8. 53 ’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ idem, ‘ 22. VIII. ’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ Bohemia or. Hradec Král. Piletice, Bčk / 3. VIII. 47 ’ ( NMPC); 2 Ψ ‘Boh., Praha-okolí, Suchdol, Bouček 1. 7. 56 ’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ Bohemia cent. Praha-Sarka, 20 / VI. 1946, Bouček leg.’, ‘ Pirene varicornis Hal.   Ψ, Zd. Bouček det. 1960 ’, ‘P. ne graminea   kladécho delsí’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ Bohemia cent. Praha, Bouček, … / … 194 …’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘Rožmberk u Třebonĕ, Boh., 16. 6. 46. Bčk.’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ Bohemia or. Velký Vřeštov, Bouček VIII. 53 ’ ( NMPC); 4 Ψ, 1 ɗ ‘Bohem. merid. Střibr. Hutĕ, 10 / VII. 1945, Bouček leg.’ ( NMPC); 4 Ψ ‘ Bohemia or. Hradec Králové, … / … 194 …, Bouček leg.’ ( NMPC); 1 ɗ idem, ‘ 1. VIII. 47 ’ ( NMPC); 6 Ψ ‘ Bohemia: Týništĕ n. Orl., obora. Bouček / 5. 7. 59 ’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ ČSR Bohemia mer. Hranice, 4. 7. 46. Dr. Hoffer’, ‘sm. na vlhkých rašelin. lukách.’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ ČSR Morav. occid. Javolice, 7. 8. 44. Dr. A. Hoffer’, ‘horský terain (cca 800 m n. m.), (stromy a keře)’ ( NMPC); 3 Ψ, 1 ɗ ‘ ČSR Moravia mer., Pavlovské k.: Klausen, 6. 7. 52. Dr Hoffer’, ‘Step na vápencovém podkladu’ ( NMPC); 1 ɗ idem, ’ 15. 7. 52 ’ ( NMPC); 1 ɗ ‘ ČSR Pavlovské kopce – Klausen, 27. 7.46. Dr. Hoffer’, ‘Step na vápencovém podkladu’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ ČSR Moravia mer., Pavl. k – Tuvolol., 6. 7. 52. Dr Hoffer’, ‘Step na vápencovém podkladu’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ ČSR Boh Šumava, Bučina, 18. 8. 46. Dr Hoffer’, ‘sesm. na horských lukách (nadm výš. cca 1.000 m)’ ( NMPC). GERMANY: 27 Ψ (on four rectangular cards) ‘D, Schleswig-Holstein: Kiel (Feuchtwiesen), 1950, leg. Boness, labeled: H. Baur 1993 ’, ‘Ψ Macroglenes varicornis (Halid.)   det. Baur 1993 ’ ( MHNG); 1 Ψ ‘Ins. Rügen, Baabe Umg., GERMANIA, VII. 1960 Bouček’ ( NMPC); 4 Ψ (one as ‘Pirene’) ‘Museum Leiden, W. Germany, Aachen, Seffent, ca 200 m, 19.VI. 1981 ’, ‘C. v. Achterberg, C. v. Heijningen, B. K. Nübel & W. H. v. d. Wijngaard’ ( RMNH);? Germany: 2 Ψ (on one micropin) ‘Coll. Förster, sous Pirene graminea Hal.   ’, ‘ Pirene varicornis Hal. Ch. Ferrière   det.’, ‘Ψ Macroglenes varicornis (Haliday)   det. Baur 1993 ’ ( MHNG). ROMANIA: 1 Ψ ‘ Macroglenes varicornis   Ψ det. M. Mitroiu 2005 ’, ‘Varatic (NT), 30. VII. 1998 leg. M.M. 64 ’ ( MICO); 8 Ψ ’RO: NT, Lacu Rosu, 27. VI. 1999 leg. M.-D. Mitroiu’, ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   Ψ det. M. Mitroiu 2009 ’ ( MICO); 4 ɗ ’RO: P. N. P. Craiului-Marele Grohotis, 20. VIII. 0 3 leg. Popescu’, ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   ɗ det. M. Mitroiu 2009 ’ ( MICO); 1 ɗ ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   ɗ det. M. Mitroiu 2003 ’, ’Rezerv. Agigea, 28. VI. 2000 leg. M.M. 178 ’ ( MICO); 7 Ψ ’RO: NT, Cheile Bicazului (vg. mg. drum), 27. VI. 99 leg. M. Mitroiu’, ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   Ψ det. M. Mitroiu 2009 ’ ( MICO); 14 ɗ ’RO: SV, Falticeni (lucerna în livada mar), 22. VII. 0 7 leg. M. Mitroiu’, ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   Ψ det. M. Mitroiu 2009 ’ ( MICO); 3 ɗ idem, ’covor veg. livada mar’ ( MICO); 7 Ψ ‘RO: IS, Barnova, 25. VI. 2005 leg. O. Popovici’, ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   Ψ det. M. Mitroiu 2009 ’ ( MICO); 1 Ψ ’RO: SV, Draguseni (lucerna), 10. VI. 0 4 leg. C. Lisenchi’, ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   ɗ det. M. Mitroiu 2009 ’ ( MICO); 4 Ψ ’RO: NT, Potoci (pajiste), 28. VI. 99 leg. M.-D. Mitroiu’, ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   Ψ det. M. Mitroiu 2009 ’ ( MICO); 4 Ψ idem, ’ 26. VI. 99 ’ ( MICO); 1 Ψ idem, ’ 3. VI. 2007 leg. O. Popovici’ ( MICO); 1 Ψ ’RO: NT, Masivul Ceahlau-Toaca, Dochia, 15. VI. 0 7 leg. O. Popovici’, ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   Ψ det. M. Mitroiu 2009 ’ ( MICO); 2 Ψ ’RO: IS, Barnova-R. N. Poiana cu Schit, 21. VI. 0 7 leg. O. Popovici’, ’ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   Ψ det. M. Mitroiu 2009 ’ ( MICO); 1 Ψ, 1 ɗ ‘ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   ɗ (I.A.) / Parcovaci (IS), 2. VII. 1956 (I.A.)’ ( MICO); 10 Ψ ‘ Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   Ψ (I.A.) / Pangarati NT, Vila Turcanu, 11. VI. 1957 (I.A.)’ ( MICO); 19 Ψ idem, 10. VI. 1957 ’ ( MICO); 6 Ψ‘Macroglenes varicornis Hal.   Ψ (I.A.) / Pangarati NT, Turcan, 21. VI. 1957 ’ ( MICO). SLOVAKIA: 1 ɗ ‘ SLOVAKIA, Muránska Planina Nat. Park, Murán, 27. VII. 2009, On hydrophilous veg. & Salix   spp. N 48 0 43 ’ 43 ’’; E 20 0 02 ’ 30 ’’; 382 m, Leg. Mitroiu M. sweeping’ ( MICO); 1 ɗ ‘ SLOVAKIA, Muránska Planina Nat. Park, Murán, 22. VII. 2009, Meadow with Conium maculatum, N 48 0 44 ’ 13 ’’; E 20 0 02 ’ 17 ’’; 420 m, Leg. Mitroiu M. sweeping’ ( MICO).? SWEDEN: 2 Ψ?’Törsk Aken’ (very old round label) ‘Museum Leiden, Pirene varicornis Hal.   ’ ‘Cat. No 1-2 ’ ‘ Pirene varicornis Hal. Det. M. J. Gijswijt, 1993   ’ ( RMNH). SWITZERLAND: 3 Ψ ‘ SWITZERLAND: Turgau, Unterwasserenu, 1440 m 4. VIII. 84, L. Masner SW02’ ( CNC); 1 Ψ ‘Suisse-Vaud, Lutry 4 VII 56, Cl. Besuchet’, ‘ Macroglenes varicornis Halid.   Ψ det. H. Baur 2009 ’ ( MHNG); 4 Ψ, 1 ɗ ’ CH, VS: ne Hohtenn (Subalpine Weide), 625.65 / 130.75, 1460 m, 30. 6. 1992, le. H. Baur’, ‘ Macroglenes varicornis (Haliday)   , det. H. Baur 1992 ’ ( NMBE); 1 Ψ ‘Praz Rodet / VD, 24.– 31. 7.

91, Em: 3 ’, ‘ CH, VD: Le Chenit (Schlupffalle), 502.9 /158.0 1050 m, leg. C. Vaucher’, ‘Ψ Macroglenes varicornis (Haliday)   , det. H. Baur’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ, 2 ɗ ‘ CH, VS: Dorénaz Crètadon (Trochenrasen), 571.3 / 108.3, 500 m, 8. 7. 1992, leg. H. Baur 1992 ’, ‘ Macroglenes varicornis (Haliday)   , det. H. Baur’ ( NMPC); 10 Ψ ‘ CH BE 550 m, Bremgarten, Hoger, 599.4 / 202.9, 27.v. 1997 H. Baur’ (1 Ψ also labeled ‘ Macroglenes det.   H. Baur 2003 ’) ( NMPC); 16 Ψ idem, ‘ 6. Vi. 1996 ’ (1 Ψ also labeled ‘Trockenrasen 150 Netzschläge’ and 1 Ψ also labeled ‘ Macroglenes det.   H. Baur 1999 ’ ( NMPC); 1 Ψ ‘ CH BE Bern, Bremgartenw., Eymatt, 510 m, 596.5 / 201.4, 9. 6. 2003 leg. H. Baur’ ( NMPC); 2 Ψ ‘ CH BE Bremgarten Hogger (Magerwiese), 550 m 599.4 / 202.9, 26. 5. 2004 leg. H. Baur’ ( NMPC). U.K.: 1 Ψ ‘ varicornis (Hal.)   ’, ‘Bold Hill (near Lewknor, Oxfordsh.) England, 13 / 6. 1970 lg. Bouček’ ( BMNH);? U.K.: 1 ɗ ‘ Pirene varicornis Hal.   ’, ‘Stood under this name in old B. M. Coll. C. Waterhouse’ ( BMNH); 1 Ψ ’ 38 / 7.12 / ‘ 75 ’ (round label, blue underneath) ( BMNH); 1 Ψ ’ 38 / 7.12 / ’ 78-80 ’ (idem) ( BMNH); 1 Ψ ’ 38 / 7.12 / ’ 74 (idem) ( BMNH); 1 Ψ ‘ Pirene varicornis   / Stood under this name in old B. M. Coll. C. Waterhouse’ ( BMNH); 1 Ψ ‘ Erythromalus varicornis   sp. n. Det. Z. Bouček’ ( BMNH); 1 Ψ ‘Walker coll., 1904 - 120 ’ ( BMNH).

Variation. In some males and females F 5 may be slightly but distinctly larger than F 4, in some (rare) cases even having one sensillum; when males are involved it is thus sometimes rather difficult to decide if the specimen belongs to M. varicornis   or M. chalybeus   .

Comments. Easily distinguishable from other species in having all funicular segments anelliform, without sensilla (except rarely F 5) and entire clypeal margin. It seems to be one of the most common species in Europe.

Distribution. Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Montenegro, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, U.K. ( Noyes 2003); previously unrecorded from Switzerland.

Hosts. Known as a parasitoid of Contarinia tritici   (various authors cited by Noyes 2003). Several specimens have been collected in alfalfa fields.

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

NMPC

National Museum Prague

ČSR

Caucasus State Nature Biosphere Reserve

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

NMBE

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Pteromalidae

Genus

Macroglenes

Loc

Macroglenes varicornis (Haliday)

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan 2010
2010
Loc

Macroglenes varicornis

Hansson 1991: 53
1991
Loc

Corynocere deplana

Graham 1969: 348
Tore 1898: 215
1969
Loc

Pirene varicornis

Haliday 1833: 337
1833