Rhopus nigroclavatus (Ashmead),

Hayat, Mohammad, Ahmad, Zubair & Khan, Farmanur Rehman, 2014, Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Zootaxa 3793 (1), pp. 1-59: 51-52

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3793.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4539037A-4B05-4E37-8B65-2DF0FE753BAE

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Rhopus nigroclavatus (Ashmead)
status

 

Rhopus nigroclavatus (Ashmead) 

( Figs 127–129View FIGURES 127 – 129)

Xanthoencyrtus nigroclavatus Ashmead, 1902: 302  , ♀. USA.

Rhopus nigroclavatus (Ashmead)  : Noyes, 2000: 127–128, ♀, ♂, diagnosis, figures, distribution, synonymy.

Material examined. KSA: AL-BAHA: Qunfudah, vi. 2012, (MT), Coll. Z. Ahmad (3 ♀, two on slides, EH. 1588 and EH. 1589); Al-Qassim: Unaizah, 30.v. 2013 (35 F), Coll. F.R. Khan (2 ♀, on slides, EH. 1677 and EH. 1678) ( ZDAMU).

Comments. This species has been dealt with in details by Noyes & Hayat (1994) as Rhopus nigriclavus (Girault)  and by Noyes (2000). It has seven other names as its synonyms. As noted by Noyes & Hayat (1994), it is a very variable species, varying in body colour, dimensions of the antennal segments and colour of funicle segments, and in the length of the marginal fringe of the fore wing. We give some figures ( Figs 127–129View FIGURES 127 – 129) which will help in its recognition.

This is species widely distributed the Australian-Pacific, Nearctic ( USA), Neotropical ( Costa Rica), Oriental ( India, Nepal, Malaysia, Bangladesh), and the Palaearctic ( Spain) regions. It is newly recorded from Saudi Arabia  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Genus

Rhopus

Loc

Rhopus nigroclavatus (Ashmead)

Hayat, Mohammad, Ahmad, Zubair & Khan, Farmanur Rehman 2014
2014
Loc

Xanthoencyrtus nigroclavatus

Ashmead 1902: 302
1902