Antrusa persimilis Nixon 1954

Broad, Gavin R., 2021, Taxonomic changes in Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera), and notes on certain type specimens, Zootaxa 4941 (4), pp. 511-541: 512-513

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4941.4.3

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4617288

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Antrusa persimilis Nixon 1954
status

 

1. Antrusa persimilis Nixon 1954  

( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 )

Current combination. junior synonym of Antrusa melanocera (Thomson 1895)   ( Braconidae   : Alysiinae   ); Griffiths (1964).

Material examined. Antrusa persimilis   ♀ lectotype, here designated, NHMUK, England: ‘ Staunton, GW [Gloucestershire], High Meadow W[oo]ds. 9.vi.1936. E.B.B. & J.F. P. B.M. 1936-399’; ‘ Antrusa persimilis Nixon   syntype   ♀ Det. G. Broad 2020’; ‘+ 145 syntypes B.M.Type Hym 3c.2412’; ‘ NHMUK010635170 View Materials   ’; 145 paralectotypes, 106♀ s, 39♂s; 1♀,1♂ England: Bucks., Princes Risborough , 21.vi-4.vii.1942, R.B. Benson   ; 2♀ England: Bucks., Whaddon Chase , 22.vi.1944, R.B. Benson   ; 11♀,7♂ England: Glos., High Meadow Woods, Staunton , 9.vi.1936, E. B.B. [enson] & J.F. P.[erkins], B.M. 1936-399; 1♂ England: Glos., Staunton, 7.vi.1936, E. B.B. [enson] & J.F. P.[erkins], B.M. 1936-399   ; 1♀ England: [Hants.] New Forest, Brockenhurst, 25.30. vi.1933, G. Nixon; 1♂ England: Herts. , Boxmoor , 10.x.1936, R.B. Benson, B.M. 1936-293   ; 1♀ England: Herts., Boxmoor , 9.x.1936, R.B. Benson, B.M. 1936-293   ; 1♀ England: Herts., Kings Walden, 4.vi.1942, R.B. Benson; 1♂ England: Herts. Tring 27.v.1942, R.B. Benson   ; 2♀ England: South Hants., Southampton, vi.1938, R.B. Benson; 1♂ England: Surrey, Oxshott , 9.vii.1932   ; 1♀ England: Suffolk, Brandon , 23-30.v.1945, R.B. Benson   ; 3♀ England: Surrey, Oxshott , viii.1938, G.E.J. Nixon   ; 2♀ England: Surrey, Weybridge, 1-12.vii.1935, G.E.J. Nixon; 1♂ England: W. Kent, Eynsford , 6.vi.1938, G.E.J. Nixon, B.M. 1938-341   ; 1♀ Wales: Glamorgan., Taff’s Well , 20.vi.1937, E. B.B. & R.J. B., B.M. 1937-446; 1♂ Sweden: Skåne, Dalby, 10.viii.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938- 414   ; 9♀ Sweden: Skåne, Degeberga , 8.vii.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 1♀ Sweden: Skåne, Degeberga , 9.vii.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 8♀,1♂ Sweden: Skåne, Degeberga , 10.vii.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 4♀ Sweden: Skåne, Degeberga , 14.vii.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 1♀,1♂ Sweden: Skåne, Höör , 8.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 1♀,2♂ Sweden: Skåne, Höör , 9.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414; 1♂ Sweden: Skåne, Höör, 11.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414; 1♂ Sweden: Skåne, Höör, 14.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 7♀,6♂ Sweden: Skåne, Höör , 16.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 5♀,2♂ Sweden: Skåne, Höör , 17.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 3♀,1♂ Sweden: Skåne, Höör , 18.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 25♀,3♂ Sweden: Skåne, Höör , 22.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 1♀ Sweden: Skåne, Höör , 26.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 4♀ Sweden: Skåne, Kivik, 19.vii.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414; 1♂ Sweden: Skåne, Ring sjö. [Ringsjön?], 12.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938- 414   ; 8♀,2♂ Sweden: Skåne, Ring sjö. [Ringsjön?], 19.vi.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 1♀ Sweden: Skåne, Röstanga , 6.vii.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   ; 2♀,4♂ Sweden: Skåne, Skäralid , 1.vii.1938, D.M.S. Perkins & J.F. Perkins, B.M. 1938-414   .

Comments. Nixon (1954) described Antrusa persimilis   but did not designate a type specimen, other than to say, ‘Type in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.)’. Other species described in the same paper have holotypes clearly designated, so this was presumably an oversight on Nixon’s part. Nixon listed the distribution as ‘ England, Ireland, Sweden.’ These specimens were never labelled with identifications; there is a small series of specimens preceded by one specimen with a label ‘In B.M. 196 Antrusa   persimilis’. These specimens and most others in the same drawer were in the collection at the time of Nixon’s description and should be considered a syntype series. Contrary to the original description there are no Irish specimens present although there is one Welsh specimen. To stabilise the name, one female (NHMUK010635170) from the separated series of specimens is here designated as the lectotype ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ).

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Antrusa