Parabatus gracilis Morley 1913

Broad, Gavin R., 2021, Taxonomic changes in Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera), and notes on certain type specimens, Zootaxa 4941 (4), pp. 511-541 : 531

publication ID

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

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4595658

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Parabatus gracilis Morley 1913
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18. Parabatus gracilis Morley 1913

( Fig. 18 View FIGURE 18 )

Current combination. Netelia (Paropheltes) morleyi Townes,Townes &Gupta 1961 ( Ichneumonidae : Tryphoninae ), replacement name; name preoccupied in Netelia by Paniscus gracilis Morley 1913 (= Netelia (Netelia) gracilis (Morley 1913) .

Material examined. Parabatus gracilis Morley 1913 ♀ holotype, NHMUK, Australia, Queensland, Mackay: ‘gracilis Type C.M. ’; ‘Mackay 3.00’; ‘Mackay, Queensland. 1909-45.’; ‘ B.M.Type Hym. Parabatus gracilis Morley 1913 ’; ‘ B.M.Type Hym. 3b.1517’; ‘ NHMUK010635208 View Materials ’.

Comments. Netelia morleyi (= Paniscus gracilis ) is better placed in the subgenus Paropheltes Cameron , rather than in Netelia s.s., where it was placed by Townes et al. (1961). Although the holotype is a female, thus important male genitalia characters cannot be seen, it can be assigned to Paropheltes because of the combination of the following: lateral carinae only present weakly at the anterior of the scutellum ( Fig. 18b View FIGURE 18 ); inter-ocellar area pale; occipital carina only present laterally, and weak ( Fig. 18c View FIGURE 18 ). The wing venation is atypical for most Paropheltes , and most Netelia s.l., in that fore wing vein 1 cu-a is far proximal to M&RS and strongly reclivous. In this respect it is closer to some species of the subgenus Longiterebates Kaur & Jonathan , but in these species the fore wing vein 3 rs-m is absent.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Parabatus