Acrotaphus ferruginosus (Cresson, 1865),

Pádua, Diego G., Sääksjärvi, Ilari E., Monteiro, Ricardo F. & Oliveira, Marcio L., 2020, Review of the New World genus Acrotaphus Townes, 1960 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae), with descriptions of fifteen new species, Zootaxa 4719 (1), pp. 1-62: 24-25

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Acrotaphus ferruginosus (Cresson, 1865)


Acrotaphus ferruginosus (Cresson, 1865) 

( Figs 75–80View FIGURES 75–81)

Epimecis ferruginosa Cresson, 1865: 32  . Lectotype ♀ Cuba (ANSP), designated by Cresson , 1916: 31 [examined]. Hymenoepimecis ferruginosa (Cresson)  , Townes, 1946: 37

Acrotaphus ferruginosus (Cresson)  , Townes & Townes, 1960: 256.

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from all other species of Acrotaphus  by the combination of the following characters: 1) body entirely reddish orange; 2) wing entirely hyaline yellowish, without black bands.

Comments. Additional characters to the original description (♀) are as follows: body [16.0] mm; lower face [0.9]× as broad as high (from supraclypeal suture to base of antenna); margin of gena behind eyes strongly concave in dorsal view; margin of gena [0.45] 0.4–0.5× length of eye in dorsal view; posterior ocelli separated from eyes by [0.1]× its diameter in dorsal view; distance from tegula to head greater than [0.6] 0.5–0.6× distance from tegula to hind margin of propodeum; epicnemial carina present ventrally, extending until reaching the level of the lower corner of the pronotum laterally; fore wing [14.0] 14.0–17.0 mm; cu-a opposite to the base of Rs&M; 2 rs-m [0.8] 0.7–0.8× as long as abscissa of M between 2 rs-m and 2 m-cu; hind wing with abscissa of Cu 1 between M and cu- a [0.8] 0.7–0.8× length of cu- a; tarsal claw with basal lobe quadrangular, with claw apex slightly overtaking the posterior margin of lobe; tergite I [1.7]× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite II [1.3] 1.3–1.6× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite III [1.2] 1.2–1.3× as long as posteriorly broad; tergites IV–V [1.2] 1.15–1.3× as long as posteriorly broad; ovipositor robust, [1.6] 1.5–1.65× as long as hind tibia; lower valve with slightly swelling in the base and mid region.

Male. Unknown.

Distribution. Cuba ( Fig 81View FIGURES 75–81).

Biological notes. Host unknown.

Material examined. Lectotype: ♀, CUBA, [without other information], #625, ANSP [without the apex of the ovipositor]. Cuba: Villa Mª [sic], 01.v.1977 (Laudelima leg.), ♀, CZACC #7.00/056, IES [digital image sent by Rayner Núñez]; L. San Cayetano, Jibacoa Hab, iv.1969 (Domíngez), ♀, CZACC #7.00/055, IES [digital image sent by Rayner Núñez]; Jarahueca, Ote., 1,800–2,200 ft., 16.x.1935 (J. Acuña), E.E.A. de Cuba nº 11410, ♀, CZACC #7.00/054, IES [digital image sent by Rayner Núñez]; Santiago de Cuba, Guama, Sierra Maestra, cerca del Pico Cuba , Cabezada Rio Potrerillo , 1432 msnm (without collector), 2♀, BIOECO [digital image sent by Eduardo Por- tuondo]. 


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Acrotaphus ferruginosus (Cresson, 1865)

Pádua, Diego G., Sääksjärvi, Ilari E., Monteiro, Ricardo F. & Oliveira, Marcio L. 2020

Acrotaphus ferruginosus

Townes, H. & Townes, M. 1960: 256