Dinotrema Foerster , 1863,

Broad, Gavin R., Shaw, Mark R. & Godfray, H. Charles J., 2016, Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Braconidae, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 8151-8151: 8151

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Dinotrema Foerster , 1863


Dinotrema Foerster, 1863 


Wharton (1980) summarises the arguments against recognition of the genus Synaldis  ; Achterberg (1988b) likewise notes that the genus is defined only by the absence of fore wing vein 2-SR, which is known to be intraspecifically variable ( Wharton 1980). Despite this, various authors attach great taxonomic weight to this venational character and maintain Synaldis  as a valid genus (as reflected by the classification in Yu et al. 2012). Species that would be classified in Synaldis  (acutidentata, concolor, distracta and globipes) are listed here in Aspilota  and Dinotrema  , according to Fauna Europaea. Some distribution data from Stelfox and Graham (1951b), Stelfox and Graham (1951a) and Achterberg (1988a). The late T. Munk was revising the European species of Aspilota  s.l. and gave much helpful advice on the generic placements of the species occurring in Britain and Ireland, some of which is unpublished and will therefore differ from the generic combinations found in, e.g. Belokobylskij et al. (2003) and Taxapad (Yu et al. 2012). Munk also advised that although Aspilota  is a well-defined genus, Dinotrema  is not defined by any apomorphies and will be split up.

Species excluded from the British and Irish list:

[pusillum (Nees, 1812, Bassus  )] T. Munk (pers. comm.) regarded this as an unidentified species; the type has been destroyed.