Glyptapanteles fausta (Nixon, 1973),

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Glyptapanteles fausta (Nixon, 1973)


Glyptapanteles fausta (Nixon, 1973) 

Apanteles fausta  Nixon, 1973


England, Scotland


Generic placement in doubt; some authors place both fausta and lateralis in Sathon  . Papp (1983) synonymised fausta under Apanteles eugeni  Papp, 1972 but later ( Papp 1988) rescinded his action. Unfortunately Papp (1972) had chosen a non-reared specimen as holotype but a paratype of eugeni reared from Anthophila fabriciana  (Linnaeus) is in BMNH and appears to be conspecific with fausta (described from this host). It seems probable that Papp's ( Papp 1983) synonymy was justified but, as this requires further investigation, the name fausta is retained for now.