Shaw, Mark R and Voogd, Jeroen (2019) Notes on the biology, morphology and generic placement of “Hellwigia” obscura Gravenhorst (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ophioninae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 69. pp. 39-53. ISSN 1175-5334

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The ophionine ichneumonid known as Hellwigia obscura has been reared for the first time, from larvae of Horisme sp. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) feeding on Clematis vitalba in The Netherlands. The cocoon and the parasitoid’s means of emergence are figured, as are some features of the adult. On a balance of morphological grounds, including some already discussed in the literature, it is proposed that “Hellwigia” obscura should be excluded from Hellwigia and instead be ascribed to the genus Heinrichiella stat. rev. as Heinrichiella obscura comb. n. Reasons for this change as well as for preferring this generic name to Protohellwigia Brues are given

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hellwigia elegans, Heinrichiella, Protohellwigia, Horisme, cocoon, emergence, systematics
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 13:56
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 08:30

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