22 de abril de 2022

People often ask me... 'What characters did you use to identify that?'

People who are new to Hymenoptera (parasitic wasp, bee, wasp, ant, sawfly, wood wasp etc.) identification often ask me what characters I used to make identifications, well I could explain every time but that would take a lot of writing, and It's often technical and you can't add diagrams to comments, so I'm recommending people to look at this excellent identification manual which has everything you need to get started. Read and enjoy! https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259227143_Hymenoptera_of_the_World_An_Identification_Guide_to_Families

Anotado en 22 de abril de 2022 a las 12:44 PM por trichopria trichopria | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

29 de marzo de 2022

The genus Coptera new to Australia (Hymenoptera, Diapriidae)

This appears to be the first record of the genus Coptera in Australia, unless anyone has a previous one? https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/109500586

Anotado en 29 de marzo de 2022 a las 10:20 AM por trichopria trichopria | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

12 de julio de 2021

Just published! Platygaster robiniae new to Britain. Free publication download:

Just published! Platygaster robiniae new to Britain. Free download here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353196124_The_parasitoid_wasp_Platygaster_robiniae_Hymenoptera_Platygastridae_new_to_Britain

The platygastrid wasp, Platygaster robiniae Buhl & Duso, a parasitoid of the gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman), is reported as new to Britain based on numerous specimens reared from locations in Essex, the Isle of Wight and London. Notes are provided on identification, bionomics and its status in Britain.

A collaborative paper with Iain Outlaw who found it in the Isle of Wight.

Anotado en 12 de julio de 2021 a las 09:25 PM por trichopria trichopria | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

13 de mayo de 2021

New genus of Monomachidae?

This specimen may represent a new species and genus of the family Monomachidae: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/47650538

It's a wingless female, but only two monomachid species are known in S. America with wingless females, both in the genus Chasca (https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.3188.1.2), and it doesn't look like them because it differs markedly in the form of the gaster among other things.

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12 de mayo de 2021

Trichopria - a genus new to Alaska?

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04 de mayo de 2021

Identification key for Palaearctic Idiotypa wasps

Just published! Revision of Palaearctic Idiotypa (Hymenoptera, Diapriidae, Diapriinae, Spilomicrini) - Chemyreva, Notton & Zaldívar-Riverón.

Free download on request here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351287846_Revision_of_Palaearctic_Idiotypa_Hymenoptera_Diapriidae_Diapriinae_Spilomicrini

A revision of the Palaearctic species of the genus Idiotypa Förster is provided. The genus Eunuchopria Szabó, 1961 is a junior synonym of Idiotypa Förster, 1856 syn. n. and the new combination Idiotypa nitens (Szabó, 1961) comb. n., is established. Dublicate original spellings I. marii and I. mariae are resolved by first reviser action; I. mariae is now the correct original spelling. Lectotypes are designated for Idiotypa mariae and I. maritima. New synonymy is proposed: I. maritima (Haliday, 1833) = I. rufiventris (Thomson, 1858) syn. n.; = I. nigriceps Kieffer, 1909 syn. n.; = I. nigriceps Kieffer, 1911 syn. n. The three valid species I. mariae Gregor, 1939, I. maritima (Haliday, 1833) and I. nitens (Szabó, 1961) are redescribed, illustrated and keyed.

Specimens at @NHM_London are digitised here: http://data.nhm.ac.uk

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29 de abril de 2021

Theora lubrica new to Scotland (Mollusca Semelidae)

Identified by Fabio Crocetta, Simon Taylor and Graham Oliver, publication with identification tips can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348121546_Theora_lubrica_Mollusca_Semelidae_new_to_Scotland_Mollusc_World_53_July_2020_23

Anotado en 29 de abril de 2021 a las 12:14 PM por trichopria trichopria | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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