Revision of the Eupelmidae Walker, 1833 described by Jean Risbec. Part 1: the slide mounted specimens housed at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris

Lucian FUSU, Ebrahim EBRAHIMI, Cedric SIEBOLD & Claire VILLEMANT

en Zoosystema 37 (3) - Pages 457-480

Published on 25 September 2015

The present contribution is a catalogue of the Jean Risbec collection, including specimens mounted on microscope slides and belonging to Eupelmidae Walker, 1833 or originally described in Eupelmidae, as well as the point-mounted or card mounted specimens originally on these slides. Lectotypes are designated for 19 species. Eleven new combinations are proposed. The genus Fanamokala Risbec, 1960 described in Pteromalidae Dalman, 1820 is treated as a junior synonym of Eupelmus Dalman, 1820, subgenus Episolindelia Girault, 1914 n. syn. The following seven specific or subspecific synonymies are made: Anastatus aliberti var. bruniptera Risbec, 1951, Anastatus nezarae Risbec, 1951, and Anastatus rhynchitidi Risbec, 1951 n. syn. of Anastatus (Anastatus) aliberti Risbec, 1951, Brasema leersiae var. garouae Risbec, 1955 n. syn. of Eupelmus (Episolindelia) australiensis (Girault, 1913), Brasema leersiae Risbec, 1956 n. syn. of Eupelmus (Episolindelia) testaceiventris (Motschulsky, 1863), Bruchocida batataephila Risbec, 1951 n. syn. of Eupelmus (Eupelmus) elongatus Risbec, 1851, and Macreupelmus australis Risbec, 1952 n. syn. of Eupelmus (Eupelmus) fissicollis Risbec, 1952. Specific status is proposed for Anastatus pseudocreobotrae Risbec, 1951 n. stat., Eupelmus (Macroneura) psychephagus Risbec, 1951 n. stat., Neanastatus bicolor Risbec, 1951 and Neanastatus platygasteri Risbec, 1956 n. stat., all described originally as varieties. Vignalia halyomorphae Risbec, 1951 is removed from synonymy under Anastatus nezarae Risbec, 1951 as Anastatus (Anastatus) halyomorphae (Risbec, 1951) rev. stat. and n. comb.


Parasitoid wasps, Afrotropical, type specimens, taxonomy, nomenclature, new lectotypes, new combinations, new synonyms, new status.

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