Anaphes flavipes: redescription, neotype designation, and comparison with A. nipponicus (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae)
Samková Alena, Janšta Petr, Huber John T.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(2): 677-711, 2017
Published online: 31st December 2017
Abstract: A neotype for Anaphes flavipes (Foerster, 1841) (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), a
biological control agent of Oulema melanopus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera:
Chrysomelidae), is designated. The extensive literature on A. fl avipes is
compiled and the morphological variability of selected morphological structures
of numerous reared specimens from across its presently known geographic range
(mainly eastern Nearctic and western Palearctic) is described. Anaphes fl avipes
is compared with what appears to be morphologically and biologically the most
similar species, A. nipponicus Kuwayama, 1932, from Japan, which is briefl y
redescribed. Anaphes auripes Walker, 1846, syn. nov., is placed in synonymy
under A. fl avipes. The following new country and state records for A. fl avipes
are provided: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Canada (Nova Scotia), USA (Virginia).
Key words: Hymenoptera, Mymaridae, Anaphes flavipes, Anaphes nipponicus, biological control, neotype, morphological variability, new synonym, redescription, Holarctic Region