The case of Holopyga gogorzae Trautmann, 1926 and revision of the H. miranda group (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae)


The species treated as Holopyga gogorzae Trautmann, 1926 by Linsenmaier (1959) and subsequent authors was found to be misidentified. The first available name for this West Mediterranean species, thus the valid one, is Holopyga calida Linsenmaier, 1951, herewith raised to specific rank. Surprisingly enough, the true H. gogorzae Trautmann, whose female is still unknown, does not belong to the H. miranda group; it conversely belongs to the H. fervida group, and is most closely related to H. rubra Linsenmaier, 1999 according to genital capsule and tarsal claws. A key to the species of the H. miranda group, and relevant illustrations, are here provided. During this study, Hedychridium planatum Bischoff, 1910 and H. planatum var. auratum Bischoff, 1910 both proved Holopyga, not Hedychridium, most likely synonyms of H. fervida (Fabricius, 1781). The name Holopyga amoenula group is here proposed to replace the name Holopyga gloriosa group given by Linsenmaier (1959), because the name gloriosa Fabricius, 1793 has been suppressed by the ICZN - International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1998) and is therefore invalid.



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Rosa, P., & Pavesi, M. (2020). The case of <em>Holopyga gogorzae</em> Trautmann, 1926 and revision of the <em>H. miranda</em&gt; group (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae). Natural History Sciences, 7(2).