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Rhopalosoma nearcticum Brues, 1943

Rhopalosoma nearcticum Brues, 1943:316, ♀. Holotype ♀, Kissimmee, Florida (Museum of Comparative Zoology); Townes, 1977Townes, H.K.1977 A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34.:21, Type ♀ (Cambridge). - Brues, 1943Brues, C.T.1943 The American species of Rhopalosoma. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 36 (2):310-318. (distribution); Muesebeck et al., 1951Muesebeck, C.F.W., K.V. Krombein & H.K. Townes1951 Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico - Synoptic catalog. U.S. Dept. Agr. Monog. 2:1-1420. (distribution), 773 (hosts [Orocharis saltator Uhler]); Gurney, 1953Gurney, A.B.1953 Notes on the biology and immature stages of a cricket parasite of the genus Rhopalosoma. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 103 (3313):19-34. (distribution); Krombein, 1963Krombein, K.V.1963 Natural history of Plummers Island, Maryland. XVII. Annotated list of the wasps (Hymenoptera: Bethyloidea, Scolioidea, Vespoidea, Pompiloidea, Sphecoidea). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 76:255-280. (distribution); Townes, 1977Townes, H.K.1977 A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34. (distribution), 1 (hosts [Hapithus and Orocharis]), 16 (hosts [crickets of the subfamily Eneopterinae]), 21 (hosts [Hapithus agitator, H. brevipennis]), 22 (description); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks1979 Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209. (distribution), 1571 (hosts [Orocharis saltator Uhler]); Mason, 1986Mason, W. R. M.1986 Standards drawing conventions and definitions for venational and other features of wings of Hymenoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88:1-7. (figures); Evans, 1987Evans, H.E.1987 Rhopalosomatidae (Pompiloidea). In: Stehr, F.W. (Ed.). Immature Insects. 679-680.:680 (biology, hosts [Orocharis & Hapithus species]); Stange, 1991Stange, L.A.1991 The Rhopalosomatidae of Florida. Entomology Circular 341:1-2. (distribution); Gauld, 1995Gauld, I.D.1995 Rhopalosomatidae. In: Hanson, P.E. & I.D. Gauld (Ed.). The Hymenoptera of Costa Rica. 548-552. (distribution), 549 (hosts [Hapithus and Orocharis species]); Poole, 1996Poole, R.W.1996 Nomina insecta Nearctica. Volume 2: Hymenoptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Trichoptera. (listed [in 'check list of the insects of north America']); McGown, 1998McGown, M. W.1998 Rhopalosomatidae of Mississippi. . (distribution, figures); Tschuch & Brothers, 2000Tschuch, G. & D.J. Brothers2000 Stridulatory organs in solitary Aculeate Hymenoptera (Insecta). Zoologischer Anzeiger 239:319-327. (distribution, phylogeny); Coronado Blanco & Ruíz Cancino, 2002Coronado Blanco, J.M. & E. Ruíz Cancino2002 Registro de Rhopalosoma simile Brues (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) para el estado de Tamaulipas, México. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (nueva serie) 86:243-244. (distribution); Schulmeister, 2002Schulmeister, S.2002 Morphology and evolution of the tarsal plantulae in Hymenoptera (Insecta), focussing on the basal lineages. Zoologica Scripta 32:153-172. (phylogeny); Wharton, 2006Wharton, R.A.2006 The Species of Sternaulopius Fischer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Opiinae) and the Braconid Sternaulus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 15:317-347. (anatomy, distribution); Gauld, 2006Gauld, I.D.2006 Familia Rhopalosomatidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 77:607-609. (distribution), 608 (biology, hosts [Hapithus and Orocharis species]); Smith, 2008Smith, D.R.2008 Hymenoptera (Insecta) of Plummers Island, Maryland: Symphyta and selected families of Apocrita. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 15:160-167. (distribution); Pilgrim et al., 2008Pilgrim, E.M., C.D. von Dohlen & J.P. Pitts2008 Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies. Zoologica Scripta :1-22. (phylogeny); Vilhelmsen et al., 2010Vilhelmsen, L., I. Mikó & L. Krogmann2010 Beyond the wasp-waist: structural diversity and phylogenetic significance of the mesosoma in apocritan wasps (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 159 (1):1-173. (phylogeny); Pickett & Carpenter, 2010Pickett, K.M. & J.M. Carpenter2010 Simultaneous analysis and the origin of eusociality in the Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Arthropods Sytesmatics & Phylogeny 68 (1):3-33. (phylogeny); Heraty et al., 2011Heraty, J., F. Ronquist, J.M. Carpenter, D. Hawks, S. Schulmeister, A.P. Dowling, D. Murray, J. Munro, W.C. Wheeler, N. Schiff & M. Sharkey2011 Evolution of the hymenopteran megaradiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60:73-88. (phylogeny); Vilhelmsen, 2011Vilhelmsen, L.2011 Head capsule characters in the Hymenoptera and their phylogenetic implications. Zookeys 130:343-361. (phylogeny); Barrows, 2013Barrows, E.M.2013 Habitat abundances of a cricket-parasitizing wasp Rhopalosoma nearcticum (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) in a United States mid-Atlantic park. Open Journal of Animal Sciences 3 (4):311-313. (distribution), 311 (biology, hosts [Hapithus and Orocharis crickets]); Klopfstein et al., 2013Klopfstein, S., L. Vilhelmsen, J.M. Heraty, M. Sharkey & F. Ronquist2013 The Hymenopteran Tree of Life: Evidence from Protein-Coding Genes and Objectively Aligned Ribosomal Data. Plos One 8 (8):1-23. (phylogeny); Lohrmann & Engel, 2017Lohrmann, V. & M.S. Engel2017 The wasp larva’s last supper: 100 million years of evolutionary stasis in the larval development of rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae). Fossil Record 20:239-244.:239 (listed); Miller et al., 2019Miller, L.A., T.D. Benefield, S.A. Lounsbury, V. Lohrmann & J.D. Blaschke2019 DNA barcoding of rhopalosomatid larvae reveals a new host record and genetic evidence of a second species of Rhopalosoma Cresson (Hymenoptera, Rhopalosomatidae) in America north of Mexico. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 74:35-46. (distribution), 35 (hosts [Hapithus agitator Uhler, H. brevipennis (Saussure), and H. saltator (Uhler) (Gryllidae: Hapithinae)]), 42 (discussion).

Area distribution map

map of Rhopalosoma nearcticum     Brues, 1943

Literature

  • Barrows, E.M.2013 Habitat abundances of a cricket-parasitizing wasp Rhopalosoma nearcticum (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) in a United States mid-Atlantic park. Open Journal of Animal Sciences 3 (4):311-313.
  • Brues, C.T.1943 The American species of Rhopalosoma. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 36 (2):310-318.
  • Coronado Blanco, J.M. & E. Ruíz Cancino2002 Registro de Rhopalosoma simile Brues (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) para el estado de Tamaulipas, México. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (nueva serie) 86:243-244.
  • Evans, H.E.1987 Rhopalosomatidae (Pompiloidea). In: Stehr, F.W. (Ed.). Immature Insects. 679-680.
  • Gauld, I.D.1995 Rhopalosomatidae. In: Hanson, P.E. & I.D. Gauld (Ed.). The Hymenoptera of Costa Rica. 548-552.
  • Gauld, I.D.2006 Familia Rhopalosomatidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 77:607-609.
  • Gurney, A.B.1953 Notes on the biology and immature stages of a cricket parasite of the genus Rhopalosoma. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 103 (3313):19-34.
  • Heraty, J., F. Ronquist, J.M. Carpenter, D. Hawks, S. Schulmeister, A.P. Dowling, D. Murray, J. Munro, W.C. Wheeler, N. Schiff & M. Sharkey2011 Evolution of the hymenopteran megaradiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60:73-88.
  • Klopfstein, S., L. Vilhelmsen, J.M. Heraty, M. Sharkey & F. Ronquist2013 The Hymenopteran Tree of Life: Evidence from Protein-Coding Genes and Objectively Aligned Ribosomal Data. Plos One 8 (8):1-23.
  • Krombein, K.V.1963 Natural history of Plummers Island, Maryland. XVII. Annotated list of the wasps (Hymenoptera: Bethyloidea, Scolioidea, Vespoidea, Pompiloidea, Sphecoidea). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 76:255-280.
  • Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks1979 Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209.
  • Lohrmann, V. & M.S. Engel2017 The wasp larva’s last supper: 100 million years of evolutionary stasis in the larval development of rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae). Fossil Record 20:239-244.
  • Mason, W. R. M.1986 Standards drawing conventions and definitions for venational and other features of wings of Hymenoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88:1-7.
  • McGown, M. W.1998 Rhopalosomatidae of Mississippi. .
  • Miller, L.A., T.D. Benefield, S.A. Lounsbury, V. Lohrmann & J.D. Blaschke2019 DNA barcoding of rhopalosomatid larvae reveals a new host record and genetic evidence of a second species of Rhopalosoma Cresson (Hymenoptera, Rhopalosomatidae) in America north of Mexico. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 74:35-46.
  • Muesebeck, C.F.W., K.V. Krombein & H.K. Townes1951 Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico - Synoptic catalog. U.S. Dept. Agr. Monog. 2:1-1420.
  • Pickett, K.M. & J.M. Carpenter2010 Simultaneous analysis and the origin of eusociality in the Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Arthropods Sytesmatics & Phylogeny 68 (1):3-33.
  • Pilgrim, E.M., C.D. von Dohlen & J.P. Pitts2008 Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies. Zoologica Scripta :1-22.
  • Poole, R.W.1996 Nomina insecta Nearctica. Volume 2: Hymenoptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Trichoptera.
  • Schulmeister, S.2002 Morphology and evolution of the tarsal plantulae in Hymenoptera (Insecta), focussing on the basal lineages. Zoologica Scripta 32:153-172.
  • Smith, D.R.2008 Hymenoptera (Insecta) of Plummers Island, Maryland: Symphyta and selected families of Apocrita. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 15:160-167.
  • Stange, L.A.1991 The Rhopalosomatidae of Florida. Entomology Circular 341:1-2.
  • Townes, H.K.1977 A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34.
  • Tschuch, G. & D.J. Brothers2000 Stridulatory organs in solitary Aculeate Hymenoptera (Insecta). Zoologischer Anzeiger 239:319-327.
  • Vilhelmsen, L.2011 Head capsule characters in the Hymenoptera and their phylogenetic implications. Zookeys 130:343-361.
  • Vilhelmsen, L., I. Mikó & L. Krogmann2010 Beyond the wasp-waist: structural diversity and phylogenetic significance of the mesosoma in apocritan wasps (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 159 (1):1-173.
  • Wharton, R.A.2006 The Species of Sternaulopius Fischer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Opiinae) and the Braconid Sternaulus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 15:317-347.