Jucundopius Fischer, 1984

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Jucundopius Fischer, 1984: 34. Type species: Opius (Jucundopius) jucundicola Fischer, 1984 (original designation).

Type locality of type species: Japan, Kyoto; holotype female in Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien.

Initially proposed as a subgenus of Opius (Fischer, 1984); subsequently treated as a subgenus of Eurytenes Fischer (1998). Listed by Li et al. (2013) as a synonym of Opiostomus and by Tobias (1998) as a synonym of Opius (Cryptonastes).

Diagnosis and Relationships
Jucundopius was proposed for species with a long, more or less parallel-sided fore wing stigma that were formerly included by Fischer (1972) in Cryptonastes Foerster. Characters of interest include mesoscutum with midpit, precoxal sulcus lacking sculpture, labrum concealed (in the figure of the type species in Fischer 1972, there is a small gap between the clypeus and mandibles but this may be due to the mandibles not being fully closed), scutellum largely smooth and polished, propodeum largely smooth and polished, and mandible with a very distinct basal tooth or lobe ventrally. In the type species, cross-vein r in the fore wing is longer than the width of the stigma, and arises from about the basal third of the stigma. Also, mestasomal T2 and part of T3 are striate.
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.
Biology / Hosts
The type series of the type species was reared from Phytomyza jucunda Frost and Sasakawa mining leaves of Ilex crenata Thunberg.

There are no specimens currently determined for this OTU, or those specimens determined for this OTU are not yet mappable.

This page was assembled by Bob Wharton and Danielle Restuccia. It is part of a review of the genera of World Opiinae, conducted at Texas A&M University. We are particularly grateful to Xanthe Shirley, Andrew Ly, Patricia Mullins, Trent Hawkins, Lauren Ward, Cheryl Hyde, Karl Roeder, and Andrea Walker, who did nearly all of the imaging (together with Danielle) for this project. Matt Yoder and Istvan Miko provided guidance on databasing issues associated with our use of mx and HAO respectively. This project would not have been possible without the kindness of many curators at museums throughout the world who gave generously of their time to Bob Wharton and his students. In particular, I thank Henry Townes (deceased) and David Wahl (American Entomological Institute, Gainesville), Gordon Nishida (Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu), Norm Penny, and Bob Zuparko (California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco), Bill Mason (deceased), Mike Sharkey, Andrew Bennett, and Henri Goulet (Canadian National Collection, Ottawa), Paul Dessart (deceased) (Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels), Marc De Meyer (Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika, Tervuren), Axel Bachmann (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Natureles, Buenos Aires), Eberhard Koenigsmann (deceased) and Frank Koch (Museum fuer Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin), J. Casevitz Weulersse and Claire Villemant (Museum National d’Historie Naturelle, Paris), James O’Connor (National Museum of Ireland, Dublin), Jenö Papp (National Museum of Natural History, Budapest), Kees van Achterberg (National Museum of Natural History, Leiden), Max Fischer, Herb Zettel, and Dominique Zimmermann (Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien), Per Persson and Lars-Åke Janzon (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm), Ermenegildo Tremblay (Silvestri Collection, Portici), Erasmus Haeselbarth (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, Munich), Tom Huddleston and Gavin Broad (The Natural History Museum, London), Paul Marsh and Robert Kula (USDA Systematic Research Laboratory and US National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C.), Vladimir Tobias (deceased) and Sergey Belokobylskij (Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg), and Roy Danielsson (Zoological Institute, Department of Systematics, Lund) for facilitating loans and general assistance associated with examination of holotypes and other material in their care. This work was supported largely by NSF/PEET DEB 0328922 and 0949027, with REU supplements 0723663, 1026618, 1213790, and 1313933 (to Wharton). Page last updated July, 2015. The material on this page is freely available, but should be acknowledged if used elsewhere.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers DEB 9300517, DEB (PEET) 9712543, DEB (PEET) 0328922 with REU supplements 0723663 and 1026618 and DEB 0949027 with REU supplements 1213790 and 1313933. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.