The purpose of this application, under Articles 80.9 and 81.1 of the Code, is to designate Anaphes fuscipennis Haliday, 1833 (family mymaridae) as the type species of Anaphes Haliday, 1833. The nominal species A. punctum Shaw, 1798 is currently the type species by subsequent designation and is placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology, but no type specimen of A. punctum existed until Huber (2011) showed conclusively that punctum belongs to the genus Camptoptera Foerster, 1856 and designated a neotype. It is clearly unacceptable that the type species of a genus does not belong to that genus so a request to the Commission to change the type species to the only other originally included species of Anaphes, A. fuscipennis, is presented, to maintain the current usage.
Anaphes Haliday, 1833 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): proposed designation of A. fuscipennis Haliday, 1833 as the type species," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 68(2), 122-126, (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v68i2.a13