The taxonomic status of Gilpinia hercyniae (Hartig) - morphology, bionomics and ecology of Gilpinia polytoma (Hartig) (Hymenoptera, Diprionidae). Part I.
The paper describes approaches of different authors to the issue of the taxonomic status of the species Gilpinia hercyniae (Hartig). The author presents results of his own three-year studies, which confirm theses of some of the authors. The studies also allow for the statement that elements such as morphological structure or colour of adults or larvae cannot be the distinguishing feature of G. hercyniae. Consequently, G. hercyniae should be considered synonymous to G. polytoma (Hartig).