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A revision of the Australian digger wasps in the genus Sphex (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae).

Dörfel TH, Ohl M - Zookeys (2015)

Bottom Line: Thirty-five species are recognized, of which 11 are new: Sphex argentatissimus, Sphex brevipetiolus, Sphex caelebs, Sphex corporosus, Sphex flammeus, Sphex fortunatus, Sphex gracilis, Sphex imporcatus, Sphex jucundus, Sphex latilobus and Sphex pretiosus.A dichotomous key covering all Australian species of the genus has been generated.The geographic distribution of all species is discussed based on all available locality records in relation to the Australian climate zones.

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Affiliation: Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany.

ABSTRACT
The Australian species of the sphecid wasp genus Sphex are revised. Thirty-five species are recognized, of which 11 are new: Sphex argentatissimus, Sphex brevipetiolus, Sphex caelebs, Sphex corporosus, Sphex flammeus, Sphex fortunatus, Sphex gracilis, Sphex imporcatus, Sphex jucundus, Sphex latilobus and Sphex pretiosus. A dichotomous key covering all Australian species of the genus has been generated. The geographic distribution of all species is discussed based on all available locality records in relation to the Australian climate zones.

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Various diagnostic characters. A foreleg of Sphexvestitus, ♀ B foreleg of Sphexluctuosus, ♂ C–E different profiles of the metanotum C metanotum without tuberclesD metanotum with indistinct tuberclesE metanotum with distinct tubercles.
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Figure 1: Various diagnostic characters. A foreleg of Sphexvestitus, ♀ B foreleg of Sphexluctuosus, ♂ C–E different profiles of the metanotum C metanotum without tuberclesD metanotum with indistinct tuberclesE metanotum with distinct tubercles.

Mentions: For each species, only synonyms which are relevant for the currently valid name of the respective species are listed, or which are referred to in the descriptions. The complete lists of synonyms of all species can be found in Pulawski (2014). Twelve species are known from one sex only. The unknown females of Sphexcaelebs, Sphexfortunatus, Sphexlatilobus and Sphexsemifossulatus as well as the unknown males of Sphexahasverus, Sphexbrevipetiolus, Sphexdarwiniensis, Sphexdecoratus, Sphexflammeus, Sphexgilberti, Spheximporcatus and Sphexrhodosoma are not included in the key.


A revision of the Australian digger wasps in the genus Sphex (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae).

Dörfel TH, Ohl M - Zookeys (2015)

Various diagnostic characters. A foreleg of Sphexvestitus, ♀ B foreleg of Sphexluctuosus, ♂ C–E different profiles of the metanotum C metanotum without tuberclesD metanotum with indistinct tuberclesE metanotum with distinct tubercles.
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Figure 1: Various diagnostic characters. A foreleg of Sphexvestitus, ♀ B foreleg of Sphexluctuosus, ♂ C–E different profiles of the metanotum C metanotum without tuberclesD metanotum with indistinct tuberclesE metanotum with distinct tubercles.
Mentions: For each species, only synonyms which are relevant for the currently valid name of the respective species are listed, or which are referred to in the descriptions. The complete lists of synonyms of all species can be found in Pulawski (2014). Twelve species are known from one sex only. The unknown females of Sphexcaelebs, Sphexfortunatus, Sphexlatilobus and Sphexsemifossulatus as well as the unknown males of Sphexahasverus, Sphexbrevipetiolus, Sphexdarwiniensis, Sphexdecoratus, Sphexflammeus, Sphexgilberti, Spheximporcatus and Sphexrhodosoma are not included in the key.

Bottom Line: Thirty-five species are recognized, of which 11 are new: Sphex argentatissimus, Sphex brevipetiolus, Sphex caelebs, Sphex corporosus, Sphex flammeus, Sphex fortunatus, Sphex gracilis, Sphex imporcatus, Sphex jucundus, Sphex latilobus and Sphex pretiosus.A dichotomous key covering all Australian species of the genus has been generated.The geographic distribution of all species is discussed based on all available locality records in relation to the Australian climate zones.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany.

ABSTRACT
The Australian species of the sphecid wasp genus Sphex are revised. Thirty-five species are recognized, of which 11 are new: Sphex argentatissimus, Sphex brevipetiolus, Sphex caelebs, Sphex corporosus, Sphex flammeus, Sphex fortunatus, Sphex gracilis, Sphex imporcatus, Sphex jucundus, Sphex latilobus and Sphex pretiosus. A dichotomous key covering all Australian species of the genus has been generated. The geographic distribution of all species is discussed based on all available locality records in relation to the Australian climate zones.

No MeSH data available.