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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.

No MeSH data available.


Sphexmodestus. A ♂, habitus B darkened base of forewing C ♂, ventral view of metasomal sterna IV–VIII, with V–VII carrying dense fringes of setae D collecting localities.
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Figure 13: Sphexmodestus. A ♂, habitus B darkened base of forewing C ♂, ventral view of metasomal sterna IV–VIII, with V–VII carrying dense fringes of setae D collecting localities.

Mentions: Body black. Forewing membrane dark at the very base (Fig. 13B), with yellow tinge in basal half, remainder hyaline and with fuscous band at apex. Wing veins orange, dark brown near very base and around marginal cell of forewing. Clypeus with medial glabrous stripe. Appressed pubescence on clypeus and frons silvery, erect setae on clypeus black and on frons silvery. Pubescence on collar, scutum, scutellum and metanotum silvery, on scutum denser laterally and posteriorly. Scutellum convex, with medial impression. Tubercles on metanotum indistinct. Pubescence on propodeal enclosure silvery-white to dirty beige, not completely concealing sculpture. Length of petiole 1.8× length of flagellomere II.


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

Dörfel TH, Ohl M - Zookeys (2015)

Sphexmodestus. A ♂, habitus B darkened base of forewing C ♂, ventral view of metasomal sterna IV–VIII, with V–VII carrying dense fringes of setae D collecting localities.
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Figure 13: Sphexmodestus. A ♂, habitus B darkened base of forewing C ♂, ventral view of metasomal sterna IV–VIII, with V–VII carrying dense fringes of setae D collecting localities.
Mentions: Body black. Forewing membrane dark at the very base (Fig. 13B), with yellow tinge in basal half, remainder hyaline and with fuscous band at apex. Wing veins orange, dark brown near very base and around marginal cell of forewing. Clypeus with medial glabrous stripe. Appressed pubescence on clypeus and frons silvery, erect setae on clypeus black and on frons silvery. Pubescence on collar, scutum, scutellum and metanotum silvery, on scutum denser laterally and posteriorly. Scutellum convex, with medial impression. Tubercles on metanotum indistinct. Pubescence on propodeal enclosure silvery-white to dirty beige, not completely concealing sculpture. Length of petiole 1.8× length of flagellomere II.

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.