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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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Sphexgracilis. A ♀, habitus B ♂, habitus C ♂ with brown wing veins and without yellow tinge on wings D ♂ with orange wing veins and a yellow tinge on wings E collecting localities, the combined symbol indicates that males and females were found in the same locality.
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Figure 18: Sphexgracilis. A ♀, habitus B ♂, habitus C ♂ with brown wing veins and without yellow tinge on wings D ♂ with orange wing veins and a yellow tinge on wings E collecting localities, the combined symbol indicates that males and females were found in the same locality.

Mentions: This species differs from other Australian Sphex of the Sphexresplendens group in having a combination of the following features: erect setae on clypeus uniformly silvery-white, metasoma black, and clypeal surface without wrinkles. Furthermore, the metasoma of female Sphexgracilis is considerably slenderer than that of other examined species (Fig. 18A).


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

Dörfel TH, Ohl M - Zookeys (2015)

Sphexgracilis. A ♀, habitus B ♂, habitus C ♂ with brown wing veins and without yellow tinge on wings D ♂ with orange wing veins and a yellow tinge on wings E collecting localities, the combined symbol indicates that males and females were found in the same locality.
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Figure 18: Sphexgracilis. A ♀, habitus B ♂, habitus C ♂ with brown wing veins and without yellow tinge on wings D ♂ with orange wing veins and a yellow tinge on wings E collecting localities, the combined symbol indicates that males and females were found in the same locality.
Mentions: This species differs from other Australian Sphex of the Sphexresplendens group in having a combination of the following features: erect setae on clypeus uniformly silvery-white, metasoma black, and clypeal surface without wrinkles. Furthermore, the metasoma of female Sphexgracilis is considerably slenderer than that of other examined species (Fig. 18A).

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.