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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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Sphexbilobatus, ♂. A habitus B ventral view of metasomal sterna VII and VIII.
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Figure 28: Sphexbilobatus, ♂. A habitus B ventral view of metasomal sterna VII and VIII.

Mentions: Females of Sphexbilobatus differ from the other Australian Sphex by the following character combination: metanotum without tubercles, metasoma black, wing veins light to dark brown, appressed pubescence and erect setae on clypeus silvery-white, and scutellum convex medially. Males of Sphexbilobatus are also characterized by their metasomal sternum VIII, which consists of two large separate lobes (Fig. 28B). This character is only shared with males of two other Australian species. One of them, Sphexbasilicus, has a single lobe emerging from below the center of the free clypeal margin, is much larger in size and has orange pubescence on the propodeal enclosure, whereas Sphexbilobatus does not have lobes on the free clypeal margin, and its propodeal pubescence is silvery. In the other one, Sphexlatilobus, the free clypeal margin is bright orange, while that of Sphexbilobatus is black.


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

Dörfel TH, Ohl M - Zookeys (2015)

Sphexbilobatus, ♂. A habitus B ventral view of metasomal sterna VII and VIII.
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Figure 28: Sphexbilobatus, ♂. A habitus B ventral view of metasomal sterna VII and VIII.
Mentions: Females of Sphexbilobatus differ from the other Australian Sphex by the following character combination: metanotum without tubercles, metasoma black, wing veins light to dark brown, appressed pubescence and erect setae on clypeus silvery-white, and scutellum convex medially. Males of Sphexbilobatus are also characterized by their metasomal sternum VIII, which consists of two large separate lobes (Fig. 28B). This character is only shared with males of two other Australian species. One of them, Sphexbasilicus, has a single lobe emerging from below the center of the free clypeal margin, is much larger in size and has orange pubescence on the propodeal enclosure, whereas Sphexbilobatus does not have lobes on the free clypeal margin, and its propodeal pubescence is silvery. In the other one, Sphexlatilobus, the free clypeal margin is bright orange, while that of Sphexbilobatus is black.

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.