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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.


Sphexcaelebs, ♂. A habitus B frontal view.
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Figure 30: Sphexcaelebs, ♂. A habitus B frontal view.

Mentions: The presence of a few dark erect setae on the clypeus combined with partially orange legs (mainly parts of the anterior surface of the foreleg, as seen in Fig. 30B, and the inner hindtibial spur including pecten) make Sphexcaelebs unique among the male Australian Sphex (the female of this species is unknown). The habitus and mesosomal sculpture resemble some Sphexmodestus, which possesses an only inconspicuously raised metanotum and dense white or yellowish tufts of setae on the metasomal sterna that are absent in Sphexcaelebs.


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

Dörfel TH, Ohl M - Zookeys (2015)

Sphexcaelebs, ♂. A habitus B frontal view.
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Figure 30: Sphexcaelebs, ♂. A habitus B frontal view.
Mentions: The presence of a few dark erect setae on the clypeus combined with partially orange legs (mainly parts of the anterior surface of the foreleg, as seen in Fig. 30B, and the inner hindtibial spur including pecten) make Sphexcaelebs unique among the male Australian Sphex (the female of this species is unknown). The habitus and mesosomal sculpture resemble some Sphexmodestus, which possesses an only inconspicuously raised metanotum and dense white or yellowish tufts of setae on the metasomal sterna that are absent in Sphexcaelebs.

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.