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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.


Sphexcorporosus. A ♀, habitus B ♀, posterodorsal view of scutellum and metanotum C collecting localities, the combined symbol indicates that males and females were found in the same locality.
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Figure 32: Sphexcorporosus. A ♀, habitus B ♀, posterodorsal view of scutellum and metanotum C collecting localities, the combined symbol indicates that males and females were found in the same locality.

Mentions: Sphexcorporosus can be distinguished from most other members of the Sphexsubtruncatus group through a combination of the following characters: petiole shorter than flagellomere II and pubescence on propodeal enclosure not concealing sculpture. Presence of these traits is sufficient to identify males, while females of Sphexcorporosus resemble those of Sphexbrevipetiolus. The former, however, has a flat scutellum (Fig. 32B) as well as dark erect setae on the clypeus, whereas in the latter the scutellum is convex and only silvery-white erect setae are present on the clypeus.


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

Dörfel TH, Ohl M - Zookeys (2015)

Sphexcorporosus. A ♀, habitus B ♀, posterodorsal view of scutellum and metanotum C collecting localities, the combined symbol indicates that males and females were found in the same locality.
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Figure 32: Sphexcorporosus. A ♀, habitus B ♀, posterodorsal view of scutellum and metanotum C collecting localities, the combined symbol indicates that males and females were found in the same locality.
Mentions: Sphexcorporosus can be distinguished from most other members of the Sphexsubtruncatus group through a combination of the following characters: petiole shorter than flagellomere II and pubescence on propodeal enclosure not concealing sculpture. Presence of these traits is sufficient to identify males, while females of Sphexcorporosus resemble those of Sphexbrevipetiolus. The former, however, has a flat scutellum (Fig. 32B) as well as dark erect setae on the clypeus, whereas in the latter the scutellum is convex and only silvery-white erect setae are present on the clypeus.

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.