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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.


Sphexermineus. A ♂, habitus B ♂, ventral view of metasomal sternum VIII C ♀, posterodorsal view of scutellum and metanotum.
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Figure 33: Sphexermineus. A ♂, habitus B ♂, ventral view of metasomal sternum VIII C ♀, posterodorsal view of scutellum and metanotum.

Mentions: Female: Forewing with fuscous band at apex. Forebasitarsal rake with 12 long spines. Free clypeal margin simple, bulging above center. Appressed pubescence on clypeus and frons silvery-white, erect setae on frons silvery-white, most erect setae on clypeus silvery-white, a few light or dark brown. Clypeus medioventrally with glabrous spot. Central area of scutum and scutellum glabrous. Scutellum and metanotum conspicuously flat, without impressions (Fig. 33C). Tomentum on metasomal tergum I moderately dense.


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

Dörfel TH, Ohl M - Zookeys (2015)

Sphexermineus. A ♂, habitus B ♂, ventral view of metasomal sternum VIII C ♀, posterodorsal view of scutellum and metanotum.
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Figure 33: Sphexermineus. A ♂, habitus B ♂, ventral view of metasomal sternum VIII C ♀, posterodorsal view of scutellum and metanotum.
Mentions: Female: Forewing with fuscous band at apex. Forebasitarsal rake with 12 long spines. Free clypeal margin simple, bulging above center. Appressed pubescence on clypeus and frons silvery-white, erect setae on frons silvery-white, most erect setae on clypeus silvery-white, a few light or dark brown. Clypeus medioventrally with glabrous spot. Central area of scutum and scutellum glabrous. Scutellum and metanotum conspicuously flat, without impressions (Fig. 33C). Tomentum on metasomal tergum I moderately dense.

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.