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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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Sphexlatilobus, ♂. A habitus B ventral view of metasomal sterna VII and VIII.
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Figure 38: Sphexlatilobus, ♂. A habitus B ventral view of metasomal sterna VII and VIII.

Mentions: The males of this species (females are unknown) are easily identifiable by the bright orange coloration along the free clypeal margin, combined with the visible part of the metasomal sternum VIII modified into two completely separate lobes (Fig. 38B). Sphexbilobatus and Sphexbasilicus possess similar structures, but the free clypeal margin is black in both species, and the latter also has golden pubescence on the propodeal enclosure, whereas the pubescens is silvery-white in Sphexlatilobus.


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

Dörfel TH, Ohl M - Zookeys (2015)

Sphexlatilobus, ♂. A habitus B ventral view of metasomal sterna VII and VIII.
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Figure 38: Sphexlatilobus, ♂. A habitus B ventral view of metasomal sterna VII and VIII.
Mentions: The males of this species (females are unknown) are easily identifiable by the bright orange coloration along the free clypeal margin, combined with the visible part of the metasomal sternum VIII modified into two completely separate lobes (Fig. 38B). Sphexbilobatus and Sphexbasilicus possess similar structures, but the free clypeal margin is black in both species, and the latter also has golden pubescence on the propodeal enclosure, whereas the pubescens is silvery-white in Sphexlatilobus.

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.