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Published: 2010-09-29

A new species of Vespula, and first record of Vespa crabro L. (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) from Guatemala, Central America

Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, USDA, ARS, 5230 Konnowac Pass Road, Wapato, WA 98951 USA
Laboratorio de Entomologia Systemica, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Apartado 82, 01901, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America
Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, USDA, ARS, 5230 Konnowac Pass Road, Wapato, WA 98951 USA
Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 USA
Hymenoptera Vespula yellowjacket Vespidae Neotropical Region wasp new species Guatemala

Abstract

Vespula akrei Landolt sp. nov. is described from Guatemala. The first record of Vespa crabro L. in Guatemala is given, and Vespula inexspectata Eck from Mexico is re-described. We place Vespula akrei sp. nov. in the Vespula vulgaris (L.) species group (= Paravespula Bluthgen) based on morphology, color pattern, and DNA sequences from two mitochrondrial genes. It is presently known only from the Sierra de las Minas mountain range in southeastern Guatemala.

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How to Cite

LANDOLT, P. J., SIERRA, J. M., UNRUH, T. R., & ZACK, R. S. (2010). A new species of <em>Vespula</em>, and first record of <em>Vespa crabro </em>L. (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) from Guatemala, Central America. Zootaxa, 2629(1), 61–68. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.2629.1.4