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Published: 2020-01-29

Taxonomic revision of the Protopolybia picteti-emortualis species-group (Richards, 1978), with descriptions of two new species (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Polistinae)

Universidade Federal do Sul e Sudeste do Pará, Instituto de Estudos do Xingu, Tv. Manoel Antônio dos Santos, s/n, quadra 52, 68380-000, São Félix do Xingu, PA, Brazil
Coordenação de Zoologia, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, MCTI, Av. Perimetral s/n, Campus de Pesquisa, 66040-170, Belém, PA, Brazil
Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History
Hymenoptera Neotropical Region social wasps Epiponini diversity male genitalia

Abstract

A taxonomic revision of the Protopolybia picteti-emortualis species-group now demonstrates that this group is possibly the largest in Protopolybia, comprising 15 species: P. eldinaris sp. nov.; P. djaneteae sp. nov.; P. cameranii (Zavattari 1906) = P. bella (Von Ihering 1903) syn. nov.; P. fulvotincta stat. rev.; P. biguttata, P. nitida, P. alvarengai, P. iheringi, P. perfulvula, P. steinbachi, P. wheeleri, P. rotundata, P. picteti, P. emortualis and P. duckei. Male and female genitalia are illustrated for P. biguttata Bequaert, P. bella, P. nitida, P. fulvotincta and P. picteti. New collection records and a new identification key are presented for this species-group.

 

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