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Published: 2020-05-04

Re-examination of Australian and Oriental species of Minagenia Banks, 1934 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), with a new record for the genus in Australia and a new species description

Utah State University, Department of Biology, 5305 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322–5305, USA.
Utah State University, Department of Biology, 5305 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322–5305, USA.
Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO National Research Collections Australian, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO National Research Collections Australian, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
Hymenoptera spider wasps distribution Australian Oriental Taiwan Philippines

Abstract

The genus Minagenia Banks, 1934 is reported for the first time from Australia. A new species, M. lasallei Decker, Rodriguez & Pitts, sp. nov. (Australia: from Queensland to Tasmania), is described and illustrated. A key to the four species from the Australasian and Oriental regions is given. Three species are removed from Asian Minagenia: granulosa Tsuneki, 1989, comb. nov., to the genus Priocnemis Schiødte, 1837; pempuchiensis Tsuneki, 1989, comb. nov., to the genus Nipponodipogon Ishikawa, 1965; and assimilis Smith, 1861, comb. nov., to the genus Dichragenia Haupt, 1950. Minagenia alticola Tsuneki, 1989 is a member of an undescribed genus. Placement of this species is maintained in Minagenia until the new genus can be described in a future work. Minagenia brevicornis (Banks, 1934) is redescribed.

 

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How to Cite

DECKER, B. L., PITTS, J. P., YUAN, D., & RODRIGUEZ, J. (2020). Re-examination of Australian and Oriental species of <em>Minagenia</em> Banks, 1934 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), with a new record for the genus in Australia and a new species description. Zootaxa, 4768(3), 383–394. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4768.3.5