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Published: 2021-07-29

A new species of the genus Petersenidia Lelej (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) from Indonesia, eastward of Wallace’s line

Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
velvet ants lectotype Batesian mimicry Sulawesi Hymenoptera


Petersenidia mikhailovi sp. nov. (♀, Indonesia: Sulawesi) is described and illustrated. The new species is related to P. macassarica (Zavattati, 1914) by having a median longitudinal carina on the basal half of metasomal tergum 2, but differs by the carina being shorter and lower, by the lack of a posterior interrupted pale fringe on metasomal tergum 2 and by a smooth pygidium. The lectotype of Mutilla macassarica Zavattari, 1914 is designated.


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How to Cite

LELEJ, A. S. (2021). A new species of the genus <em>Petersenidia</em> Lelej (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) from Indonesia, eastward of Wallace’s line. Zootaxa, 5006(1), 101–105.