Dasymutilla Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae) from Panama : new species, sex associations and seasonal flight activity

  • A taxonomic revision of Panamanian species of the genus Dasymutilla Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae) is presented and a key for the six species is given, all recognized from both sexes. Dasymutilla colorado Cambra, Williams and Quintero sp. nov., from central and eastern Panama, is described and illustrated. Sex associations permitted us to make the following five synonymies: D. sleipniri Manley and Pitts, 2007 (male) under D. phya (Cameron, 1895) (female); D. deyrollesi Mickel, 1937 (male) and Sphaerophthama [sic.] temaxensis Cameron, 1895 under Dasymutilla araneoides (Smith, 1862) (female); D. ionothorax Manley and Pitts, 2007 (male) under Dasymutilla spilota Manley and Pitts, 2007 (female); and D. guanacaste Manley and Pitts, 2007 (male) under D. paradoxa (Gerstaecker, 1874) (female). Seasonal flight activity for Dasymutilla from six years of continuous malaise trappings in Barro Colorado Island is presented.

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Author:Roberto A. Cambra T., Kevin A. Williams, Diomedes Quintero, Donald M. Windsor, John Pickering, Daisy Saavedra
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (608)
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Year of Completion:2018
Date of first Publication:2018/02/16
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/02/22
Tag:Neotropic; Sphaeropthalminae; new distribution records; new synonymies; taxonomy
Page Number:20
First Page:1
Last Page:17
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Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0