Apenesia levis Kieffer, 1904

Alencar, Isabel D. C. C. & Azevedo, Celso O., 2020, Revision of the world Apenesia Westwood (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), Zootaxa 4724 (1), pp. 1-72: 29-30

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Apenesia levis Kieffer, 1904
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Apenesia levis Kieffer, 1904 

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Apenesia levis Kieffer 1904  , 41: 364–367. ♀; Kieffer 1908, 76: 25 (catalog); Kieffer 1914, 41: 392, 393–394; Gordh & Móczár 1990, 46: 205 (catalog).

Diagnosis. Female. Length 4.4 mm. Color. Body castaneous. Mandible with three apical teeth, uppermost small. Clypeus short with apical margin of median lobe concave, median carina absent. Eye gray, oval, with about 13 facets. Malar space longer than eye length. Frons polished, punctures small and very sparse. Head subquadrate with sides subparallel, vertex slightly convex, 1.1 × as long as wide. Dorsal pronotal area with sides parallel, anterior margin with median emargination. Maximum width of metapectal-propodeal complex 1.67 × its minimum width. Mesopleuron with carina dividing dorsal and lateral faces. Mesotibia strongly spinose. Metasoma longer than head and mesosoma together, petiole short.

Material examined. Holotype ♀: [ SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE], Is. Principe, Roca Inf. D. Henrique, I– IV.1901, 100– 300m. L. Fea ( MSNG). 

Comments. Below locality labels the following labels are also attached on the holotype “Typus// Apenesia laevis  K.// laevis Kieff.  // Syntypus ♀, Apenesia  , levis, J. J. Kieffer, 1904  // Museo Civico di Genova”. These labels were added to the specimen when Dr. Poggi organized the Kieffer collection in MSNG (personal communication). Another apterous female in MSGN with identical locality label to Apenesia levis  received an extra label “ Syntypus ♀, Apenesia  , levis, J. J. Kieffer, 1904  // Museo Civico di Genova” when Dr. Poggi was organizing Kieffer’s Bethylidae  collection. Kieffer (1904). However, he described this species based on a unique specimen. In this paper, whenever Kieffer described species based on more than one specimen he stated it explicitly in material examined. Further, the second exemplar with a syntype label of A. levis  is actually belongs to Sclerodermus  with large developed eyes, although ocelli are obliterated. Here we conclude that the holotype examined by Kieffer was clearly the Apenesia  redescribed in this study. The other specimen was incorrectly labeled and both were wrongly labeled as syntype.

Distribution. Afrotropical ( São Tomé and Príncipe).

MSNG

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 'Giacomo Doria'

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Bethylidae

Genus

Apenesia

Loc

Apenesia levis Kieffer, 1904

Alencar, Isabel D. C. C. & Azevedo, Celso O. 2020
2020
Loc

Apenesia levis Kieffer 1904

, J. J. Kieffer 1904
1904