Apenesia amazonica Westwood, 1874

Alencar, Isabel D. C. C. & Azevedo, Celso O., 2020, Revision of the world Apenesia Westwood (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), Zootaxa 4724 (1), pp. 1-72: 9

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Apenesia amazonica Westwood, 1874
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Apenesia amazonica Westwood, 1874 

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Apenesia amazonica Westwood 1874: 171  , pl 31, fig. 12. ♀; Westwood 1881, 124: 131; Dalla Torre 1898, 5: 557 (catalog); Kieffer 1908, 76: 25 (catalog), pl 1, fig. 6; Kieffer 1911, 35: 200–233; Kieffer 1914, 41: 392, 395–396; Evans 1963, 130: 269, 356–357, fig. 131; Evans 1964, 132: 33; Gordh & Móczár 1990, 46: 199 (catalog).

Diagnosis. Female. Length 7.6 mm. Color. Body castaneous, metasoma dark castaneous. Mandible with two apical teeth. Clypeus extending back frons, median lobe with apical margin strongly concave, so that clypeus is nearly absent medially, apical margin with bristles, median carina absent. Eye dark, elliptical, with about 11 facets. Malar space shorter than eye length. Frons aciculate, punctures sparse. Head quadrate with sides parallel, vertex concave, 1.1 × as long as wide. Dorsal pronotal area with sides nearly parallel, anterior margin with median emargination. Maximum width of metapectal-propodeal complex 1.77 × its minimum width. Mesopleuron with longitudinal carina dividing dorsal and lateral faces. Mesotibia strongly spinose. Metasoma shorter than head and mesosoma together, petiole short.

Material examined. Holotype ♀: BRAZIL: Amazonia, D. Bates col. ( OXUM). 

Comments. This species may be the corresponding female of A. singularis  , a species described based on male specimens only. Both species are abundant in the Amazon region and due to their sympatric occurrence, this hypothesis should be tested with molecular data.

Distribution. Neotropical ( Brazil).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Bethylidae

Genus

Apenesia

Loc

Apenesia amazonica Westwood, 1874

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

Apenesia amazonica

Westwood, J. O. 1874: 171