Sphaeropthalma yumaella Schuster

Pitts, James P., Wilson, Joseph S., Williams, Kevin A. & Boehme, Nicole F., 2010, Nocturnal velvet ant males (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) of Deep Canyon, California including four new species and a fifth new species from Owens Lake Valley, California, Zootaxa 2553, pp. 1-34 : 29

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https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.196847

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5670816

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Sphaeropthalma yumaella Schuster
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Sphaeropthalma yumaella Schuster

Sphaeropthalma (Micromutilla) yumaella Schuster, 1958 . Ent. Amer. 37: 19. Male. Holotype data: Wellton, Yuma Co., Arizona ( CUIC).

Diagnosis of male. This species is recognized by the strongly excised mandible ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 25 – 31 ), the lack of mesosternal processes, the marginal cell that is shorter than the stigma, the first segment of the metasoma that is sessile with the second segment, and the genitalia that have a long thick cylindrical cuspis that tapers apically and has a large basal pit on the internal margin (see Pitts et al. 2009: Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 12 ).

Female. Unknown, but see Pitts et al. (2009).

Material examined. California, Riverside Co., Deep Canyon: 1 male, 5–17. Apr. 1970, 4 males, 2. May. 1963, 1 male, 15. May. 1969, 1 male, 15–23. May. 1970, 1 male, 16. May. 1962, 4 males, 16. May. 1963, 1 male, 18. May. 1969, 1 male, 19. May. 1973, 28 males, 22–23. May. 2007, 1 male, 24. May. 1969, 1 male, 5– 13. Jun. 1973, 3 males, 6–13. Jun. 1969, 1 male, 13. Jun. 1963, 2 male, 20. Jun. 1963, 2 males, 13–18. Jun. 1969, 1 male, 18–19. Jun. 1969, 1 male, 24–26. Jun. 1969, 1 male, 30. Jun. 1964, 1 male, 29.Jun– 6. Jul. 1973, 2 males, 3– 7. Jul. 1969, 4 males, 7. Jul. 1964, 3 males, 10. Jul. 1963, 3 males, 10–12. Jul. 1969, 1 male, 11–13. Jul. 1969, 1 male, 13–20. Jul. 1973, 1 male, 19–21. Jul. 1969, 2 males, 23. Jul. 1969, 1 male, 23–24. Jul. 1969, 12 males, 30– 31. Jul. 2007, 1 male, 4–5. Aug. 1969, 4 males, 5–7. Aug. 1969, 1 male, 5–9. Sep. 1969, 2 males, 9–11. Aug. 1969, 3 males, 16–17. Aug. 1969, 1 male, 24. Aug. 1969, 2 males, 25–26. Aug. 1969, 1 male, 11. Sep. 1969, 2 males, 23. Sep. 1963, 1 male, 25. Sep. 1969, 5 males, 26.Sep– 6. Oct. 1969, 3 males, 6–8. Sep. 1969, 1 male, 9. Oct. 1963, 1 male, 11. Nov. 1963, 1 male, 10–22.Dec. 1969.

Distribution. Mojave Desert from Southern Nevada southward throughout the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and southern California into Baja California, Mexico.

Remarks. This species is widespread and not endemic to Deep Canyon. This species is placed into the S. noctivaga species-group that also contains S. brachyptera , S. chandleri , sp. nov., S. noctivaga , and S. yumaella .

CUIC

Cornell University Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Sphaeropthalma

Loc

Sphaeropthalma yumaella Schuster

Pitts, James P., Wilson, Joseph S., Williams, Kevin A. & Boehme, Nicole F. 2010
2010
Loc

Sphaeropthalma (Micromutilla) yumaella

Schuster 1958
1958