Philanthus rubidus ARNOLD, 1946, ARNOLD, 1946

Eaumont, 2017, The Philanthinae Wasps of the " Biologiezentrum Linz " - Collection in Linz, Austria including the genera Aphilanthops PATTON, Clypeadon PATTON, Odontosphex ARNOLD, Philanthinus de BEAUMONT, Philanthus FABRICIUS, Pseudoscolia RADOSZKOWSKI and Trachypus KLUG, Linzer biologische Beiträge 49 (2), pp. 1245-1274: 1257

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Philanthus rubidus ARNOLD, 1946


Philanthus rubidus ARNOLD, 1946   (2 ♀♀, 16 33)

K e n y a 13, E Mwingi Sosoma, 600m, 27.XI.2011, leg. Snižek; 1♀, 633, Voi (Tsavo) env.,

22.XI.-2.XII.1996, leg. Mi. Halada; 13, Voi (Tsavo) env., 8.-18.XI.1996, leg. Mi. Halada; 13,

Voi (Tsavo), 22.XI.-2.XII.1996, leg. Snižek; 13, Mwingi env., 7.IV.2007, leg. M. Halada. T a n z a n i a:13, SE Nbuyuni Baobab vall., NE Iringa, 9.III.2002, leg. Snižek.  

N o t e: The male of P. rubidus   differs from the female only in having more developed yellow marks on the face and the thorax. The male of P. rubidus   is similar to P. variolosus   but differs distinctly in having the terga I-V dull and microscopically rugulose ( P. variolosus   has the terga I-V shining and very coarsely, deeply but not closely punctate).

V a r i a t i o n: The following specimens of P. rubidus   are characterized by much more yellow patches on thorax, propodeum and abdomen.

K e n y a 1♀, 13, E Mwingi, W Nguni, 1.XII.2010, leg. Snižek; 13, Tsavo East, Buchuma, 28.XI.1997, leg. Snižek; 13, E Mwingi, Sosoma, 600m, 27.XI.2011, leg. Snižek.

T a n z a n i a:233, Dodoma province, 35 km E Dodoma, 05°54'S 35°45'E, 1100m, 14.XII.2006, leg. J. Halada.


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