Ammophilini, Andre, 1886

Dollfuss, Hermann, 2015, Revision of the wasp genus Ammophila KIRBY, 1798 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Sphecidae) of the Sub-Saharan Region of Africa, Linzer biologische Beiträge 47 (1), pp. 307-412: 309

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5280415

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5285003

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B5DE34-FFC7-F278-42B9-FF61D456FBB6

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Marcus

scientific name

Ammophilini
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Key to Genera of Ammophilini  

(from BOHART & MENKE 1976, slightly modified)

1 Episternal sulcus curving back to scrobe from subalar fossa, then extending obliquely ventrad to anteroventral area of mesopleuron ( Fig. 1 View Figs 1-10 ); New World forms............................ ............................................................................................................ Eremnophila MENKE  

- Episternal sulcus extending straight down from subalar fossa (in some species absent), not passing through scrobe ( Fig. 2 View Figs 1-10 ).....................................................................................2

2 Claws in most specimens simple but if with single basal tooth on inner margin then mouthparts very long, galea attaining base of stipes when folded......................................3

- Claws with one or two basal teeth on inner margin; galea not extending beyond stipes midlength when folded and in most specimens shorter; Old World forms..........................4

3 Apex of sternum I (petiole) meeting and in many specimens overlapping base of sternum II ( Fig. 3 View Figs 1-10 ); spiracle of tergum I located before apex of sternum I (in profile); petiole in many specimens bent upward at level of base of tergum I ......... Podalonia FERNALD  

- Apex of sternum I not reaching base of sternum II, intervening space mostly long and consisting of membrane and ligament ( Fig. 4 View Figs 1-10 ); spiracle of tergum I located at or beyond apex of sternum I; sternum I in many specimens bent downward or straight at level of base of tergum I.................................................................... Ammophila W. KIRBY  

4 Mesothoracic venter with anteromedian projection behind forecoxa; petiole socket nearly completely surrounded by propodeal tergum ( Fig. 6 View Figs 1-10 ); inner orbits of female markedly converging below; midtibia with single spur ................... Eremochares GRIBODO  

- Mesothoracic venter without anteromedian projection, at most obtusely angled (exception: Parapsammophila foleyi   ); petiole socket broadly bounded ventrally by Tshaped propodeal sternum ( Fig. 5 View Figs 1-10 ); inner orbits of female only slightly converging below or parallel or diverging below; midtibia with two spurs (one may be reduced or absent).................................................................................................................................5

5 Foretarsomere I of female markedly asymmetrical, its outer apex prolonged ( Fig. 9 View Figs 1-10 ); free margin of male clypeus rounded or truncate; male gonostyle of usual shape ................ ......................................................................................... Parapsammophila TASCHENBERG  

- Foretarsomere I of female nearly symmetrical, outer apex only slightly produced ( Fig. 10 View Figs 1-10 ); male clypeus triangular; male gonostyle of unusual shape: Fig. 8 View Figs 1-10 ................................. ............................................................................................ Hoplammophila de BEAUMONT