Ammophila peringueyi (ARNOLD)

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: 356-357

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Ammophila peringueyi (ARNOLD)


Ammophila peringueyi (ARNOLD)   ( Figs 25 View Figs 21-25 , 61 View Figs 47-64 , 97 View Figs 95-100 , 133 View Figs 130-135 )

Sphex peringueyi ARNOLD 1928: 269   , ♀. Holotype: ♀, South Africa: Cape Province: Tradouw Pass in Swellendam District (SAM), photograph examined.

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: none.

R e c o g n i t i o n: Ammophila peringueyi   has a gaster apex black, without metallic shine. The episternal sulcus extends to the anteroventral margin of the mesopleuron, the arolia are present and the claws have no basal tooth. The pronotal collar is fairly long, it is elevate in the middle and excavated on each side of the middle, the excavating sloping forwards; viewed from above, it therefore appears bluntly trituberculate, the rounded shoulders forming the outer tubercles ( ARNOLD 1928: 269). The female of A. dolichocephala   is similar to A. peringueyi   but differs in having the pronotal collar not distinctly trituberculate ( Fig. 137 View Figs 136-143 ) and the scutum laterally and on posterior half with lateral striae. The female of A. turneri   is similar to A. peringueyi   but differs in having the pronotal collar dorsomedially elevate, subconical ( Fig. 135 View Figs 130-135 ) and coarsely punctate ( A. peringueyi   has the pronotal collar with few small punctures and trituberculate).

D e s c r i p t i o n: ( ARNOLD 1928: 269): Gaster apex black, without metallic shine. Episternal sulcus extends to anteroventral margin of mesopleuron, mesopleuron venter not produced anteriorly, arolia present and claws have no basal tooth.

♀: 25 mm. Black with following reddish-brown: mandible (except apex), tegula, tergum I ventrally, tergum II, sterna II-IV, for- and midlegs (except femora and coxa dorsally). Wings hyaline. Clypeus and frons covered with appressed silvery setae, remaining body parts more or less pruinose. Erect setae whitish. Frons dull, finely punctate; vertex dull with few scattered, small punctures. Pronotum slightly shiny, with few small punctures on collar. Pronotal collar elevate medially and excavated on each side, excavation sloping forwards, viewed from above appears bluntly trituberculate, rounded shoulders forming outer tubercles ( Fig. 133 View Figs 130-135 ). Scutum dull, shallowly and sparsely punctate, punctures not much larger than those on face, laterally near tegula and on posterior fourth medially with trace of feebly transverse rugae. Scutellum punctate and impressed longitudinally medially. Mesopleuron, metapleuron and propodeum laterally dull, punctatorugose. Propodeal enclosure transversely ridged medially, obliquely ridged laterally. Clypeus Fig. 25 View Figs 21-25 , disk: Fig. 61. View Figs 47-64

3 unknown.

N o t e: Possibly A. peringueyi   is a variation of A. conifera   .

G e o g r a p h i c d i s t r i b u t i o n:SouthAfrica.

Ammophila pseudodolichodera DOLLFUSS   nov.sp. ( Figs 46 View Figs 44-46 , 81 View Figs 65-82 , 117 View Figs 113-118 , 153 View Figs 150-154 , 174 View Figs 173-178 , 215 View Figs 215-235 ,














Ammophila peringueyi (ARNOLD)

Dollfuss, Hermann 2015

Sphex peringueyi

ARNOLD G 1928: 269