Protopolybia diligens ( Smith, 1857 )

Dos Santos Junior, José N. A., Silveira, Orlando T. & Carpenter, James M., 2017, A new species of the genus Protopolybia Ducke, 1905 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae), with taxonomic contributions to the exigua species-group, Zootaxa 4286 (3), pp. 432-438: 435

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4286.3.11

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Protopolybia diligens ( Smith, 1857 )
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Protopolybia diligens ( Smith, 1857)  

Material examined. BOLIVIA: Sara , 1♀ (Steinbach)   ; ECUADOR: Santiago-Zamora , Cumbaratza, S.E. Loja, 1♀, 31.iii.1965 (L.E. Pena)   ; Pastaza, Jibaria Shurupe , 1 ♀, 7.xi.1987 (M. Huybensz) ( AMNH)   ; BRAZIL: Maranhão, 113♀, 25.iv.2015, Ninho B 1 (Borges, R.C.), 166♀, Ninho B 2 ( MPEG)   ; Mato Grosso, 3♀, Utiariti, Rio Papagaio , vii-viii.1961 (K. Lenko) ( MZUSP)   .

Distribution. Colombia, Peru, Brazil (Amazonas, Maranhão, Pará, * Mato Grosso); * Bolivia, * Ecuador.

Remarks. Richards (1978) described the shape of the nests of P. exigua   as circular, with a diameter of about 3.5 and 1.2 cm high, presenting one or two combs. Like P. exigua   , P. diligens   also has a round nest, measuring 0.9–3.5 in height and 4.3–5.85 cm in length, with the number of combs varying from one to three ( Figs 15, 16 View FIGURES 15 – 20 ). In addition, three P. diligens   nests shaped differently from the one described above were collected in São José de Ribamar, Maranhão, Brazil. Two of them are remarkably narrower and longer, reminiscent of the nests of P. bituberculata   ; both have a single comb, but they differ in size, one measuring 12.0 × 2.5 cm and the other 9.9 × 2.9 cm ( Figs 17, 18 View FIGURES 15 – 20 ).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

MZUSP

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo