Ageniella (Ameragenia) banksii Waichert

Waichert, Cecilia, Colombo, Wesley Dondoni, Von Dohlen, Carol D. & Pitts, James P., 2018, Taxonomic contributions to Ageniella Banks, 1912 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) from Brazil, Zootaxa 4403 (1), pp. 133-153: 139

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Ageniella (Ameragenia) banksii Waichert

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Ageniella (Ameragenia) banksii Waichert   , nom. nov.

Ameragenia festina BaNkS, 1946   , MUS. COMp. ZOOL. BULL., vOL. 96, p. 427 [HOLOtypE: ♀, BRAZIL, SaNta CatarINa ( MCZ #26612 View Materials ), ExaMINEd], NOM. praEOcc., NEc Ageniella festina BaNkS, 1917   .  

Distribution. BRaZIL.

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Remarks. ThE cURRENT NamE A. festina   maY caUSE cONfUSION dUE TO ThE TaxONOmIc hISTORY Of ThE TaxON. ThE SpEcIfIc EpIThET festina   WaS pREVIOUSLY USEd IN ThE gENUS. Ageniella festina   WaS pROpOSEd bY BaNkS (1917) TO NamE a SpEcIES fROm VIRgINIa, USA aNd LaTER SYNONYmIZEd WITh A. semitincta   BaNkS (SEE TOWNES 1957). ThE bINOmIaL Ameragenia festina BaNkS   WaS pROpOSEd bY BaNkS (1946) TO NamE a NEOTROpIcaL SpEcIES Of Ameragenia, WhIch   IS cURRENTLY INcLUdEd aS a SUbgENUS IN Ageniella   . AS SUch, A. (Ameragenia) festina   IS SEcONdaRY hOmONYm. WE pROpOSE ThE NEW NamE, Ageniella banksii   fOR ThIS SpEcIES. ThE NamE IS afTER NaThaN BaNkS, WhO gREaTLY cONTRIbUTEd TO OUR kNOWLEdgE ON Ageniella   . Ageniella banksii   nom. nov. IS mORphOLOgIcaLLY cLOSE RELaTEd TO A. anconis   (BaNkS). Ageniella anconis   (BaNkS), dEScRIbEd fROm PaNama, IS mORE SETOSE, WITh LONg SETaE; ThE pUbEScENcE ON ThE bOdY IS SILVER INSTEad Of gOLdEN aS IT IS IN A. banksii   nom. nov. ( ONLY ThE pROpOdEUm IS SILVER). ThE fOREWINg Of A. anconis   haS NEIThER a daRk baNd, NOR a daRkENEd apEx. Ageniella banksii   nom. nov., aNd A. anconis   , RESEmbLE A. irene   (BaNkS), fROm COLOmbIa, bUT dIffERS bY haVINg WINg hYaLINE, WIThOUT WELL-dEfINEd baNdS. MOREOVER, A. irene   haS WINg SOmEWhaT YELLOWISh aNd Lack ThE gOLdEN ShORT pUbEScENcE pRESENT IN A. festina   .


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