Ageniella (Alasagenia) flavipennis (Banks, 1946)

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: 138

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Ageniella (Alasagenia) flavipennis (Banks, 1946)

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Ageniella (Alasagenia) flavipennis (Banks, 1946)   , comb. nov.

Lissagenia flavipennis   BaNkS, 1946, MUS. COMp. ZOOL. BULL., vOL. 96, p. 457 [HOLOtypE: ♀, BRAZIL, SaNta CatarINa ( MCZ #26779 View Materials ), ExaMINEd].  

Distribution. BRaZIL.

Host. Enoploctenus cyclothorax   (BERTkaU) ( ARaNEaE   : CTENIdaE   ) (SaNTOS et al. 2017).

Remarks. ThIS IS ThE TYpE SpEcIES fOR Lissagenia   . EVaNS (1973) dIffERENTIaTEd A. ( Alasagenia   ) fROm A. ( Lissagenia   ) bY ThE pRESENcE Of SERRaTE TIbIaE—WhEN VIEWEd IN pROfILE—IN ThE fORmER gROUp. HOWEVER, maLES Of A. ( Alasagenia   ) Lack SpINES IN ThE hINd TIbIa aS WELL. WE jUSTIfY ThE NEW cOmbINaTION, aNd cONSEQUENTLY ThE NEW SUbgENUS SYNONYm, bY A. flavipennis   haVINg SpEcImENS SETOSE aNd LaRgE, ThE cLYpEUS IS LaRgE aNd TRapEZOIdaL, ThE mESOpLEURUm IS pROjEcTEd LaTERaLLY IN fEmaLES, aNd ThE maLE SpEcImENS Lack STRONg SpINES ON ThE dORSaL facE Of ThE hINd TIbIa. ALL ThESE chaRacTERS aRE dIagNOSTIc fOR SUbgENUS Alasagenia   . SaNTOS et al. (2017) REpORTEd fEmaLES Of A. flavipennis   NESTINg cOmmUNaLLY IN BRaZIL, SãO PaULO STaTE, bY USINg mUd NESTS. ThIS WaS ThE fIRST REcORd Of a SpEcIES Of Ageniella   bOTh NESTINg cOmmUNaLLY aNd USINg pRObabLY pRE-ExISTINg mUd NESTS.


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