Ageniella (Alasagenia) cursor (Smith, 1873)

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: 137

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Ageniella (Alasagenia) cursor (Smith, 1873)

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Ageniella (Alasagenia) cursor (Smith, 1873)   , comb. nov.

Agenia cursor   SMIth, 1873, ANN. Mag. Nat. HISt., vOL. (4)11, p. 451 [HOLOtypE: ♂, BRAZIL, Pará ( BMNH), ExaMINEd].  

Distribution. BRaZIL.

Host. UNkNOWN.

Remarks. ThE SpEcIES IS dEScRIbEd baSEd ON a maLE aNd cOmbINEd WITh Ageniella   bY WahIS (1995). A SUbgENUS haS NOT bEEN aSSIgNEd TO ThE SpEcIES aNd IS hERE TRaNSfERREd TO Alasagenia   dUE TO ThE LaRgE bOdY SIZE, ThE fOREWINg WITh daRkENEd paTTERN aNd LONg 3RS, WhIch ExTENdS NEaR ThE TIp Of ThE WINg, aNd ThE TRIaNgULaR ShapE Of ThE fRONT. Ageniella cursor   IS mORphOLOgIcaLLY SImILaR TO A. curtispinus (CamERON)   aNd fURThER STUdIES mIghT REVEaL ThaT ThEY aRE SYNONYmS. ThEY ShaRE ThE TRapEZOIdaL cLYpEUS aNd TRIaNgULaR-ShapEd hEad, ThE fOREWINg IS aLmOST ENTIRELY daRkENEd, aNd ThE INTEgUmENT IS cOVEREd WITh LONg WhITE SETaE. WE REfRaIN fROm SYNONYmIZINg ThESE SpEcIES baSEd ON ThE cOLORaTION Of ThE fOREWINg, WhIch IS aLmOST aS daRk aS ThE WINg VENaTION IN A. cursor   aNd LIghTER IN A. curtispinus   . MOREOVER, A. cursor   LackS paTchES Of gOLdEN SETaE ON ThE INTEgUmENT aS SEEN IN A. curtispinus   .


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