Ageniella (Ameragenia) zeteki (Banks, 1925)

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: 144

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Ageniella (Ameragenia) zeteki (Banks, 1925)


Ageniella (Ameragenia) zeteki (Banks, 1925)  

Priocnemis zeteki   BaNkS, 1925, MUS. COMp. ZOOL. BULL., vOL. 9, p. 336 [HOLOtypE: ♀, [ PANAMA], BarrO COLOradO ( MCZ #15350), ExaMINEd].

Priophanes marcida BaNkS, 1946   , MUS. COMp. ZOOL. BULL., vOL. 96, p. 444 [HOLOtypE: ♀, BRAZIL, SaNta CatarINa ( MCZ #26639 View Materials ), ExaMINEd], syn. nov.  

Distribution. BRaZIL, COSTa RIca, EcUadOR, PaNama, TRINIdad aNd TObagO, aNd COLOmbIa (CaSTRO-HUERTaS et al. 2014).

Host. UNkNOWN.

Remarks. ALThOUgh ThE SYNONYm ImpLIES gREaT ExTENSION Of ThE dISTRIbUTION Of ThIS SpEcIES, WE jUSTIfY SYNONYm Of A. marcida   (BaNkS) WITh A. zeteki   bY a ShaREd pRESENcE Of bLUE REfLEcTIONS ON INTEgUmENT aNd hINdWINg VENaTION aNd bY ThE daRk-baNd paTTERN Of ThE fOREWINg. MOREOVER, bOTh SpEcIES haVE ThE bOdY SETOSE, aNd ThE mId aNd fORE TIbIa cOVEREd WITh SpINES. ThE hOLOTYpE Of A. zeteki   , hOWEVER, IS IN bad cONdITION bEINg cOVEREd WITh fUNgUS. ThIS SpEcIES IS mORphOLOgIcaLLY cLOSELY RELaTEd TO A. dolorosa (BaNkS)   . Ageniella dolorosa   dIffERS bY haVINg faINT fOREWINg cOLORaTION, dETaILEd: IT IS mORE hYaLINE WITh ThE daRk aREaS faINTER ThaN IN A. zeteki   . MOREOVER, ThE pROpOdEUm haS a cONIcaL-ShapE IN A. dolorosa   aNd gLObOId-ShapEd IN A. zeteki   ; aNd ThE cLYpEUS haS ThE apIcaL maRgIN aLmOST STRaIghT IN A. dolorosa   , WhEREaS IS haS a mEdIaN maRgIN pROjEcTEd aNd ROUNdEd A. zeteki   ; A. dolorosa   haS ThE bOdY-ShapE SImILaR TO maLES Of Priocnemella   BaNkS, aS pROpOSEd bY WaIchERT et al. (2015a), RaThER ThaN fEmaLES Of Ameragenia   . ThE cLYpEUS Of A. zeteki   aLSO haS SOmE gOLdEN-SILVER REfLEcTIONS dUE TO SETaE.


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