Ageniella (Ameragenia) volatilis (Smith, 1864)

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: 143

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Ageniella (Ameragenia) volatilis (Smith, 1864)


Ageniella (Ameragenia) volatilis (Smith, 1864)  

Agenia volatilis   SMIth, 1864, J. ENtOMOL., vOL. 2, p. 265 [HOLOtypE: ♀, BRAZIL, Ega ( BMNH), NOt ExaMINEd].  

Distribution. BRaZIL.

Host. UNkNOWN.

Remarks. BaNkS (1946) REpORTS a maLE fROm MINaS GERaIS. ThE SEx aSSOcIaTION WaS baSEd ON WINg VENaTION aNd cOLORaTION paTTERN Of ThE fOREWINg. WaIchERT et al. (2015a) haVE fOUNd WINg VENaTION RELIabLE TO dISTINgUISh SpEcIES aNd SExES IN Eragenia   BaNkS, a phYLOgENETIcaLLY cLOSE-RELaTEd gENUS. ThE maLE Of A. volatilis   dIffERS fROm ThE OThER Ageniella   bY haVINg ThE cLYpEUS bIfId WITh TWO ShaRp TEETh mEdIaLLY. WE bELIEVE ThaT A. zeteki (BaNkS)   mIghT bE a jUNIOR SYNONYm Of A. volatilis   , bUT ThE NOmENcLaTURaL acT REQUIRES fURThER STUdY Of TYpES.