Ageniella (Ameragenia) similaris (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: 143

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Ageniella (Ameragenia) similaris (Banks, 1946)


Ageniella (Ameragenia) similaris (Banks, 1946)  

Ameragenia similaris   BaNkS, 1946, MUS. COMp. ZOOL. BULL., vOL. 96, p. 433 [HOLOtypE: ♀, BRAZIL, SãO PaULO ( MCZ #26764 View Materials ), ExaMINEd].  

Distribution. BRaZIL.

Host. UNkNOWN.

Remarks. ThE bOdY-ShapE IS SOmEWhaT SImILaR TO ThE NEaRcTIc SpEcIES A. arcuata   (BaNkS). Ageniella similaris   , hOWEVER, LackS ThE ROW Of ScaLE-LIkE SpINES SEEN IN A. arcuata   aNd pRESENT IN aLL NEaRcTIc fEmaLES Of Ageniella   ( Priophanes   ) ( A. similaris   haS TWO ROWS Of SpINES IN ThE hINd TIbIa, bUT ThEY aRE NOT ScaLE-LIkE). MOREOVER, ThE bOdY IS cOVEREd bY SILVER SETaE. BaNkS (1946) mORphOLOgIcaLLY RELaTEd ThIS SpEcIES TO A. (Priophanes) rufigaster   (BaNkS), bUT dIffERENTIaTE ThEm fROm A. similaris   bY ThE LaTER haVINg LEgS mOSTLY bLack, ThE hEad IS mORE SETacEOUS, ThE STIgma IS SLENdER aNd paLER, aNd ThE INNER SpUR IS ShORTER IN A. similaris   ThaN IN A. rufigaster   . BESIdES, BaNkS (1946) STaTEd ThaT ThE cELL 3RS IS LONgER IN A. similaris   . ThE ORIgINaL dEScRIpTION IS ThE ONLY REcORd Of ThIS SpEcIES.


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