Dissomphalus punctatus (Kieffer, 1910),

Colombo, Wesley D. & Azevedo, Celso O., 2016, Review of Dissomphalus Ashmead, 1893 (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) from Espíri- to Santo, Brazil, with description of twenty-one new species, Zootaxa 4143 (1), pp. 1-84: 26-27

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Dissomphalus punctatus (Kieffer, 1910)


Dissomphalus punctatus (Kieffer, 1910) 

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Thaumatepyris punctatus Kieffer, 1910a: 47  (Ƌ, holotype from Peru, ZMHB).

Dissomphalus punctatus: Evans, 1964: 47  (Ƌ, new combination, figs 24, 26, 33); Azevedo, 2003: 28–30; Redighieri & Azevedo, 2006: 310 –311; Azevedo, 1999b: 492.

Glenobethylus montanus Kieffer, 1910a: 50  (Ƌ, holotype, Pérou, Départ. de Cuzco, Plateau de Cosnipata, altitude de 1000 mètres, en janvier (Garlepp); ZMBH). Synonymized by Azevedo, 1999b: 492.

Dissomphalus montanus: Evans, 1964: 46  , 48 (Ƌ, new combination).

Dissomphalus napo: Redighieri & Azevedo 2004: 330  , part.

Diagnosis. Male. Mandible with two apical teeth. Median clypeal lobe subtrapezoidal. Frons strongly coriaceous, densely punctuated. Ocellar triangle far from vertex crest. Vertex nearly straight. Metapectal-propodeal complex strongly rugulose. T2 with pair very shallow, small and rounded depressions, wholly covered by dense tuft of setae directed backward, depressions touching anterior margin tergite, distant each other about own diameter. Posterior hypopygeal margin straight. Genitalia: base of digitus setose; aedeagal ventral ramus sinuous and wide, apex filamentous directed outward; dorsal body with two pair of setay membranous, stout apical lobes, inner pair much bigger and setay, outer pair with vertical surface, base not membranous; aedeagal basal process elongate as filament; dorsal side of genital ring with median vumerange-shaped piece, slightly more protracted than ventral side. Female unknown.

Variations. Some specimens have variations in the depth and density of the depressions, shape paramere and margin of the dorsal body.

Remarks. Thirty-one specimens of D. punctatus  were registered from Espírito Santo ( Redighieri & Azevedo, 2006), and we add more 192 new ones. Additionally, we reidentified four specimens as D. napo  by Redighieri & Azevedo (2004) as D. punctatus  .

Material examined. Types: Holotype Ƌ, PERU, Cuzco, Cajon , Bergland , 1500m, 11.I.1901, Garlepp col. ( ZMHB, #195). Material revised  : BRAZIL, Espírito Santo: 4Ƌ, Santa Teresa ( Estação Biológica de Santa Lúcia ), 23.IV –26.X.2001, varredura C.O. Azevedo & R. Kawada col. ( UFES)  . 16Ƌ, Santa Teresa , Estação Biológica de Santa Lúcia, 19º58’S 40º32’W, 06–12.IV.2001, armadilha Malaise, 3Ƌ, varredura, C.O. Azevedo e eq[uipe] col. ( MZSP), 7Ƌ, armadilha Malaise, 1Ƌ, varredura ( UFES). New material examinedGoogleMaps  : BRAZIL, Espírito Santo: 1Ƌ, Conceição da Barra, Res [erva] Biol [ógica] Córrego Grande , 18º14’S 39º49’W, 13. III.2006, [armadilha] malaise, Redighieri, E. S. & eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 2♂, Conceição da Barra, Parque Estadual de Itaúnas , 18°20’S 39°40W, 23–25.XI.2006, Armadilha Malaise, M.T. Tavares & eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)  ; 2♂, Pinheiros, Res [erva] Biol [ógica] do Córrego do Veado , 18º21’S 40º09’W, 09–17.VI.2011, arm[adilha] Malaise, M.T. Tavares & equipe col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 1Ƌ, Pancas, Faz [enda] Juliberto Stur , 19º13’S 40º46’O, 24–31.I.2003, arm[adilha] Malaise, [M.T.] Tavares, [C.O.] Azevedo e eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 2♂, Sooretama, Reserva Biológica [de] Sooretama , 11–19.XI.2011, [armadilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo col. ( UFES)  ; 29♂, João Neiva, Alto Bérgamo , 19º44’S 40º26’W, 27.X –3.XI.2008, arm[adilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & equipe col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 2♂, São Roque do Canaã, Alto Misterioso , 19º48’S 40º46’W, 02–11.XI.2007, Armadilha Malaise, Waichert & eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 6♂, S[anta] Teresa, Est [ação] Biol [ógica de] Santa Lúcia, 19º58’S 40º32’W, 26.VIII.2004GoogleMaps  – 07.VIII.2007, varredura, [M.T.] Tavares & equipe col., [C.O.] Azevedo & eq[uipe] col. (UFES); 35♂, S[anta] Teresa, Est [ação] Biol [ógica de] Santa Lúcia, 19º58’S 40º32’W, 30.VII.2004GoogleMaps  – 23.X.2011, varredura, [M.T.] Tavares & equipe col., [C.O.] Azevedo & eq[uipe] col. (UFES); 24♂, Santa Maria de Jetibá, Faz [enda] Clarindo Krüger , 20º04’S 40º44’O, 29.XI –13.XII.2002, Armadilha Malaise, M.T. Tavares, C.O. Azevedo e eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 14♂, Santa Maria de Jetibá, Faz [enda] Paulo Seick , 20º02’S 40º41’O, 29.XI –13.XII.2002, Armadilha Malaise, M.T. Tavares, C.O. Azevedo e eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 2Ƌ, Santa Leopoldina, Alto  Rio das Farinhas, 20º08’S 40º36’W, 14–24.V.2008, arm[adilha] Malaise, [C.] Waichert & [K.] Furieri col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 5♂, Santa Leopoldina , Suíça, 20º04’S 40º35’W, 5–12.XI.2007, arm[adilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 4♂, Santa Leopoldina, Bragança  , 20º10’S 40º34’W, 8–15.X.2012, [armadilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, Vila Velha, Res [erva] Jacaranema , 30.X.2002, arm[adilha] Malaise, [C.O.] Azevedo & eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)  ; 3♂, Cariacica, Res [erva] Biol [ógica] Duas Bocas , [20°16’S] 40°28’W], 4.X –10.XII.1996, varredura, H. Santos Sa col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, 26.XI.1996, varredura, C.O. Azevedo col. (UFES); 7♂, Domingos Martins, P [ar]q[ue] Est [adual da] Pedra Azul , 20º25’S 41º00’W, 26.VIII – 2.IX.2003, Arm [adilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 33♂, Domingos Martins, Pico do Eldorado , 20º22’S 40º39’W, 26.XI –10.XII.2004, [armadilha] Malaise, [M.T.] Tavares & eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 4♂, Domingos Martins , [20°21’S 40°39’W], 05–12.VII.2003, arm[adilha] Malaise, R. Kawada col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 2♂, Alfredo Chaves, Matilde, RPPN Oiutrem , 20°33’S 40°48’W, 14–21.X.2009, Armadilha Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & eq, col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 3♂, Alfredo Chaves, Picadão , 20º27’S 40º42’W, 8–15.X.2007, arm[adilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & eq[uipe] col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 9♂, Ibitirama, Parq [ue] Nac [ional do] Caparaó  , 20º27’S 41º44’W, 16– 23.III.2013, [armadilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & F.B. Fraga col. ( UFES)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. Brazil (Amazonas, Acre, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná).


Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo


Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo














Dissomphalus punctatus (Kieffer, 1910)

Colombo, Wesley D. & Azevedo, Celso O. 2016

Dissomphalus napo:

Redighieri 2004: 330

Dissomphalus punctatus:

Redighieri 2006: 310
Azevedo 1999: 492
Evans 1964: 47

Dissomphalus montanus:

Evans 1964: 46


Kieffer 1910: 47


Azevedo 1999: 492
Kieffer 1910: 50