Rhabdepyris luteipennis Evans, 1965

Stein, P. R. W. & Azevedo, C. O., 2007, Synopsis of lobatifrons species-group (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae, Rhabdepyris) from Neotropical region, with redefinition of the group, Zootaxa 1444 (1), pp. 23-34: 32-34

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1444.1.2

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5077404

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scientific name

Rhabdepyris luteipennis Evans, 1965
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Rhabdepyris luteipennis Evans, 1965  

( Fig. 37–45 View FIGURES 23–45 )

Rhabdepyris luteipennis Evans, 1965: 114   , 116, 117, 118–119; Gordh & Móczár, 1990: 148.

This species was known from Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Brazil (Pará). Now, it is recorded for the first time from Amazonas of Brazil.

When Evans (1965) described this species he included two males, one from Panama and the other from Trinidad and Tobago, with the shape of mesopleural foveae very different from those of the allotype and rest of the series (state of Pará – Brazil and Nicaragua). In these specimens the upper foveae is long ( Fig. 38 View FIGURES 23–45 ), about 0.6x as long as the lower fovea and also wide, and the lower fovea is large and just slightly constricted medially, whereas most of the other males including the allotype has the upper foveae short ( Fig. 39 View FIGURES 23–45 ), about 0.25x as long as the lower fovea and triangular, and the lower fovea conspicuously constricted medially. Here we also observed these two patterns of mesopleural foveae in the specimens from Brazilian Amazon   .

Besides, the specimens with large mesopleural foveae have mandible with four teeth ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 23–45 ), propodeal disc with paramedian carinae converging posteriorly ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 23–45 ) and notaulus very wide ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 23–45 ), whereas the specimens with small mesopleural foveae as the allotype have mandible with five teeth ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 23–45 ), propodeal disc with paramedian carinae diverging posteriorly ( Fig. 44 View FIGURES 23–45 ) and notaulus not wide ( Fig. 45 View FIGURES 23–45 ).

We believe that these patterns correspond to two different species as pointed out by Evans (1965), but it is not possible to know which one is the correct male for this species.

Material examined. BRAZIL, Amazonas, Manaus, Malaise [trap], B. Klein col. ( INPA)   , 1 male, Reserva 1301, 19.VI.1985   ; 1 male, Reserva 1208, 16.VI.1985   ; 1 male, Reserva 1113, 29.V.1986; R[eserva] Ducke, J. A. Rafael col. ( INPA)   , 1 male, 15.X.1981, 1 male, canopy, 30.IX.1981; Pará   , 1 male, Belém, Mocambo , 1.XII.1965, H. S. Lopes col. ( FIOC)   ; Tucuruí , N. Degallier col. ( MPEG)   , 1 male, Rio Tocantins, Base 4, 6– 17.VI.1989, interception trap   , 1 male, Canoal , 28–31.III.1984, aerial Malaise trap 7 m   ; 2 males, São João de Pirabas, Japerica , 20–22.XII.1992, aerial Malaise trap 1.80 m, J. Dias col. ( MPEG)   ; Acre, 1 male, P[ar]q[ue] Nac [ional] Serra Divisor , Norte-6, 8–9.XI.1996, Malaise [trap], E. F. Morato col. ( UFAC)   .

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

FIOC

Fundacao Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Bethylidae

Genus

Rhabdepyris

Loc

Rhabdepyris luteipennis Evans, 1965

Stein, P. R. W. & Azevedo, C. O. 2007
2007
Loc

Rhabdepyris luteipennis Evans, 1965: 114

Gordh, G. & Moczar, L. 1990: 148
Evans, H. E. 1965: 114
1965