Pepsis viridis Lepeletier

Kurczewski, Frank E., West, Rick C., Waichert, Cecilia, Kissane, Kelly C., Ubick, Darrell & Pitts, James P., 2020, New and unusual host records for North American and South American spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Zootaxa 4891 (1), pp. 1-112: 22-23

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4891.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6B0E1135-8C4E-4341-9793-AB970FBCD10B

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4344747

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6D0C7764-FFA6-FF96-07AA-FB2BFD5DFA92

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Plazi

scientific name

Pepsis viridis Lepeletier
status

 

Pepsis viridis Lepeletier  

BRAZIL: State of Mato Grosso, Alta Floresta, Cristalino River; 29 May 2010; A. McAndrews (mcandrews). Host: Megaphobema   cf velvetosoma Schmidt ( Theraphosidae   ) (Ecuadorian brownvelvet tarantula), adult or subadult female. The wasp dragged the paralyzed tarantula backwards on the leaf-covered ground, dorsal side upward, grasping the base of its left pedipalp with her mandibles ( McAndrews 2010; R. Bertani, IBB, S„o Paulo, Brazil, 2019 pers. comm.).

BRAZIL: State of Minas Gerais, Caratinga; 21 November 2013; D. E. Rocha. Host:? Lycinus   sp. ( Nemesiidae   ), adult or subadult female. The wasp examined then dragged the paralyzed tube trapdoor spider backwards on the ground, grasping the base of a foreleg with her mandibles ( Rocha 2013; V. Ghirotto and R. Indicatti, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, Brazil, 2018 pers. comm.).

BRAZIL: State of Minas Gerais, Engenheiro Correia ; 7 April 2018; A. Vilarino (albanevilarino). Host: Unidentified species ( Theraphosidae   ), adult or subadult. The wasp dragged the paralyzed tarantula through grass, dorsal side upward, grasping the base of its right foreleg with her mandibles ( Vilarino 2018)   .

BRAZIL: State of Minas Gerais, Ibitipoca ; 21 January 2020; J. de C. Neto. Host: Phoneutria reidyi   , subadult male. A short video shows the wasp preening itself near the paralyzed wandering spider as it laid on its right side on the ground. Moments later, the wasp walked around the spider, examining it with her antennae, before grasping the spider’s chelicera region with her mandibles and carry it, dorsal side upward and backward on the ground, before laying it down. Then the wasp searched crevices between flat rocks before resecuring the spider with her mandibles and pulling it backwards into a nest cell between rocks below ground ( Neto 2020)   .

BRAZIL: State of Minas Gerais, Itabira; 18 June 2017; M. Freitas (mariliahpfreitas). Host: Phoneutria   cf nigriventer   , adult or subadult female. The wasp stood facing the paralyzed wandering spider as it laid, dorsal side upward, on the ground ( Freitas 2017a).

BRAZIL: State of Minas Gerais, Itabira; 6 July 2017; M. Freitas (mariliahpfreitas). Host: Phoneutria   cf nigriventer   , adult or subadult female. The wasp dragged the paralyzed wandering spider on the ground, dorsal side upward, grasping its chelicera with her mandibles ( Freitas 2017b).

BRAZIL: State of Minas Gerais, S„o Sebasti„o Das Águas Claras (Macacos); posted 26 October 2018; Lorenco (lorenco61bh). Host:? Acanthoscurria   sp., adult male. The wasp held the base of a foreleg with her mandibles as she stung a tarantula   , ventral side upward, between its chelicera as it laid on the ground ( Lourenco 2018).

BRAZIL: State of Minas Gerais, Serra da Mantiqueira; 24 September 2019; Jr. Selter (juniorbiologodasmontanhas). Host: Phoneutria   cf nigriventer   , adult or subadult female. The wasp dragged the paralyzed wandering spider on the ground, dorsal side upward, grasping the base of its left chelicera with her mandibles (Selter 2018).

BRAZIL: State of Minas Gerais, Serra do Cipó; 2 June 2018; J. Moreira. Host: Phoneutria   cf nigriventer   , adult or subadult female. The wasp dragged the paralyzed wandering spider on the ground, dorsal side upward, grasping the base of its chelicera with her mandibles ( Moreira 2018).

BRAZIL: State of Rio de Janeiro, National Park of Itatiaia; 15 January 2005; E. Santello. Host: Ctenus   cf medius   , adult or subadult female. The wasp held the paralyzed wandering spider on the ground, dorsal side upward, grasping the base of its chelicera with her mandibles ( Santello 2005).

BRAZIL: State of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Campeche Leste; 17 November 2018; K. T. Mazon (pajeu). Host: Ctenus   cf medius   , adult or subadult female. The wasp stood next to a paralyzed wandering spider as it laid, dorsal side upward, on the ground ( Mazon 2018b).

BRAZIL: State of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Praia Da Solid „o; 16 November 2018; Z. Karlos (@fotos_d1ze). Host: Phoneutria nigriventer   , adult male. The wasp examined then dragged the paralyzed Brazilian wandering spider on the ground, ventral and dorsal side upward, at times grasping a foreleg with her mandibles ( Karlos 2018)   .

BRAZIL: State of S„o Paulo, Brotas; 16 November 2018; G. A. de Oliveira. Host: Phoneutria   cf nigriventer   , adult or subadult female. The wasp stood by the paralyzed wandering spider as it laid on the ground, ventral side upward, and examined it with her antennae ( Oliveira 2018).

BRAZIL: State of S„o Paulo, Pedreira; 17 February 2017; M. I. L. Mosini (bebelmosini). Host: Unidentified species ( Theraphosidae   ), adult or subadult female. The wasp flew after a tarantula   , landed, grasped it with her mandibles, stung and paralyzed it as it laid, ventral side upward, on the ground ( Mosini 2017).

BRAZIL: State of S„o Paulo, Santo André Municipality, Paranapiacaba; 2 February 2019; I. M. Lopes (lopes_im). Host: Trechona   cf rufa   , adult or subadult female. The wasp stood next to the paralyzed curtain-web spider as it laid, dorsal side upward, on the ground ( Lopes 2019).

BRAZIL: State of S„o Paulo, S„o Paulo; posted on 14 January 2016; L. Setton. Host: Phoneutria   cf nigriventer   , adult or subadult female. The wasp straddled the paralyzed wandering spider, ventral side upward, and stung it between the 2 nd and 3 rd right coxae ( Setton 2016).

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Pompilidae

Genus

Pepsis