Timulla rufogastra ( Lepeletier, 1845 ), Lepeletier, 1845

Bartholomay, Pedro R., Waldren, George C. & Oliveira, Marcio L., 2017, Observation of a mixed-sex, mixed-species aggregation of velvet ants, genus Timulla Ashmead, 1899 (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) in the Brazilian Amazon, Roraima, with a new synonymy, Zootaxa 4362 (1), pp. 135-140: 138-139

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4362.1.8

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Timulla rufogastra ( Lepeletier, 1845 )
status

 

Timulla rufogastra ( Lepeletier, 1845)  

Mutilla rufogastra Lepeletier, 1845: 629   . Lectotype ♂ (MRSN), “Amer. mer.”, designated by Mickel (1937b: 174), not examined. Timulla (Timulla) eriphyla Mickel, 1938: 591   . Holotype ♀ (MNHN). Syn. nov.

Type material examined. Timulla eriphyla   Mickel—holotype ♀ (MNHN), [label 1, tan:] JUIN [// label 2, green:] GUYANE FRANÇAISE / ROCHES DE KOUROU / COLL LE MOULT [// label 3, light brown:] MUSEUM PARIS / COLL. J DE GAULLE / 1919 [// label 4, tan:] 27 [// label 5, red:] HOLOTYPE / Timulla   ( Timulla   ) / eriphyla   / ♀ C.E. Mickel. Paratypes: VENEZUELA. L. Meinert (1♀, NHMD); Vargas. Macuto, 30.x.1891, L. Meinert (1♀, NHMD). Voucher specimens. BRAZIL. Roraima. Estação Ecológica de Maracá, 03°21′52.00″ N 61°26′07.1″ W, 12.xii.2015, P.R. Bartholomay & F.F. Xavier-Filho (1♀, 1♂ [in copula], INPA); same label data (1♀, 1♂ [in copula], EMUS). Additional material examined. COSTA RICA. San José. San Esidro del General, ii.1993, F.D. Parker (3♂, EMUS). TRINIDAD. Arima Valley, Simla Field Station, 13–14.iv.1977, malaise trap, P. Feinsinger (1♂, EMUS); Talparo, 6– 22.vii.1988, H.L. Dozier (1♀, EMUS); 24.v –7.vi.1990 (1♀, EMUS); Talparo, Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Region, 4.vii.1988, H.L. Dozier (1♀, EMUS); 22.vii.1988 (1♂, EMUS). VENEZUELA. Mérida. Mérida (2♂, NHMD).

Distribution. Southern Central America ( Costa Rica [new record] and Panama), northern South America ( Brazil [new record], Colombia, French Guiana, Trinidad, and Venezuela) and Lesser Antilles ( Trinidad) ( Mickel, 1937b, 1938, 1952; Cambra & Quintero, 1993).

Host. Tachysphex inconspicuus Kirby   ( Hymenoptera   : Crabronidae   ) ( Callan, 1942, 1950 [both as Tachysphex blattidicus Williams   ], 1990, 1993).

Remarks. The lectotype male of Mutilla rufogastra Lepeletier   was not examined. However, the male of this species is among the most distinctive of Timulla   . The association of T. rufogastra (Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau)   and T. eriphyla Mickel   had been suspected based on morphology and overlap in distribution; the collection of two mating pairs in the aggregation described in this study confirm the association.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Timulla

Loc

Timulla rufogastra ( Lepeletier, 1845 )

Bartholomay, Pedro R., Waldren, George C. & Oliveira, Marcio L. 2017
2017
Loc

Mutilla rufogastra Lepeletier, 1845 : 629

Mickel 1938: 591
Mickel 1937: 174
Lepeletier 1845: 629
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