Polistes (Gyrostoma) jokahamae Radoszkowski, 1887

Tan, Jiang-Li, Achterberg, Kees Van, Duan, Mei-Jiao & Chen, Xue-Xin, 2014, An illustrated key to the species of subgenus Gyrostoma Kirby, 1828 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae) from China, with discovery of Polistes (Gyrostoma) tenuispunctia Kim, 2001, Zootaxa 3785 (3), pp. 377-399: 384-386

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Polistes (Gyrostoma) jokahamae Radoszkowski, 1887
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Polistes (Gyrostoma) jokahamae Radoszkowski, 1887 

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Polistes jokahamae Radoszkowski 1887: 435  (lectotype, ♀, designated by Kojima & Hagiwara 1998, "Jokahama", Honshu, Japan, deposited in Instytut Systemaryki i Ewolucji Zweirat, Kraków).

Polistes japonicus Cameron 1900: 417  (lectotype, ♀, designated by Kojima, 1997, Japan, deposited in Oxford. University Museum, Oxford, OUM). Primary junior homonym of Polistes japonicus  de Saussure, 1858.

Polistes jadwigae  de Dalla Torre 1904: 70. Replacement name for Polistes japonicus Cameron, 1900  . Synonymized under Polistes jokahamae Radoszkowski 1887  by Kojima & Hagiwara 1998: 249.

Polistes perkinsii Kohl, 1908: 313  .

Material examined. China: 2 ♂, 1 ♀, Museum Paris, suo du Tché Li, Chine, leg. P. Gaudissart), J. de Joannis, 1812 ( MNHN); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Museum paris, Shanghai, Chine, P. Serre, 1902 ( MNHN); 2 ♂, 2 ♀, Museum Paris, Kouyyang, Kouy-Tchéou, P.P. Cavalerie et Fortunat, 1906 ( MNHN); 3 ♀, Foochow, China, vi. 1935 (with handwritten numbers 1420, 1644, 1491), MS Yang, photographed by Jiangli Tan, 2012, under Polistes hebraeus Fabr.  ( RMNH); 5 ♀, handwritten round label: “Amoy, China, Budding”, each with a label: “ Polistes hebraeus  F.” ( RMNH); 1 ♀, handwritten round label: “Tibet, Felder”, with a label: “ Polistes hebraeus  F.” ( RMNH); 1 ♀, handwritten long label: “ Polistes hebraeus  F., ♀, Ning-po-fo”, with a label: “ Polistes hebraeus  F.” ( RMNH); 1 ♀, Nanking, China, 1923, N.A. Wood, with a handwritten label: “ jadwigae  , exch. UMMZ ” ( RMNH); 1 ♂, Nanking, China, Fa 11, 1923, N. A. Wood ( RMNH); 1 ♀, China, Anders, labelled: Polistes jadwigae Dalla Torre  , det. J.v.d. Vecht, 1966 ( RMNH); 1 ♀, “Kipa N. O. Szechuan, Sven Hedins exp. Ctr. Asien, Dr. Hummel”, “green label: Riksmuseum Stockholm”, labelled: Polistes jadwigae  D.T., det. J.v.d. Vecht, 1986 ( RMNH); 1 ♀, Huajiachi, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 12.vii. 2010, JL Tan ( ZJUH); 8 ♀, 4 ♂, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, viii. 2010, JL Tan ( ZJUH); 1 ♀, Lincheng, Changxing, Zhejiang, 30.vii. 2010, JL Tan; 1 ♀, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 8.viii. 1981, no. 815124, Y Ma ( ZJUH); 1 ♀, Lishui, Zhejiang, 12.vii. 1984, no. 846254, XR Chen ( ZJUH); 1 ♀, Changzhu, Quzhou, Zhejiang, 27.v. 1985, no. 850741, LR Shen ( ZJUH); 1 ♀, Xikou, Longyou, Zhejiang, viii. 1984, no. 845865, ZH Fu ( ZJUH); 1 ♀, Shiwan, Quzhou, Zhejiang, 19.v. 1985, no. 850314, JH He ( ZJUH); 1 ♀, Xiamen, Fujian, 26–27.v. 1988, no. 883917, Y. Ma ( ZJUH); 1 ♂, 5 ♀, Fuzhou, Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, 13.x. 2011, LJ Cai ( NWUM); 6 ♀, Panpu, Meicheng, Qianshan, Anhui, 536 m, 2.iii. 2010, GQ Zhang ( GSFA); 2 ♀, Mt. Tianzhu, Qianshan, Anhui, 10.iii. 2011, ML Sheng ( GSFA); 1 ♀, Yiyang, Jiangxi, 5.v. 1981 ( GSFA); 1 ♀, Shenyang, Liaoning, 17.viii. 2010, L Jiang ( NWUM); 10 ♀, 9 ♂,Shenyang, Liaoning, 1.ix. 2011, L Jiang ( NWUM); 2 ♂, Xinglong, Liaoning, 9, 11.ix. 1984, Dang & Shu; 1 ♂, Dongyi, Dali, Shaanxi, 1.vii. 1980, ( NWAM); 1 ♀, Yulin, Shaanxi, 24.viii. 1976 ( NWAM); 1 ♀, Yangling, Shaanxi, 5.v. 1983 ( NWAM); 17 ♀, SCAU campus (23 ˚ 9 ' 30 ”N 113 ˚ 21 ' 5 ”E), Guangzhou, Guangdong, S. China, c. 30 m, 4–7.vii. 2013, C van Achterberg & HY Chen ( RMNH). Vietnam: 1 ♀, Hanoi, Indochina, v. Demange, iv – v. 1917, largely yellow ( RMNH). Malaysia: 1 ♀, Balabak Island, near Borneo, labelled: “Museum Leiden, Polistes jadwigae  D. T.?, det. J.v.d. Vecht, no. 23, ex. J.v.d. Vecht” ( RMNH). Japan: 1 ♀, Gribodo Yokohama, Japan ( RMNH); 2 ♀, Japan, 8.v. 1961, L. Eisner ( RMNH); 1 ♀, Giappone Pipitx, 82, with a label: “ Polistes jadwigae  DT.”, Det. J.v.d. Vecht, 1959 ( RMNH); 1 ♀, R. van Veon, Kioe Sioe, Fukuoka, Japan, vi. 1945 ( RMNH); 1 ♂, Hassett, Japan (handwritten round label), with two similar labels: “ Polistes jadwigae  DT.”, Det. J.v.d. Vecht, 1959 ” ( RMNH); 1 ♀, Hassett, Japan (handwritten round label), with a handwritten label: “ Polistes hebraeus  F. ( RMNH); 1 ♀, Japan, Natamatsu, 31.v. 1908, Museum Paris, Exemplaire Comm, á M. v.d. Vecht ( RMNH); 3 ♀, 1 ♂, v. Siebold, Japan. ( RMNH) Ins. 591478, 591497, 591586, 591587, each with a handwritten label: “ Polistes hebaeus  F. ( RMNH); 1 ♀, Kadena A. F. B., Okinawa, 7.vi. 1962, S. M. Fullerton, labelled: Polistes jadwigae Dalla Torre  , det. J.v.d. Vecht, 1979, and a handwritten label: “ okinawensis  ” ( RMNH); 1 ♀, Kadena A. F.B., Okinawa, 7.vi. 1962, SM Fullerton, with a label: Polistes okinawensis Mats  + Uch., det. J.v.d. Vecht, 1963 ( RMNH). French Polynesia: 2 ♀, Rikiten Isld., 16.xii. 1934, Crocke exped. Acc. 33813, Museum Leiden ex J.v.d. Vecht, labelled: Polistes jadwigae Dalla Torre  , det. J.v.d. Vecht, 1979 ( RMNH).

Remarks. It is a common species widely distributed in China. It is not easy to separate the females on morphological characteristics from P. rothneyi  without having males. However, the character of body colour generally works well: in P. jokahamae  the body is black, with orange yellow markings and with reddish brown patches along the margin of markings especially along the bands of second to sixth metasomal tergites; in P. rothneyi  the body is generally black with yellow markings. The stripes on the mesoscutum vary from narrow to wide. Generally the longitudinal yellow stripes on the propodeum present in the specimens from southern China ( Fig. 18View FIGURE 18 C –D), while almost entirely absent in the specimens from northern China ( Fig. 18View FIGURE 18 A –B). Some specimens especially females in the collections of MNHN and RMNH labelled as Polistes hebraeus Fabricius  are misidentified. Liu (1937) listed P. macaensis  var. perkinsii Kohl  and P. jokahamae Radoszkowski. Lee (1985)  included P. jokahamae  , P. jadwigae  and P. hebraeus  , however, only based on minor colour differences according to the key. His identifications need to be reconfirmed. We concur with the synonymies listed by Carpenter (1996) and Kojima & Hagiwara (1998).

Distribution. China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hebei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan); India; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; Mongolia; Society Islands: Bora, Tahiti; Tuamotu Archipelago; introduced into Hawaii; Vietnam. ( Lee 1985; Barthélémy 2008, Carpenter, 1996 b).

OUM

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Eumenidae

Genus

Polistes

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Polistes (Gyrostoma) jokahamae Radoszkowski, 1887

Tan, Jiang-Li, Achterberg, Kees Van, Duan, Mei-Jiao & Chen, Xue-Xin 2014
2014
Loc

Polistes jadwigae

Kojima 1998: 249
Dalla 1904: 70
1904
Loc

Polistes jokahamae

Radoszkowski 1887: 435
Loc

Polistes japonicus

Cameron 1900: 417
Loc

Polistes perkinsii

Kohl 1908: 313