Polistes (Gyrostoma) olivaceus ( De Geer, 1773 )

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: 386

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Polistes (Gyrostoma) olivaceus ( De Geer, 1773 )
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Polistes (Gyrostoma) olivaceus ( De Geer, 1773) 

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Vespa olivacea De Geer 1773: 582  (type, sexunstated, America, deposited in Naturhistoriska Riksmuseum, Stockholm). Vespa hebraea Fabricius 1787: 292  (♀, Indonesia, deposited in ZMUCAbout ZMUC, Copenhagen).

Vespa macaensis Fabricius 1793: 259  (type, ♀, Macao, China, deposited in ZMUCAbout ZMUC, Copenhagen).

Material examined. Indonesia: 1 ♀, without label, head broken, legs lost ( Vespa hebraeus  , type of Fabricius, coll. Kiel, ZMUCAbout ZMUC). China: 2 ♀, with a handwritten label “ macaensis Fab  ”, heads and legs lost (type of Vespa macaensis Fab., 1793  , coll. Kiel, ZMUCAbout ZMUC); 1 ♀, handwritten round label: “Ningbo, China, Felder”, labelled: “ Polistes hebraeus  F.” ( RMNHAbout RMNH); 1 ♀, Tibet, China, a handwritten round label ( RMNHAbout RMNH); 1 ♀, Xiaoliang, Dianbai, Guangdong, 10.iv. 1983, YL Zhang ( NWAUAbout NWAU); 7 ♀, Baisha, Hainan, 19 ˚ 13 ' 15 "N 109 ˚ 26 ' 54 "E, 202 m, 21.vii. 2011, YH Zhong, no. hzs0700433– 438, - 440 ( CATAS); 2 ♀, Songtao Water Reservoir, Hainan, 17.vii. 2002, 20029565, ZF Xu ( ZJUH); 1 ♀, Qifang town, Baisha, Hainan, 202 m, 19 ˚ 18 ' 22 "N 109 ˚ 18 '00"E, 21.vii. 2011, YH Zhong, no. hzs0700431 ( CATAS); 1 ♀, Xiqing Farm, Danzhou, Hainan, 132 m, 19 ˚ 33 '03"N 109 ˚ 28 '00"E, 19.v. 2009, CM. Xing, no. hzs070043 ( CATAS); 1 ♀, Yangjiang Farm, Qiongzhong, Hainan, 170 m, 19 ˚ 17 ' 49 "N 109 ˚ 45 ' 10 "E, 22.vii. 2011, YH Zhong, no. hzs0700432 ( CATAS); 1 ♀, Xipei Farm, Danzhou, Hainan, 245 m, 19 ˚ 21 ' 40 "N 109 ˚ 27 ' 31 "E, 2.viii. 2011, YH Zhong, no. hzs0700563 ( CATAS); 1 ♀, Wuyi Farm, Xuwen, Guangdong, 99 m, 20 ˚ 28 ' 21 "N 110 ˚08' 57 "E, 10.viii. 1981, no. hzs070038 ( CATAS). India: 1 ♂, Assam, 1930 ( RMNHAbout RMNH), det. P. o. hebraeus  Fabricius, 1787.

Remarks. This species can be easily identified by having the mesopleuron weakly and sparsely punctate and the metasoma of the male with long and apically spatulate terminal apophyses. However, it is hard to separate the more melanistic type of Polistes hebraeus  apart from P. jokahamae  only on base of its colour pattern; frequently Chinese female specimens in MNHNAbout MNHN and RMNHAbout RMNH are misidentified. No P. olivaceus  specimens from China with P. o. hebraeus  colour pattern were available, but recorded from China by Liu (1937) and Lee (1982, 1985); considering its occurrence in India (Assam), its presence in China is likely.

Distribution. China (Guangdong, Hainan, Zhejiang, Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao); Madagascar; Reunion; Mauritius; Tanzania ( Zanzibar); Seychelles (Ameirantes); Chagos Archipelago; Egypt; Oman; Iran; Afghanistan; India; Sri Lanka; Nepal; Myanmar;? Japan; Philippines; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Thailand; Malaysia; Singapore; Indonesia; Marianas; New Caledonia; Fiji; Tonga; Samoa; Society Is; Tuamotu; Marquesas. Introduced in Chile, USA (Hawaii), Australia and New Zealand ( Carpenter 1996 b).

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

NWAU

North-West Agricultural University

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Eumenidae

Genus

Polistes

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Polistes (Gyrostoma) olivaceus ( De Geer, 1773 )

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

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Loc

Vespa olivacea

Fabricius 1787: 292De 1773: 582

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Vespa macaensis

Fabricius 1793: 259