Mickelomyrme pusillaeformis ( Hammer, 1962 )

Williams, Kevin A., Lelej, Arkady S., Okayasu, Juriya, Borkent, Christopher J., Malee, Rufeah, Thoawan, Kodeeyah & Thaochan, Nar, 2019, The female velvet ants (aka modkhong) of southern Thailand (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae), with a key to the genera of southeast Asia, Zootaxa 4602 (1), pp. 1-69: 19-20

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.2669927

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F066A962-743F-4899-AFAE-485C5A51EF2F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DCF504-FFE7-986C-FF39-2AE74B55C20F

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Mickelomyrme pusillaeformis ( Hammer, 1962 )
status

comb. nov.

9c. Mickelomyrme pusillaeformis ( Hammer, 1962)  , comb. nov.

(Figs 84, 85)

Smicromyrme pusillaeformis Hammer 1962: 34  , ♀; Lelej 2005: 63, ♀.

Smicromyrme (Nemka) hageni: Lelej & Yamane 1992: 631  , ♂, ♀, part.

Mickelomyrme yunnanensis Lelej 1996a: 280  , ♂, ♀, holotype ♂; syn. nov.; Okayasu et al. 2018: 308, ♀.

Diagnosis. FEMALE. This species has the vertex clothed mostly with silver or golden setae; the scape and legs largely reddened; the mesonotum without anterolateral patches of white setae, the T2 disc with three horizontally aligned silver to golden setal spots; the apical margin of T2 with an apical whitish setal band; the T2 felt line with silver to golden setae; T4 with the setae mostly black; and the pygidium elongate ovate with moderately-spaced striae and the apex smooth. Body length 3.5–6.5 mm. MALE. See Lelej (1996a), as M. yunnanensis  .

Material examined (95 ♀). LAOS, Attapeu Province, Thong Kai Ohk, Ban Kachung environs, 1200–1450 m, 15 o 0 1'N 107 o 26'E, 10–24.VI.2011, M. Brancucci, M. Geiser, D. Hauck, Z. Kraus, A. Phantala, and E. Vongphachan (4♀ RHMB)GoogleMaps  ; Bolikhamsay Province, Ban Phone Kham environs, 200–300 m, 18 o 19'N 104 o 0 8'E, 23–29.V.2011, M. Brancucci, M. Geiser, D. Hauck, Z. Kraus, A. Phantala, and E. Vongphachan (2♀ RHMB)GoogleMaps  . THAILAND: Chaiyaphum, Tat Tone National Park , near stream, 15 o 58.771'N 102 o 2.397'E, 305 m, 19–26.VII.2006, T. Jarupham and O. Budsawong, T224 (1♀ QSBG)GoogleMaps  ; Chiang Mai, Omkoi District, Dry dipterocarp forest, 17°50′49.9″N 98°22′33.0″, 950–1010 m alt.: 19.VI.2017, R. Mizuno (2♀ EUM); VI.2017, R. Mizuno (1♀ EUM); Lampang, Chae Son National Park , nursery, 18 o 49.851'N 99 o 28.122'E, 485 m, 1–7.XI.2007, B. Kwunnui and A. Sukpeng, T2818 (1♀ QSBG); Kanchanaburi, Thong Pha Phum, Vimarndin farm stay, 14.655 o N 98.521 o E, 200 m, 17–20.V.2018, MKT (4♀ CSCAAbout CSCA); Krabi: 12.4 km NNW Krabi, Oil palm farm, 8.193 o N 98.876 o E, 50 m: 1.IV.2017, MKT (3♀ CSCAAbout CSCA); 3.IV.2017, MKT (11♀ CSCAAbout CSCA); 14 km NNE Krabi, Phnom Bencha Mountain Resort, 8.208 o N 98.937 o E, 80 m, 2.IV.2017, MKT (4♀ CSCAAbout CSCA EMUS); Phatthalung, 2.4 km S Ban Na, Farm, 7.543 o N 99.883 o E, 50 m: 5.IV.2017, MKT (1♀ CSCAAbout CSCA); 10.IV.2017, MKT (4♀ CSCAAbout CSCA); Phetchaburi, Kaeng Krachan, Baan Maka Nature Lodge, 12.840 o N 99.590 o E, 140 m, 22–23.V.2018, MKT (1♀ CSCAAbout CSCA); Songkhla, Hat Yai, Prince of Songkhla University, forest edge, 7.008 o N 100.508 o E, 40 m, 11–12.IV.2017, MKT (53♀ CSCAAbout CSCA MIUP PSUCAbout PSUC QSBG); Surat Thani, Khlong Sok, Khao Sok Jungle Huts, 8.909 o N 99.526 o E, 70 m: 14.V.2018, MKT (2♀ CSCAAbout CSCA); 25–26.V.2018, MKT (2♀ CSCAAbout CSCA); Trang, Trang (1♀ EUM).GoogleMaps  VIETNAM: Dong Nai, Cat Tien National Park , bird trail, 100 m, 15–20.V.2007, Malaise trap, C.v. Achterberg and R. de Vries (1♀ RMNHAbout RMNH). 

Distribution. China (Yunnan), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand (Chaiyaphum, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Krabi, Lampang, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Trang), Vietnam (Dong Nai)*.

Remarks. Mickelomyrme yunnanensis  was one of the most commonly encountered mutillids in Southeast Asia; we examined nearly 100 ♀ from China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. We could not find any significant differences between the description of M. pusillaeformis  by Hammer and that of M. yunnanensis  by Lelej. The type locality of M. pusillaeformis “Mergui  , Myanmar ”, is geographically close to many localities where M. yunnanensis  females were collected. We therefore consider M. yunnanensis  as a junior synonym of M. pusillaeformis  , comb. nov.

Although the authors previously thought this species belonged to Mickelomyrme, it was maintained as Smicromyrme pusillaeformis in Okayasu et al. (2018)  , because that was not the appropriate forum for publishing the new synonymy and combination.

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

PSUC

Frost Entomological Museum, Penn State University

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Mickelomyrme

Loc

Mickelomyrme pusillaeformis ( Hammer, 1962 )

Williams, Kevin A., Lelej, Arkady S., Okayasu, Juriya, Borkent, Christopher J., Malee, Rufeah, Thoawan, Kodeeyah & Thaochan, Nar 2019

2019
Loc

Smicromyrme pusillaeformis

Lelej, A. S. 2005: 63Hammer, K. 1962: 34

2005
Loc

Smicromyrme (Nemka) hageni:

Lelej, A. S. & Yamane, Sk. 1992: 631