Mickelomyrme kuznetsovi Lelej, 1996

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

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.2669927

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DCF504-FFE7-986D-FF39-2D624873C33D

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scientific name

Mickelomyrme kuznetsovi Lelej, 1996
status

 

9b. Mickelomyrme kuznetsovi Lelej, 1996 

( Figs 82, 83View FIGURES 77–85)

Mickelomyrme kuznetsovi Lelej 1996a: 283  , ♀; 2005: 44, ♀.

Diagnosis. FEMALE. This species has the vertex with a patch of silvery setae; the scape and legs largely reddened; the mesonotum without anterolateral patches of white setae, the T2 disc with three horizontally aligned setal spots, the middle spot more yellow-tinted; the apical margin of T2 with black setae only; the T2 felt line with silver to golden setae; T4 with lateral patches of silvery setae; and the pygidium elongate ovate with moderately-spaced striae and the apex smooth. Body length 4.5–5 mm. MALE. Unknown.

Material examined. Holotype ♀,GoogleMaps  North Vietnam   GoogleMaps, Prov. Quang Ninh, II. Phong Vong, 20°47'N, 107°25'E, 185 m, open glade with rare grass (former drill Square), 10.X.1990, V. Kuznetsov (ZISP). Paratypes, same locality, 9–10.X.1990, V. Kuznetsov (2♀ IBSS)GoogleMaps  . Other Material (4 ♀)  . THAILAND: Krabi, 14 km NNE Krabi, Phnom Bencha Mountain Resort, 8.208 o N 98.937 o E, 80 m, 2.IV.2017, MKT (2♀ CSCA)GoogleMaps  ; Phatthalung, 2.4 km S Ban Na, Farm , 7.543 o N 99.883 o E, 50 m, 6.IV.2017, MKT (1♀ CSCA)GoogleMaps  ; Songkhla, Hat Yai, Prince of Songkhla University , forest edge, 7.008 o N 100.508 o E, 40 m, 11–12.IV.2017, MKT (1♀ CSCA)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. China. Laos. Thailand * (Krabi, Phatthalung, Songkhla), Vietnam (Quang Ninh).

Remarks. This species is nearly identical to M. athalia  . Lelej (1996a) separated it from M. athalia  by differences in size and punctation, but few specimens were available. After examining the large series of M. athalia  mentioned above, we found that these features were not adequate to differentiate these taxa. The absence of white setal mesonotal patches seems to be the most reliable way to differentiate these species, but this trait is also subject to vary in intensity ( Figs 77, 78View FIGURES 77–85). It seems likely that M. kuznetsovi  may be eventually recognized as a synonym of M. athalia  .

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Mickelomyrme

Loc

Mickelomyrme kuznetsovi Lelej, 1996

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

Mickelomyrme kuznetsovi

Lelej 1996: 283
1996