Eotrogaspidia auroguttata ( Smith, 1855 )

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: 32

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Eotrogaspidia auroguttata ( Smith, 1855 )
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22a. Eotrogaspidia auroguttata ( Smith, 1855) 

( Figs 20View FIGURES 1–28, 119–121View FIGURES 115–124)

Mutilla auroguttata Smith, 1855: 53  , ♀, type locality: “ Brasil ”, actually Xianggang (= Hong Kong, China).

Timulla (Trogaspidia) disparilis Mickel, 1933b: 398  , ♂, type locality: "Taihorin", Taiwan ( China), holotype in Mus. Naturk. Humboldt Univ. Synonymized by Lelej, 1996c: 22.

Timulla (Trogaspidia) repraesentoides Mickel, 1933b: 411  , ♀, type locality: “Hoozan”, Taiwan ( China), holotype in Deutsch. Entomol. Inst., Müncheberg. Synonymized by Mickel 1939: 192.

Trogaspidia disparilis: Chen, 1957: 168  , ♂; Tsuneki, 1972: 8, ♂; 1993: 48, ♂.

Trogaspidia auroguttata auroguttata: Chen, 1957: 171  , ♀.

Trogaspidia auroguttata repraesentoides: Chen, 1957: 172  , ♀; Tsuneki, 1972: 8, ♀.

Eotrogaspidia auroguttata: Lelej, 1996c: 22  ; 2002: 81; 2005: 78.

Diagnosis. FEMALE. Eotrogaspidia auroguttata ( Smith, 1855)  has the procoxa armed with a sharp sub-punctate tubercle; the legs entirely black; well-defined large pale golden setal spots on the T2 disc; the setal bands of T3 and T4 interrupted ( Fig. 119View FIGURES 115–124); the pygidium ovate with the posterior half smooth and anterior half weakly rugose ( Fig. 121View FIGURES 115–124). Body length 4.5–7.5 mm. MALE. See Chen (1957).

Material examined (22 ♀). INDONESIA, Java: Bandoeng , 700 m, various dates in 1940, J. Olthof (1♀ 13♂ RMNH)  ; G. Megamendoeng , 700 m, IV–VI.1936, M.A. Lieftinck (1♀ 1♂ RMNH)  ; additional localities on Java, mostly handwritten (13♀ 12♂)  . THAILAND: Krabi: 12.4 km NNW Krabi, Oil palm farm, 8.193 o N 98.876 o E, 50 m, 29.III.2017, MKT (1♀ CSCA)GoogleMaps  ; 14 km NNE Krabi, Phnom Bencha Mountain Resort, 8.208 o N 98.937 o E, 80 m: 31.III.2017, MKT (1♀ CSCA)GoogleMaps  ; 2.IV.2017, MKT (1♀ 1♂ CSCA)  ; Phuket: Patong Beach , 5–9.III.1986, T. and M. Simon Thomas (2♀ RMNH)  ; Phuket Island , 50 m, 7 o 47'N 98 o 19'E, 1.VIII.1986, R. Hensen (2♀ RMNH)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. China (Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hunan, Fujian, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Hainan, Taiwan, Sichuan), Indonesia * (Java), Thailand (Chaiyaphum, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Krabi, Phuket, Sakhon Nakhon), Vietnam (Dak Lak).

Remarks. This is one of the most widespread mutillids in the Oriental region, newly recognized from Java and southern Thailand. It can be readily separated from the other eastern Oriental Eotrogaspidia  species by the apically smooth pygidium (pygidium microreticulate throughout in E. amans  and E. oryzae  ).

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Eotrogaspidia

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Eotrogaspidia auroguttata ( Smith, 1855 )

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

Trogaspidia disparilis:

Tsuneki, K. 1972: 8
Chen, C. 1957: 168
1972
Loc

Trogaspidia auroguttata repraesentoides:

Tsuneki, K. 1972: 8
Chen, C. 1957: 172
1972
Loc

Timulla (Trogaspidia) repraesentoides

Mickel, C. E. 1939: 192
1939
Loc

Mutilla auroguttata

Smith, F. 1855: 53
Loc

Trogaspidia auroguttata auroguttata:

Chen, C. 1957: 171