Smicromyrme lochius Mickel, 1937

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: 27

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-FFEF-9865-FF39-2EBE4824C259

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scientific name

Smicromyrme lochius Mickel, 1937
status

 

15a. Smicromyrme lochius Mickel, 1937 

( Figs 14View FIGURES 1–28, 101–103View FIGURES 95–106)

Smicromyrme lochia Mickel 1937: 452  , ♀; Lelej, 2005: 62, ♀

Diagnosis. FEMALE. This species has the head and metasoma black, the mesosoma and legs orange-brown, the mandible apparently unidentate, the scutellar scale distinct and surrounded by scattered tubercles, a single basomedial spot the T2 disc, T2 apically and T3 entirely each with a dense white setal band, and the pygidium elongate trapezoidal with striae in the basal half. Body length 5.5–8.5 mm. MALE. Unknown.

Material examined (2 ♀). THAILAND: Satun, 30 km NE Satun, Thaleban N.P., 200 m, 6 o 41'N 100 o 11'E, 26.VII.1986, R. Hensen (1♀ RMNH)GoogleMaps  ; Trang, Na Yong District, Peninsular Botanic Garden (Khao Chong), 26.III.2005, T. Kurihara (1♀ EUM)  .

Distribution. Malaysia (Pulau Pinang, Sarawak) and Thailand * (Satun, Trang).

Remarks. The pygidium of this species is elongate trapezoidal, with the basal margins converging basally, which is a primary diagnostic feature of Physetopoda  . This species has a smaller scutellar scale and longer mesosoma than typical Palaearctic Physetopoda  . No males of that genus, however, have been found in Malaysia. Therefore, we maintain the status of this taxon within Smicromyrme  , but anticipate that this could change with additional data.

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Smicromyrme

Loc

Smicromyrme lochius Mickel, 1937

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

Smicromyrme lochia

Lelej, A. S. 2005: 62
Mickel, C. E. 1937: 452
2005