Bischoffitilla perakensis (Pagden, 1934)

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: 13

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

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scientific name

Bischoffitilla perakensis (Pagden, 1934)
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4b. Bischoffitilla perakensis (Pagden, 1934) 

( Figs 3View FIGURES 1–28, 39–41View FIGURES 36–47)

Squamulotilla perakensis Pagden 1934a: 448  ; Mickel 1935: 186.

Bischoffitilla perakensis: Lelej 2002: 127  ; Lelej 2005: 28; Okayasu et al. 2018: 306.

Diagnosis. FEMALE. This species can be recognized by a unique combination of characters: the genal carina is distinct and serrate or wavy; clypeus is tridentate, with the basomedial tooth as large as the apicolateral teeth; the mesopleural lamella is short, but distinct; the dorsoposterior propodeal row is distinct and complete; the posterior propodeal face is reticulate; and T3–5 each have a medial spot of whitish to golden setae. Other useful features include: antennal tubercle unarmed; mesosomal dorsum with complete, but sometimes weak, longitudinal carina; T1 apicomedially and T2 basomedially with white to golden spot; and T2 apically with complete transverse band of whitish to golden cuticle and/or setae. Body length 4.5–9.5 mm. MALE. Unknown.

Material examined (26 ♀). THAILAND: Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep, 1000 m, 18 o 48'N 98 o 55'E, 5.VII.1986, R. Hensen (1♀ RMNH)GoogleMaps  ; Omkoi District, Dry dipterocarp forest , 17°50′49.9″N 98°22′33.0″, 950–1010 m alt., 25.VI.2017, R. Mizuno (1♀ EUM);GoogleMaps  Kanchanaburi, Thong Pha Phum, Vimarndin farm stay, 14.655 o N 98.521 o E, 200 m, 17–20.V.2018, MKT (5♀ CSCA);GoogleMaps  Phetchaburi, Kaeng Krachan, Baan Maka Nature Lodge , 12.840 o N 99.590 o E, 140 m: 22–23.V.2018, MKT (3♀ CSCA);GoogleMaps  Surat Thani, Khlong Sok, Khao Sok Jungle Huts, 8.909 o N 99.526 o E, 70 m: 14.V.2018, MKT (9♀ CSCA EMUS MIUP QSBG)GoogleMaps  ; 25–26.V.2018, MKT (1♀ CSCA); Our Jungle House resort, 8.908 o N 99.534 o E, 75 m, 25–27.V.2018, MKT (7♀ CSCA).GoogleMaps 

Distribution. Thailand * (Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Phetchaburi, Surat Thani), Malaysia (Perak).

Remarks. This species was described from Peninsular Malaysia (Pagden 1934a) and has been found in four Thai provinces. Using Chen’s (1957) key, this species would be identified as B. sauteri lingnani (Mickel, 1933)  , with which it may eventually be synonymized. The apparently diagnostic “serrate genal carina” varies within the series and can be found in other Bischoffitilla  species, including B. cambrai  sp. nov.

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Bischoffitilla

Loc

Bischoffitilla perakensis (Pagden, 1934)

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

Bischoffitilla perakensis: Lelej 2002 : 127

Lelej, A. S. 2005: 28
Lelej 2002: 127
2005
Loc

Squamulotilla perakensis

Mickel, C. E. 1935: 186
1935