Lomachaeta snellingella Williams & Pitts, 2009

Williams, Kevin A., Cambra, Roberto A., Bartholomay, Pedro R., Luz, David R., Quintero, Diomedes & Pitts, James P., 2019, Review of the genus Lomachaeta Mickel, 1936 (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) with new species and sex associations, Zootaxa 4564 (1), pp. 101-136: 128

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4564.1.4

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Lomachaeta snellingella Williams & Pitts, 2009
status

 

Lomachaeta snellingella Williams & Pitts, 2009  

( Fig. 58 View FIGURES 57–60 )

Lomachaeta snellingella Williams & Pitts, 2009: 237   . Holotype, ♂, USA, California, San Diego Co. (UCDC).

Diagnosis. MALE. The following combination of characters is diagnostic for L. snellingella   : the body is entirely blackish; the mandible lacks a ventral tooth basally; the head and T2 disc have separated punctures; the forewing has its veins encompassing the basal 0.7 × of the wing; the T1 shape is sub-sessile; the T2 fringe is composed of simple setae; and the paramere is dorsoventrally flattened, apically rounded, and having short setae only. Body length 3–5 mm.

FEMALE. Unknown.

Material examined. USA, California, San Diego County, Borrego , 30.IV.1957, F.X. Williams (1♂, paratype, CASC, Fig. 58 View FIGURES 57–60 )   .

Distribution. Western Sonoran Desert in California, USA.

Remarks. Lomachaeta snellingella   is clearly a close relative of L. beadugrimi   , given the nearly identical paramere shape. If females are found that key out to L. beadugrimi   but occur in Imperial or San Diego Counties, those would be good candidates for the female of L. snellingella   . If no recognizable differences were found between these females, that might provide evidence for synonymizing these taxa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Lomachaeta

Loc

Lomachaeta snellingella Williams & Pitts, 2009

Williams, Kevin A., Cambra, Roberto A., Bartholomay, Pedro R., Luz, David R., Quintero, Diomedes & Pitts, James P. 2019
2019
Loc

Lomachaeta snellingella

Williams, K. A. & Pitts, J. P. 2009: 237
2009