Dissomphalus scamatus Azevedo, 1999

Colombo, Wesley D. & Azevedo, Celso O., 2016, Review of Dissomphalus Ashmead, 1893 (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) from Espíri- to Santo, Brazil, with description of twenty-one new species, Zootaxa 4143 (1), pp. 1-84: 22-23

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Dissomphalus scamatus Azevedo, 1999


Dissomphalus scamatus Azevedo, 1999 

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Dissomphalus scamatus Azevedo, 1999a: 343  (Ƌ, holotype from Paraná, DZUP, figs 88–92, 186); Redighieri & Azevedo, 2004: 329; 2006: 305.

Dissomphalus punctatus: Redighieri & Azevedo 2006: 310  –311, part.

Diagnosis. Male. Black. Mandible forming oblique cutting-edge, angulate medially. Clypeus with very large median tooth, as long as half length of clypeus medially. Front strongly coriaceous. Vertex straight. T2 with shallow, elliptical median depression, posterior margin concave medially, pair of conspicuous, elliptical and inclined tubercles, far from each other their smallest diameters, densely covered by setae. Genitalia: paramere wide; aedeagal ventral ramus as long as dorsal body, apical area laminar, surface vertical, ventral margin with row of 5–6 small ventral teeth, median area of ventral surface micro-scaled; dorsal body of aedeagus narrowing apically, apex denticulate in lateral view; inner surface densely setose. Female unknown.

Variations. Original description of genitalia was not based on the holotype. The size of the head varies between specimens.

Remarks. Six specimens of D. scamatus  were registered from Espírito Santo ( Redighieri & Azevedo, 2004; 2006), and we add more 45 new ones. Additionally, we reidentified two specimens previously identified as D. punctatus  by Redighieri & Azevedo (2006) as D. scamatus  .

Material examined. Types: Holotype Ƌ, BRAZIL, Paraná, Jundiai do Sui , Farm Monte Verde ; 29.XII.1986; Malaise trap; Survey Profaupar, ( DZUPAbout DZUP)  . Material revised: BRAZIL, Espírito Santo: 3Ƌ, Santa Teresa ( Estação Biológica de Santa Lúcia ), 27.IX.2001, varredura C.O. Azevedo & R. Kawada col. ( UFESAbout UFES)  ; 5♂, Santa Teresa , Estação Biológica de Santa Lúcia, 19º58’S 40º32’W, 06–09.IV.2001, armadilha Malaise, C.O. Azevedo e eq[uipe] col. ( MZSPAbout MZSP, UFESAbout UFES)GoogleMaps  . New material examined: BRAZIL, Espírito Santo: 2Ƌ, Pancas, Faz [enda] Juliberto Stur , 19º13’S 40º46’O, 31.I–7.II.2003, Armadilha Malaise, M. Tavares, C. Azevedo e eq[uipe] col. ( UFESAbout UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 3♂, João Neiva, Alto Bérgamo , 19º44’S 40º26’W, 27.X–3.XI.2008, arm[adilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & equipe col. ( UFESAbout UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 14♂, Santa Teresa, Estação Biológica [de] Santa Lúcia, 30.VII.2005  – 21.X.2014, [armadilha] Malaise, M. Tavares, C. Azevedo & eq[uipe] col. (UFES); 1♂, Santa Maria de Jetibá, Fazenda Paulo Seick , 20º02’S 40º41’O, 29.XI–6.XII.2002, Armadilha Malaise, [M.T.] Tavares, [C.O.] Azevedo e eq[uipe] col. ( UFESAbout UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 5♂, S[anta] Leopoldina, Alto  Rio das Farinhas, 20º08’S 40º36’W, 14–24.V.2008, arm[adilha] Malaise, [C.] Waichert & [K.] Furieri col. (UFES); 2♂, Santa Leopoldina, Bragança  , 20º10’S 40º34’W, 8–15.X.2012, [armadilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & eq[uipe] col. ( UFESAbout UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 3♂, Divino de São Lourenço, Parq [ue] Nac [ional do] Caparaó  , 20º24’S 41º47’W, 15–22.III.2013, [armadilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & F.B. Fraga col. ( UFESAbout UFES)GoogleMaps  ; 15♂, Ibitirama, Parq [ue] Nac [ional do] Caparaó  , 20º27’S 41º44’W, 06–13.III.2013, [armadilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & F.B. Fraga col. ( UFESAbout UFES)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. Brazil (Espírito Santo, São Paulo and Paraná).


Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure


Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo


Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo














Dissomphalus scamatus Azevedo, 1999

Colombo, Wesley D. & Azevedo, Celso O. 2016


Dissomphalus scamatus

Redighieri 2004: 329Azevedo 1999: 343


Dissomphalus punctatus:

Redighieri 2006: 310