Ropalidia ornaticeps (Cameron, 1900)

Tan, Jiang-Li, Van Achterberg, Kees & Chen, Xue-Xin, 2014, Pictorial key to species of the genus Ropalidia Guerin-Meneville, 1831 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) from China, with description of one new species, ZooKeys 391, pp. 1-35: 21

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.391.6606

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:00BA115D-65D4-4A0C-933C-C29F56236DEA

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ropalidia ornaticeps (Cameron, 1900)
status

rec. n.

Ropalidia ornaticeps (Cameron, 1900)  rec. n. Figure 2B

Icaria ornaticeps  Cameron, 1900: 496. Type locality: India.

Ropalidia flavopicta ornaticeps  ; van der Vecht 1962: 49.

Ropalidia ornaticeps  ; Yoshikawa et al. 1969: 167; Kojima 1996a: 325.

Specimens examined.

CHINA: 1 ♀ (CATAS), Nada, Danzhou, Hainan, 19°5'17"N, 109°34'50"E, 143 m. VIETNAM: 46 ♀ + 1 ♂ (RMNH, IEBR), Dông Nai, Cát Tien N.P., Mal. traps, x.2005 & iv.-v.2007, C van Achterberg & R de Vries; 1 ♂ (RMNH), Thua Thien Hué, Phong Dién N.R., 23.iii.-6.iv.2001, Mal. traps 6-9, C van Achterberg & R de Vries. THAILAND: 3 ♀, (RMNH), Chiang Khan, 17.vii.1986, R Hensen, with a label "Ropalidia ornaticeps (Cameron, 1900), det. J Kojima, 1996".

Remarks.

The clypeus is completely yellow, but sometimes with a small black spot; the occipital carina is variable, sometimes the carina is bent anteriorly as in Ropalidia flavopicta  .

Distribution.

China (Hainan); Cambodia; India, Malay Peninsula; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam. ( Kojima and Carpenter 1997 and updated to 2006, Kojima et al. 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Vespidae

Genus

Ropalidia