Dissomphalus coronatus

Azevedo, Celso O., 2017, Review of Dissomphalus Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) from Panama, with key to the Central American species, Zootaxa 4335 (1), pp. 1-72: 35

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Dissomphalus coronatus


coronatus  species-group

Diagnosis. Male. Mandible tridentate, uppermost tooth usually inconspicuous. Median clypeal lobe trapezoidal except D. afestus  sp. nov.. Metasoma with sublateral tergal process, wich have a pair of circular depressions with dense tuft of convergent setae directed backward, antero-lateral margin of depression with setae, tubercle absent. Genitalia with inner apical surface of paramere generally with one setae distinctly longer than others. Aedeagal ventral ramus shorter than dorsal body with at least half part inclined and tending to be convergente mesad of genitalia. Aedeagal dorsal body wide with crown-like structure.

Remarks. It has fourteen species: D. aculetaus Alencar & Azevedo  , D. auritus Alencar & Azevedo  , D. coronatus, Alencar & Azevedo  , D. culteratus Alencar & Azevedo  , D. declinatus Alencar & Azevedo  , D. decussatus Alencar & Azevedo  , D. flexuosus Alencar & Azevedo  , D. galeatus, Alencar & Azevedo  , D. hirtus, Alencar & Azevedo  , D. pronus, Alencar & Azevedo  , D. ramosus Alencar & Azevedo  , D. sinatus Alencar & Azevedo  , D. uber Alencar & Azevedo  and D. afestus  sp. nov..

Distribution. Dominica, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil (Paran√°), Ecuador and Peru.