Dasymutilla pulchra ( Smith, 1855 )

Cambra, Roberto A., Williams, Kevin A., Quintero, Diomedes, Windsor, Donald M., Pickering, John & Saavedra, Daisy, 2018, Dasymutilla Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae) in Panama: new species, sex associations and seasonal flight activity, Insecta Mundi 608, pp. 1-17: 9-10

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3697062

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DOI

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scientific name

Dasymutilla pulchra ( Smith, 1855 )
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Dasymutilla pulchra ( Smith, 1855)  

( Fig. 11–13 View Figures 2–16 , 27 View Figures 23–28 )

Mutilla pulchra Smith 1855: 62   , holotype female, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, No.15.443 BMNH.

Mutilla nortoni Blake 1870: 68   , holotype female, Mexico, ANSP. Mickel (1964): Synonymy.

Mutilla ducalis Smith 1879: 224   , holotype female, Mexico, Orizaba, BMNH. Mickel (1964): synonymy. Sphaerophthalma [sic] chiron Cameron, 1897: 378   , holotype female, Mexico, Venta de Zopilote, BMNH. Mickel (1964): synonymy.

Dasymutilla pulchra: Mickel (1964)   transfered to Dasymutilla   . Cambra and Quintero (1992): 464, 471, male figure, material examined; Manley and Pitts (2007): 82 View Cited Treatment , male description.

Diagnosis. FEMALE. This is the only mainland Dasymutilla   species that has a scutellar scale and a lateral mesonotal tubercle. The following diagnostic characters are also useful: the antennal scrobe has a distinct dorsal carina; the gena is carinate; the posterolateral margin of the head is unarmed; the mesosoma has a transverse arcuate band of pale silver to golden setae; and T2 is marked with four yellow to orange patches that are often coalescent. MALE. This is the only male Dasymutilla   species to have the mesopleuron armed with a distinct tooth or tubercle. The following characters are also useful for diagnosis: the antennal scrobe has a dorsal carina; the axilla has a posterior truncate face; S2 has an ovate anteriorly situated seta-filled pit; and T2 has a large coalescent yellow integumental patch.

Distribution. Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. First record for Nicaragua.

Material examined ( MIUP except where noted). PANAMA, Veraguas Province: Santa Fe , 26.iii. 1999, A. Santos, 1f   ; Bahía Honda , 7–17.xii.2001, R. Cambra, 2m (1f, CDFA)   ; 28.v–2.vi.2002 (1m, CDFA)   . Panamá Province: Cerro Azul, Residencial Las Nubes , 15.x.1999, R. Cambra, 1f   ; 24.v. 2009, 1m.   Coclé Province: Valle de Antón , 13.vii.1991, J. Coronado, 2m   ; La Pintada, 16–19.i.2002, P. González, 1f.   COSTA RICA ( INBio): Alajuela Province: San Cristobal, 600–620m, 5–25.i.1998, F. Quesada, 2f.   Guanacaste Province: Tierras Morenas, Tilarán , 685m, ix.1994, G. Rodríguez, 1f   ; Est. Los Almendros , 300m, 4–20.xi.1994, E. López, 1f   ; vi.1995, E. Araya, 2f   ; Est. Las Pailas , 800 m, P.N. Rincon de la Vieja, 6.i–13.iv.1993, J. Sihezar, 1f   ; 24.x–12.xi.1992, D. García, 2f;   22.xi–29.xii.1992, J. Sihezar, 1f;   19.vi–1. vii.1993, K. Taylor, 1f;   30.xi–12.xii.1999, R. Gonzalez, 1f   ; Fca. Yafa , 320 m, 8–26.i.1993, E. Lopez, 1F   ; Est. Pitilla , 700 m, 9 km S Sta. Cecilia, iii.1990, P. Rios, 3f   ; xi.1989, P. Rios, 1m;   2.iii–21.iv.1989, 1f;   22.x–8.xi.1992, P. Rios, 1f;   27.ii–2.iii.1989, R. Miranda, 3f;   ii.1990, 1f;   x.1989, C. Moraga, 1f   ; Fca. Pasmompa, Est. Pitilla , 400 m, 5 km SO Sta. Cecilia, iii.1989, 2f   ; Est. Maritza , 600 m, ladera O. del volcan Orosi   ; viii.1990, 1f;   27.ii–10.iii.1992, M. Reyes, 1f;   ii.1992, P. Campos, 1f;   1.vi–30.vii. 1992, 2m;   28.ii–10. iii.1992, D. García, 1f   ; Fca. Jenny , 30 km N de Liberia, v.1991, E. Araya, 1f   ; 16.x–10.xi.1991, 1f;   8–12. xii.1993, E. Araya, 1f   ; sector El Hacha, P.N. Guanacaste, xi–xii.1991, E. Lopez, 1f   ; cerro El Hacha , 300 m, 12 km SE de La Cruz, ix.1991, E. Lopez, 1f   ; cerro El Hacha , 400m, ii.1988, J. Bustamante, 1f   ; Los Almendros, P.N. Guanacaste, 23.x–13.xi.1992, E. Lopez, 1f   ; 11–30.vi.1993, E. Lopez, 2f   ; P.N. Sta. Rosa, vi. 1986, 300 m, D. Enezen, 1f   ; vi.1985, D. Enezen, 1f.   Puntarenas Province: Est. La Casona, Res. Biol. Monteverde , 1520 m, vii.1993, N. Obando, 1f.   NICARAGUA: Managua District, Laguna de Xiloa , 4.i.1994, 1f   ; Granada, volcan Mombacho , 30.iv.1998, J. Maes, 1m   ; 15.v. 1998, 2m; 2.vi. 1998, 1m   ; Masaya, volcan Masaya, 27.xi.1991, v. den Berghe, 1f.   GUATEMALA: Tikal , Petén, 15.viii.1974, D. Engleman, 1f   ; Baja Verapaz, J. Schuster, 1f   ; Escuintla, vi.1980, A. Valle, 1f   ; Dpto. Santa Rosa, 3.x.1982, M. Agüero, 1f.   MEXICO: Jalisco, Chamela , 2.ix.1989, D. Curoe, 1f   ; Est. Biol. Chamela , 8– 10.xii., F. Hovore, 1m   ; Sayula, Isla Grande , 1366 m, 13.xi.1994, L. Miranda, 1f   ; Oaxaca, 4.4 miles W. of Mitla , 18.vi.1992, W. Johnson, 1f.  

Remarks. This species is widespread in Mexico and Central America. The male was initially recognized by Quintero and Cambra (1992) and described by Manley and Pitts (2007).

CDFA

USA, California, Sacramento, California State Collection of Arthropods

INBio

Costa Rica, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Dasymutilla

Loc

Dasymutilla pulchra ( Smith, 1855 )

Cambra, Roberto A., Williams, Kevin A., Quintero, Diomedes, Windsor, Donald M., Pickering, John & Saavedra, Daisy 2018
2018
Loc

Dasymutilla pulchra: Mickel (1964)

Manley, D. G. & J. P. Pitts 2007: 82
Cambra, R. A. & D. Quintero 1992: 464
1992
Loc

Mutilla ducalis

Cameron, P. 1897: 378
Smith, F. 1879: 224
1879
Loc

Mutilla nortoni

Blake, C. A. 1870: 68
1870
Loc

Mutilla pulchra

Smith, F. 1855: 62
1855