Dasymutilla, Ashmead, 1899

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: 4-5

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:25FAB568-5F43-47D6-8DED-B34C32E51F64

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3703868

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3C45652B-6869-FF93-FF43-3064FA10FE5B

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Felipe

scientific name

Dasymutilla
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Key to species of Dasymutilla   in Panama (Females)

This key should function for any Panamanian female mutillids that have a pygidium at least partially defined by lateral carinae on T6, have T1 petiolate or sub-petiolate with T2, and have their tergal fringes lacking plumose setae. Although Traumatomutilla   are not treated here, the genus is included in the key to help with diagnosis.

1. Tibial spurs white, contrasting with brown to black tibiae............................. 2 — Tibial spurs black, concolorous with black legs....................................... 4

2(1). T2 marked with two white setal patches, integument brown to black beneath patches ( Fig. 14 View Figures 2–16 )............................................... D. spilota Manley and Pitts  

— T2 marked with two or four whitish to yellow integumental patches..................... 3

3(2). Mesosoma red, contrasting with black head, T2 with two small white pale integumental patches on discal area ( Fig. 17 View Figures 17–22 ); pygidium higher than wide, narrow at base ( Fig. 19 View Figures 17–22 )........................ D. colorado Cambra, Williams and Quintero   , sp. nov.

— Head and mesosoma black, T2 with two or four yellow integumental patches; pygidium generally broad, nearly as wide as high............................ Traumatomutilla André  

4(3). Scutellar scale absent, mesosoma elongate with dorsal propodeal face longer than posterior face ( Fig. 6, 9 View Figures 2–16 ); subgenal carina present, parallel with genal carina....................... 5

— Scutellar scale present, mesosoma perpendicularly truncate posteriorly, posterior propodeal face as long or longer than dorsal face ( Fig. 3, 12 View Figures 2–16 ); subgenal carina absent................. 6

5(4). Pygidium convex, with lateral carinae obscure posteriorly; clypeus evenly convex; T2 apical fringe and T3 predominantly with black setae......................... D. phya (Cameron)  

— Pygidium flat, defined by a distinct carina on the apical and lateral margins; clypeus with longitudinal medial tubercle; T2 and T3 predominantly with golden setae or interspersed black and golden setae................................. D. paradoxa (Gestaecker)  

6(4). T2 black but marked with four golden yellow integumental patches that can be medially confluent; mesonotal dorsum armed with lateral tubercle ( Fig. 11 View Figures 2–16 )............ D. pulchra (Smith)  

— T2 marked with two white setal patches, integument black beneath patches; mesonotal dorsum rounded laterally ( Fig. 2 View Figures 2–16 ).................................. D. araneoides (Smith)