Pristocera

Azevedo, Celso O., Alencar, Isabel D. C. C. & Colombo, Wesley D., 2018, Pairs in copulation of the highly dimorphic genus Pristocera Klug (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) from Madagascar solve taxonomic problems of male-female associations, Zootaxa 4433 (1), pp. 1-49: 4

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4433.1.1

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Pristocera
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Key to species of Pristocera  from Madagascar for females

1. Median clypeal lobe tridentate (Fig. 6A)................................................................... 2

- Median clypeal lobe trapezoidal ( Fig. 14A View Figure )................................................................. 6

2. First abdominal spiracle circular (Figs 8C; 20C)............................................................. 3

- First abdominal spiracle oval (Fig. 4C)..................................................................... 4

3. Mandible with distal teeth gradually wider ventrad (Fig. 8B); petiole with anterolateral corner subangulate (Fig. 8D).............................................................................................. P. gloriae  sp. nov.

- Mandible with distal teeth subequals ( Fig. 20B View Figure ); petiole with anterolateral corner angulate ( Fig. 20C–D View Figure )... P. zubai  sp. nov.

4. Mandible with ventral tooth, dorsal view (Fig. 6B); petiole with anterolateral corner rounded (Fig. 6D).... P. martyi  sp. nov.

- Mandible without ventral tooth, dorsal view (Fig. 4B); petiole with anterolateral corner never rounded ( Fig. 18D View Figure )......... 5

5. Median clypeal lobe without rounded apical projection (Fig. 4B); petiole with anterolateral corner angulate (Fig. 4E)............................................................................................... P. alexi  sp. nov.

- Median clypeal lobe with rounded apical projection ( Fig. 18A View Figure ); petiole with anterolateral corner subangulate ( Fig. 18D View Figure )............................................................................................ P. teetsi  sp. nov.

6. First abdominal spiracle circular ( Fig. 14C View Figure )................................................. P. mauricei  sp. nov.

- First abdominal spiracle oval ( Fig. 24C View Figure ).................................................................... 7

7. Mandible with upper three teeth subequals ( Fig. 24B View Figure )........................................ P. cambouei Saussure 

- Mandible with upper three teeth gradually wider ventrad ( Fig. 22B View Figure ).............................................. 8

8. Petiole with anterolateral never corner rounded ( Fig. 22D View Figure )..................................... P. levicolllis (Kieffer) 

- Petiole with anterolateral corner rounded ( Fig. 24B View Figure ).......................................................... 9

9. Clypeal margin crenulated ( Fig. 16B View Figure )..................................................................... 10

- Clypeal margin not crenulated (Fig. 2B)................................................................... 11

10. Petiole with anterolateral corner broadly rounded ( Fig. 16D View Figure )................................... P. makungai  sp. nov.

- Petiole with anterolateral corner rounded ( Fig. 10C View Figure )............................................ P. julieni  sp. nov.

11. Mandible without small rounded ventral tooth, dorsal view ( Fig. 12B View Figure )............................... P. morti  sp. nov.

- Mandible with small rounded ventral tooth, dorsal view (Fig. 2A)................................ P. melmani  sp. nov.