Ropalidia taiwana

Kojima, Jun-Ichi, Saito, Fuki & Nguyen, Lien Thi Phuong, 2011, On the species-group taxa of Taiwanese social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) described and / or treated by J. Sonan, Zootaxa 2920, pp. 42-64: 51-52

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.201805

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AD7C879B-1C08-FFA8-5CD8-F929FC7AFEDF

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Ropalidia taiwana
status

 

Ropalidia taiwana  var. koshunensis Sonan 1935  [ Ropalidia taiwana Sonan 1935  ]

Sonan (1935 a) listed the female from “Kuraru (Koshun)” as the holotype, and 11 Ƥ and 4 3 paratypes. In TARIAbout TARI, there are, as listed below, the holotype Ƥ and 9 Ƥ and 6 3 specimens marked as “Allotype” or “ Paratype ”. Sonan (1935 a: 202), as the allotype and paratypes collected in Kuraru on “ Oct. 13 1926 ” and “ Oct. 14 1926 ”, listed 6 Ƥ and 4 3 and 3 Ƥ, respectivey. The recognized discrepancy between the number of specimens given in the original description and that actually exist in TARIAbout TARI could have been because of incorrect labeling or a misprint. Also, Sonan (1935 a: 202) listed a specimen with collection data “Koshun, March 25 1930 ” as female, but it is actually male.

Type material. HOLOTYPE Ƥ: “Kuraru / 13.X. 1926 / Col. J. Sonan”, “ Ropalidia  / taiwana Sonan  / var. formosensis  / Sonan / DET. J. SONAN ”, Type label, “ 97 ”. PARATYPES: 6 Ƥ, 5 3 same collection data label as holotype; 2 Ƥ, same collection label as hoplotype but “ 14.X. 1926 ”; 1 Ƥ “Koshun 1918 / IV. 25 –V. 25 / J. Sonan / K. Miyake / M. Yoshino”; 1 3 “KOUSHUN / 25.III. 1930 /Col. T. Shiraki”.:

TARI

Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Vespidae

Genus

Ropalidia