Vespa (Provespa) dorylloides

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: 57

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.201805

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AD7C879B-1C0E-FFAD-5CD8-FD39FE3CFBB9

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Plazi

scientific name

Vespa (Provespa) dorylloides
status

 

Vespa (Provespa) dorylloides  de Saussure 1854 [ Provespa anomala  de Saussure 1854]

Under “ Vespa  (Prove pa) [sic!] dorylloides  ”, Sonan (1929: 138) recorded a single female with the collection data “Kagi (Taikozan), 27, VI, 1923 (Coll. T. Kato)”.

In TARIAbout TARI, there are 4 Ƥ and 2 3 of Provespa  ; 1 3 Provespa nocturna  van der Vecht and 1 Ƥ P. anomala  (de Saussure) are labeled with “Kotosho / v” and “ Vespa  / doryloides Sauss / det. T. Shiraki”. Remaining specimens (1 3 and 3 Ƥ) have the same identification label “ Vespa  / dorylloides  / Sauss. / Det. J. Sonan”; a P. nocturna  Ƥ and a P. anomala  3 have the same collection data label “NAM HENG / JOHOR – 1917 / S. KIYOTAKE”, one of the remaining two P. anomala  Ƥ has no locality label and the other has a label “Mt. Taiko / Kagi / 27 VI 1923 / M. Kato”. It seemed that the P. nocturna  female and the P. anomala  3 labeled as being collected in Johor (in the Peninsular Malaysia) had been correctly labeled. However, considering the facts that Taiwan is far from the distribution area of the two Provespa  species and no other records of Provespa  from Taiwan is present, it is hardly acceptable that the specimens labeled as being from “Kagi” and “Kotosho” (if it is Lanyu [= Orchid Island]) had been correctly labeled.

TARI

Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Vespidae

Genus

Vespa