Ropalidia taiwana Sonan, 1935

Tan, Jiang-Li, Van Achterberg, Kees & Chen, Xue-Xin, 2014, Pictorial key to species of the genus Ropalidia Guerin-Meneville, 1831 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) from China, with description of one new species, ZooKeys 391, pp. 1-35: 24-25

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.391.6606

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:00BA115D-65D4-4A0C-933C-C29F56236DEA

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ropalidia taiwana Sonan, 1935
status

 

Ropalidia taiwana Sonan, 1935  Figure 2I

Ropalidia taiwana  Sonan, 1935: 199. Type locality: China (Taiwan: Shinchiku).

Ropalidia taiwana taiwana  ; Iwata 1976: 295; Lee 1982: 83, 92; 1985: 46, 52.

Ropalidia taiwana  var. koshunensis Sonan, 1935: 199, type locality: China (Taiwan: Koshun). Syn. by Starr (1992).

Ropalidia taiwana koshunensis  ; Iwata 1969: 367.

Ropalidia formosana  Kuo, in Kuo and Yeh 1987: 84, type locality: China (Taiwan: Wufeng). Syn. by Starr (1992).

Specimens examined.

CHINA: Type material of Ropalidia taiwana  , no. 90-96 in TARI: 1 ♀, Holotype, Shinchiku, Formosa 18.vii.1-30, J Sonan, K Miyake; paratypes: 1 ♀, id.; 1 ♀, Hassenzan, 23.x.1932, K Nomura; 1 ♂, Horisha, 2.xii.1916, T Shiraki; 1 ♀, Koshun, Formosa, 1918, iv.25-v.25. J Sonan, K Miyake, M Yoshino; 1 ♀, Urai, vii.1931, J Sonan; 1 ♀ (RMNH), Eassenzan, Formosa, 23.vi.1934, L Gressitt. Type material of Ropalidia taiwana  var. koshunensis Sonan, 1935, confirmed by J Kojima & F Saito, 2010: 1 ♀, Holotype, Kuraru, 13.x.1926, J Sonan, "Ropalidia taiwana Sonan var. formosensis Sonan, DET. J SONAN. Type label, “97”; Paratypes: 6 ♀ + 5 ♂ with same data; 2 ♀, with same data but 14.x.1926; 1 ♀ "Koshun 1918.iv.25-v.25, J Sonan, K Miyake, M Yoshino; 1 ♂, Koushun, 25.iii.1930, T Shiraki". 1 ♀ (RMNH), Rokki, Formosa, 20.v.1934, L Gressitt; 2 ♀ (RMNH), Kosempo, Formosa, 11.vii.1911, H Sauter; 2 ♀ (RMNH), Taihorin, Formosa, 10.v, H Sauter; 1 ♂ (RMNH), Taihorinsho, Formosa, H Sauter; 1 ♀ (RMNH), Ku-ling, Jiangxi, 13.ii.1935, O Piel; 1 ♀ (RMNH), Kuatun, Fujian, 27°40'N, 117°40'E, 2300 m, 14.iv.1938, LJ Klapperich; 1 ♀ (ZJUH), Mt. Baxian, Heiping, Taizhong, Taiwan, 24°11'N, 121°E, 4-5.vi.2011, P Tang. MYANMAR: 2 ♀ (RMNH), Sadon, 1200 m, 28.vi.-5.vii.1934, R Malaise; 2 ♀ (RMNH), Taunggyi, S. Shan States, 1.viii.-22.ix.1934, R Malaise.

Distribution.

China (Jiangxi, Fujian, Taiwan); Myanmar. ( Kojima and Carpenter 1997 and updated to 2006)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Vespidae

Genus

Ropalidia