Sinotilla spinicauda ( Chen, 1957 ),

Okayasu, Juriya, 2018, Taxonomic review of Chin-wen Chen’s species described in the genus Smicromyrme (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58 (2), pp. 479-494: 492-493

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Sinotilla spinicauda ( Chen, 1957 )

comb. nov.

Sinotilla spinicauda ( Chen, 1957)  , comb. nov.

( Figs 30–32View Figs 30–32)

Smicromyrme spinicauda Chen, 1957:210  , ♀. Type locality:“Tienmushan

[= Mt. Tianmu-shan ]” (Zhejiang, China). Holotype: ♀ ( TARI), examined  .; LELEJ (2005: 64).

Type material examined. HOLOTYPE: ♀ ( Figs 30–32View Figs 30–32), Mt.Tianmu-shan , W. Zhejiang, China, 17.viii.1936, T. C. Maa leg. ( TARI). 

Diagnosis. Female. This species is similar to Si. belokobylskiji Lelej, 1995  , Si. calopoda Okayasu, 2017  , Si. lambirensis Lelej, 1996  , Si. ohbayashii Okayasu, 2017  , and Si. petina ( Mickel, 1937)  in having the diagnostic characters of group 2 ( OKAYASU 2017; T2 with a basal median pale spot of setae and black integument), but differs in the following combination of characters: mesosoma weakly convergent posteriorly (subparallel in Si. belokobylskiji  , Si. calopoda  , Si. lambirensis  , Si. ohbayashii  , and Si. petina  ); scutellar scale narrow and trilobed (not trilobed in others), median lobe posteriorly turning into median longitudinal carina extending through propodeal face (not turning into carina in Si. ohbayashii  ; unknown in Si. petina  ), dorsal edge of postscutellar carina strongly undulating (very weakly undulating in Si. belokobylskiji  , Si. calopoda  , and Si. lambirensis  ); legs entirely yellowish red (black and yellowish red in Si. calopoda  ); T2 with apical narrow band of dense, appressed golden setae, slightly narrowed medially (slightly widened in others); S2–S3 with apical narrow band of dense, appressed golden setae (metasomal sterna without such bands in Si. petina  ); T2 and S2 polished and strongly shining between punctures (micro-punctate and dimly shining in Si. calopoda  ).

Male. Unknown.

Distribution. China: Zhejiang ( CHEN 1957).

Remarks. This species is known from the holotype only.


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