Smicromutilla Mickel, 1964

Williams, Kevin A., Cambra, Roberto A., Bartholomay, Pedro R., Luz, David R., Quintero, Diomedes & Pitts, James P., 2019, Review of the genus Lomachaeta Mickel, 1936 (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) with new species and sex associations, Zootaxa 4564 (1), pp. 101-136: 103

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4564.1.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D0A9801B-8049-4211-A4A7-D7792B9D6936

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F187A0-7C04-CD31-27B7-9B3DFC16FA85

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scientific name

Smicromutilla Mickel, 1964
status

 

Smicromutilla Mickel, 1964   .

Type species: S. powelli Mickel, 1964   . Synonymized by Williams & Pitts (2009).

Diagnosis. FEMALE. Females of Lomachaeta   can be recognized by the following combination of characters: the body setae are sparse, nowhere obscuring the sculpture; the mesosoma has coarse sculpture and lacks a scutellar scale; T1 is slender, with its shape either sub-sessile or sub-disciform; the tergal fringes are not composed of distinctly plumose setae; and T6 lacks a defined pygidium.

MALE. Males of Lomachaeta   can be recognized by the following combination of characters: the body setae are sparse, nowhere obscuring the sculpture; the axilla is armed with a posteriorly directed tooth; T1 is slender, with its shape either sub-sessile or disciform; the tergal fringes are not composed of distinctly plumose setae; and the digitus is sessile with the usually short pad-like cuspis.

Distribution. Widespread in the New World, from Canada to Argentina.