Paraleptomenes kosempoensis (Schulthess, 1934)

Bai, Yue, Carpenter, James M., Chen, Bin & Li, Ting-Jing, 2022, A review of the genus Paraleptomenes Giordani Soika, 1970 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae) from China, with descriptions of two new species, Journal of Hymenoptera Research 90, pp. 185-199 : 185

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Paraleptomenes kosempoensis (Schulthess, 1934)


Paraleptomenes kosempoensis (Schulthess, 1934)

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Odynerus kosempoensis von Schulthess, 1934: 102.

Paraleptomenes kosempoensis ; Giordani Soika, 1986: 127; 1994: 123, 125; Li et al. 2019: 152-153.

Material examined.

Syntype, 1♀, Kankau (Koshun), Formosa, VI. 1912, H. Sauter (AMNH) ; 1♂, same data as the syntype (AMNH) .


The female specimen deposited in AMNH was labelled as paratype, but the original description of Schulthess (1934) did not specify a holotype. The above female specimen is thus a syntype. And the male was unknown in the original description, so the male specimen with the same data is not as a syntype.


Female (Fig. 34 View Figures 34–39 ) body length 6.0 mm; male (Fig. 35 View Figures 34–39 ) body length 5.0 mm. Black, with the following parts yellow: mandible basally, female clypeus except middle, whole male clypeus, longitudinal interantennal spot, scape ventrally, a small spot of ocular sinus, a line behind eyes at gena, an anterior complete band of pronotum, tegula, parategula, a round spot on mesopleuron dorsally, large lateral right triangle spots on scutellum, metanotum, mid and hind coxae ventrally, apices of fore and mid femora to tarsi, hind tibia ventrally and hind tarsus, apical bands of T1-T2 and S2, and apical band of male T3; with the following parts reddish brown to brown: mandible, antenna ventrally and legs except yellow spots; clypeus with sparse punctures and dense white setae; female clypeus raised basally and then flat in the middle, with lateral longitudinal raised carina, apical margin shallowly emarginated medially (Fig. 36 View Figures 34–39 ), apical margin of male clypeus deeply emarginated medially (Fig. 37 View Figures 34–39 ); male A13 small, hook-like, backward reaching the middle of A11 (Fig. 38 View Figures 34–39 ); punctures on mesosoma larger than that of head; anterior face of pronotum with two foveae in the middle; scutellum nearly flat in lateral view, and at the same level of the mesoscutum; punctures on metasoma sparser and smaller than those on head and mesosoma; metasoma without apical lamella; T1 not concave posteriorly; T2 and S2 apically with a row of punctures forming a horizontal furrow near apical margin (Fig. 39 View Figures 34–39 ); male T3 with apical lamella and with a row of punctures as that on T2.


China (Taiwan, Hong Kong).