Discovery of the spider wasp genus Sphictostethus Kohl, 1884 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Pepsinae) in New Guinea, with description of two new species

Loktionov V.M., Lelej A.S.

В журнале Zootaxa

Год: 2018 Том: 4429 Номер: 2 Страницы: 295-302

Two new species of the genus Sphictostethus Kohl, 1884 are described and illustrated from New Guinea (Indonesia: West Papua). Both species, S. papua Loktionov & Lelej, sp. nov. and S. arfak Loktionov & Lelej, sp. nov. differ from congeners by their peculiar head and clypeus shape, the presence of tubercles on the mesopleuron and propodeum, and the well-developed metasomal petiole. The genus Sphictostethus is newly recorded from New Guinea as a new northernmost border for their distribution within the Australian Region. An addition to the key of Australian species is given.

DOI 10.11646/zootaxa.4429.2.5

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