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Published: 2021-11-03

Review of female Andreimyrme Lelej (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae: Smicromyrmini)

Entomological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Tarumi 3-5-7, Matsuyama, 790-8566 Japan. Systematic Entomology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8589 Japan.
Plant Pest Diagnostic Center, California Department of Food & Agriculture, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA 95832, USA
Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia.
Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 321 Huynh Thuc Khang, Hue, Vietnam. 6Vietnam National Museum of Nature & Graduate School of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet St, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Hymenoptera Aculeata velvet ant taxonomy new species Asia Oriental Region

Abstract

Females of the East Asian velvet-ant genus Andreimyrme Lelej, 1995 are reviewed. The genus definition is extended to accommodate A. borkenti (Williams, 2019), comb. nov. (from Smicromyrme Thomson, 1870), and nine new species: A. auricoma Okayasu, sp. nov. (Malaysia), A. laminatihumeralis Okayasu, sp. nov. (Indonesia, Malaysia), A. matsumotoi Okayasu, sp. nov. (Vietnam), A. naturalis Williams, sp. nov. (Indonesia), A. rong Williams, sp. nov. (Thailand, Vietnam), A. silvorientalis Okayasu, sp. nov. (Indonesia), A. takensis Okayasu, sp. nov. (Thailand), A. ursasolaris Williams, sp. nov. (Indonesia), and A. yotoi Okayasu, sp. nov. (Laos, Vietnam). Diagnoses, distributional records, and illustrations are provided for these and four previously recognized species, A. neaera (Mickel, 1935), A. paniya Terine, Lelej & Girish Kumar, 2021, A. sarawakensis Lelej, 1996, and A. substriolata (Chen, 1957). Andreimyrme borkenti is newly recorded from Vietnam. A key to species known from females is provided. Habitat preference of this genus is discussed based on collecting records.

 

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OKAYASU, J. ., WILLIAMS, K. A. ., LELEJ, A. S. ., & PHAM, T. H. . (2021). Review of female <em>Andreimyrme</em> Lelej (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae: Smicromyrmini). Zootaxa, 5061(1), 1–38. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5061.1.1