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Published: 2022-04-12
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A new species of Lestica Billberg (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) from Turkey

Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Turkey
Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Turkey
Hymenoptera Apoidea Lestica anatolica taxonomy Kelkit Valley identification key


A new solitary wasp species, Lestica anatolica Can et Gülmez, is described and illustrated based on a male from Sivas province of Turkey. This species is similar to L. clypeata (Schreber, 1759) but distinguished from it by the presence of a transparent spine on the apex of foretrochanter instead of carina and dilatation in all of the first three foretarsomeres (foretarsomeres II and III distinctly narrower than I in L. clypeata). Additionally, new locality records are given for two previously known species in Turkey, L. clypeata and L. subterranea (Fabricius, 1775). An identification key is provided for the species of Lestica Billberg, 1820 occurring in Turkey.



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