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Revision of the Pseudepipona herrichii-group of the eumenine wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) with the description of two new species from China and Russia

T.I. Vyazemsky Karadag Scientific Station—Nature Reserve of RAS—Branch of A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of RAS, Nauki Str. 24, Kurortnoye, 298188 Feodosiya, Russia.
Hymenoptera solitary wasps taxonomy new synonymy Palaearctic region Nearctic region


The Pseudepipona herrichii-group includes species of the genus Pseudepipona de Saussure, 1856, subgenus Pseudepipona s. str., without long setae on the gena, the scutum, and the propleura, with the transverse carina of the propodeum forming laterally a tooth or at least a blunt angle, and with the preapical tooth of the male mandible of approximately equal width and length. Taxonomic revision of this group revealed the existence of six species: Pseudepipona aldrichi (Fox, 1892), stat. nov. (= P. herrichii mongolica Giordani Soika, 1970, syn. nov.), P. herrichii (de Saussure, 1856) (= P. herrichii afromontana Gusenleitner, 1977, syn. nov.), P. kozhevnikovi (Kostylev, 1927), P. tingjingliae Fateryga, sp. nov., P. tricarinata (Kokujev, 1913), and P. valentinae Fateryga, sp. nov. A complete diagnosis of the males and females of these species is provided, as is an identification key. Maps detailing the geographic distributions of each species are presented. The available data on their bionomics are also summarized.



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