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The Australian species of the subfamily Pergulinae, with descriptions of two new Pergula Morice species (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Pergidae)
- Schmidt, Stefan, Smith, David R.
- Australian journal of entomology 2009 v.48 no.4 pp. 300-304
- Pergidae, females, males, New South Wales, Queensland, South America, Western Australia
- The Pergulinae occur in South America and Australia with a single genus on each continent. The Australian genus Pergula Morice was known only from a single male of Pergula turneri Morice, 1919, from the south-western part of Western Australia. Two additional species are described, Pergula exilis sp. nov. from Western Australia and Pergula xantha sp. nov. from Queensland and New South Wales. The female of P. xantha is the first female described for the genus, and the species is the first record of the genus for eastern Australia. A key is provided for separation of species.