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A new species of Vespula, and first record of Vespa crabro L. (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) from Guatemala, Central America

Author:
Landolt, Peter J., Monzon Sierra, Jose, Unruh, Thomas R., Zack, Richard S.
Source:
Zootaxa 2010 no.2629 pp. 61
ISSN:
1175-5334
Subject:
Vespula, Vespula vulgaris, new species, new geographic records, redescriptions, taxonomic revisions, insect morphology, mitochondrial DNA, sequence analysis, molecular systematics, Guatemala, Mexico
Abstract:
Vespula akrei Landolt sp. nov. is described from Guatemala. The first record of Vespa crabro L. in Guatemala is given, and Vespula inexspectata Eck from Mexico is re-described. We place Vespula akrei sp. nov. in the Vespula vulgaris (L.) species group (= Paravespula Bluthgen) based on morphology, color pattern, and DNA sequences from two mitochrondrial genes. It is presently known only from the Sierra de las Minas mountain range in southeastern Guatemala.
Handle:
10113/44688