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A new species of Vespula, and first record of Vespa crabro L. (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) from Guatemala, Central America
- Landolt, Peter J., Monzon Sierra, Jose, Unruh, Thomas R., Zack, Richard S.
- Zootaxa 2010 no.2629 pp. 61-68
- Vespula, Vespula vulgaris, new species, new geographic records, redescriptions, taxonomic revisions, insect morphology, mitochondrial DNA, sequence analysis, molecular systematics, Guatemala, Mexico
- 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.