Discovery of the genus Formosiepyris terayama, (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) in Vietnam, with a description of a new species

Kentaro Tsujii, Toshiharu Mita, Mamoru Terayama, Hong Thai Pham, Shûji Okajima

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Abstract

Formosiepyris vietnamensis sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) is described based on material collected from Da Lat, southern Vietnam. This is the first record of Formosiepyris Terayama from Vietnam. The new species can be distinguished from other Formosiepyris species by a narrow and rounded clypeus; a mandible with three teeth; a second metasomal tergite having small, sparsely distributed punctures and smooth interspaces, except for anterior 2/5, which is microreticulate; and a head length : width aspect ratio of 10 : 11. A key to the Oriental species of Formosiepyris is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalZooKeys
Volume2015
Issue number507
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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