Taxonomic review of Chin-wen Chen’s species described in the genus Smicromyrme (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)

Okayasu Juriya
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 479-494, 2018
Published online: 14th November 2018
Published in print: 31st December 2018
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Abstract: Chin-wen Chen described 28 species and 10 subspecies of the velvet ant genus Smicromyrme Thomson, 1870 in his 1957 revision of the Mutillidae of China and Taiwan. Most of them were subsequently transferred to 12 genera of the tribes Smicromyrmini Bischoff, 1920 and Trogaspidiini Bischoff, 1920. Four species and one subspecies, however, are still included in Smicromyrme. In the present paper, type specimens of these species are surveyed. As a result, Sinotilla serpa columnata (Chen, 1957), comb. nov., stat. nov. ($), Si. spinicauda (Chen, 1957), comb. nov. (), and Si. trisecta (Chen, 1957), comb. nov. ($) are transferred from Smicromyrme. Smicromyrme bidenticulatus Chen, 1957 ($) and Sm. triguttatus Mickel, 1933 (= Sm. triguttatus latisquamula Chen, 1957, syn. nov.) (*) remain in Smicromyrme. Smicromyrme (Erimyrme) triguttatus is newly recorded from Vietnam and Laos, and Mickelomyrme kuznetsovi Lelej, 1996 is newly recorded from China.
Key words: Hymenoptera, Aculeata, Mutillidae, Mutillinae, new combination, new synonymy, new record, Oriental Region, Palaearctic Region
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