Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-9665
GARCIA, Elisa Queiroz; CAMBRA, Roberto and MELO, Gabriel A. R.. Sexual associations for two species of mutillid wasps (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae), with the description of a new species of Anomophotopsis. Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2006, vol.50, n.3, pp. 379-384. ISSN 1806-9665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262006000300007.
The sexes of Pseudometocha melanocephala (Perty, 1833) and of a new species of Anomophotopsis are associated based on mating pairs found in the field and also in laboratory mating trials. The previously unknown male of Pseudomethoca melanocephala (Perty, 1833) and both sexes of Anomophotopsis quinteroi Cambra, sp. nov., are described. We present the first distribution record of P. melanocephala from Argentina. Anecdotal data on their mating behavior are also discussed.
Keywords : Brazil; Pseudomethoca; sex association; Neotropical.