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Revista Brasileira de Entomologia

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Abstract

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 0085-5626.  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.

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