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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.16 no.4 Curitiba  1999 

Additional notes on systematic of Neotropical Dissomphalus Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae)



Celso Oliveira Azevedo

Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo. Avenida Marechal Campos 1468, Maruipe, 29040-090 Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brasil. E-mail:




Diagnosis and genitalia description and illustration of Dissomphalus bicavatusEvans, 1979;D. bispinulatusEvans, 1969;D. brasiliensisKieffer, 1910;Z). caviclypeus Evans, 1969; D. cornutus Evans 1964; D. dumosus, Evans, 1966; D. fungosus Evans, 1979; D. gilvipes Evans, 1979; D. incomptus Evans, 1964; D. infissus Evans, 1969; D. mendicus Evans, 1969; D. microstictus Evans, 1969; D. mirabilis Evans, 1966; D. nanellus Evans, 1969; D. napo Evans, 1979; D. plaumanni Evans, 1964; D. punctatus (Kieffer, 1910); D. puteolus Evans, 1969; D. rufipalpis Kieffer, 1910; D. xanthopus Ashmead, 1893 are provided. Female of D. mirabilis is first described. Five synonymies are proposed: D. connubialis Evans, 1966 of D. brasiliensis, D. montanus Kieffer, 1910 of D. punctatus, D. obliquus Evans, 1979 of D. rufipalpis, D. teren Evans, 1969 of D. cornutus and D. hastatus Evans, 1979 of D. bispinulatus. D. microtuberculatus sp.n. from Northern Argentina is described and illustrated.

Key words: Hymenoptera, Bethylidae, Dissomphalus, Neotropical, systematic.


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ACKNOWLEDGMENT. To E.R Boitolini (UFES) for the loan of microscopy used to illustrate the genitalia; all curators for the loan the specimens recorded in the text and by the duplicates retained.



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Recebido em 07.V.1998; aceito em 27.VIII.1999.

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