Pompiles de l'île d'Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Pompilidae)

Raymond WAHIS, Frédéric DURAND & Claire VILLEMANT

fr Zoosystema 31 (3) - Pages 707-718

Published on 30 September 2009

This article is a part of the thematic issue SANTO 2006 Global Biodiversity Survey from sea bottom to ridge crests

Spider wasps from Espiritu Santo island, Vanuatu (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Pompilidae)

The study of the spider-wasps collected during the exploration of the Espiritu Santo Island (Vanuatu) led to the descriptions of a new genus in the tribe Ageniellini, Melanagenia n. gen., and two new endemic species Melanagenia penaoru n. gen., n. sp. and Anoplius santo n. sp. Priocnemis corynodes Vachal, 1907 is transferred to the genus Melanagenia n. gen.; and a lectotype is designated for Pompilus inquirendus Vachal, 1907. Some new data (synonymies and distribution) about Anoplius opulentus (Smith, 1860), a species widely distributed in the South Pacific Region, are also provided.


Insecta, Hymenoptera, Pompilidae, Melanesia, Vanuatu, new genus, new species.

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