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Evolution of Metapostnotum in Flat Wasps (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae): Implications for Homology Assessments in Chrysidoidea
The anteromedian area of the propodeal disc sensu Evans was reinterpreted in the current study as the metapostnotum, and evidence is provided to clarify the relationships between the families within Chrysidoidea, although certain families like Embolemidae, Dryinidae and Chrysididae exhibit extreme modifications of the condition found in Aculeata, as observed in Bethylidae.
Global guide of the flat wasps (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae).
A global guide of the flat wasp family Bethylidae with diagnoses, taxonomic evaluation, keys, and a checklist of all their extant genera and subfamilies is presented.
Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical ensign wasp genus Decevania (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae)
Neotropical species of Decevania Huben, 2003 are revised for the first time and eleven new species are described and illustrated as new.
Phylogenetic analysis of Rhabdepyris (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) and redefinition of generic limits based on morphological characters
A cladistic analysis based on morphological characters to test the monophyly of Rhabdepyris found it to be polyphyletic; the subgenus Trichotepyris was closely related to Anisepyr is whereas RhabDepyris str.
Revision of the neotropical Dissomphalus Ashmead, 1893 (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) with median tergal processes
The Neotropical species of Dissomphalus with median tergal processes are defined as having a pair of median processes situated in a depression. These species are divided into 13 species groups:
Opening Pandora's box of Pristocerinae: molecular and morphological phylogenies of Apenesia (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) reveal several hidden genera
Apenesia is now defined as flat wasps having males with the mesoscutum gibbous, the genitalia with the paramere narrow and densely hairy, and the aedeagus with the ventral apical lobe elliptical and covered with lumps.
Revisited morphology applied for Systematics of flat wasps (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae).
This work describes the external skeletal morphology of Bethylidae and reviews the terms used to describe skeletal features in the Hymenoptera in general and a consensus terminology is proposed for Bethyl Families, which is linked to the online Hymanoptera Anatomy Ontology.
Definition of the coronatus species-group (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae, Dissomphalus ) with description of thirteen new species
The following thirteen new species of Dissomphalus from the Neotropical region are described and illustrated and the coronatus group is suggested to accommodate them.
New species of Bakeriella (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) from the New World and new data on geographic distribution
Bakeriella lata sp. nov. (Brazil, Rondonia), Bakeriella aurata sp. nov. (Brazil, Amazonas) and Bakeriella sulcaticeps sp. nov. (Brazil, Amazonas) are described and illustrated. New geographic records