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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.
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.
Redescription and placement of the Oriental Scaphepyris rufus Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae)
The genus is characterized by having the clypeus produced medially with the apical margin subangulate, the mesopleuron with a large, long upper groove, the ocelli and wings absent, the mid tibiae strongly spinose, the eyes extremely reduced, and a constriction between the propodeum and the mesonotum.
New species and notes on Apenesia (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) from the Brazilian Amazon
The following seven new species of bethylid wasps from the Brazilian Amazon are described and illustrated: Apenesia membranaceus, A. auricula, A. singularis, A. lapsa, A. strigulata, A. acia, and A.
Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Sclerodermini (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae, Epyrinae)
The phylogenetic relationships of Sclerodermini are inferred from a cladistic analysis based on 72 female characters, indicating the paraphyly of the latter tribe.
Anatomic glossary of mesopleural structures in Bethylidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea)
An anatomic glossary is produced that standardizes the terms used in the Bethylidae mesopleuron and in other Hymenoptera groups, which will facilitate hypotheses of primary homology in comparative biology.
Cladistic assessment and redescription of Galodoxa torquata Nagy (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), a striking species with swallow tailed metasomal sternite
The monotypic subfamily Galodoxinae is treated as new synonym of the subfamily Epyrinae and the genus Galodoxa Nagy, 1974 is transferred to the tribe Sclerodermini.