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AuthorJ. Kojima
TitleTaxonomy of the Ropalidia flavopicta-complex (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae)
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
Volume70
Year1996
Issue22
Pages325-347
ISSN0024-0672
KeywordsHymenoptera; Vespidae; Polistinae; Ropalidia flavopicta; Southeast Asia
AbstractThe taxonomy of the "species" treated as subspecies of Ropalidia flavopicta (= R. flavopicta-complex) by van der Vecht (1962) were reexamined. Four forms in the complex other than the species in the Philippine Islands are concluded to be valid species: R. flavopicta (Smith), R. javanica van der Vecht, R. ochracea van der Vecht, and R. ornaticeps (Cameron). The two subspecies of the Philippine species, R. flavobrunnea van der Vecht, namely lapiniga Kojima and iracunda Kojima, are sunk into the nominate species. A new species is described based on a female listed under "R. flavopicta flavobrunnea " by van der Vecht (1962).
Classification42.75
Document typearticle
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