Hymenoptera Highlights II



Hymenoptera Highlights II

by Ian L.Hamer

This is the second part of a series of several articles giving a detailed systematic list of the bees and wasps collected in the U.A.E. The period covered for this super-family is 1981 to mid-1986.

The following listing takes the form of a flight table and includes a comprehensive schedule of the Sphecoidea taken since the collection of the Hymenoptera Aculeata commenced in 1981. I am indebted to Giles Roche who initially put this specialised section of Natural History on a very sound footing in the UAE and who has recently sent me a complete list of his Sphecid captures collected during his tenure in the Emirates.

In order to maintain a relatively concise format I have not attempted to give any indication of the localities of capture in the attached tables. However, as the inclusion of such information is of importance in any such report it will form the subject of a future article.

Unidentified specimens have been allocated a species number following the generic name (e.g. Trirogma sp. no. 1) and possible new species have been described as such (i.e."sp. nov."). Numbers given are those allocated to specimens in my own collection unless otherwise noted as relating to those of C.G. Roche (i.e. "coll. CGR").

Where determinations of my material have been revised or updated and where Giles has used the original nomenclature, or where conflicts in identification are suspected, I have indicated this as appropriate (e.g. Prionyx crudelis). Due to the difficulties with identification, it is possible that numbered species contained in CGR's collection are also named in my collection and vice versa. However, it must be stated that it may be a considerable time before all individuals are satisfactorily identified. Some of the recordings are of extreme interest and both Dolichurus and Rhopalurn are genera new to the Arabian peninsula. It is also believed that the Sceliphron (Proscel.) is also a sub-genus new to Arabia.

This article is solely dedicated to the Sphecid (fossorial or digging) wasps of the U.A.E. and I would like to give my sincere thanks to Mr.Ken Guichard for identifying virtually all my material over the previous months and without whom this article would not have been possible.

(Ed. note: Copies of the original pages are available by clicking on the thumbnails below.)

Images of the individuals pages: Page 11, Page 12, Page 13, Page 14, Page 15

RTF versions of the individual pages: Page 11, Page 12, Page 13, Page 14, Page 15

(Ed. note: The table below is available as a separate document by clicking here.)


Species

Month

Ampulicinae J F M A M J J A S O N D
Dolichurus sp. no. 1               x        
Trirogma sp. no. 1 x     x               x
Ampulex assimilia Kohl                   x x  
Sphecinae J F M A M J J A S O N D
Chlorion funereum Grib             x     x    
C. hirtum (Kohl)             x x        
C. semenowi occidentale (de Beau)   x                    
Chalybion targionii (Car)   x x               x  
Sceliphron madraspatanum (Sm)       x   x   x x x x x
S. (Proscel) rectum pulchellum Gus               x   x x  
     (? poss. funestum Kohl)         x     x     x  
Sphex flavipennis Fab       x                
S. fumicatus Christ             x          
S. pruinosus Ger       x           x    
Prionyx crudelis (F. Sm)         x       x x    
     (? subfuscatus (Dahl) coll CGR)         x x            
P. niveatus (Dufour)         x x x x x x   x
P. viduatus (Christ) x   x x x x   x   x    
Parapsammophila dolichostoma (Kohl)     x x                
P. turanica F. Mor   x                    
Padalonia tydei (Le Guil) x x x x x x   x   x   x
Ammophila albotomentosa Mor                   x   x
     ( = rubripes ?)                        
A. gracillima Tasch x x x x x x x   x x   x
A. rubripes Spin x x x x                
A. poecilocnemis Mor         x         x x x
Eremochares sp. no 1 (coll CGR/ILH)         x     x        
Pemphredoninae J F M A M J J A S O N D
Mimesa sp. nov?     x                  
M. sp. (? aegyptiaca Rad) x                      
Diodontus sp. no 1 x                     x
D. sp. no 2 x                      
D. sp. no 3     x                  
Astatinae J F M A M J J A S O N D
Astata cleopatra Pul x x x               x  
     ditto or A. selecta Nurse   x     x              
A. sp. no 1 (coll CGR) x                      
Dryudella tricolor (Van Lind)     x                  
D. nephertiti (Pul) x x                    
D. osirica (Pul) x                      
D. bifasciata (Schul)   x x                  
Dinetus sp. no 1 (coll CGR)     x                  
D. sp. nov. ?   x                    
Laphyragoginae J F M A M J J A S O N D
Laphyragogus pictus Kohl         x              
L. sp. no 1 (coll CGR)   x                    
L. sp. no 2 (coll CGR)   x                    
Larrinae J F M A M J J A S O N D
Larra sp. no 1           x     x     x
L. sp. no 1 (coll CGR)               x        
Liris agilis (F. Sm) x           x       x x
L. atrata (Spin) x           x   x x   x
L. braueri Kohl               x     x x
L. haemorrhoidalis (F) x           x     x x x
L. miscophoides (Arnold)               x        
L. nigra (F) x   x x   x       x    
L. nigricans (Walker) x         x x         x
L. praetermissa (Rich)     x                 x
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
L. subfasciata (Walker) x         x     x   x x
L. sp. no 1           x            
Gastrosericus electus Nurse       x x x x x x      
G. moricei E. Saund       x x x x x x x x  
G. sanctus Pul       x x x       x    
G. waltlii Spin           x x x x   x  
G. sp. no 2 (coll CGR)       x   x            
Tachytes archaeophilus Pul                       x
T. comberi Turn   x x x           x   x
T. cameronianus Mor           x            
T. diversicornis Turn x         x   x x x    
T. illabefactus Pul                   x    
T. niloticus Turn               x x x x x
T. Pigmaeus Kohl                 x      
T. serapis Pul ??               x x      
T. sinuatus Pul     x                  
T. trichopygus Pul         x              
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Tachysphex albocinctus (Lucas)       x     x   x x    
T. cheops de Beau     x     x x x x x x  
T. costae (De Stef)         x x x x     x x
T. erythrophorus D. Tor       x x x     x      
T. erythropus (Spin) x   x x   x x x   x x x
T. fugax (Rad)               x        
T. fulvicornis Turn     x                  
T. fuscispina Pul (??)             x          
T. julliani Kohl       x             x  
T. grandissimus Gus           x x x x      
T. gujaraticus Nurse           x x          
T. incertus (Rad)                 x      
T. maidli de Beau       x                
T. micans (Rad)     x x                
T. mycerinus de Beau x x x x         x   x x
T. nitidus (Spin) x                   x  
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
T. osiris de Beau                 x      
T. palopterus (Dhal)               x        
T. pulcher Pul       x         x x   x
T. panzeri (Van Lin) x x x x x x     x x   x
     (black var ?)     x x                
T. rugosus Guss     x       x          
T. schmiedeknechti Kohl x x x x             x  
T. sericans Guss (??)           x            
T. tarsinus (Lep)                     x  
T. sp. aff. nitidissimus ?                       x
T. sp. aff. nitidus x                      
T. sp. aff. palopterus   x                    
T. sp. aff. panzeri                 x     x
T. sp. aff. quadrifurci Pul                       x
T. sp. no. 1 (panzeri grp)                   x    
T. sp. no 2                 x      
T. sp. no 3     x x                
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
T. sp. (panzeri var ?) (coll CGR)                   x x  
T. sp. no 2 (coll CGR)                   x    
Parapiagetia erythropoda (Cam)         x x x x     x  
P. mongolica (P. Mor)         x              
P. sp. aff. nilotica           x            
P. nov. sp. ?           x            
P. sp. no 1 (coll CGR)       x   x            
P. sp. no 2 (coll CGR)           x            
Holotachysphex holognathus (Mor)     x       x       x  
Prosopigastra creon (Nurse)               x        
Palarus dongalensis Klug         x x x   x      
P. laetus Klug   x x x x x x x x x    
P. parvulus de Beau         x x            
P. s. spinolae Saus     x x x   x          
P. sp. nov. ?                 x      
P. sp. no 1 (coll CGR)     x x x x            
P. sp. no 2 (coll CGR)   x                    
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Lyroda formosa (F. Sm)                       x
Solierella sp. no 2 (coll CGR)       x                
Miscophus ceballosi And                     x  
M. ctenopus Kohl x x x x x     x     x  
M. helveticus Kohl x x                   x
M. imitans Gin Mar     x                  
M. mimeticus Hon     x x             x  
M. sp. no 1     x                  
M. sp. no 3 (coll CGR) x   x                  
M. sp. no 4 (coll CGR) x x                    
M. sp. no 5 (coll CGR)     x                 x
Trypoxylon aegyptium Kohl                   x    
T. arabicum Guss                   x    
T. scutatum Chev               x        
Crabroninae J F M A M J J A S O N D
Belomicrus sp. no 1 (coll CGR)                        
Oxybelus lamellatus 01                        
O. collaris Kohl                        
O. diphyllus (A. Cost)                        
O. sp. nov ?           x            
O. sp. aff. victor       x                
O. sp. no 2 (coll CGR)     x       x          
O. sp. no 4 (coll CGR) x                     x
O. sp. no 5 (coll CGR)                 x      
Rhopalum sp. nov.     x                  
Dasyproctus arabs (Kohl) x x x             x x x
Nyssoninae J F M A M J J A S O N D
Synnevrus sp. no 1         x     x        
S. sp. no 1 (coll CGR)                   x x  
Dienoplus sp. no 1 (coll CGR)   x x                  
Harpactus formosus Jur x                      
Ammatomus mesostenus (Hand)         x   x x   x x  
A. rufonodis (Rad)         x x x x   x x  
Hoplisoides ferrugineus (Spin)                       x
Stizus bizonatus Spin         x x   x        
S. combustus (F. Sm)                   x    
S. marthae Handl (?)               x        
S. nadigi Roth       x x x x   x      
S. niloticus Handl                 x x    
S. savignyi Spin           x x          
S. vespoides (Walk)           x            
S. sp. no 1 ?                      
S. sp. no 2                 x      
S. sp. no 1 (coll CGR) x                      
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Stizoides poecilopterus (Handl)         x x   x   x   x
Bembecinus bytinskii de Beau     x x x   x x x x x x
B. sp. no 2 (coll CGR)           x            
Bembix chopardi Berland         x x     x x    
B. freygessneri Mor x   x   x x   x x x x x
B. irritata Nurse           x            
B. nilotica Pr         x x   x x x    
(B. kohlii Mor -- coll CGR=nilotica)   x   x x x     x x    
B. oculata Panz x   x   x   x x x x x x
B. pallescens Pr             x   x x    
B. pallescens Pr (col var)   x   x           x    
B. radoszkowskyi Hand   x   x x x   x x      
B. rufiventris Pries     x   x              
B. sp. aff. dahlbomii x   x x x             x
(B. dahlbomii Hand -- coll=sp.aff) x x x x x         x    
B. sp no 1     x                  
B. sp. no 1 (coll CGR)       x                
B. sp. no 6 (coll CGR)   x   x x              
B. sp. no 11 (coll CGR)         x x            
Philanthinae J F M A M J J A S O N D
Eremiasphecium sp. nov.     x                  
E. sp. no 1 (coll CGR)   x                    
E. sp. no 2 (coll CGR)     x                  
     (? schmiedeknechtii Kohl)     x                  
Philanthus coarctatus Spin x x x x x x   x x x x x
P. genalis Kohl x                      
P. pallidus Klug   x x x x x x x x x x x
P. triangulum (Fabr) x     x x              
P. soikai de Beau or P. minor Kohl     x                  
P. sp. aff. pallidus     x                  
Pseudoscolia dewitzii (Kohl)     x                  
Cerceris albicincta Klug x x x x   x x x x x x x
C. alboatra Walk       x                
C. chromatica Schl x x x x x   x x x x x x
C. circularis (F.) (?)         x              
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
C. eugenis Schl x             x x x    
C. fischeri Spin x   x         x x x x x
C. lateriproducta Mochi     x x x     x x x   x
C. n. nugax Arn           x   x        
C. solitaria Dhal               x   x x x
C. straminea Dug     x x       x x      
C. tricolorata Spin       x   x x x x x   x
C. luxuriosa/rubida ??       x   x            
C. vagula Kohl ?                     x  
C. sp. no 1     x                  
C. sp. no 4 (coll CGR)     x                  
C. sp. no 7 (coll CGR)                        
     aff. clytia de Beau       x                
C. sp. no 8 (coll CGR)       x                
C. sp. no 11 (coll CGR)       x                
C. sp. no 12 (coll CGR)       x                
C. sp. no 14 (coll CGR) x                      



 


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