Description and novel host records for a new species of Australian mutillid wasp (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) from hylaeine bee nests (Hymenoptera: Colletidae)

Lucas Hearn, Kevin Wlliams, Mark Stevens, Michael Schwarz, Olivia Davies, Ben Parslow

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Abstract

A new mutillid wasp, Ephutomorpha tyla Hearn, Williams & Parslow sp. nov., is described from adult female and male specimens from the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia. Adult mutillids were repeatedly found in nests of the hylaeine bee Amphylaeus morosus (Smith, 1879) (Hylaeinae) and reared from host nest cells. This represents the first recorded host–parasite association between Mutillidae and hylaeine bee species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-532
Number of pages9
JournalAustral Entomology
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • host–parasite association
  • Hylaeinae
  • parasitoids
  • velvet ant

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