Two new species of Ageniella Banks, 1912 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) from Brazil and updated keys

  • Márcia Rapoza Universidade Vila Velha, Programa de Pós Graduação em Ecologia de Ecossistemas, Av. Comissário José Dantas de Melo, 21 – Complexo Biopráticas, Boa Vista, Vila Velha ES – 29.102-920, Brazil
  • Cecilia Waichert Programa de Pós Graduação em Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brazil
Keywords: spider wasps, taxonomy, Ageniellini, Neotropical, Priophanes, Ameragenia


Ageniella Banks, 1912 is a paraphyletic group exclusive to the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. The genus has a remarkable morphological diversity among species and strong sexual dimorphism, hampering taxonomic studies of it. Herein, we add two new species to the Neotropical fauna of Ageniella: A. caerulea sp. nov. belonging to the subgenus Ameragenia and A. ruschi sp. nov. belonging to the subgenus Priophanes; both species are described and illustrated. A brief discussion of subgeneric characters and an updated taxonomic key to the species of Ageniella known from Brazil are provided.


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How to Cite
Rapoza, M., & Waichert, C. (2022). Two new species of Ageniella Banks, 1912 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) from Brazil and updated keys. European Journal of Taxonomy, 787(1), 71–85.
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