Species

Rhopalosoma poeyi Cresson, 1865

Rhopalosoma Poeyi Cresson, 1865:59, Cresson, 1916Cresson, E.T. 1916. The Cresson types on Hymenoptera. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 1:1-141.:71, ♀ (Society's Collection, from North Carolina); Krombein, 1953Krombein, K.V. 1953. The wasps and bees of the Bimini Island Group, Bahamas, British West Indies (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). American Museum Novitates 1633:1-29.:7, Holotype ♀, Allotype ♂ (Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia); Townes, 1977Townes, H.K. 1977. A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34.:23, Lectotype ♀ (Philadelphia). - Cresson, 1865Cresson, E.T. 1865. On the Hymenoptera of Cuba. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 4:200 pp. (distribution); Westwood, 1874Westwood, J.O. 1874. Thesaurus Entomologicus Oxoniensis; or illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 205 pp., 40 pls. (description, discussion [phylogenetic affinities], distribution, figures); Ashmead, 1896Ashmead, W.H. 1896. Rhopalosomidae, a new family of fossorial wasps. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 3:303-310. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1898Dalla Torre, C.G. 1898. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. - IV: Braconidae. Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, VIII + 323. (distribution); Ashmead, 1900Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Report upon the aculeate Hymenoptera of the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada, with additions to the parasitic Hymenoptera and a list of the described Hymenoptera of the West Indies. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London pt. II:207-367. (distribution); Enderlein, 1904Enderlein, G. 1904. Paniscomima, eine neue von Herrn Baron von Erlanger aufgefundene Rhopalosomiden-Gattung. Zoologische Anzeiger 27:464-466. (distribution); Schulz, 1906Schulz, W.A. 1906. Spolia Hymenopterologica. Junfermannsche Buchhandlung, Paderborn. 355 pp. (distribution); Morley, 1910Morley, C. 1910. On the position of the Rhopalosomidae with a description of a second species. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 4:386-390. (comparison with P. abnormis); Hood, 1913Hood, J.D. 1913. Notes on the life history of Rhopalosoma poeyi Cresson. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 15 (4):145-148. (distribution), 145 (hosts [Orocharis saltator Uhler]), 145-147 (biology); Cresson, 1916Cresson, E.T. 1916. The Cresson types on Hymenoptera. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 1:1-141. (distribution); Dover, 1922Dover, C. 1922. Resumé of recent progress in our knowledge of the indian wasps and bees. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (n. s.) 18:17-23. (distribution); Brues, 1926Brues, C.T. 1926. Note on the hymenopterous family Rhopalosomatidae. Psyche 33:18-19. (distribution); Clausen, 1940Clausen, C.P. 1940. Entomophagous insects. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York and London.:325 (biology, hosts [Orocharis saltator Uhler]); Brues, 1943Brues, C.T. 1943. The American species of Rhopalosoma. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 36 (2):310-318. (distribution); Krombein, 1953Krombein, K.V. 1953. The wasps and bees of the Bimini Island Group, Bahamas, British West Indies (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). American Museum Novitates 1633:1-29. (record from Bimini Island, distribution); Alayo, 1970Alayo, P.D. 1970. Catálogo de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Instituto Cubano del libro, La Habana. 1-218. (distribution); Townes, 1977Townes, H.K. 1977. A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34. (description, distribution, figures, key); Zayas, 1982De Zayas, F. 1982. Sección Oligoneoptera - Orden Hymenoptera - Orden Strepsiptera. Ciudad de la Habana. 1-111. (distribution); Askew, 1994Askew, R.R. 1994. The Insects of the Cayman Islands. In: Brunt, M.A. & Davies J.E. (Ed.). The Cayman Islands. Natural History and Biogeography. . (distribution); Guidotti, 1999Guidotti, A.E. 1999. Systematics of little known parasitic wasps of the family Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea). Dissertation , . Canada. (distribution); Portuondo & Fernández, 2003Portuondo F., E. & J.L. Fernández T. 2003. Sistemática de los Himenópteros de Cuba: Estado de conocimiento y perspectivas. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 32:29-36. (listed in brief account of the hymenopteran species diversity of Cuba, distribution); Portuondo Ferrer & Fernández Triana, 2004Portuondo Ferrer, E. & J.L. Fernández Triana 2004. Biodiversidad del orden Hymenoptera en los macizos montañosos de Cuba oriental. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 35:121-136. (distribution); Perez-Gelabert, 2008Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2008. Arthropods of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): A checklist and bibliography. Zootaxa 1831:1-530. (distribution); Lohrmann et al., 2019Lohrmann, V., M. Ohl, P. Michalik, J.P. Pitts, L. Jeanneau & V. Perrichot 2019. Notes on rhopalosomatid wasps of Dominican and Mexican amber (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) with a description of the first fossil species of Rhopalosoma Cresson, 1865. Fossil Record 22:31-44. (in list of studied reference material); Perez-Gelabert, 2020Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2020. Checklist, bibliography and quantitative data of the arthropods of Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4749:1-668. (distribution); Lohrmann et al., 2020Lohrmann, V., Q. Zhang, P. Michalik, J. Blaschke, P. Müller, L. Jeanneau, & V. Perrichot 2020. †Cretolixon – a remarkable new genus of rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea: Rhopalosomatidae) from chemically tested, mid-Cretaceous Burmese (Kachin) amber supports the monophyly of Rhopalosomatinae. Fossil Record 23:215-236. (photograph of male posterior metasomal segments).
Sibyllina aenigmatica Westwood, 1868:329, sex not indicated.Insula St. Dominici, Hayti (Mus. Hopeiano, Oxoniae; Britann.; et Dom. Smith, leg. Tweedy), Lectotype ♀ (London), designated by Townes, 1977Townes, H.K. 1977. A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34.:23. Synonymized with Rhopalosoma poeyi Cresson, 1865 by Townes, 1977Townes, H.K. 1977. A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34.:23. - Westwood, 1868Westwood, J.O. 1868. Descriptions of new genera and species of exotic Hymenoptera. Transaction of the Entomological Society of London part iv:327-332. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1894Dalla Torre, C.G. 1894. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus, IX. Vespidae (Diploptera). Guilelmi Engelmann, 181. (distribution); Perez-Gelabert, 2008Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2008. Arthropods of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): A checklist and bibliography. Zootaxa 1831:1-530.:231 ( listed as synonym of Rhopalosoma poeyi Cresson, 1865); Perez-Gelabert, 2020Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2020. Checklist, bibliography and quantitative data of the arthropods of Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4749:1-668.:308 ( listed as synonym of Rhopalosoma poeyi Cresson, 1865). - As Rhopalosoma aenigmatica: - Brues, 1943Brues, C.T. 1943. The American species of Rhopalosoma. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 36 (2):310-318. (distribution). - As Sybillina aenigmatica:

Sponsorship

Area distribution map

map of Rhopalosoma poeyi     Cresson, 1865

Distribution

BHSBahamas
(Krombein, 1953; Townes, 1977; Guidotti, 1999)
CUBCuba
(Cresson, 1865; Westwood, 1874; Ashmead, 1896; Dalla Torre, 1898; Ashmead, 1900; Enderlein, 1904; Schulz, 1906; Cresson, 1916; Dover, 1922; Brues, 1943; Alayo, 1970; Townes, 1977; Zayas, 1982; Portuondo & Fernández, 2003; Portuondo Ferrer & Fernández Triana, 2004)
CYMCayman Islands
(Townes, 1977; Askew, 1994)
DMADominica
(Enderlein, 1904)
DOMDominican Republic
(Westwood, 1874; Ashmead, 1896)
HISHispaniola
(Guidotti, 1999; Perez-Gelabert, 2008; Perez-Gelabert, 2020)
HTIHaiti
(Westwood, 1868 [as Sibyllina aenigmatica Westwood, 1868]; Westwood, 1874; Dalla Torre, 1894 [as Sibyllina aenigmatica Westwood, 1868]; Ashmead, 1896; Enderlein, 1904; Schulz, 1906; Brues, 1926; Brues, 1943 [as Rhopalosoma aenigmatica (Westwood, 1868)]; Townes, 1977; Townes, 1977 [as Sibyllina aenigmatica Westwood, 1868])
USA-FloUnited States - Florida
(Ashmead, 1896; Ashmead, 1900)
USA-KenUnited States - Kentucky
(Ashmead, 1900)
USA-MarUnited States - Maryland
(Hood, 1913)
USA-MioUnited States - Missouri
(Ashmead, 1896; Ashmead, 1900)
USA-NoCUnited States - North Carolina
(Ashmead, 1896; Ashmead, 1900)

Literature

  • Alayo, P.D. 1970. Catálogo de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Instituto Cubano del libro, La Habana. 1-218.
  • Ashmead, W.H. 1896. Rhopalosomidae, a new family of fossorial wasps. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 3:303-310.
  • Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Report upon the aculeate Hymenoptera of the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada, with additions to the parasitic Hymenoptera and a list of the described Hymenoptera of the West Indies. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London pt. II:207-367.
  • Askew, R.R. 1994. The Insects of the Cayman Islands. In: Brunt, M.A. & Davies J.E. (Ed.). The Cayman Islands. Natural History and Biogeography. .
  • Brues, C.T. 1926. Note on the hymenopterous family Rhopalosomatidae. Psyche 33:18-19.
  • Brues, C.T. 1943. The American species of Rhopalosoma. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 36 (2):310-318.
  • Clausen, C.P. 1940. Entomophagous insects. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York and London.
  • Cresson, E.T. 1865. On the Hymenoptera of Cuba. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 4:200 pp.
  • Cresson, E.T. 1916. The Cresson types on Hymenoptera. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 1:1-141.
  • Dalla Torre, C.G. 1894. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus, IX. Vespidae (Diploptera). Guilelmi Engelmann, 181.
  • Dalla Torre, C.G. 1898. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. - IV: Braconidae. Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, VIII + 323.
  • De Zayas, F. 1982. Sección Oligoneoptera - Orden Hymenoptera - Orden Strepsiptera. Ciudad de la Habana. 1-111.
  • Dover, C. 1922. Resumé of recent progress in our knowledge of the indian wasps and bees. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (n. s.) 18:17-23.
  • Enderlein, G. 1904. Paniscomima, eine neue von Herrn Baron von Erlanger aufgefundene Rhopalosomiden-Gattung. Zoologische Anzeiger 27:464-466.
  • Guidotti, A.E. 1999. Systematics of little known parasitic wasps of the family Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea). Dissertation , . Canada.
  • Hood, J.D. 1913. Notes on the life history of Rhopalosoma poeyi Cresson. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 15 (4):145-148.
  • Krombein, K.V. 1953. The wasps and bees of the Bimini Island Group, Bahamas, British West Indies (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). American Museum Novitates 1633:1-29.
  • Lohrmann, V., M. Ohl, P. Michalik, J.P. Pitts, L. Jeanneau & V. Perrichot 2019. Notes on rhopalosomatid wasps of Dominican and Mexican amber (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) with a description of the first fossil species of Rhopalosoma Cresson, 1865. Fossil Record 22:31-44.
  • Lohrmann, V., Q. Zhang, P. Michalik, J. Blaschke, P. Müller, L. Jeanneau, & V. Perrichot 2020. †Cretolixon – a remarkable new genus of rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea: Rhopalosomatidae) from chemically tested, mid-Cretaceous Burmese (Kachin) amber supports the monophyly of Rhopalosomatinae. Fossil Record 23:215-236.
  • Morley, C. 1910. On the position of the Rhopalosomidae with a description of a second species. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 4:386-390.
  • Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2008. Arthropods of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): A checklist and bibliography. Zootaxa 1831:1-530.
  • Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2020. Checklist, bibliography and quantitative data of the arthropods of Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4749:1-668.
  • Portuondo F., E. & J.L. Fernández T. 2003. Sistemática de los Himenópteros de Cuba: Estado de conocimiento y perspectivas. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 32:29-36.
  • Portuondo Ferrer, E. & J.L. Fernández Triana 2004. Biodiversidad del orden Hymenoptera en los macizos montañosos de Cuba oriental. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 35:121-136.
  • Schulz, W.A. 1906. Spolia Hymenopterologica. Junfermannsche Buchhandlung, Paderborn. 355 pp.
  • Townes, H.K. 1977. A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34.
  • Westwood, J.O. 1868. Descriptions of new genera and species of exotic Hymenoptera. Transaction of the Entomological Society of London part iv:327-332.
  • Westwood, J.O. 1874. Thesaurus Entomologicus Oxoniensis; or illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 205 pp., 40 pls.