First record of Xysma dominicum Antropov, 1995 (Hymenoptera: Pemphredonidae) in Puerto Rico, the Antilles, and notes on the nesting behavior

  • Julio A. Genaro
Keywords: Wasps, taxonomy, nest, thrips, West Indies. Avispas, taxonomía, nidos, trips, las Antillas.

Abstract

Xysma dominicum Antropov (Hymenoptera: Pemphredonidae) is recorded for the first time in Puerto Rico. It was found nesting in vertical banks in dry forest habitat in Guánica, Ponce. Notes about the nesting behavior are presented. The female, previously unknown, is described and illustrated.

Resumen. Se registra por primera vez a Xysma dominicum Antropov (Hymenoptera: Pemphredonidae) para Puerto Rico. La especie fue encontrada nidificando en paredes verticales, en el bosque seco de Guánica, Ponce. Se presentan notas sobre la conducta de nidificación. Se describe e ilustra a la hembra, previamente desconocida.

 

Published
2019-08-08