Paralastor

Paralastor laetus, copyright Friends of Queens Park Bushland.

Belongs within: Eumeninae.

Paralastor is an Australian genus of mason wasps in which males have antennae with only eight well-developed segments, followed by two to four small to very minute ones. Many species in the genus form mimetic groups that resemble each other closely in coloration but differ structurally, indicating a lack of true immediate relationships.

<==Paralastor Saussure 1856 C85
|–*P. tuberculatus (Saussure 1853) [=Alastor tuberculatus] C85
|–P. abnormis (Bingham 1912) [=Alastor abnormis] C85
|–P. aequifasciatus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. alastoripennis (Saussure 1853) [=Odynerus (Ancistrocerus) alastoripennis] C85
|–P. albifrons (Fabricius 1775) [=Vespa albifrons] C85
|–P. alexandriae Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. anostreptus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. arenicola Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. argentifrons (Smith 1857) [=Alastor argentifrons] C85
|–P. argyrias Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. aterrimus Turner 1919 C85
|–P. atripennis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. aurocinctus (Guérin-Méneville 1831) [=Odynerus aurocinctus, P. aureocinctus] C85
|–P. auster Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. australis (Saussure 1853) [=Alastor australis] C85
|–P. bicarinatus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. bischoffi Giordani Soika 1961 C85
|–P. brisbanensis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. brunneus (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) brunneus] C85
|–P. caprai Giordani Soika 1977 C85
|–P. carinatus (Smith 1857) [=Alastor carinatus] C85
|–P. clypeopunctatus Schulthess-Rechberg 1925 C85
|–P. commutatus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. comptus Perkins 1914 C85
|    |–P. c. comptus C85
|    `–P. c. rubescens Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. conspiciendus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. conspicuus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. constrictus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. cruentatus (Saussure 1867) [=Alastor (Paralastor) cruentatus] C85
|–P. cruentus (Saussure 1855) [=Odynerus (Ancistroceroides) cruentus] C85
|–P. darwinianus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. debilis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. debilitatus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. dentiger Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. despectus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. diabolicus Turner 1919 C85
|–P. diadema Rayment 1954 C85
|–P. donatus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. dubiosus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. dyscritias Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. elegans Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. emarginatus (Saussure 1853) [=Alastor emarginatus] C85
|–P. eriurgus (Saussure 1853) [=Alastor eriurgus] C85
|–P. euclidias Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. eugonias Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. eustomus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. eutretus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. fallax Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. flaviceps (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) flaviceps] C85
|–P. frater Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. fraternus (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) fraternus] C85
|–P. habilis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. hilaris Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. icarioides Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. ignotus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. imitator Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. infernalis (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) infernalis] C85
|–P. infimus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. insularis (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) insularis] C85
|–P. lachesis (Saussure 1853) [=Alastor lachesis] C85
|–P. laetus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. lateritius (Saussure 1867) [=Alastor (Paralastor) lateritius] C85
|–P. leptias Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. mackayensis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. maculiventris (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) maculiventris] C85
|–P. medius Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. mesochlorus Perkins 1914 C85
|    |–P. m. mesochlorus C85
|    `–P. m. mesochloroides Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. microgonias Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. mimus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. multicolor Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. mutabilis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. nautarum (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) nautarum] C85
|–P. neglectus (Saussure 1855) [=Odynerus (Parodynerus) neglectus] C85
|–P. neochromus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. occidentalis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. odynericornis Giordani Soika 1961 C85
|–P. odyneripennis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. odyneroides Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. oloris Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. optabilis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. ordinarius Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. orientalis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. pallidus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. parca (Saussure 1853) [=Alastor parca] C85
|–P. petiolatus Schulthess-Rechberg 1925 C85
|–P. picteti (Saussure 1853) [=Alastor picteti] C85
|–P. placens Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. plebeius Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. princeps Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. pseudochromus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. punctulatus (Saussure 1853) (see below for synonymy) C85
|–P. pusillus (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) pusillus] C85
|–P. roseotinctus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. rubroviolaceus (Giordani Soika 1941) [=Odynerus (Rhynchium) rubroviolaceus] C85
|–P. rufipes Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. sanguineus (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) sanguineus] C85
|–P. saussurei Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. semirufus Schulthess-Rechberg 1925 C85
|–P. simillimus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. simplex Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. simulator Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. smithii (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) smithii] C85
|–P. solitarius Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. subhabilis Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. submersus Turner 1919 C85
|–P. subobscurus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. suboloris Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. subplebeius Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. subpunctulatus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. summus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. synchromus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. tasmaniensis (Saussure 1853) [=Alastor tasmaniensis] C85
|–P. tricarinulatus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. tricolor Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. victor Giordani Soika 1977 C85
|–P. viduus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. vulneratus (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) vulneratus] C85
|–P. vulpinus (Saussure 1856) [=Alastor (Paralastor) vulpinus] C85
|    |–P. v. vulpinus C85
|    `–P. v. excisus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. xanthochromus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. xanthus Giordani Soika 1977 C85
`–P. xerophilus Perkins 1914 C85
|–P. x. xerophilus C85
`–P. x. meesi Giordani Soika 1977 C85

Paralastor punctulatus (Saussure 1853) [=Alastor punctulatus; incl. A. albocinctus Smith 1857, A. similis Saussure 1853] C85

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[C85] Cardale, J. C. 1985. Vespoidea and Sphecoidea. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 2. Hymenoptera: Formicoidea, Vespoidea and Sphecoidea pp. 150–303. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

Last updated: 19 May 2020.

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