Podagritus (Echuca)

Holotype of Podagritus alevinus, copyright Museums Victoria.

Belongs within: Crabronini.

The subgenus Echuca of the genus Podagritus is an Australian group of wasps, distinguished from other members of the genus by a flat prepectus and low metapleuron (Bohart & Menke 1976).

Characters (from Bohart & Menke 1976): Moderate sized, elongate forms; eyes bare, inner orbits convergent below; scapal basin ecarinate dorsally; antennal sockets close to each other and to orbits; male antenna with 13 articles, scape ecarinate: palpal formula 5-3; mandible with externoventral margin entire; propleura simple; scutum, axillae, scutellum and metanotum simple; prepectus flat, separated from pre-omaular area by an omaulus or by a different in plane; acetabular carina, mesopleuraulus and sternaulus absent; metapleuron plainly depressed below level of mesopleuron and propodeum, not gibbose; hindwing jugal lobe about as long as submedian cell; gaster pedunculate; female pygidial plate well defined, nearly flat, triangular, punctate.

<==Podagritus (Echuca Pate 1944)C85
|--P. (*E.) tricolor (Smith 1856) [=Crabro tricolor; incl. C. (Rhopalum) militaris Turner 1908]C85
|--P. (E.) alevinus Leclercq 1957C85
|--P. (E.) aliciae (Turner 1915) [=Rhopalum aliciae]C85
|--P. (E.) anerus Leclercq 1955C85
|--P. (E.) australiensis Tsuneki 1977C85
|--P. (E.) burnsi Leclercq 1955C85
|--P. (E.) carolus Leclercq 1955C85
|--P. (E.) cornigerum (Tsuneki 1977) [=Rhopalum cornigerum]C85
|--P. (E.) cygnorum (Turner 1915) [=Rhopalum cygnorum]C85
|--P. (E.) doreeni Leclercq 1955C85
|--P. (E.) edgarus Leclercq 1957C85
|--P. (E.) imbelle (Turner 1915) [=Rhopalum tricolor imbelle]C85
|--P. (E.) kiatae Leclercq 1955C85
|--P. (E.) krombeini Leclerq 1955C85
|--P. (E.) leptospermi (Turner 1915) [=Rhopalum leptospermi]C85
|--P. (E.) marcellus Leclercq 1955C85
|--P. (E.) mullewanus Leclercq 1970C85
|--P. (E.) peratus Leclercq 1955C85
|--P. (E.) rieki Leclercq 1957C85
|--P. (E.) rufotaeniatus (Kohl 1905) [=Crabro rufotaeniatus; incl. P. getricus Leclercq 1957]BM76
|--P. (E.) valdiviae Leclercq 1951 [incl. P. almagrus Leclercq 1957]BM76
`--P. (E.) yarrowi Leclercq 1955C85

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BM76] Bohart, R. M., & A. S. Menke. 1976. Sphecid Wasps of the World. University of California Press: Berkeley.

[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.

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