SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.49 issue1Nuevas especies altoandinas VII (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)Dos nuevas especies de Phrynopus(Anura: Leptodactylidae) de los bosques nublados de Bolivia author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Revista de Biología Tropical

On-line version ISSN 0034-7744Print version ISSN 0034-7744


BUYS, Sandor Christiano. Last instar larva of Penepodium dubium (Hymenoptera:  Sphecidae). Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2001, vol.49, n.1, pp.329-332. ISSN 0034-7744.

The last instar larva of Penepodium dubium is described from southeastern Brazil. This is the first description of an immature stage of the genus Penepodium. The larva of P. dubium is similar to those of Podium, but it can be distinguished from the species of this genus by the presence of depressions on the front and clypeus, and lack of brownish blotched areas on the head. The cocoon of Penepodium seems to be unique among those of Sceliphrini in bearing a nipple-like projection at one end.

Keywords : Penepodium dubium; Sphecidae; Hymenoptera; digger wasp; larva; taxonomy; Brazil.

        · text in English


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License