Abstract

An illustrated identification key to the genera of potter wasps occurring in Australia is presented. Hitherto there has been no published key to these genera, making routine identification impossible, and allowing taxonomic study of these wasps to be carried out only by specialists. This has greatly inhibited biological study of these wasps, which are known to exhibit interesting behavioural ecology. For the same reason, their use as biological control agents has scarcely been investigated. And as a result, the conservation status of any of the species is unknown. Our aim is that this key should begin to rectify this situation.

 
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carpenter-2021-rec-aust-mus-733-87101
Author
James M. Carpenter; Graham R. Brown
Year
2021
Title
A key to the Australian genera of Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
73
Issue
3
Start Page
87
End Page
101
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.73.2021.1777
Language
en
Date Published
06 October 2021
Cover Date
06 October 2021
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: HYMENOPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized
06 October 2021
Available Online
06 October 2021
Reference Number
1777
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