Myemosida

Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 87

publication ID

2588

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scientific name

Myemosida
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Gen. Myemosida  HNS  , Smith.

Head subquadrate; stemmata in a triangle on the vertex; eyes large, round and lateral; antenna subfiliform, inserted at the base of the clypeus, not closely approximating; the clypeus triangular; mandibles triangular. Thorax: longitudinally quadrangular, the sides slightly rounded; the posterior margin of the prothorax curving backwards to the origin of the wings; the tegulae small; the superior wings with one marginal and two submarginal cells; the first submarginal receiving the first recurrent nervure. Abdomen: ovate, the two basal segments forming distinct nodes, the first subquadrate, the second node widening towards the apex and again narrowing at one fourth from the apex.

The insect from which the above characters are drawn being a male, there can be little doubt that when the other sex is discovered the generic characters will require a complete revision; in' the neuration Of the wings this genus very closely approaches that of Mutilla  HNS  , the males of which have the third submarginal cell frequently obliterated, and the form of the abdomen often very eccentric; the form of the eyes also varies, from being deeply emarginate or reniform, to being round and very prominent. The situation of the present genus I think must be next to Myrmosa: we should certainly expect to find the female apterous, and the. genus correctly placed in the family Mutillidae.