Mutilla familiaris

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: 84-85

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Mutilla familiaris


7. Mutilla familiaris  HNS  .

M. capite abdomineque nigris; thorace rubro; abdominis basi subito truncato; abdominis segmenti secundi basi macula, tertii fascia lata argenteo-pubescentibus.

Female. Length 4 3/4 lines. Head and abdomen black, the former rugose; the flagellum ferruginous beneath. Thorax ferruginous and oblongquadrate; the disk rugose; the margins crenulated. Abdomen with elongate confluent punctures; the basal segment abruptly truncated; the second segment with a small ovate spot in the middle of its base, and the third segment covered with short silvery-white pubescence; beneath, the margins of the segments are fringed with long white pubescence.

Hab. Singapore.

Although this species bears a very close resemblance to several which have been described, it is very distinct, and may be readily distinguished by the abrupt truncation of the basal abdominal segment.