Mutilla Calliope

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: 85

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Mutilla Calliope


8. Mutilla Calliope  HNS  .

M. capite nigro; thorace rubro; abdomine cyaneo, fascia lata argenteo-pubescenti decorato.

Female. Length 3 - 3 1/2 lines. Head black, punctured, the punctures running into longitudinal striae; the base of the scape, and the tips of the mandibles, ferruginous. Thorax bright ferruginous, elongatequadrate and coarsely rugose; the posterior angles rounded; the anterior tibiae and tarsi, and the base of the intermediate and posterior femora, ferruginous; the legs with a scattered silvery pubescence, that on the thorax above, ferruginous; the thorax slightly carinated at the sides. Abdomen dark blue; the apical margin of the second segment, and the base of the third, with united fasciae of bright silvery pubescence; the sides and apex of the abdomen with scattered silvery hairs.

Male. Resembles the female in colour, but has the legs entirely black; with the apical margin of the second abdominal segment, pale testaceous; the wings dark brown; the eyes large and ovate.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).