Mutilla Cassiope

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: 86

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Mutilla Cassiope


12. Mutilla Cassiope  HNS  .

M. capite abdomineque nigris; thorace pedibusque rubris; tibiis tarsisque fuscis; abdominis basi truncata.

Female. Length 3 lines.' Head and abdomen black, the former closely and strongly punctured; the mandibles, palpi and antennae beneath, ferruginous; the scape rufo-piceous. Thorax ferruginous; the anterior margin transverse; slightly and evenly narrowed to the apex of the metathorax; the lateral margins crenulated; the disc coarsely rugose; the coxae and femora ferruginous; the tibiae and tarsi fuscous. Abdomen: the base abruptly truncate; covered with elongate punctures; the apical margin of the third segment with a fascia of snowwhite pubescence; sprinkled over with long silvery-white hairs.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).