Cerapachys oculatus

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: 74

publication ID

2588

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scientific name

Cerapachys oculatus
status

 

2. Cerapachys oculatus  HNS  .

C. pallide fuscus; oculis magnis, atris; antennis pedibusque pallide testaceis; alis hyalinis; petiolo bi-articulato, binodi.

Male. Length 2 1/2 lines. Pale-brown, with dark stains on the sides of the thorax; head oblong-quadrate, the mandibles forming a triangular projection; the eyes large and prominent, situated anteriorly on the sides of the head; the ocelli large, placed in a dark stain on the vertex; the mandibles, antennae, and legs, pale testaceous. The thorax oblong-ovate; the wings hyaline and iridescent, the nervures pale testaceous; the basal node of the petiole narrow at the base, widened to the middle, and again narrowed to the apex, the widest part with a sharp edge, or carina; the second node ovate; the abdomen subovate, widest towards the extremity, the apex pointed. It is quite possible that this may prove to be the male of C. antennatus  HNS  , but I do not feel authorized in placing them together.