Major Takeaways from the AMNH

Mischocyttarus:
I'm much less confident about separating the darker southern forms of M. m. mexicanus and M. a. angulatus, and it's likely that I mis-ID'd all the observations in Mexico.

Agelaia:
Agelaia are way more difficult to ID to species than I previously thought, and pretty much all the IDs I've suggested should be reconsidered.

  1. As far as I can tell, A. areata is impossible to visually distinguish from the yellower forms of A. yepocapa (though it looks like the darker forms of A. yepocapa can be separated), a striped form of A. pallipes, and the yellower forms of A. x. xanthopus (by patterns alone).
  2. As far as I can tell, A. cajenennsis is visually identical to A. pleuralis (by patterns alone).
  3. As far as I can tell, A. yepocapa is visually identical to A. x. xanthopus (by patterns alone).

More to come as I upload my poor-quality photos of the collections to iNaturalist.

Publicado el mayo 31, 2019 09:18 TARDE por humanbyweight humanbyweight

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Publicado por humanbyweight hace más de 4 años

The more I learn, the less I know. I do know that. (-;
Thanks for pics and info!

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