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1 October 2004 The Spider Wasps of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae)
Roy R. Snelling, Juan A. Torres
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We record 16 species of spider wasps from Puerto Rico. One new species, Auplopus taino (Pepsinae), is described from a single female. The types of the long unrecognized Pompilus cressoni Dewitz, 1881 have been examined and found to be a species of Episyron, a genus not previously reported from Puerto Rico; E. cressoni is a senior synonym of E. conterminus posterus (W. Fox, 1893), a common North American species. Batazonus hookeri and B. mundiformis, now placed in Poecilopompilus and both described by Rohwer, 1915, are opposite sexes of a single taxon; P. hookeri has page priority. We here treat this wasp as a subspecies of the widespread Neotropical species, P. flavopictus (F. Smith, 1862).

Keys in both English and Spanish are provided for the separation of the known species, as are appropriate illustrations.

Roy R. Snelling and Juan A. Torres "The Spider Wasps of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae)," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77(4), 356-376, (1 October 2004).
Accepted: 1 March 2004; Published: 1 October 2004
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