A new species of Alastor Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from Pakistan

Marco Selis


A new species of the genus Alastor Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841, namely A. laticlypeus sp. nov., is described. This is the first record of Alastor from Pakistan. The new species shows characters intermediate between the subgenera Alastor s. str., Megalastor Blüthgen, 1951 and Parastalor Blüthgen, 1939, placing in doubt the validity of the subgeneric division of the genus.


Vespidae, Eumeninae, new species, Alastor, Pakistan.

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