Section 22
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Morphological and physiological differences between Philanthus triangulum (Fabricius, 1775) , and its African subspecies abdelcader Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau, 1845 (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)

Piek, T.

Entomologische Berichten (Amsterdam) 4612: 190-191


ISSN/ISBN: 0013-8827
Accession: 021371353

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The African Philanthus abdelcader Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau, 1845 is generally considered to be a synonym of the European P. triangulum (Fabricius, 1775). Both populations differ in colour and colour pattern, as well as in behaviour. Moreover marked differences have been described between the action of their venoms. It is suggested to distinguish two subspecies triangulum and abdelcader.

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