Hoplitis corcyraea elevated to species rank

Tkalku (1979) described Hoplitis corcyraea as subspecies of H. yermasoyiae (Mavromoustakis 1938) mainly differing from the latter by the yellowish-red rather than whitish metasomal scopa. The investigation of a series of H. corcyraea from mainland Greece revealed additional morphological differences, e.g. in the length of the mouthparts, in the formation of the tergal hair bands and in the punctation of the tergal discs. Thus, H. corcyraea is elevated here to species rank.

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