Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the northeastern Nearctic region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K.B. Cheung
Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
This extralimital species was included in the key because it occurs close to the area covered by the Atlas, and might be found there in future.
Species recognition. Similar to E. bollii. For distinguishing characters see under that species.
Variation. Fore wing length 10.0–10.5 mm (♂♂, n = 3), female not examined. Variation not studied otherwise.
Distribution. Not recorded from Canada. Eastern U.S.: TN (new state record, CNCI) and NC south to FL, west to MS. The ssp. belfragei Cresson, 1872 (= ssp. americanus of authors, not de Saussure, 1852) from NE to AR and TX, also in Mexico (Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Jalisco, and Michoacán) (Krombein 1979, Rodríguez-Palafox 1996).