Ancyloscelis apiformis (Fabricius)

Schaller, A. & Roig-Alsina, A., 2021, A revision of the bee genus Ancyloscelis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Argentina, Zootaxa 4980 (3), pp. 521-540 : 531

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4980.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F5B71805-4E78-4B69-9146-797676C1A513

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5041979

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039787BC-FFE0-FF9D-32B7-FF428EC0FEF2

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Plazi

scientific name

Ancyloscelis apiformis (Fabricius)
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Ancyloscelis apiformis (Fabricius)

( Figs.6A View FIGURE 6 , 7A View FIGURE 7 , 8A View FIGURE 8 , 11A View FIGURE 11 , 13E View FIGURE 13 )

Chalcis apiformis Fabricius, 1793: 195 .

Ancyloscelis apiformis: Steiner et al., 2010: 21 , 32, 38. Galvani et al., 2012: 675, 678, 679, 684–686. Pick & Schlindwein, 2011: 147, 152,154. Martínez-Adriano et al., 2015: 160–162. Santos & Gimenes, 2016: 1–5. Araujo et al., 2018: 4.

Diagnosis. This species is characterized by its small size, the length of the forewing being 4.3–6.0 mm. The antenna is entirely orange in the male ( Fig. 8A View FIGURE 8 ), and varies in the female, the flagellum being orange to brown, but scape and pedicel always orange. The pronotal lobe is also orange. The male has a strongly developed inner tooth on the hind basitarsus ( Fig. 11A View FIGURE 11 ). The hidden sterna and genital capsule have been drawn by Michener (1954) and Rodríguez and Roig-Alsina (2004).

Comments. The extensive synonymy of this species has been treated by Moure & Melo (2007); only recent citations are mentioned above.

Distribution. From U.S.A. to Argentina. Argentina: provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Santiago del Estero, San Juan, Santa Fe, Chaco, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta, Misiones, Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Entre Ríos, and San Luis.

New records. Argentina. Buenos Aires: 1 ♂, Burzaco Sea L., 12-13-III-1974, C & M Vardy ( NHMUK) ; 1 ♂, Buenos Aires, XII-9-1902, J. Brethes ( MACN) ; 1 ♂, Buenos Aires, march ( MACN) ; 1 ♂, San Pedro , 3-I-2009, Roig-Alsina ( MACN) ; 2 ♂, 2 ♀, Sierra de la Ventana, 18-II-2016, Companucci ( MACN) ; 1 ♀, Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur , 24-II-2012, Companucci, Galvani y González V. ( MACN) ; 1 ♀, Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur , 2- III-2012, Companucci, Galvani y González V. ( MACN) . Santiago del Estero: 1 ♂, Colonia Dora , 15/ 26-XI-1979, C & M Vardy ( NHMUK) . Chaco: 1 ♂, Colonia Mixta , 4-I-2017, A. Schaller ( MACN) ; 2 ♂, Colonia Elisa , 15-XI- 2017, 18-III-2019, A. Schaller ( MACN) , 3 ♂, Resistencia , 11- XI-2017, A. Schaller ( MACN) , 10 ♂, 7 ♀, Puerto Tirol 26-XI-2018 A. Schaller ( MACN) . Córdoba: 2 ♂, 2 ♀, E. Giacomelli ( MACN) . Entre Ríos: 1 ♂, Paraná, XI ( MACN) ; 1 ♂, Liebig , 19-XII-2004, Roig-Alsina ( MACN) . San Juan: 2 ♂, 6 ♀, PN El Leoncito, 26-I-2006 Companucci, Ojanguren and Piacentini ( MACN) . Santa Fe: 1 ♂, Rosario 10-XII-1945 A.O ( MACN) .

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

MACN

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Ancyloscelis

Loc

Ancyloscelis apiformis (Fabricius)

Schaller, A. & Roig-Alsina, A. 2021
2021
Loc

Ancyloscelis apiformis:

Araujo, L. S. & Medina, A. M. & Gimenes, M. 2018: 4
Santos, S. K. & Gimenes, M. 2016: 1
Martinez-Adriano, C. A. & Romero-Mendez, U. & Flores, J. & Jurado, E. & Estrada-Castillon, E. 2015: 160
Galvani, G. L. & Gonzalez, A. & Roig-Alsina, A. H. & Settembrini, B. P. 2012: 675
Pick, R. A. & Schlindwein, C. 2011: 147
Steiner, J. & Zillikens, A. & Kamke, R. & Feja, E. P. & de Barcellos Falkenberg, D. 2010: 21
2010
Loc

Chalcis apiformis

Fabricius, J. C. 1793: 195
1793