Scrapter hergi Kuhlmann

Kuhlmann, Michael & Friehs, Thyra, 2020, Nine new species and new records of euryglossiform Scrapter Lepeletier & Serville (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) from South Africa, European Journal of Taxonomy 647, pp. 1-33: 9-11

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.647

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:35836E71-F258-41CC-A4F6-37EAE851A016

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852065

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A287AD-FFE6-FF83-FDA0-204DFEE9FA17

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Scrapter hergi Kuhlmann
status

sp. nov.

Scrapter hergi Kuhlmann   sp. nov.

urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:144393B8-3241-4629-A8C5-BEA2E14DD09D Fig. 4 View Fig

Diagnosis

The male of S. hergi Kuhlmann   sp. nov. can be separated from all other species of this group by the combination of the following characters: head distinctly longer than wide ( Fig. 4E View Fig ); antenna ventrally orange-brown ( Fig. 4E View Fig ); hind tibia apically broadened inside, forming a ± right angle ( Fig. 4G View Fig ) and the shape of S7 ( Fig. 4F View Fig ). The female is unknown.

Etymology

The species is dedicated to Hergen (‘Hergi’) Erhardt, Edewecht ( Germany) who joined and supported me (MK) in a couple of collecting trips; noun in apposition.

Material examined (1 specimen)

Holotype

SOUTH AFRICA • ♂; Roggeveld Mts , 2 km SE of Farm Allemansdam, burnt area; 31°49′32″ S, 19°59′55″ E; alt. 1290 m a.s.l.; 2 Sep. 2017; MK leg.; RCMK.

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Description

Female

Unknown.

HEAD. Head longer than wide. Integument black, except mandible partly dark reddish-brown. Face covered with long, greyish-white, erect hair. Malar area medially narrow, almost linear. Antenna dorsally dark brown, ventrally orange-brown ( Fig. 4E View Fig ).

MESOSOMA. Integument black. Mesoscutal disc between punctures strongly reticulate and matt; disc finely, very shallowly and almost invisible, very sparsely (i = 3–5 d) punctate. Mesoscutum, scutellum, metanotum, mesepisternum and propodeum covered with long, greyish, erect hair ( Fig. 4A View Fig ).

WINGS. Slightly yellowish-brown; wing venation and stigma brown.

LEGS. Integument black to dark reddish-brown. Hind tibia inside apically broadened, forming a ± right angle ( Fig. 4G View Fig ). Vestiture greyish-white.

METASOMA. Integument black, apical margins of terga partly narrowly translucent dark reddish-brown ( Fig. 4C View Fig ). Discs of T1–T2 without hair, following terga with sparse and short but successively more and longer hair; apical tergal hair bands missing on all terga ( Fig. 4C View Fig ). T1–T3 densely (i = 0.5–1 d) but finely punctate, T4 and following terga almost invisible very finely and superficially punctate; between punctures superficially sculptured and shiny to slightly matt; T2–T4 with narrow, superficially sculptured but shiny apical tergal depression ( Fig. 4C View Fig ). S3 and particularly S4–S5 with sparse, long apical hair fringes.

TERMINALIA. Genitalia ( Fig. 4B, D View Fig ), S7 ( Fig. 4F View Fig ) and terminal plate of S8 ( Fig. 4H View Fig ) as illustrated.

Distribution

Only known from the type locality in the northern part of the Roggeveld Mts south of Calvinia.

Floral hosts

Unknown.

Seasonal activity

September.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Colletidae

Genus

Scrapter