Scrapter avontuurensis 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 : 3-5

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852085

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A287AD-FFEC-FF8D-FDEA-263CFEE9FD1A

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Scrapter avontuurensis Kuhlmann
status

sp. nov.

Scrapter avontuurensis Kuhlmann sp. nov.

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Diagnosis

The female of S. avontuurensis Kuhlmann sp. nov. can be separated from all other species of this group by the combination of the following characters: head distinctly broader than long; supraclypeal area and clypeus relatively sparsely and coarsely punctate, only partly superficially sculptured and slightly matt ( Fig. 1B View Fig ); scutum densely but relatively coarsely punctate ( Fig. 1C View Fig ); propodeum basally broadly and distinctly carinate ( Fig. 1D View Fig ); stigma brown; apical margins of metasomal terga broadly translucent dark reddish-brown; terga between punctures superficially sculptured and slightly matt ( Fig. 1E View Fig ). The male is unknown.

Etymology

Named after the Avontuur Nature Reserve where this species was discovered.

Material examined (1 specimen)

Holotype

SOUTH AFRICA • ♀; 12 km NW of Nieuwoudtville, Farm Avontuur , Fynbos; 31°16′18″ S, 19°02′55″ E; alt. 770 m a.s.l.; 25 Sep. 2014; MK leg.; RCMK.

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Description

Female

BODY LENGTH. 5.3 mm.

HEAD. Head slightly wider than long. Integument black, except part of mandibles dark reddish-brown. Face sparsely covered with long, greyish, erect hair ( Fig. 1B View Fig ). Clypeus strongly convex with coarse and medially relatively dense (i = 1–2 d) punctation and sparser (i = 2–4 d) punctation at margins; surface between punctures superficially sculptured and matt ( Fig. 1B View Fig ). Malar area medially narrow, almost linear. Antenna dorsally blackish-brown, ventrally yellowish-brown.

MESOSOMA. Integument black, tegula dark reddish-brown. Mesoscutal disc between punctures reticulate and matt; disc relatively densely (i = 1–2 d) but coarsely punctate ( Fig. 1C View Fig ). Metanotum slightly shorter than basal area of propodeum, apically with distinct narrow carinate depression ( Fig. 1D View Fig ). Propodeum basally finely but broadly carinate ( Fig. 1D View Fig ). Mesoscutum, scutellum, metanotum, mesepisternum and propodeum sparsely covered with short, greyish, erect hair ( Fig. 1A View Fig ).

WINGS. Yellowish-brown; wing venation and stigma brown.

LEGS. Integument black; fore tibia basally with small yellow spot. Vestiture greyish-white; scopa greyishwhite, dorsally brownish.

METASOMA. Integument black, apical margin of first terga narrowly, margins of following terga broadly translucent dark reddish-brown ( Fig. 1E View Fig ). Disc of T1 and T2 glabrous; following terga with very short but increasingly more and longer hair; apical tergal hair bands missing on all terga ( Fig. 1E View Fig ). Prepygidial and pygidial fimbriae sparse, yellowish-brown. T1–T3 finely and densely (i = d) punctate, between punctures superficially sculptured and slightly matt; T4 matt; T2–T4 with polished to superficially sculptured, but shiny apical tergal depression ( Fig. 1E View Fig ).

Male

Unknown.

Distribution

Only known from the type locality north of Nieuwoudtville.

Floral hosts

Brassicaceae : Heliophila spec.

Seasonal activity

September.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Colletidae

Genus

Scrapter