Scrapter willemstrydomi 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 : 22-24

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852083

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/F38FC747-E1B7-4781-AA9B-D1AFC6011650

taxon LSID

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Valdenar

scientific name

Scrapter willemstrydomi Kuhlmann
status

sp. nov.

Scrapter willemstrydomi Kuhlmann sp. nov.

urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:F38FC747-E1B7-4781-AA9B-D1AFC6011650 Fig. 10 View Fig

Diagnosis

The male of S. willemstrydomi Kuhlmann sp. nov. can be separated from all other species of this group by its hind tibia with a long, broadened spine, the apically swollen hind basitarsus and the triangular broadened third hind tarsus ( Fig. 10E View Fig ). The female is unknown.

Etymology

This species is dedicated to the sculptor and painter Willem Strydom (° 30 June 1954 – † 2 June 2019) from Matjiesfontein south of Nieuwoudtville. The bee is as unique as he was. Willem encouraged me (MK) to explore remote mountainous regions, especially between Calvinia and Sutherland, and he generously shared his passion and knowledge about this area, which over the years has led to the discovery of numerous new species.

Material examined (1 specimen)

Holotype

SOUTH AFRICA • ♂; Kamiesberg Mts , 5 km SE of Leliefontein, roadside; 30°20′09″ S, 18°06′24″ E; alt. 1400 m a.s.l.; 11 Sep. 2016; MK leg.; RCMK.

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Description

Female

Unknown.

Male

BODY LENGTH. 5.9 mm.

HEAD. Head slightly wider than long. 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 yellowish-brown ( Fig. 10A View Fig ).

MESOSOMA. Integument black. Mesoscutal disc between punctures superficially reticulate and slightly matt; disc relatively densely (i = 1–1.5 d) but coarsely punctate. Mesoscutum, scutellum, metanotum, mesepisternum and propodeum covered with long, greyish, erect hair ( Fig. 10A View Fig ).

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

LEGS. Integument black, fore tibia in basal half anteriorly yellow. Hind tibia inside apically broadened, with a long, broadened spine ( Fig. 10E View Fig ). Hind basitarsus medially broadened, third hind tarsus apically triangular broadened ( Fig. 10E View Fig ). Vestiture greyish-white.

METASOMA. Integument black, apical margins of terga partly narrowly translucent reddish-brown ( Fig. 10C View Fig ). Disc of T1 without hair, following terga with sparse and short but increasingly more and longer hair; apical tergal hair bands missing on all terga ( Fig. 10C View Fig ). T1 densely (i = 0.5–1 d) but relatively finely, following terga slightly coarser punctate; between punctures polished to superficially sculptured and shiny to slightly matt; T2–T4 with narrow, polished to superficially sculptured but shiny apical tergal depression ( Fig. 10C View Fig ). S3 and particularly S4–S5 with sparse, long apical hair fringes.

TERMINALIA. Genitalia ( Fig. 10B View Fig ), S7 ( Fig. 10D View Fig ) and terminal plate of S8 ( Fig. 10F View Fig ) as illustrated.

Distribution

Only known from the type locality in the Kamiesberg Mts.

Floral hosts

Unknown.

Seasonal activity

September.

New records of described species of euryglossiform Scrapter

New records of the known species of euryglossiform Scrapter , described in Kuhlmann (2014), are listed below.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Colletidae

Genus

Scrapter