Ammophila schalleri DOLLFUSS

Dollfuss, Hermann, 2015, Revision of the wasp genus Ammophila KIRBY, 1798 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Sphecidae) of the Sub-Saharan Region of Africa, Linzer biologische Beiträge 47 (1), pp. 307-412: 367-368

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5280415

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B5DE34-FFF9-F247-43CD-FC24D3C4FA4D

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Marcus

scientific name

Ammophila schalleri DOLLFUSS
status

nov.sp.

Ammophila schalleri DOLLFUSS   nov.sp. ( Figs 32 View Figs 32-37 , 68 View Figs 65-82 , 104 View Figs 101-106 , 140 View Figs 136-143 , 189 View Figs 185-190 , 230 View Figs 215-235 , 276 View Figs 275-283 , 318 View Figs 318-325 ,

359 View Figs 352-366 , 399 View Figs 395-406 , 433 View Figs 431-440 , 473, 514 View Figs 500-521 )

R e c o r d s Holotype: 3, Ethiopia: Sidamo province , near Bitata, 1400m, 127. IV.2007, leg. J. Halada (OÖLM).  

Paratypes: Ethiopia: Arussi Gala Wabbi Fl., 10.VI.1900, leg. Erlanger (13 ZMB). Kenya: Mwingi Kangonde vadi, 18.IV.2007, leg. Mi. Halada (1♀ OÖLM)   ; Voi , 10.Xii.1999, leg. Snižek (13 OÖLM)   ; Voi ( Tsavo ) env., 8.-18.XI.1996, leg. Mi. Halada (2♀♀ OÖLM)   ; W Mwingi , 6.VI.2007, leg. M. Halada (1♀ OÖLM)   ; Voi ( Tsavo ) env., 22.XI.-2.XII.1996, leg. Mi. Halada (1♀ OÖLM)   ; Voi ( Tsavo ), 23.III.-4.IV.1997, leg. Ma. Halada (13 OÖLM)   ; E Mwingi , 14.V.2007, leg. M. Halada (1♀ OÖLM)   ; Tana river, Taerda cams env., 02°16'S 40°13'E, 13.IV.2006, leg. Jendek (1♀ OÖLM) GoogleMaps   ; Mwingi Kangonde vadi, 18.IV.2007, leg. M. Halada (3♀♀, 233 OÖLM)   ; Mwingi env., 7.IV.2007, leg. M. Halada (1♀ OÖLM)   ; Eastern Province , 5 km NNE Isiolo, 0°24.3'N 37°35.7'E, 30.V.2000, leg. Bourbin, Lee & Pulawski (2♀♀ CAS) GoogleMaps   ; Rift Valley Province, Marich Pass Field, Studies Centre , 1°32.2'N 35°27.4'E, 13.-14.VI.2000, leg. Bourbin, Lee & Pulawski (13 CAS) GoogleMaps   ; Archer's Post, Uaso Nyiro river , 2300', 12.XII.1969, leg. Irwin & Ross (333 CAS)   ; Coast Province, Taita Hill, Discovery Centre , 3°42.3'S 38°46.6'E, 13.-14.XII.2002, leg. Prentice (13 CAS). Burkina Faso: 4 km NE Dori, 14°03.8'N 0°03.1'W, 24.-25.VII.2004, leg. Konate & Pulawski (3♀♀, 233 CAS) GoogleMaps   ; 9 km SSW Dori , 13°57.6'N 0°02.9'W, 20.VII.2004, leg. Konate & Pulawski (1♀ CAS). Senegal: 5 km SW Thiès, 8.VII.1991, leg. Pulawski (13 CAS) GoogleMaps   .

N a m e d e r i v a t i o n: In honor of Univ.-Prof. emer. Dr. Friedrich Schaller,

University of Vienna, Austria.

R e c o g n i t i o n: Ammophila schalleri   has the gastral apex black, without a metallic shine but pruinose. The supra-antennal lamellate projection is absent, the episternal sulcus extends to the anteroventral margin of the mesopleuron, the mesopleural venter is not produced anteriorly, the arolia are present and the claws have no basal tooth. The female of A. schalleri   is similar to A. rubiginosa   and A. rubripes   but differs in having the scutum finely sparsely punctate and in fresh specimens covered with fine appressed silvery setae ( A. rubiginosa   and A. rubripes   have the scutum more or less transversely striate). The female of A. kalaharica   differs from A. schalleri   in having the scutum distinctly, deeply punctate (punctures 0-1 diameter apart) and in most specimens a black pronotal collar. The female of A. pseudokalaharica   differs from A. schalleri   in having the scutum distinctly, deeply punctate (punctues 0-2 diameters apart). The male of A. schalleri   is similar to A. rubiginosa   and A. rubripes   but differs in having the scutum finely, sparsely punctate, in fresh specimens covered with fine appressed silvery setae and in the shape of penis valve in lateral view ( Fig. 473) ( A. rubiginosa   and A. rubripes   have the scutum more or less transversely striate). The male of A. kalaharica   differs from A. schalleri   in having the scutum distinctly, deeply punctate (punctures 0-1 diameter apart) and the pronotal collar shiny and black. The male of A. pseudokalaharica   differs from A. schalleri   in having the scutum distinctly, deeply punctate and the penis valve characteristically shaped ( Figs 475, 435 View Figs 431-440 , 401 View Figs 395-406 , 516 View Figs 500-521 ).

D e s c r i p t i o n: Gastral apex black, without metallic shine, pruinose. Supraantennal lamellate projection absent, episternal sulcus extends to anteroventral margin of mesopleuron, mesothoracic venter not produced anteriorly, arolia present and claws have no basal tooth.

♀: 20-24 mm. Black, with following variably reddish-brown: mandible (except apex), ventral half of clypeus, scape, pedicel, flagellomere I, pronotal collar, pronotal lobe, tegula, fore- and midlegs, hindleg (except coxa, trochanter and femur dorsally), petiole ventrally, tergum I laterally, gastral segments II and III (dorsally darkened), sterna IV- VI. Clypeus, frons, thorax and propodeum covered with more or less dense appressed silvery setae, remaining body parts more or less pruinose. Erect setae whitish. Wings hyaline. Clypeus slightly elongate ( Fig. 32 View Figs 32-37 ), disk distinctly convex ( Fig. 68 View Figs 65-82 ). Vertex dull, impunctate. Pronotal collar impunctate. Scutum finely, sparsely punctate, in fresh specimens covered with fine appressed setae; scutellum sparsely punctate. Propodeal enclosure transversely striate. Mesopleuron, metapleuron and propodeum laterally punctate. Flagellomere I:II=1.6-1.7; length of petiole = hindtarsomeres I+II to I+II + 0.3 × III.

3: 18-24 mm. Black, with following reddish-brown: mandible (except apex), clypeus along free margin, scape, pronotal collar, pronotal lobe, tegula, fore- and midlegs, hindleg (partly darkened), petiole ventrally, tergum I laterally, gastral segment II (except black stripe dorsally), sternum III; terga III-IV posterior margin yellowish-brown. Erect setae whitish. Wings hyaline. Clypeus, frons, gena, thorax and propodeum more or less covered with appressed silvery setae; petiole and leg pruinose. Clypeus elongate ( Fig. 189 View Figs 185-190 ), disk slightly convex ( Fig. 230 View Figs 215-235 ). Vertex impunctate. Pronotal collar impunctate ( Figs 276 View Figs 275-283 , 318 View Figs 318-325 ). Scutum finely punctate, covered with fine appressed setae; scutellum punctate. Propodeal enclosure transversely striate. Mesopleuron, metapleuron and propodeum laterally punctate. Flagellomere I:II=1.5-1.7; length of petiole = hindtarsomeres I+II + 0.75 × III to I+II+III. Gonostyle laterally: Fig. 359 View Figs 352-366 ; penis valve laterally: Fig. 473, dorsally: Fig. 399 View Figs 395-406 , ventrally: Fig. 433 View Figs 431-440 , apically: Fig. 514. View Figs 500-521

G e o g r a p h i c d i s t r i b u t i o n:BurkinaFaso, Ethiopia, Kenya.

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Ammophila