Ceratalictus orthocarinatus, Coelho, Beatriz W. T. & Gonçalves, Rodrigo B., 2010

Coelho, Beatriz W. T. & Gonçalves, Rodrigo B., 2010, A taxonomic revision of the augochlorine bee genus Ceratalictus Moure (Hymenoptera, Apoidea), Zootaxa 2675, pp. 1-25 : 17-18

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.199190

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6211026

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ceratalictus orthocarinatus
status

n. sp.

Ceratalictus orthocarinatus n. sp.

( Figs. 16 View FIGURES 13 – 16 , 22 View FIGURES 17 – 24 , 41 View FIGURES 39 – 41 )

Diagnosis. Female: preoccipital ridge curved upward almost forming a lamella; lateral angle of pronotum acute and projected; mesoscutum with punctures not contiguous on lateral part, becoming gradually spaced centrally, central disc with punctures separated by 2 puncture diameters; surface of disc strongly microreticulate ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES 17 – 24 ); metapostnotum with almost all carinae complete, radiating to the apex, very bright.

Description. Female. Head. Rounded, wider than longer. Labrum. Basal elevation very short and restricted to apical portion. Clypeus. Punctures coarse, separated by 1–2 puncture diameters in central area, becoming denser laterally; one-third distal with punctures slightly elongate, surface without microreticulation, bright. Supraclypeal area. Punctures with irregular size and distribution, leaving small impunctate areas, surface micro-reticulate with bright appearance. Lower parocular area. Punctures coarse, not oblique and almost contiguous, surface between punctures micro-reticulate. Upper parocular area and frons. Punctures contiguous, surface slightly roughened on frons and roughened near antennal alveolus. Preoccipital ridge. Produced, curved upward almost forming a lamella. Mesosoma. Pronotum. Lateral angle acute and projected. Mesoscutum. Punctures not contiguous on lateral part, becoming gradually spaced centrally, central disc with punctures separated by 2 puncture diameters; surface of disc strongly micro-reticulate. Mesoscutellum. Punctures with irregular size and distribution, finer than those of mesoscutum, and coarser punctures more concentrated in posterior margin, surface between punctures strongly micro-reticulate. Metapostnotum. Semicircular in outline in dorsal view, much longer than metanotum, apex not acuminate, metapostnotal carinae complete, separated by more than 1 carina width and radiating to the apex, surface between carinae very bright. Lateral surface of propodeum. Punctures coarse, becoming more finely punctured toward distal part, one-half distal with scattered coarser punctures, surface finely roughened, micro-reticulation not evident. Posterior surface of propodeum. Finely and closely punctate giving a finely rugulose appearance, with scattered large punctures. Metasoma. T 1. Finely and sparsely punctate on disc, surface smooth and bright. T 2. Disc punctures fine, separated by 2 puncture diameters, surface smooth and bright. Body color. Apical onethird of clypeus black; body metallic green; coxae, trochanters and femora brown, weak metallic highlights on fore coxa, mid trochanter and femur, tibiae and tarsi yellow; disc of T 1 and T 2 with small brown spot; posterior marginal areas of terga with a narrow light brown stripe; body setae white, except for face and mesosoma setae yellow on dorsal part, tibia and tarsi setae light yellow; T 5 setae light brown. Measurements. Abl: 5; mwl: 3.7; mhw: 1.5; mhl: 1.4; mmw: 1.1.

Male unknown.

Type material. Holotype female ( AMNH), “ BOLIVIA: La Paz Prov\ Guanay, 25 Oct 1998 \ A. Ugarte Peña”. One paratype female with same data.

Etymology. From Greek terms “orthos” and “karina” which mean straight carina on metapostnotum.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Halictidae

Genus

Ceratalictus