Ceratalictus camargoi, 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 : 8-9

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Ceratalictus camargoi

n. sp.

Ceratalictus camargoi n. sp.

( Figs. 9 View FIGURES 7 – 12 , 27 View FIGURES 25 – 31 , 35 View FIGURES 32 – 38 , 39 View FIGURES 39 – 41 )

Diagnosis. In both sexes: head as wide as long giving an elongate appearance ( Fig.9 View FIGURES 7 – 12 , 27 View FIGURES 25 – 31 ), and lateral angle of pronotum obtuse. Female: mesoscutal disc with punctures almost contiguous and uniform in size; metapostnotum with median carinae strongly sinuous and lateral carinae extending into surface of propodeum. Male: metapostnotum slightly concave with apex not acuminate, posterior margin rounded, and central carinae strongly sinuous; posterior surface of propodeum with few branched erect setae, most setae simple; S 4 homogeneously hairy.

Description. Paratype female. Head. As wide as long, giving an elongate appearance. Labrum. Basal elevation very short and restricted to apical portion. Clypeus. Punctures coarse, irregularly spaced in median part, becoming denser laterally; one-third distal with punctures not elongate, surface without microreticulation, bright. Supraclypeal area. Punctures of variable size, very few punctures in central area, becoming denser laterally (separated by 1–2 puncture diameters); surface strongly bright. Lower parocular area. Punctures coarse and almost contiguous, surface micro-reticulate. Upper parocular area and frons. Closely punctuate especially on frons, surface rugulose near antennal alveolus. Preoccipital ridge. Carinate, not lamellate. Mesosoma. Pronotum. Lateral angle almost obtuse. Mesoscutum. Mesoscutal disc with punctures almost contiguous and uniform in size, surface between punctures micro-reticulate. Mesoscutellum. Punctures finer than those of mesoscutum, surface strongly micro-reticulate and weakly rugulose centrally. Metapostnotum. About 1.5 x length of metanotum, margin posterior rounded with lateral margins straight, weakly concave with apex not acuminate, median carinae strongly sinuous, lateral carinae extending to lateral surface of propodeum. Lateral surface of propodeum. Weakly rugulose, without scattered large punctures, micro-reticulation not evident. Posterior surface of propodeum. Weakly striate on upper part, rugulose on lower part. Metasoma. T 1. Disc punctures minute, separated by approximately 3 puncture diameters; surface lineolate but bright appearance. T 2. Disc punctures very fine, separated by about three puncture diameter; surface lineolate. Body color. Apical one-third of clypeus black; head and mesosoma green; legs dark brown, coxae, fore and mid trochanter and fore femora with green highlights; posterior marginal areas of metasomal terga with a narrow black stripe; body setae white, except for face and mesosoma setae yellow on dorsal part, tarsi setae yellow; T 5 setae light brown. Measurements: Abl: 7; mwl: 4.6; mhw: 1.8; mhl: 1.9; mmw: 1.3.

Holotype male. Same as the female except for the following features. Head. Clypeus. Punctures of variable diameters, separated by 1–2 puncture diameters in central area, becoming denser elsewhere, surface smooth and bright. Lower parocular area. Punctures separated by 1 puncture diameter, surface without microreticulation, covered by long plumose setae. Frons and upper parocular area. Punctures contiguous, surface without rugosity; long setae near to antennal alveolus and short setae on frons. Antennae. Flagellomeres almost straight. Mesosoma. Mesoscutum. Disc with punctures contiguous, becoming gradually spaced toward the anterior margin, surface weakly micro-reticulate but bright appearance, anterior part of median line weakly depressed. Mesoscutellum. Punctures similar to those of mesoscutal disc; surface smooth. Hind tibia. Ventral surface with row of setae approximately as long as width of tibia. Metapostnotum. Slightly concave with apex not acuminate, posterior margin rounded and central carinae strongly sinuous. Lateral surface of propodeum. Punctures contiguous, surface without micro-reticulation and rugosity. Posterior surface of propodeum. Punctures uniform in size, surface with rugulose appearance on lower part, few branched erect setae. Metasoma. T 1. Disc punctures separated by 1–2 puncture diameters in central area, becoming more sparsely punctured in apical part; surface lineolate, not bright. T 2. Disc punctures separated by more than 2 punctures diameters, punctures becoming more fine and sparse on posterior part, surface weakly lineolate. S 4. Homogeneously hairy. S 5. Homogeneously hairy, without transverse thickening in central area. S 7. Apical margin rounded. S 8. Apical margin without projection. Genitalia. Inner lobe of ventral process of gonostylus shell-like, with several long setae on inner surface; dorsal lobe long and large; parapenial lobe short and bearing setae; gonapophysis not strongly expanded laterally. Body color. Clypeus without black stripe; coxae, trochanters and femora with metallic green highlights, remaining leg orange; disc of T 1 –T 2 darkened, posterior marginal areas of terga nearly entirely black; body setae white, except for some yellow setae on tibiae and tarsi, and some darkened setae on terminal metasomal terga. Measurements: Abl: 7; mwl: 4.6; mhw: 1.6; mhl: 1.6; mmw: 1.3.

Type material. Holotype male ( RPSP), "S. João del Rei, MG.\ Brasil – SF-23,44- 21 c"" 5a 9 - I01975 View Materials – Welthuis,\ J. M. F. Camargo leg". A paratype female with same data.

Etymology. This species is named in memory of recently deceased Professor João Maria Franco de Camargo, who contributed enormously to the study of Neotropical bees.


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