Megalopta (Megalopta) aegis ( Vachal, 1904 )

Santos, Leandro M. & Silveira, Fernando A., 2009, Taxonomic notes on Megalopta Smith, 1853 (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Augochlorini) with a synopsis of the species in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Zootaxa 2194, pp. 1-20 : 9-10

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Megalopta (Megalopta) aegis ( Vachal, 1904 )
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Megalopta (Megalopta) aegis ( Vachal, 1904)

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Halictus aegis Vachal, 1904: 115 . Holotype male, Jataí, Goiás ( MNHP: examined). Jatay (Goyaz); aegis 3 Vach. (handwritten); Halictus aegis 3, Vach.; HOLOTYPE

Diagnosis. Ƥ / 3: Body length 11.5–12.6 mm. Lateral surface of metaposnotum reticulate; posterior margin of metaposnotum gently curved, metaposnotum gradually narrowing laterad; disc of scutellum gently convex; dorsal surface of axilla and contiguous antero-lateral margin of scutellum below level of disc of scutellum; posterior margin of scutellum raised above metanotum; pubescence of metanotum dense, hiding the surface of its integument in oblique view; metepisternal process wide, covered by velvety pilosity; metaposnotum ferruginous, with short longitudinal rugae throughout its surface, always shoter than metanotum; pubescence of metepisternum sparse. 3. disc of S 3 flat, mid-longitudinal sulcus deep and narrow throughout most of its length, widening as it approaches marginal zone of sternum; posterior margin of discal lobe slanting to rear, continuous with surface of marginal zone of sternum; marginal lobes of S 3 long, well separate from each other; protruding process of S 4 triangular, its anterior edge gently curved, with a brush of short hairs on posterior surface.

Material examined. A total of 72 specimens (70 ƤƤ and 2 3) of the following localities: GOIÁS. Caldas Novas, Parque Estadual da Serra de Caldas Novas, 19 / 10 / 2007 [Augusto, S.C.] (2 Ƥ Ƥ, 1 3) { UFMG}; 20 / 10 / 2007 [Augusto, S.C.] (13) { UFMG}. MINAS GERAIS. Buritis, Ribeirão Confins, 29-31 / 10 / 1964 [Exp.Dep.Zool.] (2 Ƥ Ƥ) { MZUSP}. Caratinga, Estação Biológica de Caratinga, 400 m, 29 / 01-03/02/ 2003 [Mielke & Casagrande] (1 Ƥ) { DZUP}. Dionísio, 13-21 / 11 / 89 (1 Ƥ) [W.G. de Campos]{ MEUV}. Ipanema, Fazenda Montes Claros, 13 km NE de Ipanema, 400m, 29-30 /01/ 2003 [Mielke & Casagrande] (6 Ƥ Ƥ) { DZUP}. Jaboticatubas, Serra do Cipó, 07/ 10 / 2002 [E.O.Machado] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}. Marliéria, Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, 13-18 /01/ 1978 [D’Andretta & Pereira] (3 Ƥ Ƥ) { UFMG}; 09/03/ 1994 [O.Mielke] (1 Ƥ) { DZUP}; 1 o/ 10 / 1997 [D.A.Yanega] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}. Morro da Garça, 18-20 / 10 / 1964 [Exp. Dep. Zool.] (5 Ƥ Ƥ) { MZUSP}. Santana do Riacho, Serra do Cipó, 12 /03/ 1997 [D.A.Yanega] (9 Ƥ Ƥ){ UFMG}; 21 /04/ 1998 [R.M.Carmo] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}. São Gonçalo do Rio Abaixo, EPDA de PETI, 11 /01/ 2003 [C.F.Cardoso] (3 Ƥ Ƥ) { UFMG}; 30 /05/ 2003 [L.M. Santos] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}; 31 /05/ 2003 [idem] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}; 14 / 11 / 2003 [A.F.Kumagai] (3 ƤƤ) { UFMG}; 15 / 11 / 2003 [idem] (4 ƤƤ) { UFMG}; 30 /09/ 2005 [L.M. Santos] (3 Ƥ Ƥ) { UFMG}; 1 o/ 10 / 2005 [idem] (4 ƤƤ) { UFMG}; 28 /04/ 2006 [idem] (5 ƤƤ) { UFMG}. São Gonçalo do Rio Preto, Parque Estadual do Rio Preto, 18 / 10 / 2000 [J.A.Lombardi] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}; 03/04/ 2003 [idem] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}; 15 / 10 / 2003 [F.S. Faria] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}; 17 /09/ 2003 [L.R.R.Faria Jr] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}; 25 /09/ 2003 [idem] (1 Ƥ) { UFMG}. Três Marias, Estação Pirapitinga, 01/05/ 1998 [D.A.Yanega] (2 ƤƤ) { UFMG}. Unaí, Fazenda Bolívia, 22-24 / 10 / 1964 [Exp. Dep. Zool.] (6 ƤƤ) { MZUSP}. Viçosa, Córrego do Paraíso, mata da Prefeitura, sem data [P.S.Fiuza F.] (1 Ƥ) { MEUV}.

Distribution. BRAZIL ( GOIÁS, MINAS GERAIS).

MNHP

Princeton University

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

MZUSP

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

DZUP

Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Halictidae

Genus

Megalopta

Loc

Megalopta (Megalopta) aegis ( Vachal, 1904 )

Santos, Leandro M. & Silveira, Fernando A. 2009
2009
Loc

Halictus aegis

Vachal 1904: 115
1904