Andrena (Holandrena) fimbriatoides Scheuchl 2004

Pisanty, Gideon, Scheuchl, Erwin & Dorchin, Netta, 2016, Eight new species of Andrena Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Andrenidae) from Israel—a Mediterranean hotspot for wild bees, Zootaxa 4189 (3), pp. 485-515: 499-500

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Andrena (Holandrena) fimbriatoides Scheuchl 2004


Andrena (Holandrena) fimbriatoides Scheuchl 2004  

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Female ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 A). Body length: 10.5–11 mm.

Color. Head, mesosoma and terga black; sterna brown. Anterior side of flagellomeres 4–10 brownish-black. Femora, tibiae and basitarsi black to dark brown; distal part of tarsi brown. Forewings transparent, slightly brownish; hindwings transparent; wing veins brown.

Pubescence. Clypeus almost bare ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 B). Paraocular, supraclypeal and genal areas with white hair ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 B). Foveae and vertex with golden hair ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 C). Anterior side of mesonotum with whitish-golden hair. Mesepisternum with white hair. Propodeal corbicula incomplete, posterodorsal margin with white hair; surface of corbicula with sparse white hair. Legs with white to golden hair, the latter especially on tarsi. Flocculus white, strongly plumose. Scopa with white, usually simple hairs; few hairs on outer side of tibia unilaterally plumose. Terga with very short and thin inconspicuous hairs; marginal zones of 2–4 with narrow white hair bands ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 D). Prepygidial fimbria golden ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 D). Premarginal lines of sterna with long, white to golden hairs.

Head ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 B –C). Broader than long, sometimes weakly so ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 B). Galea finely shagreened. Labral process very broad, trapezoidal. Clypeus more or less flat medially, fully shagreened and uniformly punctured, without impunctate midline; distance between punctures 1–2 puncture diameters, puncture side medium to large ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 B). Facial foveae very shallow above, tapering and deepening downwards, occupying 1/3–1/2 of paraocular area, extending from level of medial ocellus to lower end of antennal socket ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 B –C). Distance of fovea from lateral ocellus 1.5–2 ocellus diameters ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 C). Flagellomere 1 2.5 times as long as broad, slightly shorter than 2+3+4; 2–3 broader than long ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 B); 4–5 almost square. Ocelloccipital distance 1–1.5 ocellus diameters ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 C).

Mesosoma ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 C). Dorsolateral angle of pronotum elevated, with strong carina extending down laterally. Mesepisternum very coarsely and densely punctured, distance between punctures 0–0.5 puncture diameters. Mesonotum shiny, superficially shagreened, smooth on top; puncture size large to medium, distance between punctures 1–3 puncture diameters. Scutellum similar, smooth. Propodeal triangle and corbicula strongly rugoseareolate, corbicula more coarsely so. Posterolateral part of propodeum smooth and shiny, strongly and densely punctured, distance between punctures 0–0.5 puncture diameters, puncture size medium-large. Hind leg pretarsal claws bidentate. Nervulus postfurcal.

Metasoma ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 D). Terga 1–3 smooth and shiny; 4 smooth to superficially shagreened; 5 shagreened. Terga 1–4 densely and very strongly punctured, distance between punctures 0.5–1 puncture diameters, slightly sparser on tergum 1; puncture size large to medium, decreasing from tergum 1 to 4. Marginal zones of terga 2–4 weakly depressed. Tergum 5 very shallowly punctured, distance between punctures 1–2 puncture diameters, puncture size medium to small. Pygidial plate flat, central part shagreened and not elevated.

Differential diagnosis. The female of A. fimbriatoides   is easily distinguished from other members of the subgenus Holandrena by the fully shagreened clypeus (smooth to superficially shagreened in A. decipiens Schenck   , A. forsterella Osytshnjuk   , A. labialis (Kirby)   , A. variabilis Smith   and A. wilhelmi Schuberth   ) and the smooth and shiny, coarsely punctured tergum 1 (shagreened and matt in A. fimbriata Brullé   ; more finely punctured in A. decipiens   , A. forsterella   , A. labialis   , A. labiatula Osytshnjuk   , A. variabilis   and A. wilhelmi   ).

Flight period: March –April.

Flower records: Fabaceae   : Trifolium purpureum   (1♀).

Material examined. ISRAEL: Aderet, 24.iii.2010, G. Pisanty (1Ƌ); Bet Nir, 28.iii.2010, G. Pisanty (1♀)   ; Gal'on , 23.iii.2010, G. Pisanty (1♀, 4Ƌ); Har Meron, 21.iv.2016, G. Pisanty (4♀)   ; Hare Gilboa' , Har Lapidim, 400m, 11.iv.2011, L. Friedman (1♀)   ; Kinneret , 1.iv.1968 (1♀)   ; Park Britannia , 7.iv.2010, T. Koznichki (1♀)   ; Sha'alvim , 24.iv.2012, Y. Berner (1♀) [ES, OLML, SMNHTAU].  


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