Augochlora (Augochlora) seitzi Cockerell, 1929

Lepeco, Anderson & Gonçalves, Rodrigo Barbosa, 2020, A revision of the bee genus Augochlora Smith (Hymenoptera; Apoidea) in Southern South America, Zootaxa 4897 (1), pp. 1-97 : 77-80

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Augochlora (Augochlora) seitzi Cockerell, 1929
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Augochlora (Augochlora) seitzi Cockerell, 1929

( Figures 42 View FIGURE 42 A–D; 43A–D; 50E)

Augochlora seitzi Cockerell, 1929: 299 , holotype, ♀ (AMNH) from Brazil, São Paulo, Santos. Examined through photo-graphs.

Diagnosis. Augochlora seitzi has the apex of T1 inflexed on both sexes ( Fig. 2B View FIGURE 2 ). Females have a spiniform projection on S1 ( Fig. 1J, L View FIGURE 1 ) and males have the mesoscutum disc densely punctate (I <PD) and the F1 lighter than F2. This species can be easily confounded with A. phoemonoe , but differs in the straight lower margin of female mid trochanter (widely rounded in A. phoemonoe ), and T3 coarsely punctate near base, loosely imbricate on disc (with average size punctures and disc smooth in A. phoemonoe ) and T2 smooth near marginal area on males. Besides this, A. seitzi has a tendency to occur in the coastal Atlantic forest, while A. phoemonoe has a wider distribution comprising southern and westernmost areas.

Description. ♀. Measurements. Maximum interocular distance: 1.39–1.73 (x‾ = 1.58, n = 10); head length: 1.80–2.20 (x‾ = 2.03, n = 10); clypeus width: 0.52–0.66 (x‾ = 0.60, n = 10); clypeus length: 0.42–0.54 (x‾ = 0.49, n = 10); clypeoantennal distance: 0.32–0.42 (x‾ = 0.36, n = 10); clypeus ocellar distance: 1.12–1.30 (x‾ = 1.21, n = 10); intertegular distance: 1.30–1.61 (x‾ = 1.43, n = 10); T1 width: 1.76–2.36 (x‾ = 2.04, n = 10); T2 width: 2.00–2.60 (x‾ = 2.30, n = 10); body length: 6.50–8.50 (x‾ = 7.75, n = 10).

Head. Labrum basal surface black; basal elevation transverse. Mandible mostly black, subapical region brown and with basal green spot; medial portion strongly constricted, with about half basal width; preapical tooth large and sharp, produced near mandible apex; distal part of adductor ridge strongly swollen. Clypeus mostly golden with basal green reflection, apical black band <OD; punctate, punctures large and weak, mostly smooth in between, loosely imbricate on basal margin; apex not prolonged over apical border. Epistomal angle acute, strongly protruding over clypeus. Supraclypeal area golden; sparsely punctate, imbricate in between. Lower paraocular area with golden reflection; contiguously punctate; long setae (1–2 OD) intermixed with tiny setae. Antennae: mostly dark brown, flagellum ventrally light brown. Frons with golden and green reflections intermixed; contiguously punctate; not protuberant above antennal sockets. Preoccipital area strongly lamellate, lamella expanded near post gena. Gena with green reflection. Post gena with copper and green reflections; microreticulate, some scattered weak punctures; setae length <3 OD. Hypostomal carina not projected anteriorly.

Mesosoma. Pronotum dorsolateral angle acute. Fore leg: coxa ventrally green; trochanter brown; femur brown with green reflection; ventral surface slightly rounded; long plumose setae (<4 OD); tibia and tarsus brown; white to yellowish setae on both. Mesoscutum green with golden reflection; densely punctate on disc, I <PD, sparser posterior to median line, mostly smooth in between, contiguously punctate on lateral surfaces, anterior border contiguously punctate; setae length <2 OD. Scutellum medial furrow inconspicuous; green with golden reflection; densely punctate, I <PD; with dense tiny setae intermixed with longer white setae (4 OD). Mesepisternum golden; preepisternum contiguously punctate near pronotal lobe; hypoepimeral area densely punctate, I <0.5 PD, imbricate in between; below scrobe densely punctate, I <0.5 PD, imbricate in between, ventrally crowded punctate; with long setae (2 OD). Mid leg: coxa brown with weak green reflection; trochanter brown with weak green reflection; ventral margin not swollen, almost straight; femur brown, flattened, mesofemoral brush yellowish; tibia and tarsus brown; white to yellowish setae on both. Tegula light brown with anterior green spot. Metanotum with dense tiny setae intermixed with longer white setae (= 3 OD). Metepisternum golden with green reflection; densely punctate, becoming crowded punctate to rugose above superior metapleural pit. Hind leg: coxa green, anterior and posterior surfaces ventrally separated by a smoothly curved area; trochanter brown; setae length = 3 OD; femur brown; tibia and tarsus brown; outer surfaces without dark setae. Metapostnotum green with golden reflection; shorter than scutellum; entirely with radiating carinae, medially somewhat rugose. Propodeum golden with copper and green reflections; with tiny and long (3 OD) setae intermixed; posterior surface punctate to rugulose, smooth in between; lateral carinae ending below propodeum half; lateral surfaces imbricate among punctures.

Metasoma. T1 anterior surface sparsely punctate, smooth in between; mostly golden, base darkened; only with long setae, tiny decumbent setae absent. T1 dorsal surface sparsely punctate on disc, imbricate in between, coarser punctation on lateral surfaces; mostly green with golden reflection, dorsally with brownish spot; tiny setae dorsally, long setae (= OD) on lateral surfaces; apex inflexed, black. T2 mostly green with blue iridescence, dorsally with brown spot; minutely punctate, coarser punctation on lateral surfaces, imbricate in between; marginal area with punctate portion longer than apical black band on sublateral surfaces; tiny decumbent setae near base and on lateral surfaces, long setae (2 OD) on lateral surfaces. T3 weakly punctate, imbricate in between; mostly green with golden reflection, apical band brown; tiny setae apex not reaching apical margin sublaterally. T4 weakly punctate, imbricate in between; mostly green with golden and blue iridescences, apical band brown; mostly with tiny decumbent setae, long setae (2 OD) scattered on disc and lateral surfaces. T5 dark brown with weak green reflection; pseudopygidial area not covered by scale-like setae, colliculate integument exposed. Pygidial plate black, apex rounded. S1 with a short spiniform projection; brown with weak green reflection; long setae (> 2 OD) medially, margin tiny decumbent setae. S2 mostly brown, apical band yellowish; medioapical margin sharp; punctate, microreticulate in between; long setae (> 3 OD). S3–4 as S2. S5 apical margin widely rounded; brown; long setae (> 3 OD). S6 dark brown; long dark setae on apex.

Description. Ƌ. Measurements. Maximum interocular distance: 1.33; head length: 1.76; clypeus width: 0.44; clypeus length: 0.48; clypeoantennal distance: 0.32; clypeus ocellar distance: 1.04; intertegular distance: 1.30; T1 width: 1.64; T2 width: 1.84; scape length: 0.50; body length: 8.00.

Head. Labrum basal surface yellowish. Mandible mostly yellowish, apex brown. Clypeus mostly green with golden reflection, apex yellowish, apical border exposed, yellowish; densely punctate, I = 0.5 PD, punctures large, loosely imbricate in between; setae length = 2 OD. Epistomal angle acute, protruding over clypeus. Supraclypeal area green with golden reflection; densely punctate, imbricate in between. Paraocular area with golden reflection; contiguously punctate, punctures small; long setae (2 OD) intermixed with tiny setae. Antennae: scape dark brown; pedicel shorter than F1, dark brown; F1 yellow; shorter than F2; F3 longer than wide; remaining flagellomeres mostly brown, ventrally light brown. Frons with golden and blue iridescences intermixed; contiguously to crowded punctate; setae length = 1–2 OD. Gena with golden reflection. Post gena with golden reflection; loosely imbricate, some scaterred punctures; sparse long setae up to 3 OD.

Mesosoma. Pronotum lateral angle acute. Fore leg: coxa ventrally green; trochanter and femur dark brown with green reflection; slightly swollen; tibia and tarsus dark brown; white to yellowish setae on both. Mesoscutum green with golden reflection; densely punctate on disc, I <PD, smooth in between, contiguously punctate anteriorly and on lateral surfaces; setae length = 0.5–1 OD. Scutellum medial furrow inconspicuous; green with golden reflection; mostly punctate, punctures coarse, denser punctation medially; longer setae (3 OD) near apex. Mesepisternum green with golden reflection; preepisternum contiguously punctate near pronotal lobe; hypoepimeral area densely punctate, I <0.5 PD, imbricate in between; below scrobe densely punctate, I <0.5 PD, imbricate in between. Mid leg: coxa and trochanter dark brown with green reflection; setae length 3 OD; femur dark brown with green reflection; not swollen; tibia and basitarsus dark brown; white to yellowish setae on both. Tegula dark brown with anterior green spot. Metanotum with dense tiny setae intermixed with longer white setae (= 3 OD). Metepisternum green with golden reflection; contiguously punctate, crowded punctate to striate near hind wing. Hind leg: coxa to trochanter and femur green; tibia dark brown, anterior surface without abundant tiny setae among long setae; basitarsus more than 6.5x longer than maximum width, parallel sided; brown. Metapostnotum green with golden reflection; as long as metanotum; plane; entirely filled with radiating carinae. Propodeum green; with tiny and long (3 OD) setae intermixed; posterior surface contiguously punctate; lateral carinae lamellate, ending below propodeum half; lateral surfaces imbricate among punctures.

Metasoma. T1 anterior surface sparsely punctate, I = 3 PD, smooth in between; mostly green, base darkened; only with long setae, tiny decumbent setae absent. T1 dorsal surface densely punctate, I <PD, denser punctation on lateral surfaces, with an impunctate area near apical margin medially; mostly green with golden reflection; tiny setae on disc, lateral surfaces with longer setae (2 OD); apex inflexed, black. T2 mostly green with golden reflection; sparsely punctate on disc, I = 2 PD, minutely and densely punctate near base, coarser punctation on lateral surfaces, mostly smooth in between, smooth near base and marginal area; marginal area with punctate portion as long as apical black band on sublateral surfaces; mostly with tiny setae, long setae (2 OD) near margin and lateral surfaces, pre-marginal setae ending far from apical margin on sub-lateral surfaces. T3 coarsely punctate, smooth in between; mostly green with golden reflection, apical band black; mostly with tiny setae, long setae (2 OD) near margin and lateral surfaces. T4 punctate, imbricate in between; mostly green, apical band black; mostly with tiny setae, long setae (2 OD) scattered on disc and lateral surfaces. T5 mostly green, apical band black; long setae (2 OD) intermixed with tiny setae. T6 black; mostly with long setae (<3 OD). T7 dark brown. S1 without elevation; mostly blue, apex brown; with long plumose setae (3 OD) medially, margin with tiny decumbent setae. S2 mostly dark brown; apical band yellowish; medioapical margin sharp; punctate, microreticulate in between; with long plumose setae (2 OD), tiny setae on apex. S3 mostly dark brown with green reflection, apical band yellowish; medioapical margin slightly rounded; punctate, microreticulate in between; with long plumose setae (2 OD), tiny setae on apex. S4 mostly dark brown with green reflection, apical band yellowish; medioapical margin almost straight; punctate, microreticulate in between; with long plumose setae (2 OD), tiny setae on apex. S5 dark brown; not depressed transversally on median surface; homogeneously pilose, without glabrous patch medially. S6 dark brown; setae length = 2 OD, tiny setae on apex. S7 lateral apodemes longer than half S8 width. S8 anterior projection less than four times longer than apical width; posterior margin acuminate.

Genitalia: gonobase 3 times wider than long; gonobase ventral arms slightly curved on apex. Gonocoxite about 1.5 times longer than wide. Gonostylus, dorsal surface pubescent, long setae. Ventral process of gonostylus: inner lobe spatulate, expanded; with tiny setae and bristles intermixed; outer lobe with short setae with length = 0.6x inner lobe size. Gonapophysis ventral prong poorly produced; dorsal bridge margin weakly projected; ventral bridge absent; apodeme narrow and weakly hooked.

Distribution. This species occurs in Brazil, in the eastern areas of the states of Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and S„o Paulo.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Halictidae

Genus

Augochlora

Loc

Augochlora (Augochlora) seitzi Cockerell, 1929

Lepeco, Anderson & Gonçalves, Rodrigo Barbosa 2020
2020
Loc

Augochlora seitzi Cockerell, 1929: 299

Cockerell. A 1929: 299
1929