Paratetrapedia camargoi, Aguiar & Melo, 2011, Aguiar & Melo, 2011

Aguiar, Antonio J. C. & Melo, Gabriel A. R., 2011, Revision and phylogeny of the bee genus Paratetrapedia Moure, with description of a new genus from the Andean Cordillera (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Tapinotaspidini), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162 (2), pp. 351-442: 407-408

publication ID 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00678.x

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Paratetrapedia camargoi



( FIGS 75 View Figure 75 , 106, 138 View Figures 138–146 , 193, 194)

Comments and diagnosis: Paratetrapedia camargoi   differs from P. atlantica   , P. rufa   , P. albilabris   , P. andina   , and P. albopilosa   by the bicoloured integument (dark brown and yellow), by male T5 with band of dense plumose hairs extending throughout its entire margin, and yellow infumate wing membrane. Paratetrapedia camargoi   is very similar to P. chocoensis   in the yellow infumate wing membrane and mostly yellow terga, differing, however, from it by the mesoscutum with orange yellow lateral portions (as in P. duckei   ).


Holotype male: Body length: 7.3; maximum head width: 2.5; fore wing length (including tegula): 7.5. Colour. Integument mostly yellow. Mandible yellow with apex black; frons, upper paraocular area and vertex mostly black; yellow stripe on paraocular area wide, with upper portion obtuse; frons with thin yellow stripe on mid line (about 0.5 ¥ F2 diameter); genal area brown with thin yellow stripe (about 1.2 ¥ F2 diameter), occupying all ocular margin; scape yellow; pedicel and flagellomeres with anterior surface pale yellow and ventral surface reddish brown. Disc of mesoscutum black and lateral portions orange yellow, with two thin yellow stripes on disc and lateral margins; axilla dark brown. Terga mostly yellow, marginal zone weakly orange yellow; mid portion of marginal zone dark brown. Basitarsus of mid and fore legs weakly dark brown; tibial spurs pale yellow. Wing membrane yellow infumate with yellow microtrichia; fore wing membrane with apical third dark because of brown microtrichia; veins and pterostigma orange yellow. Pubescence. Mostly yellow, except mid and fore basitarsus with dark brown pubescence. Scape with brownish long setae, about 0.10–0.16 mm in length. Mesoscutum and scutellum with dense short plumose yellow pubescence; scutellum with short erect simple setae, about 0.10–0.17 mm in length; metapostnotum with dense fine plumose hairs, about 0.10 mm in length. T4 with band of dark brown hairs throughout margin; T5–T6 with marginal band of yellow hairs throughout its margin; S2 with row of setae adjacent to margin, with two small rows of simple erect setae isolate on mid third of margin; S3 of male deeply concave area in ‘U’ shape, covered by dense short plumose pubescence; S6 with two rows of stout plumose hairs on margins laterally, and short plumose hairs on margin of apex. Integument sculpture. Clypeus with coarse punctures (1 pd), intermingled amongst sparse minute punctures (2 pd); supraclypeal area with dense coarse punctures (0.5 pd); disc of frons with coarse punctures, mostly sparse (0.5–2 pd); antennal scrobe with dense minute punctures (0.5 pd). Mesoscutum with dense fine punctures (<0.5 pd), intermingled amongst sparse coarser punctures (2 pd); metapostnotum with dense fine punctures (1 pd); mesepisternum mostly with sparse fine punctures (> 3 pd). Structure. Lamella of pronotal collar with lateral portions obtuse, in dorsal view. Disc of scutellum convex. Head about 1.2¥ broader than long (2.3: 1.8); ratio of lower to upper interocular distance: 0.83 (1.0: 1.2); clypeus about 1.5¥ broader than long (1.0: 0.66); scape, length 0.6; maximum width, 0.2; length of F1–F3: 0.17, 0.14, 0.19; diameter of F2: 0.2.

Etymology: The species name is dedicated to Dr João Maria Franco de Camargo.

Distribution: Bolivia; Brazil: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas ( Fig. 75 View Figure 75 ).

Type material: Holotype male, ‘ DZUP \ 022940’ ‘ Brazil, Amazonas ,\ Manaus, Hotel Tropical \, G.A. R. Melo’   . Paratypes: BOLIVIA: 1 male ( AMNH)   , ‘ BOLIVIA, Beni: Rio Itenez \ opposite Costa Marques\ (Brazil), September 1–3,1964\ Bouseman & Lussenhop’   ; BRAZIL: Acre: 1 male, ‘ DZUP   \ 021913’ ‘R. Branco Acre \ BR 15-20   - XI-61\ F.M. Oliveira’, 10 males ( DZUP), idem except ‘021929’, ‘022941’ to ‘022943’, ‘022936’, ‘022946’, ‘022951’, ‘022948’ to ‘022950’, ‘023662’; Amapá: 1 male ( IEPA), ‘ BRAZIL-   Amapá \ I.E.P.A.’ ‘ BRAZIL – Amapá \ Mun. Serra do Navio \ Serra do Canga \ Ambiente de mata\ 08-II- 2001 \ J. Madson / C. Henrique’; 1 male ( IEPA)   , ‘ BRAZIL / Amapá \ I.E. P.A. ’ ‘BRAZIL-Amapá\ Jari / Centrinho \ Ambiente de mata\ 00:36:06S/ 52:20:46W\ 21/ V   /2001\ J.Chaves’ ‘ Percurso \ 3’; Amazonas: 1 male, ‘ DZUP   \ 022933’ ‘MANAUS-AM\ Brazil-VII 62\ F.M. OLIVEIRA’; 1 male, DZUP   \ 022935’ ‘ Brazil, Amazonas, Rio \ Negro , Santa Isabel ,\ 0°25 ′ S, 65°01 ′ W,\ 11.vii.1999, G.A. R GoogleMaps   . Melo’   .


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


Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile


American Museum of Natural History


Istituto di Entomologia Agraria dell'Universita


Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium