Patellapis (Chaetalictus) drakensbergensis, Timmermann & Kuhlmann, 2009

Timmermann, Kim & Kuhlmann, Michael, 2009, Variable Selection and Inference for Multi-period Forecasting Problems, Zootaxa 2099, pp. 1-188 : 137-138

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Patellapis (Chaetalictus) drakensbergensis

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Patellapis (Chaetalictus) drakensbergensis sp. n. Timmermann

( Figs. 96a–d View FIGURE 96 )

Diagnosis. The female is unknown. The male is characterised by the lack of hairs on the dorso-lateral projection of the gonostylus, which is a character also occurring in P. minima . Both are easy to distinguish by the structure of the scutal surface, which is finely reticulate in P. minima and coarsely reticulate in P. drakensbergensis .


Female. Unknown.

Male. Bl = 4,2mm. General habitus ( Fig. 96d View FIGURE 96 ). Head. L = 1,4mm; W = 1,4mm. Head as wide as long ( Fig. 96a View FIGURE 96 ). Integument black except mandibles partly reddish-brown. Clypeus, supraclypeal area, paraocular area and vertex covered with erect, greyish hairs. Mandibles simple. Antennae brownish-black. Flagellomeres of normal structure (not knotty). A4 as long as A3. Mesosoma. L = 0,8mm; W (ITS) = 0,9mm. Integument black. Scutum slightly dull; densely punctate (i = d); surface coarsely reticulate ( Fig. 96b View FIGURE 96 ). Scutellum as illustrated in Fig. 96c View FIGURE 96 . Scutum, scutellum, metanotum, mesepisternum and propodeum with greyish, erect hairs. Pronotal lobe reddish-brown. Basal area of propodeum as illustrated in Fig. 96c View FIGURE 96 ; propodeum slightly dull; coarsely sculptured. Marginal region of posterior truncation slightly dull; extensively wrinkled. Wings. Hyaline. Legs. Integument reddish-brown. Vestiture greyish. Metasoma. L = 2,1mm; W = 1,1mm. Integument brownish-black except the margins of T pallid brown; margins of T broadly translucent. Apical plate broad; pointed apically. Posterior margin of S4 without bristles. Metasomal sterna S5–S6 without dense hair patches. Genitalia. Gonocoxa extensively dull; gonostylus with dorso-lateral, long and slender projection; projection hairless.

Type material ( 1 specimen). Holotype, male, Free State, Van Reenen , xii.1926, leg. R. E. Turner, Brit.

Mus. 1927–25, BMNH.

Etymology. Named after the Drakensberg Mountains in eastern South Africa..

Distribution ( Fig. 100 View FIGURE 100 ). Only known from Van Reenen (Free State).

Floral visitation. Unknown.

Seasonal activity (first–last observations). xii.


Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile