Patellapis (Chaetalictus) pondoensis ( Cockerell 1937 )

Timmermann, Kim & Kuhlmann, Michael, 2009, Variable Selection and Inference for Multi-period Forecasting Problems, Zootaxa 2099, pp. 1-188 : 121-123

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https://doi.org/ 10.17863/cam.5647

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5318980

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Patellapis (Chaetalictus) pondoensis ( Cockerell 1937 )
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Patellapis (Chaetalictus) pondoensis ( Cockerell 1937)

Halictus pondoensis Cockerell, 1937: 78 .

Halictus sanguinibasis Cockerell, 1939a: 178 . Syn. n.

( Figs. 83a–g View FIGURE 83 ; 84a–d View FIGURE 84 )

Diagnosis. The male is similar to that of P. disposita in having a hairless, broad, hyaline, dorso-lateral projection on the gonostylus. Both are easy to distinguish by having a different number of erect bristles on posterior margin of S4. The male of P. pondoensis has 6 weak, erect bristles, whereas that of P. disposita has 12 strong, erect bristles. The males of P. pearstonensis , P. platti , P. micheneri and P. neli have 6 bristles as well, but these bristles are very strong and long while those of P. pondoensis are weak. The female of P. pondoensis is similar to that of P. pastinella . Both differ in the body length. P. pearstonensis , P. chubbi and P. cinctifera differ from P. pondoensis in having reddish metasomal terga.

Description

Female. Bl = 6,5–6,6mm. General habitus ( Fig. 83e View FIGURE 83 ). Head. L = 1,8–1,9mm; W = 2,2–2,3mm. Head wider than long ( Fig. 83a View FIGURE 83 ). Integument black except mandibles partly brown. Face predominantly dull and with loose, yellowish to pallid brown, erect hairs. Mandibles bidentate. Clypeus and supraclypeal area convex in profile. Clypeus coarsely and densely punctate; surface extensively sculptured; predominantely dull. Clypeoantennal distance 0,4mm. Supraclypeal area with a few well separated punctures; surface strongly and completely sculptured. Paraocular area coarsely and densely punctate; surface extensively and strongly sculptured; predominantely dull. Antennae brownish. Mesosoma. L = 1,4–1,5mm; W (ITS) = 1,6–1,7mm. Integument black. Scutum slightly shiny; surface completely reticulate; disc sparsely punctate (i = 2,0–2,5d) ( Fig. 83b View FIGURE 83 ). Scutellum as illustrated in Fig. 83c View FIGURE 83 . Scutum, scutellum, metanotum, mesepisternum and propodeum with yellowish to pallid brown, erect hairs. Basal area of propodeum as illustrated in Fig. 83c View FIGURE 83 ; propodeum and marginal region of posterior truncation slightly dull; surface completely reticulate. Wings. Fuscouse. Legs. Integument brownish-black. Vestiture brownish. Ts moderately strongly serrate, with 6 oblique projections ( Fig. 83f View FIGURE 83 ). Bp as illustrated in Fig. 83g View FIGURE 83 . Metasoma. L = 3,4–3,5mm; W = 2,4–2,6mm. Integument blackish-brown except the margins of T brownish to reddish-brown; margins slightly translucent. No apical hair bands on metasomal terga. Prepygidial fimbria brownish. Metasomal terga T1–T2 as illustrated in Fig. 83d View FIGURE 83 .

Male. Bl = 5,4–5,5mm. Head. L = 1,5–1,6mm; W = 1,7–1,8mm. Head wider than long ( Fig. 84a View FIGURE 84 ).

Integument black except mandibles, malar area and clypeus sometimes partly reddish-brown. Clypeus, supraclypeal area, paraocular area and vertex covered with erect, yellowish to pallid brown hairs. Mandibles simple. Antennae brownish. Flagellomeres of normal structure (not knotty). A4 as long as A3. Mesosoma. L = 1,0– 1,1mm; W (ITS) = 1,1–1,2mm. Integument black. Scutum slightly shiny; finely and sparsely punctate (i = 2,0–3,0d); surface completely reticulate ( Fig. 84b View FIGURE 84 ). Scutellum as illustrated in Fig. 84c View FIGURE 84 . Scutum, scutellum, metanotum, mesepisternum and propodeum with greyish to brownish, erect hairs. Pronotal lobe reddish. Basal area of propodeum as illustrated in Fig. 84c View FIGURE 84 ; propodeum and marginal region of posterior truncation slightly shiny and completely reticulate; propodeum with small well separated punctures. Wings. Slightly fuscouse. Legs. Integument reddish-brown. Vestiture pallid brown. Metasoma. L = 2,7–2,8mm; W = 1,6–1,7mm. Integument reddish-brown except the margins of T usually brighter; margins of T partly translucent. Apical plate broad; rounded apically. Posterior margin of S4with a sparse row of 6 weak, long, curled, erect bristles. Metasomal sterna S5–S6 without dense hair patches. Genitalia. Genitalia as illustrated in Fig. 84d View FIGURE 84 ; gonocoxa extensively dull; gonostylus with dorso-lateral, broad, hyaline projection; projection hairless.

Type material (2 specimens). Holotype, female, Port St. John , Pondoland, Sept. 1923 (white label), S. Africa, R . E. Turner, Brit. Mus. 1923–510 (white label), Type (red-white label), B.M. TYPE HYM . 17a.833 (white label), Halictus pondoensis Ckll Type (handwritten white label), BMNH ; Holotype, female, Halictus sanguinibasis Ckll Type , South Africa, Katberg, 1–15.i.1933, R . E. Turner , B.M. TYPE HYM . 17a.845, BMNH.

Additional material (27 specimens). 24♀, 3♂. South Africa, Eastern Cape : 1♀, Katberg , 15.–30.i.1933, leg. R. E. Turner, Brit. Mus. 1933–108, BMNH; KwaZulu – Natal : 23♀, 3♂, Eshowe , i.1957, leg. N.L.H. Krauss, SEMC .

Distribution ( Fig. 87 View FIGURE 87 ). Records exist from KwaZulu–Natal and Eastern Cape Province.

Floral visitation. Unknown.

Seasonal activity (first–last observations). ix-i.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

SEMC

University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Halictidae

Genus

Patellapis

Loc

Patellapis (Chaetalictus) pondoensis ( Cockerell 1937 )

Timmermann, Kim & Kuhlmann, Michael 2009
2009
Loc

Halictus sanguinibasis

Cockerell, T. D. A. 1939: 178
1939
Loc

Halictus pondoensis

Cockerell, T. D. A. 1937: 78
1937