Podalonia gussakovskii Danilov

Danilov, Yuriy N., 2017, Taxonomic notes on Palearctic Podalonia Fernald, 1927 (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), with descriptions of four new species, Zootaxa 4320 (3), pp. 554-570: 560-561

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4320.3.9

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7Aafa92B-4F98-448A-A87F-54Bdbfcba439

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0380624B-FFF3-7804-C181-E2E7284BFB8B

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scientific name

Podalonia gussakovskii Danilov
status

sp. nov.

Podalonia gussakovskii Danilov  , sp. nov.

Figures 37–51View FIGURES 37 – 51.

Diagnosis. Podalonia gussakovskii  is unique within the genus in having a supra-antennal lamellate projection ( Fig. 48View FIGURES 37 – 51). Subsidiary recognition features are: glabrous propodeal enclosure, black erect body setae, claws with small subbasal tooth, and penis valve with transverse spines best seen in ventral view.

Description. Male. Body length 15.5 mm. Head. Clypeus flattened; apical margin slightly emarginated. Clypeus, subantennal sclerite, and paraocular area with sparse appressed light setae. Supra-antennal lamellate projection well defined. Vertex, occiput, and gena microsculptured, with scattered punctures. Erect setae black. Mandible and palpi black. Mesosoma. Pronotum and scutum microsculptured, with punctures about 1.5–3.0 diameters apart, more or less shiny. Mesopleuron dull, finely punctatorugose. Propodeal enclosure glabrous, dull, anteriorly transversely rugose. Propodeum dull, punctatorugose. Erect setae black. Tegula black. Wings slightly darkened; veins dark brown; costal vein black. Legs black. Claws with small subbasal tooth. Spines black. Metasoma. T1–T3 and S1–S3 (excluding petiole) red; petiole, T3 and S 3 in apical 1/4, T4–T7 and S4–S7 black. Penis valve in ventral view with transverse spines ( Figs 42–44View FIGURES 37 – 51).

Female. Body length 14–16 mm. Head. Clypeus convex medially. Clypeus, subantennal sclerite, and frons without appressed light setae. Supra-antennal lamellate projection well defined. Vertex, occiput, and gena microsculptured, with scattered punctures; vertex dull, occiput and gena more or less shiny. Erect setae black. Mandible and palpi black. Mesosoma. Pronotum and scutum finely microsculptured, sparsely punctate (punctures about two and more diameters apart), shiny. Mesopleuron dull, punctatorugose. Propodeal enclosure glabrous, dull, transversely rugose. Propodeum punctatorugose. Erect setae of body black. Tegula black. Wings slightly darkened; veins dark brown; costal vein black. Legs black. Foretarsus slightly asymmetrical. Arolia well defined. Claws with small subbasal tooth. Spines black. Metasoma. T1–T2, S1–S2 (excluding petiole) and basal 1/3 of T3, S3 red; petiole, T3, S 3 in apical 2/3, T4–T6, and S4–S6 black.

Material examined: Holotype. ♂, TAJIKISTAN. Varzob District , 35 km N from Dushanbe [38°51′N, 68°46′E], 21.VII.1937, V. V. Gussakovskij ( ZISP)GoogleMaps  . Paratypes. TAJIKISTAN. Varzob District, headwaters of Luchob River [38°50′N, 68°40′E], 13.VIII.1940, V. V. Gussakovskij (2 ♀, ZISP); Tavildara District , Ruidasht [38°35'N, 70°19'E], 21.VII.1938, V. V. Gussakovskij (1 ♀, ZISP).GoogleMaps 

Distribution: Tajikistan.

Etymology. The species name is dedicated to the memory of V. V. Gussakovskij (1904–1948), a famous Russian specialist on solitary wasps.

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Sphecidae

Genus

Podalonia