Kudakrumia mirabilis Krombein, 1979

Kumar, Girish P., Lelej, Arkady S., Das, Dipanwita, Raveendran, Hanima K. P. & Loktionov, Valery M., 2019, Discovery of the genus Kudakrumia Krombein, 1979 (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) in India and description of a new species, Zootaxa 4612 (2), pp. 260-266 : 264

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4612.2.8

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CA1A9B3E-25E5-4D04-BBCE-A03545C2DFA2

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03858B1D-D329-A33D-FF2D-FD57221C765F

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scientific name

Kudakrumia mirabilis Krombein, 1979
status

 

Kudakrumia mirabilis Krombein, 1979

( Figs. 11–22 View FIGURES 11–22 )

Kudakrumia mirabilis Krombein, 1979: 74 , Figs 1–16 View FIGURES 1–10 View FIGURES 11–22 , ♂, ♀, holotype ♀, Sri Lanka: “Palatupana Tank” [NMNH], examined; Lelej 2005: 20.

Type material. Holotype of K. mirabilis , ♀, Sri Lanka, Southern Province, Hambantota district, Palatupana Tank , 10–20 m, 27–29.ix.1977, K.V. Krombein & P.B. Karunaratne leg. [ NMNH] . Paratype of K. mirabilis : 1♂, same labels as holotype [ IBSS] ; 2♀, same locality as holotype but 21–22.vi.1978, K.V. Krombein & P.B. Karunara- tne leg. [ IBSS] ; 1♂, Uva Province, Monoragala District, Angunakolapelessa , 100 m, 24–26.ix.1977, K.V. Krombein & P.B. Karunaratne leg. [ IBSS] . Other material. India: Kerala, Kozhikode district, East Hill (11°17’34’’N 75°46’41’’E, Alt. 36 m), 7♂, 25.iii.2015 & 10.vii.2015, Coll. P.M. Sureshan & Party, ZSIK Regd. Nos. ZSI/ WGRC / IR/INV.12170–12176 GoogleMaps ; Thrissur district , Elanad (10°37’40’’N 76°23’47’’E, Alt. 66 m), 1♂, 19.ix.2018, Coll. N.V. Ayisha Mawadda, ZSIK Regd. No. ZSI/ WGRC /IR/INV.12177 GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis. Male. Metapleuron smooth with strong transverse striae in upper part ( Figs. 14, 22 View FIGURES 11–22 ); propodeum laterally (near metapleuron) striate ( Figs. 14, 22 View FIGURES 11–22 ); propodeum less strongly punctate with microsculptures ( Figs. 14, 22 View FIGURES 11–22 ); legs yellow with femora and tibia slightly testaceous; parapenial lobe of basiparamere apically modified, capitate ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 11–22 ). Female. Head finely granulate above; mesosomal dorsum and posterior surface of propodeum densely and finely punctate; sides of mesosoma mostly delicately shagreened; first two metasomal terga with fine, subcontiguous punctures, microsculpture similar to that on mesosomal dorsum; third to fifth terga more sparsely punctate; sixth terga finely shagreened; second sternum with larger subcontiguous punctures, following sterna with small subcontiguous punctures.

Distribution. India (new record): Kerala; Sri Lanka.

Remark. The specimen from Elanad ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 11–22 ) has more yellow colour than that from the East Hill specimens, specifically it has the mesocoxa and apex of metacoxa yellowish. The antennal scape is dark brown in the East Hill specimens but brownish yellow in the Elanad specimen.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Kudakrumia

Loc

Kudakrumia mirabilis Krombein, 1979

Kumar, Girish P., Lelej, Arkady S., Das, Dipanwita, Raveendran, Hanima K. P. & Loktionov, Valery M. 2019
2019
Loc

Kudakrumia mirabilis

Lelej, A. S. 2005: 20
Krombein, K. V. 1979: 74
1979