Andreimyrme pakistanensis Lelej and Ullah

Lelej, Arkady S., Ullah, Mishkat & Mahmood, Khalid, 2007, Additions to the knowledge of the Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) of Pakistan, Zootaxa 1444, pp. 53-60: 56-57

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Andreimyrme pakistanensis Lelej and Ullah

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Andreimyrme pakistanensis Lelej and Ullah   , sp. nov.

( Figs 9–15 View FIGURES 9 – 15 )

Diagnosis. The male of Andreimyrme pakistanensis   is similar to that of the type species A. long [holotype is examined, deposited in ZMMU] in having a strong mandible with additional inner tooth, and in having a lamellate volsella with long setae. It can be distinguished from the latter species in having a median subbasal tubercle on S 8 (lacking in A. long), and in having weakly depressed clypeus (deeply depressed in A. long).

Description. MALE. Body length 7.2 –12.0 mm (holotype – 10.2 mm). Head width 0.8 X thorax width including tegulae. Ocelli small, POD: OOD 0.8 X. Clypeus weakly depressed with elevated curved preapical carina and short median basal carina. Clypeus mostly glabrous, finely punctate laterally, without basal tubercle. Occipital carina well developed. Mandible strong, not excised beneath, dilated and tridentate apically, with inner tooth ( Figs 12–15 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ). Relation of pedicel and three first flagellomeres 0.6: 1.0: 2.7: 2.7. Antennal tubercles very strong, latero-basally with deep furrow, dorsal carina sharply angulate and touching inner margin of eye. Frons, vertex, pronotum, mesoscutum, scutellum and mesopleura densely punctate. Mesoscutum with complete notauli and short parapsidal furrows. Propodeum reticulate. Mesopleura beneath with precoxal curved carina. Metasternum longitudinally striate. Tegulae densely punctate, punctures sparser on disc. Forewing venation as in Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 – 15 . S 1 carinate beneath. Metasomal segment 2 densely punctate, punctures sparser on tergal disc. T 2 with long lateral felt line. S 2 without any trace of felt line. T 3 –T 6 densely punctate. T 7 densely punctate, apical half with median glabrous area. S 8 glabrous, sparsely punctate, with subbasal blunt tubercle. Genitalia laterally and dorsally as in Figs. 10, 11 View FIGURES 9 – 15 .

Body, legs, and antennae black. Wings infuscated. Mandibles preapically red. Fore tibial spurs yellowish, mid- and hind tibial spurs whitish. Lower frons, genae, antennal tubercles, pronotum dorsally, mesopleura and legs clothed with dense, recumbent, short and scattered, long, erect whitish pubescence. Upper frons, vertex, scutellum, metanotum medially, propodeum, T 1 –T 5, S 1 –S 8 with sparse whitish setae. Mesoscutum, tegulae, and T 6 –T 7 with black setae mixed with a few whitish ones on T 6. Scutellum and metanotum laterally and propodeum basally covered with dense, whitish micropubescence. T 1 –T 5 with apical bands of whitish setae. S 2 –S 6 with apical fringes of whitish setae.

FEMALE. Unknown.

Type material. Holotype ♂, Pakistan: Margalla   Hills National Park, 5.VII. 2005, MT, H. Khurram & M. Fida [ PMNH]. Paratypes. Margalla   Hills National Park, 24, 28, 30.VI, 5, 7, 12, 18, 27.VII, 1, 9.VIII. 2005, MT, H. Khurram & M. Fida, 23 ♂ [ PMNH, IBSS].

Distribution. Pakistan.

Etymology. The specific name is a Latin adjective derived from Pakistan, referring to the country where the species has been found.


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