Colletes pseudomirabilis Kuhlmann & Proshchalykin

Kuhlmann, Michael & Proshchalykin, Maxim Yu., 2014, New and little known bees of the genus Colletes Latreille 1802 (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) from Central Asia, Zootaxa 3846 (4), pp. 591-596: 594-595

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3846.4.8

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3508399

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Colletes pseudomirabilis Kuhlmann & Proshchalykin
status

sp. nov.

Colletes pseudomirabilis Kuhlmann & Proshchalykin  sp. nov.

( Figs 1View FIGURE 1 a –d)

Diagnosis. Colletes pseudomirabilis  cannot be assigned to any of the Colletes  species-groups. Due the abundant white pilosity C. pseudomirabilis  reminds of a species of the C. squamosus  -group but the distinct dorsal incision of the male gonocoxite (secondarily fused in all species of the species-groups of C. nigricans  , C. carinatus  , C. hylaeiformis  , C. caspicus  and C. squamosus  ) clearly contradicts this assumption. Pilosity and punctation of abdominal terga and the elongate malar area are distantly similar to the C. flavicornis  -group but the shape of S 7 does not fit here. The closest relative seems to be the recently described and morphologically isolated C. mirabilis  as both share the principle shape of S 7, gonostylus, slightly emarginate T 7 and the densely, finely but distinctly punctate terga. The male of C. pseudomirabilis  can easily be recognized by the characteristic shape of S 7 ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 d) in combination with the pilosity and punctation of T 1–2 ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 b).

Description.

Female. Unknown.

Male. Bl = 9.0 mm. Head. Head slightly wider than long. Integument black except part of mandible dark reddish-brown. Face densely covered with long, white, erect hairs. Malar area medially about 2 / 3 as long as width of mandible base, finely striate. Antenna black, ventrally yellowish-brown. Mesosoma. Integument black. Mesoscutal disc between punctures smooth and shiny; disc very sparsely punctate (i> 5 d) with small punctures. Scutellum anteriorly impunctate but with dense punctation apically, surface smooth and shiny. Mesoscutum, scutellum, metanotum, mesepisternum and propodeum covered with long, white erect hairs ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 a). Wings. Hyaline; wing venation yellowish-brown. Legs. Integument dark reddish-brown. Vestiture white. Metasoma. Integument black except depressed apical tergal margins yellowish translucent ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 b). T 1 on its anterior 2 / 3 densely covered with white short, appressed hairs and entire T 1 sparsely beset with much longer erect hairs; T 2 with broad basal hair band; discs of T 2–4 covered with very fine and short erect greyish hairs that are hardly visible but make the discs appear slightly greyish while the sculpture of the terga is still visible; apical tergal hair bands broad ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 b). T 1 apically distinctly depressed, following terga less so. T 1 with very dense and fine punctation (i <0.5d), between punctures smooth and shiny; punctation on following terga successively finer and indistinct ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 b); T 7 apically slightly emarginate. Terminalia. Genitalia and S 7 as illustrated ( Figs. 1View FIGURE 1 c –d).

Type material (1 specimen). Holotype, male, Turkmenistan: Badkhyzskii Nature Reserve, Eroilanduz Lake [61 º 50 'E 35 º 40 'N], 8.V. 1990, S. Belokobylskij ( ZISP).

Etymology. The species name highlights the morphological similarity with C. mirabilis  .

General distribution. Only known for the type locality in Turkmenistan.

Floral hosts. Unknown.

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Colletidae

Genus

Colletes