Macromyrme leleji Soliman

El-Torkey, Ashraf M., Oshaibah, Alaa Din A., Salem, Magdi M. H., Hosni, Mohammad T., Abdel-Rhman, Abdel-Rhman G. & Soliman, Ahme, 2011, Review of the Palaearctic species of Macromyrme Lelej 1984 (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) with description of a new species from Egypt, Zootaxa 2863, pp. 63-68: 64-66

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Macromyrme leleji Soliman

sp. nov.

Macromyrme leleji Soliman  , sp. nov.

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Type material. Holotype FEMALE: Egypt (Wadi Isla, South Sinai), 28 ° 20 ' 59 "N 33 ° 52 ' 35 "E 17.III. 1990 [ CUCAbout CUC]. Paratypes: 2 Ƥ, Egypt (St. Catherine, South Sinai), 28 ° 33 ' 17 "N 33 ° 56 ' 55 "E, 6.V. 2006, [ CUCAbout CUC & Lelej's Collection]. Description. Body length: 13–16 mm.

Colouration: Head dark ferruginous-red, with slight blackish tint particularly on gena, clothed beneath with pale setae; frons and vertex sparsely clothed with mixed recumbent pale and erect black setae; antenna (including antennal tubercle) and mandible light reddish-brown, latter black apically. Mesosoma dark ferruginous-red, distinctly blackish laterally; mesosomal dorsum sparsely clothed with semi-erect black setae (erect on pronotal anterior declivity and propodeal posterior face); legs ferruginous-red, clothed with yellowish setae, tibial spurs ferruginous. Metasoma black, sparsely clothed with long yellowish setae on sterna (forming apical fringes on S 2 – S 5). T 1 and T 2 more or less clothed with black setae; latter subbasally decorated with two large yellow setal spots disposed transversally and separated by distance at most equal to their own diameter; T 2 posteromedially decorated with small transverse yellow setal triangular band. T 3 entirely covered with band; those spots and bands formed of yellowish setae. T 4 and T 5 clothed with mixed long erect yellowish and black setae. T 6 with black setal delimiting pygidial area.

Head. Remarkably enlarged; in dorsal view, subquadrate, significantly wider than mesosoma and approximately 0.8× as wide as T 2, strongly convex and prolonged behind eyes, with posterolateral angles broadly rounded and occipital margin nearly straight. Vertex and frons coarsely reticulo-punctate. Eyes small, ovoid, widely separated from mandibular articulation (malar space about 0.8 LED). Scrobal carina well-developed. Antennal tubercles large, rounded, carinate above. Clypeus with deeply concave median area delimited above by elevated bituberculate portion, clypeal anterior margin straight, laterally distinctly tuberculate. Mandible robust, blunt apically, with subbasal blunt tooth inside. F 1 cylindrical throughout, 1.5× longer than its maximal width, as long as F 2 and F 3 combined.

Mesosoma. Quadrangular, slightly longer than its maximal width, nearly parallel sided behind pronotum, dorsally reticulate-punctate. Pronotum slightly widened, anteriorly slightly arcuate, with humeral angles acute. Scutellar scale very small but visible. Propodeal posterior face abruptly declivitous, coarsely punctate. Meso- and metapleuron polished and shiny. Mid and hind tibiae with double row of strong spines.

Metasoma. Ovoid, sessile. T 1 notably wider than long (transverse). T 2 longitudinally wrinkled on anterior third, largely to finely reticulo-punctate posteriorly. Pygidial area strongly widened anteriorly, pointed posteriorly, longitudinally irregularly wrinkled on basal two thirds, finely sculptured apically and bordered laterally with distinct carina. S 1 with large blunt tooth.

MALE. Unknown.

Distribution. Egypt (South Sinai).

Etymology. The specific name is dedicated to Arkady S. Lelej, authority on Mutillidae  and Aculeate classification and evolution.


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