Protopolybia fulvotincta ( Cameron, 1907 ), Dos Santos Junior & Silveira & Carpenter, 2020

Dos Santos Junior, José N. A., Silveira, Orlando T. & Carpenter, James M., 2020, Taxonomic revision of the Protopolybia picteti - emortualis species-group (Richards 1978), with descriptions of two new species (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Polistinae), Zootaxa 4729 (2), pp. 228-248: 237-238

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scientific name

Protopolybia fulvotincta ( Cameron, 1907 )
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Protopolybia fulvotincta ( Cameron, 1907)   stat. rev.

( Figs 24, 25, 26 View FIGURES 21–26 , 41, 42, 43, 44 View FIGURES 33–44 , 56)

Polybia fulvotincta Cameron, 1907: 184   . (lectotype: ♀, Belize, Belize (BMNH), examined).

Protopolybia fulvotincta: Ducke 1908: 696   ; 1910: 469, 472; Overal 1978: 11.

Protopolybia picteti var. fulvotincta: Bequaert 1944: 117   , 120.

Protopolybia picteti fulvotincta: Richards 1978: 139   , 147.

Protopolybia picteti: West-Eberhard et al. 1995: 586   .

Diagnosis. Length of fore wing 4.25–4.56 mm; pronotal fovea obsolete, humerus short and roundly truncate, carina with lamella reduced ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 21–26 ); mesoscutum with sparse and notably elongated setae; metanotal process distinctly wider than long, with apex rounded; propodeum with a wide and deeper cavity ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 21–26 ); deeper and numerous mesopunctation on mesoscutum; color brownish with marks yellow ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 21–26 ), mesoscutum brownish, scutellum with two marks, metanotum with yellow band anterior; preapical region of aedeagus not angular ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 33–44 ).

Description. FEMALE. Length of fore wing 4.25 mm; clypeus wide (HClp=0.55; MxWClp=0.80; TeW=0.50; MiWClp= 0.77 mm), with ventral margin acute; tentorial pit closer to antennal socket than to eye margin; interantennal area relatively wide, approximately 2 × diameter of antennal socket; mandibles relatively short with length 0.78 × distance between eyes at vertex; occipital carina distinct, strong and salient throughout; humerus short and roundly truncate, carina with lamella reduced ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 21–26 ), pronotal fovea obsolete, preceded by a short and low prominence; length of mesoscutum approximately 0.87 × its width; mesepisternal groove absent; scutellum with a short but well-marked median line; metanotum triangular, length of median axis approximately 0.86 × width of central disk, metanotal process distinctly wider than long, with apex rounded; propodeum with a wide and deeper cavity ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 21–26 ); T1 sessile with distal margin wider and nearly straight, cup-like.

Mesoscutum with sparser micropunctation and deeper and numerous mesopunctation; mesopleuron and T2 to T5 with distinct punctures; clypeus with short golden bristles, except on ventral margin, which has elongated bristles; vertex, mesoscutum, scutellum and metanotum with sparse and notably elongated setae ( Fig. 24, 26 View FIGURES 21–26 and 56 View FIGURES 56–62 ).

Species ferruginous with few yellow spots ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 21–26 ); antennae ventrally testaceous, dorsally brown; mandibles yellow, with apex brown, clypeus and frons entirely testaceous to yellow, inner orbit with wide band that extend to ocular sinus, two marks inconspicuous on vertex, small mark on pronotal carina and fovea, mesoscutum brownish, tegulae yellow, large spot on mesepisternum, metapleuron without spot, scutellum with two spots, metanotum partially, propodeum with paired dorsal marks, distal spot on T1 to T3. Legs testaceous to ferruginous; wings hyaline, venation brown.

MALE. Length of fore wing 4.45 mm; eyes wide, produced inwards; clypeus with ventral margin acute; tento- rial pit closer to eye margin than to the antennal socket; gena narrow; color like female. Male genitalia. Parameral spine narrow, without elongate bristles; basal and apical angle of paramere widened ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 33–44 ); digitus wide, with apical margin approximately rounded; basal process of digitus narrow and acuminate; digitus and cuspis filled with dense and elongated bristles ( Fig. 44 View FIGURES 33–44 ); ventral process of aedeagus approximately lobed, strongly sclerotized and not serrated ( Fig. 42 and 43 View FIGURES 33–44 ); preapical region of aedeagus not angular ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 33–44 ).

Material examined. 1♂, 4♀, (without data, only with identification label saying “ Polistella picteti Saussure   ”) ( AMNH)   ; BELIZE: 1♀ ( MPEG)   ; 2♀, Cayo, Pook`s Hill , 8km S of Teakettle Village, 26.xi.2007 (J.S. Ascher) ( AMNH)   ; COSTA RICA: Limon, 1♀, Suretka , 31.v.1924 (J.C. Bradley) ( AMNH)   ; 1♀, Belize, 5578 (P. Cameron) ( BMNH)   .

Distribution. Belize, Costa Rica.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Vespidae

Genus

Protopolybia

Loc

Protopolybia fulvotincta ( Cameron, 1907 )

Dos Santos Junior, José N. A., Silveira, Orlando T. & Carpenter, James M. 2020
2020
Loc

Protopolybia picteti:

West-Eberhard, M. J. & Carpenter, J. M. & Hanson, P. 1995: 586
1995
Loc

Protopolybia picteti fulvotincta:

Richards, O. W. 1978: 139
1978
Loc

Protopolybia fulvotincta: Ducke 1908: 696

Overal, W. L. 1978: 11
Ducke, A. 1910: 469
Ducke, A. 1908: 696
1908
Loc

Polybia fulvotincta

Cameron, P. 1907: 184
1907