Protopolybia djaneteae Santos & Silveira

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: 232-233

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Protopolybia djaneteae Santos & Silveira
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sp. nov.

Protopolybia djaneteae Santos & Silveira   sp. nov.

( Figs 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 View FIGURES 5–10 , 57, 61 View FIGURES 56–62 )

Diagnosis. Length of fore wing 3.80–3.95 mm; front margin of pronotum distinctly angled below the fovea, the latter obsolete, humerus short and roundly truncate, carina with lamella reduced ( Fig. 8 and 9 View FIGURES 5–10 ); mesoscutum with numerous notably elongated setae, distinctly curved apically ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 5–10 and 57 View FIGURES 56–62 ); metanotal process distinctly wider than long, with apex truncated ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 5–10 ); propodeum with a wide and shallow cavity, heart-like shaped ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 5–10 ); T1 with petiole short but distinct; color brownish, richly marked with yellow to whitish ( Fig. 6 and 7 View FIGURES 5–10 ), mesoscutum reddish, generally with two stripes, scutellum with two marks, metanotum with an anterior band ( Fig. 9 and 10 View FIGURES 5–10 ).

Description. FEMALE. Length of fore wing 3.80–3.95 mm; clypeus wide (HClp=0.55; MxWClp= 0.80;TeW=0.55; MiWClp= 0.75 mm), with ventral margin acute; tentorial pit closer to antennal socket than to eye margin ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 5–10 ); interantennal area relatively wide, approximately 2 × diameter of antennal socket; mandibles relatively short with length 0.84 × distance between eyes at vertex; occipital carina distinct, strong and salient throughout; humerus short and roundly truncate, carina with lamella reduced ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 5–10 ); front margin of pronotum distinctly angled below the fovea ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 5–10 and 61 View FIGURES 56–62 ), pronotal fovea obsolete, preceded by a short and low prominence ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 5–10 and 61 View FIGURES 56–62 ); length of mesoscutum approximately 0.95 × its width; mesepisternal groove absent; scutellum with a short but well-marked median line; metanotum triangular, length of median axis approximately 0.73 × width of central disk, metanotal process distinctly wider than long, with apex truncated; propodeum with a wide and shallow cavity, heart-like shape ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 5–10 ); T1 with petiole short but distinct, with distal margin wider and nearly straight, cup-like. Frons, mesoscutum, scutellum and metanotum with sparser micropunctation and deeper and stronger 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 numerous notably elongated setae, distinctly curved apically.

Species brownish richly marked with yellow to whitish spots ( Fig. 5–7 View FIGURES 5–10 ); antennae ventrally testaceous or brown, dorsally black; mandibles and clypeus entirely yellow, inner orbit with wide band that extend to ocular sinus, outer orbit with band that extend to vertex, frons with a trilobate mark ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 5–10 ), two wide marks on vertex, extensive mark on pronotal carina and fovea, mesoscutum brown commonly with two stripes, tegulae partially, large spot on mesepisternum and on area below scrobe, large spot on metapleuron, scutellum with two spots, metanotum partially, propodeum with paired dorsal marks, distal spot on T1, basal and distal spot on T2. Fore coxae yellow to whitish, mid and hind coxae brown, femora and tibiae brown; tarsi testaceous; wings hyaline, venation brown.

Type material. Holotype, ♀, BRAZIL,Amazonas, ♀, Hwy ZF 2, km 19.5, ca 60km N Manaus , 02°30`S 60°15`W, 18.viii.1979 (Adis, Erwin, Montgomery) ( INPA); paratype: 1♀ (same data as holotype). GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Brazil: Amazonas.

Remarks. Protopolybia djaneteae   sp. nov. presents coloration and structure similar to P. fulvotincta   . Both of these species have the metanotal process distinctly wider than long and the propodeal median furrow wide and shallow, with a heart-like shape. Protopolybia djaneteae   presents the frontal margin of the pronotum distinctly angled, the apex of metanotal process truncated, and numerous long setae on the mesoscutum ( Figs. 8 View FIGURES 5–10 and 57 View FIGURES 56–62 ). In addition to that, P. fulvotincta   has only one posterior mark on T2, while P. djaneteae   presents three anterior marks on that same segment.

Etymology. The specific name is in honor of the mother of the first author, Djanete.

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia