Euryglossula incisa, Batley, 2016

Batley, Michael, 2016, New Species of Euryglossula Michener (Apoidea: Colletidae), Records of the Australian Museum 68 (6), pp. 245-261: 250

publication ID 10.3853/j.2201-4349.68.2016.1665


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Euryglossula incisa

n. sp.

Euryglossula incisa   n. sp.

Figs 10, 24, 36

Type specimens. HOLOTYPE ♂, 13 km E of Cheepie , Queensland (26°38'S 145°8'E), 9 Sep 1989, E. Exley, G. Daniels and C. Burwell, on Eucalyptus thozetiana   in QM ( T234951) GoogleMaps   . PARATYPES (15♀♀, 4♂♂, all in QM)   . Queensland: 11♀♀, 4♂♂, same data as holotype ( QM T234952–962, T234963–966) GoogleMaps   ; 4♀♀, 5 km W of Cheepie , Queensland (26°38'S 144°47'E), 9 Sep 1989, E. Exley, G. Daniels and C. Burwell, on Eucalyptus ochrophloia   ( QM T234967–970) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. Female mostly black, lower face brown with clypeus mostly yellow and paraocular areas with yellow suffusions. Distinguished from E. eremophilae   and E. kubinensis   by almost parallel inner orbits. Male face yellow to bottom of fovea, metasomal terga with large lateral yellow marks viewed from above. Distinguished from E. purpurea   by black scutellum, from E. fultoni   by yellow line adjacent to upper half of inner orbit and from E. deserti   primarily by terminalia.

Description. Female.—Head width 1.10 mm, body length 3.5 mm. Relative measurements: HW 50, HL 41, UID 30, LID 28, FVL 10, CW 25, CL 9, FL 22. Head and mesosoma dark brown with following dull yellow: clypeus, scape and flagellum ventrally, mandibles, gena ventrally, pronotal tubercle, tegula, alar sclerites, trochanters and femora distally. Paraocular areas with dull yellow suffusions, legs yellow with brown areas on coxae, femora and tibiae. Frons moderately tessellate with weak punctures; scutum weakly tessellate with close punctures. Fore basitarsal setae stiff, weakly capitate; setae on ta2–4 stiff, short, hooked. Metasoma black with posterolateral corners T2–5 translucent, occasionally with narrow yellow line.

Male.—Head width 0.99 mm, body length 2.9 mm. Relative measurements: HW 50, HL 42, UID 32, LID 28, FVL 10, CW 23, CL 8, FL 33. Head yellow except vertex, occiput and frons medially black to bottom of fovea, scape and flagellum brown dorsally. Mesosoma   black dorsally with pronotum, anterolateral corners of scutum, tegula and alar sclerites yellow, ventrally yellow except lower mesepisternum with a brown mark and dark subalar pits. Sculpture similar to female, but tessellation somewhat stronger and punctures denser. Metasoma yellow ventrally, dark brown dorsally with T6 and T1–5 laterally, yellow. S5 with prominent fringe of white hair, short medially.

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the dorsal colour pattern on the metasoma of the males.


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