Xylocopa (Schonnherria) splendidula,

Lucia, Mariano, Alvarez, Leopoldo J. & Abrahamovich, Alberto H., 2012, Gynandromorphism in Xylocopinae Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae): description of four new cases, Zootaxa 3401, pp. 37-42: 38

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.281845

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scientific name

Xylocopa (Schonnherria) splendidula
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Xylocopa (Schonnherria) splendidula 

( Figs. 1–2View FIGURES 1 – 6)

Body length 15.7, width (through the tegula) 6.7. General appearance female-like, color of body black with strong violaceous reflections. Antennae brown. Pubescence mainly black, except for tufts of white hairs on sides of T 5 as in normal female. Head: it shows female characters with a mixture of some male characters: mandibles and antennae exhibit female features; left side with female characters and right side with mixed female and male characters. Left side: general appearance female-like, labrum with median tubercle (cut at half) and remarked lateral tubercle; distance between inner orbit and lateral ocellus 0.53; orbitoccipital distance 1.52 times median ocellar diameter. Right side: upper part of eye as normal male, lower part as normal female. Integument of supraclypeal area and most part of clypeus with yellow coloration as normal male. Labrum as in male; distance between inner orbit and lateral ocellus 0.28; orbitoccipital distance 0.59 times median ocellar diameter. Mesosoma and metasoma entirely female-like; with genital structure developed as a sting. Material examined: one gynandromorph, ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, La Plata, (34 ° 55 '09" S, 57 ° 56 ' 52 " W, 27 m a.s.l.). The specimen was located in the collection of Museo de La Plata, Argentina ( MLP).

MLP

Museo de La Plata

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Xylocopa