Ceratina (Ceratinula) Moure, 1941,

Oliveira, Favizia Freitas de, Silva, Livia Raquel de Sousa, Zanella, Fernando Cesar Vieira, Garcia, Caroline Tito, Pereira, Heber Luiz, Quaglierini, Claudia & Pigozzo, Camila Magalhaes, 2020, A new species of Ceratina (Ceratinula) Moure, 1941, with notes on the taxonomy and distribution of Ceratina (Ceratinula) manni Cockerell, 1912, and an identification key for species of this subgenus known from Brazil (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Ceratinini), ZooKeys 1006, pp. 137-165: 137

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scientific name

Ceratina (Ceratinula) Moure, 1941
status

 

Ceratina (Ceratinula) Moure, 1941 

Type species.

Ceratina lucidula  Smith, 1854 by original designation.

Diagnosis.

Minute bees (3-6 mm long); usually metallic (rarely with the metasoma red); body elongated, with a slightly petiolate metasoma, the first segment as elongate-triangular; integument with extensive impunctate smooth areas, especially on head (paraocular area above antenna and on gena, sometimes on the whole head) and on mesonotum; second submarginal cell narrowed, sometimes converging to a point anteriorly, becoming almost triangular ( Moure 1941; Michener 2007).

Among the species of Ceratina (Ceratinula)  occurring in South America, C. (C.) fioreseana  Oliveira, sp. nov. is similar to C. (C.) manni  , especially in the pattern of facial maculation (Fig. 8View Figure 8). However, it is easily distinguished by the smaller and slimmer body, the color of the legs, antennal scape, pedicel and first three flagellomeres (honey-yellow in Ceratina fioreseana  sp. nov. and dark brown in Ceratina manni  ); the integumental microsculpture on the paraocular region and on the upper part of the clypeus (smooth in Ceratina fioreseana  sp. nov. and microreticulate in Ceratina manni  ); the yellow genal stripe (following the orbit in the lower region in Ceratina fioreseana  sp. nov. and on the upper portion of the head diverging upward from the orbit in Ceratina manni  ).

The male genitalia also differ widely between the species, especially in the structure and shape of the valves, gonostyle, S5, S6 and S7 (Figs 3A-FView Figure 3; 7A-FView Figure 7).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Ceratina