Colletes jansmiti KUHLMANN, 2018

Kuhlmann, Michael & Smit, Jan, 2018, Description of a new bee species from Spain, Colletes jansmiti KUHLMANN nov. sp., with a key to the females of the C. albomaculatus-group (Hymenoptera: Colletidae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (2), pp. 1249-1254 : 1250-1251

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Colletes jansmiti KUHLMANN

sp. nov.

Colletes jansmiti KUHLMANN nov.sp.

D i a g n o s i s: Colletes jansmiti belongs to the Colletes albomaculatus species-group that is characterized by a combination of punctate tegulae and a medially raised, conspicuously convex metanotum that has an apical drop almost overhanging the horizontal part of the propodeum ( Fig. 10 View Figs 7-10 ). From related species of this group it can be separated by the characters given in the key below.

D e s c r i p t i o n

F e m a l e: Body length: 11.0 mm. Head slightly wider than long ( Fig. 1 View Figs 1-6 ). Integument black, mandible apically dark reddish-brown. Face sparsely covered with moderately long greyish, erect hair, on vertex hair short ( Fig. 1 View Figs 1-6 ). Clypeus strongly convex, with a very shallow longitudinal median depression, supraclypeal area almost triangular, large and convex in profile. Clypeus relatively finely, regularly and densely punctate (i = 0.5- 1.0d); surface between punctures smooth and shiny, inconspicuous pair of apical clypeal depressions ( Fig. 1 View Figs 1-6 ). Malar area medially narrow, about 1/4 as long as width of mandible base, finely striate and matt. Antenna black. Scutum coarsely and densely punctate (i <0.5d), on the disc slightly coarser and more dispersed, between punctures smooth and shiny ( Fig. 8 View Figs 7-10 ). Scutellum anteriomedially small triangular area impunctate, smooth and shiny; rest of scutellum densely and coarsely punctate (i <0.5d) ( Fig. 8 View Figs 7-10 ). Thorax sparsely covered with short greyish hair ( Figs 7, 8 View Figs 7-10 ). Wings fuscous, venation blackish-brown ( Fig. 7 View Figs 7-10 ). Legs black, vestiture whitish, scopa white ( Fig. 7 View Figs 7-10 ). Integument of metasoma black, apical tergal depressions translucent dark reddish-brown ( Figs 2 View Figs 1-6 , 9 View Figs 7-10 ). Terga apparently glabrous, just apical depressions with short appressed white hair forming apical hair bands ( Figs 2 View Figs 1-6 , 9 View Figs 7-10 ). However, the specimen is worn so it is difficult to get a correct impression of its vestiture. Terga apically distinctly depressed, depression slightly superficially shagreened and finely punctate ( Fig. 2 View Figs 1-6 ). Terga very densely (i <0.5d) and relatively coarsely punctate, between punctures smooth and shiny ( Fig. 2 View Figs 1-6 ). No apical sternal hair bands but instead some long, erect ciliae.

M a l e: Unknown.

T y p e m a t e r i a l: (1 specimen). Holotype: ♀ " España, Andalusia, Ronda la Vieja, N36°50´06´´ W05°10´50´´, 12-6-2017, leg. J. & I. Smit " (Coll. Kuhlmann, Zoological Museum of Kiel University ). GoogleMaps

E t y m o l o g y: The species is dedicated to my friend and co-author Jan Smit who collected the only known specimen of this bee.

G e n e r a l d i s t r i b u t i o n: Only known from the type locality ( Fig. 11 View Fig ) in Spain.

F l o r a l h o s t s: Unknown.


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