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Holcopasites bohartorum Hurd and Linsley, 1972
Holcopasites (Holcopasites) bohartorum Hurd and Linsley, 1972

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Holcopasites bohartorum, female, abdomen, dorsal
Hurd and Linsley, 1972 · 1
Holcopasites bohartorum, female, abdomen, dorsal

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The following is a reprint from
Parasitic Bees of the Genus Holcopasites Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) by paul D. Hurd, Jr. and E. Gorton Linsley from Smitsonian Contributions to Zoology 1972 # 114

Holcopasites bohartorum Hurd and Linsley

FEMALE.—Head and thorax black, metasoma red or chiefly so, terga sometimes clouded or darkened medially; antennae and legs dark reddish brown or black; mandibles, anterior margin of clypeus, and tegulae rufotestaceous in coloration; calcaria reddish brown. Vestiture of body chiefly white, mostly closely appressed and forming patches on face about antennal insertions, head posteriorly, mesonotal line, dorsolatŽeral surfaces of pronotum, mesoscutum circumferen-tially, mesepisterna, scutellum marginally and medioapically, metanotum laterally and medially, propodeum at sides, legs, especially coxae, femora, and tibiae, and on metasoma, particularly on terga; dorsal surfaces of head, thorax, and metasoma not conŽspicuously clothed with golden or reddish golden pubescence. Wings feebly violaceous, lightly infuscated apically. Length 6-7 mm. Eyes bare; face above antennae closely and coarsely punctate, neither bigibbosely swollen nor largely impunctate; antennae with first flagellar segment shorter than combined
length of succeeding two segments; anterior and lateral ocelli separated by less than twice their diameŽters; interocellar distance about equal to ocellorbital distance; rear angle of mandible situated near middle of eye; labrum not longitudinally carinate medially, without a thornlike tubercle near base, not closely punctate on basal half, with large impunctate or sparsely punctate shiny areas basally; ventral surface of head sparingly punctate, largely impunctate areas adjacent to hypostomal carinae. Mesoscutum coarsely and rugosopunctate throughout; scutellum at most only weakly indented medially behind, not promŽinently bilobed and not strongly elevated posteriorŽly; metanotum produced posterolaterally into promŽinent posteriorly projected shelflike processes; mescpisternum coarsely and rather rugosely punctate dorsally with a large, irregularly ring-shaped patch of white pubescence above; wing with second submar-ginal cell not unusually small, more than one-half as long as first submarginal cell when measured along posterior side; spur of middle leg nearly one-half as long as corresponding basitarsus. Metasomal terga II-IV basally with two spots of white pubescence (narrowly coalesced) on either side of middle to form a basal pair of bilobed bands, dorsal surface of first metasomal tergum similarly pubescent; apical margin of tergum IV with four nearly equidistant short bands or spots of white pubescence; pygidial plate obtusely rounded apically; fifth metasomal sternum nearly truncate apically, not emarginate medially.

MALE.—Similar to female in coloration of integuŽment and vestiture. Length 6 mm. Eyes bare; face and antennae as in female; ocelli and rear angle of mandiŽble situated as in female; labrum longitudinally cariŽnate medially, somewhat more closely and densely punctate than in female; ventral surface of head rather closely and coarsely punctate adjacent to hypostomal carinae, interspaces polished and shining. Mesoscutum, scutellum, metanotum, mesepisternum, and wings as in female; tegulae very nearly punctate throughout. Metasomal terga II-VI basally with two discrete spots of white pubescence (narrowly coŽalesced) on either side of middle to form a basal pair of bilobed bands, dorsal surface of first metasomal tergum with a patch of white pubescence on either side of middle; apical margin of tergum IV with a short band of white pubescence laterally; apical marŽgin of tergum V with four nearly equidistant short bands of white pubescence; basin of metasoma not

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