Colletes senkelensis Kuhlmann
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Colletes senkelensis
Diagnosis. Colletes senkelensis belongs to the C. rufitarsis species-group (see C. abessinicus). The female of this species differs from the other species of the group by a combination of the following characters: very finely and densely punctate T 1, terga without oily-bluish sheen (Fig. 4 d), disc of mesonotum almost impunctate and space between punctures polished and shiny (Fig. 4 c). The male is easily recognized by its very large and rounded, parchmenty S 7 (Fig. 5 c). The S 7 of C. senkelensis is about twice the size of that in C. rufitarsis and C. opacus that previously had the largest known S 7 in this species-group.
Etymology. This species is named for the Senkele National Park where this species was collected. General distribution. Only known from the type locality in Ethiopia (Fig. 3).
Type material (3 specimens). Holotype, male, ETHIOPIA, Oromia, Senkele Nat. Park [38 ° 16´20 ´´ E 7 ° 11´52 ´´ N], 2011 m, 17. ix. 2012, A. Pauly, Ocimum urticifolium (RBINS). Paratypes: 1 Ƥ, same dates as holotype (RCMK); 1 3, ETHIOPIA, Oromia, Senkele Nat. Park [38 ° 17´E 7 ° 09´N], 2103 m, 17. ix. 2012, A. Pauly (RCMK).
- Colletes senkelensis Kuhlmann