Xylocopa insularis

Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 48

publication ID

2588

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Xylocopa insularis
status

 

8. XYLOCOPA insularis  HNS  .

X. nigra; capite thoraceque pube rufofusca tectis; alis nigro-fuscis iridescentibus, apice acuminatis; oculis magnis, vertice fere connexis.

Male. Length 11 lines. Black: the head and thorax densely clothed with short rufo-fulvous pubescence; the eyes very large and approximating at the vertex; the anterior legs fringed with long black pubescence behind; the intermediate and posterior legs with black pubescence, very long on the posterior tarsi; the disk of the thorax very smooth and shining; the anterior wings pointed at their apex; the wings brown, with a violet and coppery iridescence; the posterior margins palest; the transverse nervure which separates the first and second submarginal cells, obliterated. Abdomen punctured; the basal and lateral margins with a thick fringe of black pubescence, the apical margins of the segments depressed and slightly rufopiceous.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Xylocopa