Galeopsomyia capillosa Hansson, 2023

Hansson, Christer & Hanson, Paul E., 2023, HYMENOPTERA: CHALCIDOIDEA), 5 The genus Galeopsomyia Girault by Christer Hansson * & Paul E. Hanson **, Taxonomic Monographs on Neotropical Hymenoptera (Oxford, England) 3 (1), pp. 1-743 : 474-476

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Galeopsomyia capillosa Hansson


Galeopsomyia capillosa Hansson sp.nov.

( Figs 628, 629 View Figs 628–631 , 879 View Figs 879–884 , 899 View Figs 898–906 , 932 View Figs 924–932 , 945 View Figs 933–950 )

Diagnosis (female). Antenna with distinct constriction between C1 and C2 ( Fig. 879 View Figs 879–884 ); genal carina present; pronotum, mesoscutum and mesoscutellum ( Figs 628 View Figs 628–631 , 932 View Figs 924–932 ) with strong reticulation and rugosity, midlobe of mesoscutum and mesoscutellum evenly covered with setae, mesoscutellum without submedian grooves; dorsellum with median carina; propodeum ( Fig. 628 View Figs 628–631 ) with strong reticulation and irregular carinae, median carina wide, callus with two setae; petiole transverse with strong sculpture on dorsal part; gaster ( Fig. 628 View Figs 628–631 ) elongate, medio-basal Gt1 with a transverse carina dorsally and with short longitudinal carinae pointing backwards from the carina, tergites with strong reticulation.

Female holotype: length of body 2.6mm (paratypes 2.2–2.6mm).

Scape yellowish-brown, pedicel pale brown, flagellum dark brown. Head with frons golden-green, antennal scrobes black, clypeus dark brown, vertex metallic bluish-green. Thoracic dorsum golden-green with blue tinges, pronotum and mesoscutum with a purple stripe medially. Legs with fore and hind coxae golden-green with blue tinges, mid coxa dark brown; trochanters, femora and tibiae yellowish-brown; T1–3 yellowish-brown, T4 pale brown. Petiole black. Gaster with Gt 1 golden-green, Gt2-5 golden-purple dorsally and metallic bluish-green laterally, Gt6-7 metallic bluish-green; gonoplac black.

Antenna with a strong constriction between C1 and C2. Face below level of toruli with strong reticulation, clypeus smooth, frons rugose, antennal scrobes with weak reticulation; with genal carina. Vertex with strong reticulation outside ocellar triangle, with wrinkled sculpture inside ocellar triangle; with a carina between posterior ocelli in posterior part.

Pronotum, mesoscutum and mesoscutellum with strong reticulation and rugosity, and scattered all over with strong tubercles on which setae are attached; mesoscutum and mesoscutellum, apart from notauli, without grooves. Dorsellum with strong sculpture, with median carina. Propodeum with a strong median carina that expands posteriorly; with strong irregular carinae and strong reticulation; callus with two setae. Fore and hind coxae with strong reticulation, mid coxa with weak reticulation. Fore wing with 6&7 setae on dorsal surface of submarginal vein; speculum closed; costal setal row unbroken.

Petiole transverse with strong sculpture on dorsal part. Gaster elongate; medio-basal Gt 1 with a strong transverse carina and with longitudinal carinae pointing backwards from transverse carina; tergites with strong reticulation.

Relative measurements: head length, dorsal view 29; head length, frontal view 49; POL 12; OOL 6.5; lateral ocellus diameter 6; head width 65; mouth width 18.5; malar space 19; eye length 29.5; scape length 23; scape width 6; pedicel+flagellum length 73; pedicel length 9; pedicel width, dorsal view 5; F1 length 14; F1 width 7; F2 length 13; F2 width 6; F3 length 12.5; F3 width 6; clava length 23; clava width 6; C3 length 8; spicule length 2; mesosoma length 85; mesosoma width 58; midlobe of mesoscutum length 27; mesoscutellum length 32; mesoscutellum width 29; median part of mesoscutellum width (measured medially) na; median part of mesoscutellum, width in anterior partna; median part of mesoscutellum, width in posterior part na; lateral part of mesoscutellum, width (measured medially) na; dorsellum length 5; propodeum length 15; costal cell length 40; costal cell width (measured at widest part) 3; marginal vein length 44; stigmal vein length 14; gaster length 100; gaster width 52; Gt 2 length (measured medially) 13; Gt 4 length (measured medially) 17; Gt 7 length (measured medially) 12; Gt 7 width (measured at base) 18; longest cercal seta length 14; shortest cercal seta length 5.

Male. Unknown.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Costa Rica.

Material examined.

Holotype ♀ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Estación Agujas, LS 526550_ 276750, 300m, 10.iv- 10.v.2001, malaise trap, J. Azofeifa ( NHMUK) . Paratypes (5♀, MZLU, MZUCR, NHMUK) : 1♀ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas , Parque Nacional Corcovado, Estación Los Patos, 08°33’N, 83°30’W, 200m, ii.2000, malaise trap & yellow pan trap, J.S. Noyes & J. A. Azofeifa GoogleMaps ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas , Golfito , Parque Nacional Corcovado, Estación Agujas, Cerro Quebraditos, LS 521400_ 274300, 782m, ix.2000, malaise trap, J. Azofeifa ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas , Reserva Forestal Golfo Dulce, 300m N. Estación Agujas, LS 276750_ 526550, 300m, 20.xii.-20.i 2002, malaise trap, J. Azofeifa ; 2♀ labelled ”89-JAA” but without further information (“JAA” is an abbreviation for J.A. Azofeifa ( Tonio ), one of the parataxonomists at INBio, so the material is with all probability from Costa Rica and from the Osa Peninsula where Tonio was stationed, and where the other type specimens were collected, but more information has not been possible to retrieve) .

Etymology. From the Latin capillosus = hairy, referring to the hairy midlobe of mesoscutum and mesoscutellum.


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