Galeopsomyia copalensis 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 : 88-90

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Galeopsomyia copalensis Hansson


Galeopsomyia copalensis Hansson sp.nov.

( Figs 84, 85 View Figs 84–87 , 952 View Figs 951–954 , 1006)

Diagnosis (female). Antenna with strong constriction between C1 and C2 (Fig. 1006); genal carina present; mesoscutum and mesoscutellum ( Fig. 84 View Figs 84–87 ) with strong reticulation with elongate meshes, mesoscutellum with submedian grooves weak, indicated in the reticulation; hind coxa with a carina along posterior margin in apical part; petiole transverse with strong sculpture; gaster ( Fig. 84 View Figs 84–87 ) 3.1× as long as wide, with weak reticulation and shiny, with short Gt 2, 0.15× as long as wide, and Gt 4 0.67× as long as wide, Gt 2 0.25× as long as Gt 4, medio-basal Gt 1 with a semicircular incision, without transverse edge or carina dorsally.

Female holotype: length of body 2.8mm (paratypes 2.3–2.6mm).

Scape yellowish-brown with apico-dorsal part brown, pedicel and flagellum dark brown to black. Head with frons black with metallic greenish-blue tinges, antennal scrobes black and dull, clypeus dark brown; vertex black with weak metallic blue tinges. Mesosoma black with metallic purple, blue and golden tinges. Legs with coxae black with metallic green tinges; trochanters yellowish-brown; femora dark brown to black with apex yellowish-brown; tibiae and tarsi yellowish-brown. Petiole black. Gaster with Gt 1 golden, Gt 2-6 black with sides with metallic blue tinges, Gt


black; gonoplac black.

Antenna with a distinct constriction between C1 and C2. Frons with strong reticulation; with genal carina. Vertex with strong reticulation.

Mesoscutum with strong reticulation, meshes isodiametric on sidelobes, elongate on midlobe; midlobe without median groove, with six setae in two rows close to notauli. Mesoscutellum with strong reticulation, meshes elongate; submedian grooves indistinct, slightly curved and diverging towards posterior part; anterior pair of setae placed in the middle of mesoscutellum. Dorsellum with strong sculpture. Propodeum with a strong median carina that expands posteriorly; with strong reticulation; callus with two setae. Coxae with strong reticulation; hind coxa with a carina along posterior margin in apical part. Fore wing with four setae on dorsal surface of submarginal vein; speculum open below and towards base of wing; costal setal row unbroken.

Petiole transverse with strong sculpture on dorsal part. Gaster elongate; medio-basal Gt 1 with a semicircular incision, without transverse edge or carina dorsally, with weak reticulation and shiny, remaining tergites with strong reticulation.

Relative measurements: head length, dorsal view 27; head length, frontal view 47; POL 10.5; OOL 6.5; lateral ocellus diameter 5.5; head width 60; mouth width 17; malar space 18; eye length 26; scape length 21.5; scape width 5; pedicel+flagellum length 61; pedicel length 8; pedicel width, dorsal view 4.5; F1 length 10.5; F1 width 5; F2 length 9; F2 width 5; F3 length 8.5; F3 width 5.5; clava length 23; clava width 6; C3 length 9; spicule length 3; mesosoma length 83; mesosoma width 54; midlobe of mesoscutum length 32; mesoscutellum length 27; mesoscutellum width 23; median part of mesoscutellum width (measured medially) 10.5; median part of mesoscutellum, width in anterior part11; median part of mesoscutellum, width in posterior part 14.5; lateral part of mesoscutellum, width (measured medially) 4.5; dorsellum length 3; propodeum length 14; costal cell length 50; costal cell width (measured at widest part) 2.5; marginal vein length 40; stigmal vein length 13; gaster length 120; gaster width 38.5; Gt 2 length (measured medially) 5.5; Gt 4 length (measured medially) 22; Gt 7 length (measured medially) 13; Gt 7 width (measured at base) 13; longest cercal seta length 11; shortest cercal seta length 5.

Male. Length of body 1.7–1.9mm.

Antenna ( Fig. 952 View Figs 951–954 ) with plaque on scape very short, dark brown and situated close to apex; dorso-basal whorls of long setae present on F1–F4 and on C1. Gaster long ovate. Otherwise as in female.

Relative measurements: head length, dorsal view 19; head length, frontal view 32; head width 43.5; mouth width 14; malar space 13; eye length 18; scape length 16; scape width 5.5; plaque length 3.5; pedicel length 6.5; pedicel+flagellum length 65; F1 length 5; F1 width 4.5; F2 length 8; F2 width 4.5; F3 length 9; F3 width 4; F4 length 9; F4 width 4; clava length 26; clava width 3.5; mesosoma length 63; mesosoma width 41; gaster length 70; gaster width 29; longest subbasal seta on F1, length 40.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Costa Rica.

Material examined.

Holotype ♀ COSTA RICA, Cartago, Humo, El Copal , 9°47’N, 83°45’W, 1050-1250m, 29.ii-6. iii.2008, C. Hansson ( MZLU) GoogleMaps . Paratypes (6♀ 2♂, MZLU, NHMUK) : 2♀ COSTA RICA, Alajuela, Parque Nacional Arenal, Sendero Ceibo , 10°27’N, 84°41’W, 620m, 22-23.ii.2016, J.S. Noyes GoogleMaps ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Alajuela, Estación Biológica San Ramón , 10°13’N, 84°37’W, 900m, x-xii.1995, P. Hanson GoogleMaps ; 2♀ 2♂ COSTA RICA, San José, San Gerardo de Dota, El Manantial , 9º34’N, 83º43’W, 18-20.ii.2010, J.S. Noyes GoogleMaps ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, San José, Zurqui de Moravia , 10º03’03’’N, 84º00’22’’W, 1600m, vii.1992, P. Hanson GoogleMaps .

Etymology. Named after type locality, El Copal.


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