Pedinotus guyanensis Belokobylskij et Zaldívar-Riverón, 2017

Belokobylskij, Sergey A., Castro, Clóvis Sormus De, Shimbori, Eduardo Mitio, Zaldívar-Riverón, Alejandro, Penteado-Dias, Angélica Maria & Braet, Yves, 2017, Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical species of the braconid wasp genus Pedinotus Szépligeti, 1902 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae), Zootaxa 4327 (1), pp. 1-102 : 49-53

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Pedinotus guyanensis Belokobylskij et Zaldívar-Riverón

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Pedinotus guyanensis Belokobylskij et Zaldívar-Riverón , sp. nov.

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Type material. Holotype: female, “ French Guiana, Regina Road Roura-Kaw , Km 40. 04.32'01'' N 52.07'45" W, Alt. 276 m. Kaw Mountain. August 2004, O. Morran leg.”, “P sp 11, 6” ( UNAM).

Paratype. 1 female, same label, but “ Sept. 2004 ”, “CNIN 1472” ( ZISP) ; 1 female, “ French Guiana (APA-973- 1) Maripasoula, Crique Alama , 2°14' N / 54°27' O, alt. 310 m, MTK (massif du Mitaraka)—SLAM, 1-II-2015, La Planète Revisitée—MNHN / PNI Guyane 2015” ( MNHN) GoogleMaps ; 1 female, same label, but “ 25-III-2015 ” ( ZISP) ; 1 female, “ Colombia, Magdalena, PNN Tayrona Cerro San Lucas , 11°19' N 73°59' W, 550 m, Malaise 2, 1.11.03, C. Sarmiento leg., M.3426”, “CNIN 1496” ( UNAM) GoogleMaps .

Non-type material. French Guiana: 1 female, “ French Guiana (APA-973-1) Maripasoula, Crique Alama, 2°14' N / 54°27' O, alt. 310 m, MTK (massif du Mitaraka)—SLAM, 6-III-2015 ”, “La Planète Revisitée—MNHN / PNI Guyane 2015” ( MNHN) GoogleMaps ; 1 female (without antenna, wings and most part of legs), “La Planète Revisitée MNHN/ PNI Guyane 2015 (APA-973-1), Crique Alama / borne 1, 02.23388N, 54.4520W, MTK NS-YB, 12.3.2015 ” ( ZISP) GoogleMaps .

Description. Female. Body length 6.3–8.2 mm; fore wing length 4.5–6.4 mm.

Head width (dorsal view) 1.6–1.8 × its median length, 1.30–1.35 × maximum width of mesoscutum. Head behind eyes (dorsal view) strongly roundly narrowed. Eye 2.1–2.2 × longer than temple (dorsal view). Ocelli medium-sized, arranged in almost equilateral triangle or with base 1.1 × larger than its sides, anterior ocellus round and smaller than oval lateral ocelli. POL 0.75–0.90 × Od, 0.5–0.6 × OOL. Frons weakly concave, with indistinct median longitudinal carina between antennal sockets. Eye glabrous, 1.2 × higher than broad. Face width 0.7 × height of eye and almost equal to height of face and clypeus combined. Malar space 0.20–0.25 × height of eye, 0.55–0.60 × basal width of mandible. Hypoclypeal depression width 1.20–1.25 × the shortest distance between depression and eye and 0.50–0.55 × width of face.

Antenna slender, weakly setiform, with 44–46 antennomeres, 1.2 × longer than body. Scape 1.4–1.5 × longer than its maximum width. First flagellomere 5.3–5.6 × longer than its apical width, 1.15–1.30 × longer than second flagellomere. Penultimate flagellomere 3.6–3.7 × longer than maximum width, 0.8–0.9 × as long as apical flagellomere.

Mesosoma 1.9–2.0 × longer than its maximum height. Pronotum weakly convex dorsally (lateral view) and with distinct pronotal carina situated closely to posterior margin of pronotum (dorsal view). Median lobe of mesoscutum highly and almost perpendicularly elevated above pronotum (lateral view), distinctly protruding forwards and convex anteriorly (dorsal view), with median longitudinal furrow in anterior half; median length of mesoscutum 1.1–1.2 × its maximum width. Notauli complete, wide, crenulated, rather deep anteriorly and very shallow posteriorly, fused with large medioposterior sculptured subrectangular area. Prescutellar depression (scutellar sulcus) shallow, rather long, with three-four distinct carinae and rugosity between carinae, 0.35–0.40 × as long as scutellum medially. Precoxal sulcus (sternaulus) distinct, shallow, narrow, rather long, crenulated, running along anterior 0.7 of lower part of mesopleuron.

Wings. Fore wing 4.0–4.2 × longer than maximum width. Vein r (first radial abscissa) arising weakly before middle of pterostigma. Vein 3RSa (second radial abscissa) 1.6–1.7 × longer than vein r (first radial abscissa), 0.22– 0.25 × as long as the weakly curved vein 3RSb (third radial abscissa), 0.95–1.30 × as long as vein 2RS (first radiomedial). Second submarginal (radiomedial) cell not widened apically, 2.1–2.4 × longer than maximum width, 0.55–0.70 × as long as first subdiscal (brachial) cell. Vein (RS+M)a (first medial abscissa) distinctly sinuate. Vein 1m-cu (recurrent) antefurcal, weakly convergent posteriorly with vein 1M (basal). Vein 1cu-a (nervulus) postfurcal, 0.55–0.70 × as long as distance between veins 1M (basal) and nervulus (1cu-a). First subdiscal (brachial) cell about 5.0 × longer than maximum width. Hind wing vein M+CU (first submedial abscissa) 0.3–0.4 × as long as vein 1-M (second submedial abscissa). Vein m-cu (recurrent) straight and strongly antefurcal.

Legs. Hind femur 3.8–4.0 × longer than maximum width. Hind tarsus 1.10–1.15 × longer than hind tibia. Basitarsus of hind tarsus 0.6–0.7 × as long as second-fifth segments of hind tarsus combined. Second segment of hind tarsus 0.5 × as long as basitarsus, 1.5–1.8 × longer than fifth segment (without pretarsus).

Metasoma 1.30–1.35 × longer than mesosoma and head combined. First tergite with very short basolateral lateral corner, without spiracular tubercles, weakly and almost linearly widened from subbase to subapex, but weakly narrowed apically. Length of first tergite 1.10–1.15 × its maximum (subapical) width; maximum width 1.40–1.55 × its minimum (basal) width. First and second tergites not fused and mobile. Second tergite with wide, shallow or very shallow, weakly convergent posteriorly sublateral furrows; median length of second tergite 0.7–0.8 × its basal width, 1.2–1.3 × length of third tergite; maximum median length of second tergite 1.2 × larger than it minimum length. Suture between second and third tergites entirely rather deep, wide medially and narrow laterally, weakly sinuate, with weak sublateral bends. Third tergite with distinct narrow transverse rugose sulcus in basal 0.3. Ovipositor sheath 1.15–1.40 × longer than metasoma, 2.0–2.5 × longer than mesosoma, 0.95–1.20 × as long as fore wing.

Sculpture and pubescence. Vertex transverse curved-striate, with rugulosity in anterior half (with ocellar triangle) or sometimes only quarter, rarely almost without striae and rugae, rugulose-punctate or punctate submedially or (rarely) mainly, smooth or almost smooth in posterior third; frons entirely densely coarsely curvedstriate-rugose; face distinctly densely transversely curved-striate, partly with fine rugosity between striae. Mesoscutum entirely densely and distinctly punctate, with wide subrectangular coarsely rugose-areolate medioposterior area, lateral lobes with rather long transverse striae along median area. Scutellum densely and distinctly punctate with fine rugulosity. Mesopleuron mainly striate-rugulose with dense punctation in lower third, almost smooth upper of precoxal sulcus (sternaulus) on narrow stripe. Metapleuron densely punctate, with dense rugulosity in upper half. Propodeum entirely densely punctate-areolate, without delineated areas, baso-median carina in basal half rather distinct or fine. Hind coxa smooth laterally, densely punctate with curved striation dorsally. Hind femur mainly almost smooth, coriaceous dorsally. First and second metasomal tergites coarsely and densely reticulate-areolate, reticulation small on sides of second tergite. Third to six tergites almost entirely very densely and small reticulate-areolate to punctate, sculpture becoming finer toward apex of all tergites. Vertex mainly covered by dense and short golden setae, glabrous on narrow posterior area. Mesoscutum entirely with very dense short yellow setae. Dorsal side of hind tibia with short, sparse and semi-erect pale setae, their length about 0.4 × maximum width of tibia.

Colour. Head yellow to pale yellow, most part of frons and almost all vertex black. Palpi pale yellow. Antenna mainly black, scape and pedicel yellow or brownish yellow with dark brown areas. Mesosoma pale yellow, sometimes faintly darker, mesoscutum and scutellum light reddish brown, propodeum medially and posteriorly black. Metasoma yellow to pale yellow, with large and different shapes spots on all tergites. Tegula yellow. Fore and mid legs mainly pale yellow with a few short or long and narrow dark spots on femora and tibiae. Hind leg mainly dark brown to black, hind coxa in basal half and apically or in ventral 0.2, large submedian spots on femur and baso-dorsal area of hind tibia yellow to pale yellow. Ovipositor sheath entirely black. Wings entirely almost hyaline. Pterostigma entirely black.

Male. Unknown.

Distribution. French Guiana, Colombia.

Etymology. Named after " Guyane francaise" ( French Guiana), the country where the holotype was collected.

Comparative diagnosis. This new species belongs to the morphological group with mainly glabrous mesoscutum. Pedinotus guyanensis sp. nov. is similar to P. niger Marsh , but differs from it in having mesosoma mainly yellow with reddish mesoscutum (black in P. niger ), malar space 0.20–0.25 × height of eye (0.33 × in P. niger ), first flagellomere longer than second one (distinctly shorter in P. niger ), fore and mid legs mainly yellow (mainly black except coxae in P. niger ), tergites behind third one very densely and distinctly punctate apically (smooth in P. niger ), and ovipositor sheath longer than metasoma (not longer in P. niger ).

Remarks. The two examined specimens that were not included as types are morphologically very similar to the types of P. guyanensis , but differ from them by having the first metasomal tergite short with its length about 0.9 × its maximum subapical width. We prefer maintain the former specimens within this new species pendant to further morphological and molecular evidence.


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