Ooencyrtus telenomicida (Vassiliev)

Hayat, Mohammad & Mehrnejad, M. Reza, 2016, Ooencyrtus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), egg parasitoids of the pistachio green stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Iran, Zootaxa 4117 (2), pp. 198-210: 207-209

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4117.2.4

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A8A806-FFE2-FFE6-FF11-F917DDA5F989

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Plazi

scientific name

Ooencyrtus telenomicida (Vassiliev)
status

 

Ooencyrtus telenomicida (Vassiliev) 

( Figs 33–38View FIGURES 33 – 38)

Encyrtus telenomicida Vassiliev, 1904: 117  .

Ooencyrtus telenomicida (Vassiliev)  : Trjapitzin, 1989: 202 –203, ♀, key, hosts, distribution. Huang & Noyes, 1994: 78 –79, ♀, ♂, key, diagnosis, figures, hosts, distribution.

Redescription. Female. Length, 0.90–1.01 mm. Body, in dorsal view, Fig. 33View FIGURES 33 – 38. Head with frontovertex greenish from occipital margin to posterior ocelli, purple in ocellar area and up to facial impression; facial impression to mouth margin greenish or bluish-green. Antenna with radicle dark brown; scape white, upper margin dark brown, and with an indistinct pale brownish infuscation in distal half; pedicel dark brown with about apical third white; flagellum whitish yellow, each funicle segment and first segment of clava basally brown; distal two segments of clava yellowish brown. Mesosoma dark brown; pronotum, visible part, dark violet; mesoscutum completely greenish or bluish green; scutellum largely purple, with sides narrowly and posterior third greenish; tegula dark brown; mesopleuron violet. Wings hyaline; fore wing infuscate around marginal and postmarginal veins. Legs, including coxae, white to yellowish-white. Gaster from base to cercal plates yellow, from cercal plates to apex dark brown; third valvula dark brown.

Head, in dorsal view, with frontovertex width about one-fourth head width; ocellar triangle with apical angle very slightly acute; POL:OOL:OCL, 5: 0.5: 3; head, in frontal view, 1.16 × as broad as high [on slide, 1.27 × as broad as high, Fig. 34View FIGURES 33 – 38]; eye height 1.83 × malar space; frontovertex with raised, polygonal reticulate sculpture, the cells small; facial region with fine, elongate reticulate sculpture; malar space with elongate reticulate sculpture, but in lower half polygonal reticulate sculpture; setae white; eye bare. Mandible with a short pointed tooth, a blunt middle tooth, and a broad truncation. Antenna ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 33 – 38) slender, elongate; pedicel plus flagellum slightly longer than head width; funicle segments all longer than broad; F 1 slightly less than 2 × as long as broad, and slightly shorter than F 2; F 2 onwards at least 2 × as long as broad; clava at most as long as F 4 –F 6 combined. Relative measurements (card): head dorsal width, 35; frontovertex width, 9; head frontal height, 30; eye height, 22; malar space, 12; pedicel plus flagellum length, 37.

Mesosoma. Mesoscutum with fine, polygonal reticulate sculpture; scutellum anteriorly with raised, reticulate sculpture, in medial third the cells slightly elongate, and laterally with lineolate-reticulate sculpture; posterior third very finely reticulate, but apex smooth ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 33 – 38); setae white; propodeum with silvery white setae distal to spiracle. Fore wing 2.22 × as long as broad; an oblique bare area present below parastigma, indicated by an arrow in Fig. 37View FIGURES 33 – 38; marginal vein slightly longer than or subequal in length to, postmarginal vein, both combined shorter than stigmal vein ( Fig. 36View FIGURES 33 – 38). Mid tibia 3 × as long as mid basitarsus; mid tibial spur 0.73 × mid basitarsus length. Relative measurements (slide): Fore wing length (width), 100 (45); mid tibia length, 46; mid basitarsus length, 15; mid tibial spur length, 11.

Metasoma. Relative measurements (slide): TVII length, 30; ovipositor length, 41.5; third valvula length, 7. [Ovipositor 0.9 × mid tibia length; third valvula 0.46 × mid basitarsus length, and 0.63 × mid tibial spur length.]

Male. Not yet collected in Iran.

Material examined. 7 ♀ (3 on slides, EH. 1931, EH. 1932, EH. 1942): IRANAbout IRAN: [Semnan Province,] Mabad, Damghan, 5.viii. 2015, Coll. MR Mehrnejad Acc. 1 and Ex. Eggs of Brachynema germarii  on Pistacia vera  . (1 ♀ in BMNH; 1 ♀ in NPCAbout NPC; 5 ♀ in ZDAMU).

Hosts. In Iran: Brachynema germarii (Kolenati)  ( Hemiptera  : Pentatomidae  ) on Pistacia vera  L. ( Anacardiaceae  ). Recorded from Hemiptera  ( Coreidae  , Pentatomidae  , Pyrrhocoridae  , Reduviidae  , Scutelleridae  ) and Lepidoptera  ( Lasiocampidae  , Lymantriidae  , Notodontidae  , Papilionidae  , Sphingidae  ) ( Trjapitzin 1989; Huang & Noyes 1994; Japoshvili & Noyes 2006)

Distribution. Throughout the Palaearctic region; India, Pakistan.

Comments. This species is well-known and distributed widely in the Palaearctic region, and India and Pakistan. As it is recorded from Iran for the first time on pistachio stink bug, B. germarii  , and is therefore redescribed and illustrated.

IRAN

Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection

NPC

National Pusa Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Genus

Ooencyrtus

Loc

Ooencyrtus telenomicida (Vassiliev)

Hayat, Mohammad & Mehrnejad, M. Reza 2016
2016
Loc

Ooencyrtus telenomicida

Huang 1994: 78
Trjapitzin 1989: 202
1989
Loc

Encyrtus telenomicida

Vassiliev 1904: 117