Clistopyga teresitae Díaz, Palacio & Bordera

Palacio, Edgard, Bordera, Santiago & Díaz, Francisco, 2019, The Neotropical species of Clistopyga (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae) Part III: the C. henryi species group, with the description of three new species, Zootaxa 4563 (1), pp. 103-118: 114-118

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Clistopyga teresitae Díaz, Palacio & Bordera

sp. nov.

Clistopyga teresitae Díaz, Palacio & Bordera  sp. nov.

( Figs 6View FIGURE 6 A–F, 7D, 8E, F, 9B, D)

Diagnosis. Clistopyga teresitae  sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other Neotropical species of the C. henryi  species group by the combination of the following characters: ovipositor straight ( Fig. 6DView FIGURE 6); submetapleural carina incomplete, only present at anterior 0.3–0.5 ( Fig. 7DView FIGURE 7); hind wing with distal abscissa of Cu 1 well pigmented ( Fig. 9BView FIGURE 9); metapleuron and propodeum laterally white ( Fig. 6BView FIGURE 6); tergites II to VIII predominantly red to reddish brown ( Figs 6C, FView FIGURE 6).

Description. Female: Body length 9.6–13.3 mm. Fore wing length 7.0– 10.8 mm.

Head (6A, B, E). In dorsal view, moderately narrowed behind eyes. Gena smooth and shiny with uniformly scattered setiferous punctures, in dorsal view 0.18–0.23× as long as eye, in frontal view slightly concave and constricted below eyes ( Fig 6AView FIGURE 6). Frons smooth and shiny. Vertex smooth and shiny, with very isolated setiferous punctures. Posterior ocellus separated from eye 0.70–0.80× its maximum diameter. Distance between hind ocelli 0.64–0.90× maximum diameter of posterior ocellus. Occipital carina complete, not raised in the lower lateral region of head in a flange-like protuberance. Face with fine and dense setiferous punctures, distance between punctures more than twice the diameter of punctures. Clypeal suture slightly curved. Clypeus 1.4–1.6× as broad as medially long, distinctly convex in dorsal half, flat in ventral half, with apical straight to slightly concave ( Fig 6AView FIGURE 6). Malar space 0.65–0.75× as long as basal mandibular width, with a granulate stripe between eye and mandible. Antenna with 25–27 flagellomeres, first flagellomere 8.5–9.5× as long as wide.

Mesosoma ( Figs 6B, EView FIGURE 6, 7DView FIGURE 7). Pronotum shiny, mostly smooth, with fine and sparse setiferous punctures in upper posterior part. Mesoscutum entirely smooth and shiny, with fine and sparse setiferous punctures ( Fig. 6BView FIGURE 6). Notauli deep, reaching about 0.4 of length of mesoscutum ( Fig 6EView FIGURE 6). Mesopleuron shiny, with moderately sparse setiferous punctures, except in posterior part under speculum. Subalar prominence with 7–14 setiferous punctures. Epicnemial carina weak, its dorsal end slightly curved backward, ending at level of centre of pronotum. Metapleuron shiny, glabrous, except for some sparse setiferous punctures at posterior part, 1.65–1.85× as long as deep. Submetapleural carina incomplete, present at anterior 0.3–0.5 ( Fig. 7DView FIGURE 7). Propodeum smooth and shiny, with sparse and fine setiferous punctures laterally, in dorsal view 1.08–1.17× as long as medially wide. Propodeal spiracle clearly above groove separating propodeum and metapleuron, groove not interrupted by spiracle. Hind leg with femur 5.0–5.3× as long as deep, 0.91–0.99× as long as tibia.

Wings. Fore wing with vein cu-a opposite Rs & M. Vein 2 rs-m 0.5–0.6× as long as abscissa of M between 2 rsm and 2 m-cu. Abscissa of Cu 1 between 1 m-cu and Cu 1 a 1.4–1.5× as long as Cu 1 b. Hind wing with vein cu-a 0.50– 0.60× as long as abscissa of Cu 1 between M and cu-a; vein cu-a reclivous, abscissa of Cu 1 vertical and straight; distal abscissa of Cu 1 well pigmented ( Fig. 9BView FIGURE 9).

Metasoma ( Figs 6C, D, FView FIGURE 6, 8E, FView FIGURE 8). Tergite I 1.38–1.62× as long as posteriorly broad ( Figs 8E, FView FIGURE 8), smooth and shiny, with fine and relatively dense setiferous punctures laterally; spiracle near its basal 0.4; lateromedian longitudinal carinae strong, reaching about 0.3 of length of tergite; lateral longitudinal carinae very weak to absent. Sternite I extending back 0.35–0.45 of length of tergite. Tergite II 1.12–1.27× as long as posteriorly broad, central region shiny, with very fine and moderately sparse setiferous punctures; rest of tergites shiny, progressively more densely and strongly punctate. Ovipositor slender, straight ( Fig. 6DView FIGURE 6), 2.8–3.2× as long as hind tibia. Ovipositor sheath about 2.4× as long as hind tibia, length of setae on average about 1.5× the sheath basal width.

Colouration. Head black with clypeus, frontal, facial and vertical orbits, face except central spot, ventral part of gena just behind mandibles, and mandibles except apex, white ( Figs 6A, B, EView FIGURE 6); antenna with scape and pedicel black, widely white on the outer side, flagellomeres brown, the basal ones pallid on the outer side. Mesosoma with mesoscutum, most of scutellum, most of pronotum, mesopleuron dorsally and sometimes ventrally red to reddish brown; most of propleuron, upper and lower corner of pronotum, sometimes two longitudinal stripes at sides of median lobe of mesoscutum, scutellum and metanotum centrally, tegula, subalar prominence, lower lateral half of mesopleuron, mesepimeron, propodeum laterally and metapleuron except ventrally, whitish to whitish yellow; pronotum and propleuron anteriorly, propodeum anteriorly, dorsally and posteriorly, and metapleuron ventrally, black; suture between propodeum and metapleuron usually black marked behind spiracle, otherwise whitish o reddish ( Figs 6B, EView FIGURE 6). Metasoma with tergite I usually black to blackish brown with anterolateral and posterior margins white marked ( Fig. 8FView FIGURE 8), sometimes predominantly white ( Fig. 8EView FIGURE 8); tergites II–V reddish black to red, whitish anterolaterally, with posterolateral preapical white marks sometimes forming an entire posterior transverse band, although with extreme lateral margins black ( Figs 6C, FView FIGURE 6); ovipositor sheath black Fore and mid legs predominantly whitish, middle coxae laterally and proximally black, middle trochanters proximally black, femora and tibia dorsally striped with black and tarsi infuscate; hind leg white, coxa laterally and proximally black, trochanter proximally black, femur dorsally and externally striped with black, tibia slightly infuscate, dorsally striped with black, tarsi infuscate. Wings hyaline, pterostigma blackish brown.

Male: unknown.

Etymology: This species is named in honor of Joscelin Teresita Díaz, daughter of Francisco Díaz, coauthor of this paper.

Type material. Holotype. Colombia:  1 ♀, Boyacá, SFF Iguaque, El Níspero , 0 5 o 38´N, 73 o 31´W 2730m, Malaise trap, 12 Dec 2001 – 19 Jan 2002, coll. P. Reina (IAvh-E).

Paratypes. Colombia: 1 ♀, Boyacá, SFF Iguaque, quebrada Los Mudos , 0 5 o 44´N, 73 o 26´W, 2820m, Malaise trap, 17 Mar–4 Apr 2000, coll. P. Reina (IAvh-E)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀, same data as holotype, 26 Oct–14 Nov 2001, coll. P. Reina (IAvh-E)  ; 1 ♀, same locality and trap type, 2840m, 22 Jan˗9 Feb 2003, coll. P. Reina (IAvh-E)  ; 1 ♀, Cundinamarca, San Antonio del Tequendama, RNP Chicaque , 0 4o 6145 Ń, 74o3115 Ẃ, 2190m, eugenol trap, 25 Aug 2013 (UMNG-ins)  ; 1 ♀, same locality, Net trap, 10 Nov 2013, coll. A. Sánchez ( MPUJ _ ENT)  . Venezuela: 1 ♀, Estado Yaracuy, Cocorote, sector El Candelo , 10 o 36´N, 68 o 82´W, 1650m, Malaise trap, 25–28 Jan 2008, coll. F. Díaz ( MJMO)  ; 1 ♀, Estado Trujillo, Parque Nacional Guaramacal , 0 9 o 19’N, 70 o 15’W, 1480m, Malaise trap, 14–20 Jul 2002, coll. F. Díaz ( MJMO)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution: Colombia, Venezuela.


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