Gauldiana rotoitia Khalaim & Ward

Khalaim, Andrey I. & Ward, Darren F., 2018, Tersilochinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from New Zealand. Part 1. Generic key and three new genera, Zootaxa 4425 (1), pp. 41-77: 75

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Gauldiana rotoitia Khalaim & Ward

sp. nov.

Gauldiana rotoitia Khalaim & Ward  , sp. nov.

( Fig. 36 View Figure )

Comparison. Differs from other species of the genus by the combination of long basal part of propodeum, flagellum with 19 flagellomeres, and short ovipositor and malar space ( Fig. 36 View Figure ).

Description. Female. Body length almost 3.0 mm. Fore wing length 2.7 mm.

Head in dorsal view with genae somewhat shorter than eye width. Clypeus lenticular, finely granulate and with fine and sparse punctures in upper part. Flagellum filiform, with 19 flagellomeres. Malar space almost half as long as basal mandibular width.

Mesosoma with notaulus absent. Propodeum with basal part longer than the apical area. Apical area 1.4–1.5× as long as maximally broad. Propodeal spiracle separated from pleural carina by one diameter of spiracle.

Fore wing with vein R1not reaching apex of fore wing. Vein 2m-cu postfurcal.

First metasomal tergite about 3.0× as long as posteriorly broad. Second tergite weakly elongate, about 1.2× as long as anteriorly broad. Ovipositor apically somewhat stronger upcurved; sheath 0.7–0.85× as long as hind tibia.

Body dark brown. Palpi, mandible (teeth blackish), lower part of clypeus and tegula yellow. Pterostigma brown. Legs yellow; hind coxa darkened; all tarsi (at least apically) infuscate.

Male. Unknown.

Etymology. Named after the type locality, Lake Rotoiti.

Material examined. Holotype female ( NZACAbout NZAC), New Zealand, BR, Lake Rotoiti, 600 m, edge of Nothofagus forest, Malaise trap, I.1981, F. Dodge, NZAC04037178View Materials. 

Paratype. TO: 1 ♀ ( NZACAbout NZAC) Kaimanawa Forest Park , 31.I.1971, H.A. Oliver. 

Distribution. North Island: TO. South Island: BR.


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