Centistoides manoeli

Almeida, Luis Felipe Ventura De & Penteado-Dias, Angélica Maria, 2018, First record of the genera Centistoides van Achterberg and Pygostolus Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Brazil, with the description of new species, Zootaxa 4457 (3), pp. 465-473: 466

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.3.8

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scientific name

Centistoides manoeli
status

sp. nov.

Centistoides manoeli  sp. nov.

( Figs 1–8 View Figure )

Examined material. Holotype: ♀ “ Nova Teutonia, SC.; Brasil, 11/1972; F. Plaumann leg.” [ DCBU 209136View Materials]. 

Paratypes: 2 ♀ Same data as holotype [ DCBUAbout DCBU 209137]; [ DCBUAbout DCBU 209138].

Diagnosis. Body almost entirely yellow ( Fig. 1 View Figure ); ovipositor sheaths brown basally, yellow apically ( Fig. 8 View Figure ); wings slightly infuscate; malar space 0.80–1.00 × basal mandible width; minimum width of face 1.27–1.35 × its height; mesopleuron strongly protruding ventro-posteriorly ( Fig. 5 View Figure ); T1 length 0.89–1.08 × its apical width; ovipositor sheath margins setose ( Fig. 8 View Figure ).

Description of female. Body length: 4.34–4.65 mm.

Coloration: Body almost entirely yellow except area between ocelli black and ovipositor sheaths brown with apex yellow; wing veins dark brown; stigma brown with yellow borders; wing membrane slightly infuscate.

Head: Antenna with 23–24 flagellomeres; F1 length 4.43–5.00 × its width; F1 length 1.30–1.55 × F2. F2 length 3.33–3.66 × its width; F3 length 3.33–3.55 × its width; penultimate flagellomere length 2.00–2.12 × its width; eye length (in dorsal view) 2.06–2.36 × temple; OOL 0.47 × OD; OD 1.50 × POL ( Fig. 4 View Figure ); head height 1.22–1.24 × eye height ( Fig. 3 View Figure ); malar space 0.80–1.00 × basal mandible width; minimum width of face 0.94–0.97 × its maximum width; minimum width of face 1.27–1.35 × its height ( Fig. 2 View Figure ).

Mesosoma: Pronotum smooth and polished; mesonotal lobes smooth, setose, with denser setosity on median lobe; notauli absent; scutellum smooth; mesopleuron strongly protruding ventro-posteriorly ( Fig. 5 View Figure ), smooth, setose anteriorly and ventrally, sparsely setose medially; precoxal sulcus absent; metapleuron smooth, sparsely setose; propodeum smooth, except carinate-rugulose medially ( Fig. 6 View Figure ); mesosoma length 1.18–1.28 × its height.

Wings: Wing length 3.84–4.21 mm; vein r 0.16–0.19 × 3RS.

Legs: Femur length 3.57 × its width; tibia length 6.31–7.88 × its width; basitarsus length 4.42–5.33 × its width; tarsal claw simple.

Metasoma: T1 length 0.89–1.08 × its apical width, smooth, with a few setae ( Fig. 7 View Figure ); remaining terga smooth and polished; ovipositor sheath length 0.69 × T1 length, margins setose ( Fig. 8 View Figure ); ovipositor wide and strongly flattened laterally.

Male. Unknown.

Comments. Centistoides manoeli  sp. nov. can be distinguished from C. doesburgi  by having the ovipositor sheaths setose throughout (glabrous apically in C. doesburgi  ), wing membrane slightly infuscate, eye length (in dorsal view) 2.06–2.36 × temple and mesopleuron strongly protruding ventro-posteriorly ( Fig. 5 View Figure ).

Distribution. Brazil, know only from the type locality at the state of Santa Catarina.

Etymology. This species is named after Manoel Martins Dias Filho, in recognition for his comments in an early version of this paper.

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