Heptascelio strigatus Masner, Johnson

Johnson, Norman F., Masner, Lubomír, Musetti, Luciana, Noort, Simon Van, K, Rajmohana, Darling, Christopher & Polaszek, Antonia , 2008, Revision of world species of the genus Heptascelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Platygastridae), Zootaxa 1776, pp. 1-51: 27-28

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Heptascelio strigatus Masner, Johnson


Heptascelio strigatus Masner, Johnson  & van Noort, new species

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60. http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:specimen:A 70 B 52 CB- 4 C 8 A- 42 B 4 -B 979 -BAE 3 C0 A08014View Materials 61. http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:specimen:A 4267409 -D 599-4347 - 9 A 91-81761 A 38 F0A 3 Figures 85–88; Morphbank 62 Description. Female body length: 2.9–3.1 mm (n= 8). Male body length: 2.8–3.0 mm (n= 10). Body color of female: entirely dark, dark brown to black. Color of female antenna: A 1 dark brown, A 2 –A 4 brownish yellow, A 5 –A 12 dark brown to black. Color of wing membrane: infuscate in apical two thirds, streak below submarginal vein strongly pigmented. Color of legs: coxae, femora, tibiae dark brown, otherwise brown. Body color of male: entirely black. Color of male antenna: brown.

Sculpture of occiput and posterior vertex: with strong transverse rugae. Sculpture of frons below ocellus in female: areolate rugose. Shape of dorsal margin of frontal scrobe: evenly arcuate, weakly produced. Sculpture of frontal depression in female: transversely striate ventrally, with smooth field dorsomedially. Sculpture of gena: with irregular dorsoventral rugae. Setation of gena: with short, uniform setae, with few short bristles interspersed. Shape of mandibles: normal length, crossed transversely below head when closed, tips overlapping.

Sculpture of dorsal pronotum: longitudinally strigose. Notaulus: absent or obscured by coarse surface sculpture. Sculpture of mesoscutum in female: coarsely longitudinally strigose with smooth interspaces. Sculpture of mesoscutum in male: coarsely areolate rugose, coarsely longitudinally areolate rugose. Parapsidal line: absent. Mesoscutellum shape: semicircular, posteriorly distinctly sloping ventrad, without distinct median longitudinal furrow. Sculpture of female mesoscutellum: longitudinally strigate. Scutellar points of female: narrow, elongate, acute. Sculpture of male mesoscutellum: coarsely longitudinally areolate rugose. Scutellar points of male: flattened, broadly rounded apically. Posterior surface of propodeum: with distinct straight longitudinal paramedian keel arising from apex of inner propodeal projection. Length of outer propodeal projection in female: elongate, extending near or beyond apex of T 1, distinctly longer than inner propodeal projection. Sculpture of propodeum between inner and outer propodeal projections: areolate rugose. Netrion shape: narrow, gradually widened ventrally, foveae on surface distinctly wider than high. Netrion setation: glabrous. Sculpture of lateral pronotum posterior to epomial carina: with large smooth field dorsally, elsewhere finely rugulose. Setation of posterior half of lateral pronotum: with numerous scattered setae, densest near spiracle. Sculpture of mesopleural scrobe: coarsely areolate to rugose. Sculpture of lower mesepisternum: rugulose to punctate. Sculpture of metapleuron: coarsely areolate to rugose throughout. Fore wing venation: well-developed, with R, r-rs clearly visible. Submarginal vein bristles: with dark bristles extending length of submarginal vein. Long dark bristles on legs: absent.

T 1 depression: glabrous or sparsely setose. Sublateral lamella on T 1: absent. Sculpture of T 2 –T 4: longitudinally striate, with fine cross striae, punctures, smooth or finely punctulate transverse band apically. Setation of laterotergites: very sparsely setose. Sculpture of S 2, S 3 of female: nearly smooth, with scattered small punctures. Sculpture of S 2, S 3 of male: nearly smooth, with scattered setigerous punctures. Distribution of felt fields: present on S 2 –S 3.

Diagnosis. Heptascelio strigatus  is most similar to H. watshami  , H. albipes  and H. anthonyi  . It may be distinguished by the combination of the longitudinally carinate mesoscutellum (Fig. 87) and areolate rugose sculpture of the mesopleural depression (Fig. 86).

Etymology. The epithet strigatus  refers to the sculpture of the mesonotum.

Link to Distribution Map. 63

Material Examined. Holotype female: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Sangha-Mbaéré Préf., Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, 02°21.60'N 16 °03.20'E, 350 m, CARAbout CAR 01-M 184, lowland rainforest, 38.6km 173 E S Lidjombo, 22–23.V. 2001, Malaise trap, S. van Noort, OSUCAbout OSUC 186133 (deposited in SAMCAbout SAMC) 64.

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http://atbi.biosci.ohio-state.edu/HymOnline/map-large.html?id= 223422 64. http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:specimen:0DD 2 B 5 A 5 -D 24 F- 4437 -B 4 E 4 -C 8159 AB 864 F 3 Paratypes: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: 15 males, 7 females, OSUCAbout OSUC 180746, 207580 ( CNCIAbout CNCI); OSUCAbout OSUC 176089, 176099, 186132, 207579, 207693 ( OSUCAbout OSUC); OSUCAbout OSUC 176098, 179109, 179130, 186127, 186129–186131, 186134 – 186136, 186294, 186301, 211046, SAM-HYM-P025040, P025042, P025043, P025044 ( SAMCAbout SAMC).


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