Psomizopelma Gibson

Gibson, Gary A. P., 2018, The species of Psomizopelma Gibson (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae), Zootaxa 4444 (1), pp. 73-91: 75-76

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4444.1.5

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2F188787-BA5B-3474-FF2E-3E7FFA09FDDC

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scientific name

Psomizopelma Gibson
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Key to species of Psomizopelma Gibson 

1 Female.............................................................................................. 2

- Male................................................................................................ 6

2(1) Macropterous, fore wing normal in shape and extending to near apex of gaster ( Figs 44, 45 View Figure ); gaster with all but apical two tergites shiny and smooth or only obscurely coriaceous ( Fig. 53 View Figure )........................ Psomizopelma macropterum  n. sp.

- Brachypterous, fore wing elongate-slender and extending at most only to about mid-length of gaster ( Figs 1 View Figure , 17 View Figure , 32 View Figure , 54 View Figure ); gaster dorsally dull and strongly sculptured, reticulate to reticulate-rugose ( Figs 8 View Figure , 24 View Figure , 39 View Figure , 62 View Figure ).............................. 3

3(2) Clava with about apical half pale ( Figs 1, 2, 4 View Figure ); fore wing conspicuously elongate-slender, extending at least to about apex of Gt2 ( Fig. 8 View Figure ); head, mesosoma and metasoma extensively orangish ( Figs 1–8 View Figure ); head with parascrobal region sublinear between torulus and inner orbit ( Figs 3, 4 View Figure )................................................. Psomizopelma albiclava  n. sp.

- Clava entirely dark ( Figs 17 View Figure , 36 View Figure , 59 View Figure ); fore wing extending only to about base of gaster ( Figs 24 View Figure , 38 View Figure , 54 View Figure ); head, mesosoma and metasoma mostly dark brown ( Figs 17 View Figure , 32 View Figure ) or dark with metallic lusters ( Fig. 54 View Figure ); head with parascrobal region between toru- lus and inner orbit at least about half as wide as intertorular distance ( Figs 20 View Figure , 35 View Figure , 57 View Figure )............................... 4 4(3) Gaster with only Gt1 and Gt2 white laterally ( Fig. 33 View Figure ); head virtually entirely dark brown with clypeus only inconspicuously paler ( Fig. 35 View Figure ); ovipositor sheaths brown ( Fig. 33 View Figure )...................................... Psomizopelma fuscum  n. sp.

- Gaster with Gt1–Gt3 white laterally ( Figs 24 View Figure , 62 View Figure ); head with lower face obviously paler, more yellowish than upper face ( Figs 20 View Figure , 57 View Figure ) and sometimes with distinct metallic luster ( Fig. 56 View Figure ); ovipositor sheaths yellowish............................ 5

5(4) Head and mesosoma dorsally and sometimes gaster dorsally with distinct metallic green to blue or purple lusters ( Figs 54–56, 61, 62 View Figure ); acropleuron meshlike coriaceous over at least posterior half ( Fig. 58 View Figure )............. Psomizopelma metallicum  n. sp.

- Head, mesosoma and gaster dorsally dark brown ( Figs 17–24 View Figure ); acropleuron entirely reticulate ( Figs 21, 22 View Figure )...................................................................................... Psomizopelma brachypterum Gibson 

6(1) Body essentially uniformly brown ( Figs 25, 26 View Figure ) except often for white basal two pro- and/or mesotarsomeres ( Fig. 26 View Figure ); flagellum robust-filiform with at least more apical funiculars quadrate ( Fig. 28 View Figure ); propodeum bare mesal to spiracles ( Fig. 31 View Figure )............................................................................ Psomizopelma brachypterum Gibson 

- Body with following pale: scape extensively ( Figs 11, 12 View Figure ), pronotum at least laterally ( Figs 13, 14 View Figure ), variably distinct spot on mesoscutal lateral lobe ( Fig. 13 View Figure ), pro- and mesotibiae, and dorsal margin of metatibia ( Figs 9, 10 View Figure ); flagellum more gracile-filiform with all funiculars obviously longer than wide ( Fig. 12 View Figure ); propodeum on either side of median carina with 2 setae about midway between spiracle and foramen ( Fig. 16 View Figure )..................................... Psomizopelma albiclava  n. sp.