Chromoteleia fossa Chen & Johnson

Chen, Hua-yan, Talamas, Elijah J., Valerio, Alejandro A., Masner, Lubomir & Johnson, Norman F., 2018, Revision of the World species of the genus Chromoteleia Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Scelioninae), ZooKeys 778, pp. 1-95: 5

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.778.25775

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C61BB5E5-A1DB-483E-8340-3DB71A69191F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/06CBBAC3-7C54-4A69-9395-ED4B55E67D7D

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:06CBBAC3-7C54-4A69-9395-ED4B55E67D7D

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scientific name

Chromoteleia fossa Chen & Johnson
status

sp. n.

Chromoteleia fossa Chen & Johnson  sp. n. Figures 112-117

Description.

Body length of female: 6.90 mm (n = 1). Color of A1: yellow to orange. A6 in female: as wide as long. A5 in female: distinctly longer than wide. Number of basiconic sensilla on A7: 1. Number of basiconic sensilla on A12: 1. Sculpture of dorsal A1: punctate; smooth. Color of head: black. Sculpture of frons directly above interantennal process: punctate rugose. Central keel: present only in ventral portion of frons. Ventral margin of clypeus: straight. Granulate microsculpture of dorsal frons: absent. Occipital carina: interrupted medially. Granulate microsculpture of vertex: absent. Sculpture of occiput: smooth. Sculpture of gena: dorsoventrally strigose; narrowly smooth ventrally, punctate rugose dorsally.

Color of mesosoma: orange. Sculpture of epicoxal lobe posterior of propleural epicoxal sulcus: densely punctate. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area above pronotal cervical sulcus: smooth dorsally, rugose ventrally. Sculpture of netrion: transversely striate. Microsculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Macrosculpture of mesoscutal midlobe: punctate rugose anteriorly, sparsely punctate posteriorly. Macrosculpture of lateral lobe of mesoscutum: punctate rugose. Sculpture of notaulus: smooth. Median mesoscutal carina: present anteriorly, not extending to posterior margin of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum in lateral view: convex. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: smooth medially, densely punctate laterally. Shape of metascutellum: trapezoidal with broad posterior margin. Median metascutellar carina: present. Sculpture of metascutellum: rugose. Sculpture of lateral propodeal area: rugose. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below femoral depression: striate to densely punctate below mesopleural carina, otherwise smooth. Sculpture of dorsal metapleural area: rugose. Setation of dorsal metapleural area: absent. Setation of area directly dorsal to the metapleural triangle: present. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: rugose throughout. Color of legs: orange yellow throughout. Length of hind basitarsus: distinctly longer than remaining segments combined. Sculpture of hind coxa: largely smooth, with sparse fine punctures.

Length of postmarginal vein: approximately as long as stigmal vein.

Color of metasoma in female: black. Horn on T1 in female: present. Striae of posterior margin of T1 in female: dense. Transverse sulcus on T2: present. Sculpture of T2: densely longitudinally striate, punctate rugulose in interstices. Sculpture of T6 in female: densely longitudinally striate, with fine punctures in interstices. Length of T6 in female: at least 1.5 × longer than wide. Shape of T6 in female in lateral view: flat. Apical spine on female T6: absent. Sculpture of medial S2: densely longitudinally striate with fine punctures in interstices.

Diagnosis.

This species is similar to C. feng  with which it shares the characters of smooth notaulus and female A12 with one basiconic sensillum, but it can be distinguished by the combination of the following characters: female T6 without apical spine, occipital carina interrupted medially.

Etymology.

The epithet is inspired by the Latin word for ditch, in reference to the smooth notaulus, and is intended to be treated as a noun.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-large.html?id=452226]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: PANAMA: Kuna Yala Comarca, 2001/038, 390 m, 09°20'31"N, 78°59'38"W, Nusagandi Station, 12. I– 15.I.2001, yellow pan trap, M. Yoder, OSUC320582 (deposited in TAMU).