Labena tarsata Gauld, 2000

Khalaim, Andrey & Ruiz-Cancino, Enrique, 2009, Mexican species of Labena Cresson (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) with description of a new species, ZooKeys 5 (5), pp. 65-74 : 72-73

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.5.62

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:01028D1B-D0BE-4BEF-B55E-BAF6FE584C0F

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3792566

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scientific name

Labena tarsata Gauld, 2000
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Labena tarsata Gauld, 2000

Material examined. México, Tamaulipas, Gómez Farías, Los Cedros and Alta Cima , Malaise trap, 20.III-12.VI.1999, coll. S. Hernández A., 3 ♀♀ , 8 ♁♁. Cd. Victoria, Cañón del Novillo , 27.IV, 13.VIII.1985, 2 ♀♀ . Jalisco, Est. Biol. Chamela, Malaise trap, 4-5.VII.1993, coll. Wharton and Sharkey, 1 ♀ .

Distribution. Costa Rica, México (Tamaulipas, Jalisco).

Variation. Two females from Cañón del Novillo have a conspicuously darker metasoma. In the specimen from 13.VIII, tergite 1 is yellow and tergites 2-4 are reddish brown. In the specimen from 27.IV, tergites 1-6 (tergite 1 blackish in anterior 0.4) are dark reddish brown ( Fig. 8 View Figs 7-9 ), and in both specimens the metasoma is yellowish posteriorly ( Fig. 8 View Figs 7-9 ). The specimen from 27.IV, mentioned as “ Labena sp. n.” by Hernández et al.

(2000), also has the propodeum with the area superomedia widely open posteriorly ( Fig. 6 View Figs 5-6 ). This area is more or less defined in the other Mexican specimens, but is very variable in the Costa Rican material, in which sometimes the posterior carina is only very faintly present (G. Broad, pers. comm.). Both specimens are structurally similar to L. tarsata and have no other differences from typical specimens of this species in our material, excepting this one very variable character (area superomedia open posteriorly in female from 27.IV). Thus we consider these specimens to be a darker variation of L. tarsata .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Labena