Dissomphalus teobus Brito & Azevedo

Azevedo, Celso O., 2017, Review of Dissomphalus Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) from Panama, with key to the Central American species, Zootaxa 4335 (1), pp. 1-72: 52-53

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Dissomphalus teobus Brito & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Dissomphalus teobus Brito & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 23 View Figure , 54 View Figure , 85 View Figure , 186–187 View Figure )

Description. Male. Body length 2.63 mm. Color: body castaneous. Head ( Fig. 23 View Figure ). Mandible with two distal teeth. Median clypeal lobe trapezoidal, with one angulate tooth; median clypeal carina low in profile, complete or nearly so, straight in profile or nearly so. Frons weakly coriaceous and punctures small. Vertex crest straight. Pronotal disc weakly coriaceous; anterior margin coarse. Metasoma ( Fig. 54 View Figure ). Tergal process with lateral, deep, circular and large depression, with small, low and dorsad tubercle placed on center of depression, pit large, with short and dense tuft of setae. Posterior hypopygeal margin straight or nearly so ( Fig. 85 View Figure ). Genitalia ( Figs 186–187 View Figure ): paramere with dorsal margin entirely wide; apical margin rounded. Aedeagal ventral ramus as long as dorsal body, evenly narrow; cross section laminar; surface horizontal; inner margin sinuous; outer margin slightly sinuous; apex short, simple, curved outward; additional inner ramus absent; basal stub absent. Aedeagal dorsal body with two pairs of apical lobes; outer lobe long, subhorizontal and narrow, with apical margin abruptly acute and posterad; inner pair stout, membranous and setose. Apodeme extending beyond genital ring.

Variation. Tergal process with pit of tubercle with few setae.

Remarks. This species is easily recognized by having the paramere wide basally and the triangular shape of the outer lobe of the aedeagal dorsal body which is very projected forward. This species is not similar to anyone of the setosus species-group.

Material examined. Holotype, ♂, Darién Pr [ovincia]: P[arque] N[acional] Darién, Pirre, Est [ación] Rancho Frio , 80 m, [08°00'N, 77°45'W], 16 nov 00GoogleMaps  17 ene 2001, Malaise, R. Cambra, A. Santos [col.] ( MIUP). Paratypes: Bocas del Toro, Wekso: 1♂, Teribe, P[arque] I[nternacional] L[a] A[mistad], 50 msnm, [09º24'25"N, 82º56'20"W], 17–24 oct. 1999, Tr [ampas] Amarillas, A. Santos[col.] ( MIUP)GoogleMaps  ; Chiriqui: 1♂, Finca La Suiza near Hornitos , [08°40'N, 82°14'W], 25–6.VI.2000, F[light] I[nterception] T[rap], H. & A. Howden [col.] ( CNCIAbout CNCI)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, 15 km NW Hato del Volcano , 1200 m, [08°46'N, 82°38'W], 24–31.V.1997, Peck & Howden [col.] ( CNCIAbout CNCI)GoogleMaps  ; Veraguas Pr [ovincia]: 14♂, P[arque] N[acional] Coiba, Isla Coiba, Cerro la Equis 0m, (3♂)  , 90m (3♂), [07º28'09"N, 81º45'24"W], 8–12 mar [zo] 1998, Malaise, R. Cambra, A. Santos [col.], 120m, 29jul–4 ag 1998 (5♂), 100 m, 30– nov–4–dic.1998, R. Cambra, S. Bermudez [col.] (2♂) and Playa Blanca-Cativales , 31 jul–6 ago 1998, R  . Cambra, A. Santos [col.] (1♂) ( MIUP)  ; Colón Pr [ovincia]: 1♂ P[a]r[que] Nac [ional] Portobelo, San Antonio, 16–29 feb. 2000, Tr [ampa] Malaise, P. González, A. Santos [col.] ( MIUP)  ; 1♂, 14 km N J[un]ct[ion] Escobal r[oa]d and Piña r[oa]d on Piña r[oa]d, ± 20 m, [09°20'N', 79°54'W], 2–3.VI.1995, F[light] I[nterception] T[rap], J. Ashe & R. Brooks [col.] ( CNCIAbout CNCI)GoogleMaps  ; Comarca Kuna Yala: 6♂, Ustupu, Rio Abudi , [09º07'57"N, 77º55'36"W], 6–12 dic. 1999, Malaise, P. González [col.] ( MIUP)GoogleMaps  ; Panama Pr [ovincia]: 11♂, P[arque] N[atural] Metropolitano , [08º59'33"N, 79º32'41"W], 24 ago.–3 sep.1999, Tr [ampa] Malaise, A. Santos, P. González [col.] ( MIUP)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, P[arque] Nac [ional] Sob [eranía], Camino, Plantación, [09º09'N, 79º43'W], 24 ago.–2 sep.1999 Tr [ampa] Malaise, A. Santos, P. González [col.] ( MIUP)GoogleMaps  ; 2♂, Chilibre, Parque Nacional Chagres, Campo Chagres, [09º25'54"N, 79º30'54"W], 24–28.enero.2000 Tr[ampa] Malaise, A. Santos, P. González [col.] (MIUP); 3♂, C[anal] Z[one], B[arro] Colorado Is[land], [09°09'N, 79°51'W], 15–31.VII.1994, (2♂) and 1–14.VII.1994 (1♂), F[light] I[nterception] T[rap], D. Banks [col.] ( CNCIAbout CNCI)GoogleMaps  ; 27♂, same data as holotypeGoogleMaps  ; 9♂, same province of holotype Est [ación] I[nstituto] N[acional de] Re [cusos] Na [turales] Re [novables] [07°51'26.3"N, 77°28'12.7"W], 5–28 feb 1993, Malaise, R. Cambra [col.] ( MIUP)GoogleMaps  ; 6♂, Cana, Serrania de Pirre , 1250m, 4–7.vi.1996, J. Ashe, R. Brooks. ( UFESAbout UFES)  ; 5♂, Estac [ión] Cruce de Mono , [07°51'26.3"N, 77°28'12.7"W], 6 feb–4 mar 1993, Tr [ampa] malaise, R.GoogleMaps 

Cambra, J. Coronado [col.] ( MIUP); 2♂, Cruce de Mono: Estac. I[nstituto] N[acional de] Re[cusos] Na[turales] Re[novables], 6.II–4.III. 1993 ( MIUP).

Distribution ( Fig. 246 View Figure ). Panama (Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Veraguas, Colón, Panama, Comarca Kuna Yala and Darién).


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