Chromoteleia dispar Chen & Masner

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

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Chromoteleia dispar Chen & Masner

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Chromoteleia dispar Chen & Masner  sp. n. Figures 100-105


Body length of female: 4.88-5.50 mm (n = 20). Body length of male: 4.60-5.29 mm (n = 20). Color of A1: yellow to orange. A6 in female: distinctly wider than long. A5 in female: as long as wide. A6 in male: as long as wide. Number of basiconic sensilla on A7: 1. Number of basiconic sensilla on A12: 1. Sculpture of dorsal A1: punctate. Color of head: black. Sculpture of frons directly above interantennal process: areolate. Central keel: absent. Ventral margin of clypeus: pointed. Granulate microsculpture of dorsal frons: absent. Occipital carina: complete. Granulate microsculpture of vertex: absent. Sculpture of occiput: smooth medially, striate laterally. Sculpture of gena: coarsely punctate rugose.

Color of mesosoma: black. Sculpture of epicoxal lobe posterior of propleural epicoxal sulcus: densely punctate. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area above pronotal cervical sulcus: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: transversely striate. Microsculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Macrosculpture of mesoscutal midlobe: two rows of foveate grooves along median mesoscutal carina anteriorly, smooth at posterior margin. Macrosculpture of lateral lobe of mesoscutum: sparsely punctate. Sculpture of notaulus: foveate. Notaular foveae: interconnected. Median mesoscutal carina: present anteriorly, not extending to posterior margin of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum in lateral view: convex. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: densely punctate rugose. Shape of metascutellum: trapezoidal with broad posterior margin. Median metascutellar carina: present. Sculpture of metascutellum: areolate. Sculpture of lateral propodeal area: rugose. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below femoral depression: punctate rugose. 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: about as long as remaining segments combined. Sculpture of hind coxa: densely punctate.

Length of postmarginal vein: distinctly longer than stigmal vein.

Color of metasoma in female: orange. Color of metasoma in male: black. Horn on T1 in female: present. Striae of posterior margin of T1 in female: sparse. Striae of T1 in male: sparse. Transverse sulcus on T2: present. Sculpture of T2: longitudinally punctate rugose. Sculpture of T6 in female: longitudinally punctate rugose. Length of T6 in female: approximately as long as wide. Shape of T6 in female in lateral view: flat. Apical spine on female T6: absent. Sculpture of T6 in male: densely punctate. Sculpture of T7 in male: smooth to coriaceous. Sculpture of medial S2: densely longitudinally striate with fine punctures in interstices.


This species can be easily distinguished by the orange female metasoma, the lack of central keel, and the two rows of foveate grooves along median mesoscutal carina anteriorly.


The epithet is inspired by the Latin word for different, in reference to the different colors of metasoma between female and male, and is intended to be treated as an adjective.

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Material examined.

Holotype, female: COLOMBIA: Magdalena Dept., Zaino, M.567, 50 m, 11°20'N, 74°02'W, Tayrona Natural National Park, 28. VII– 14.VIII.2000, Malaise trap, R. Henriquez, OSUC190774 (deposited in IAVH). Paratypes: (22 females, 28 males) COLOMBIA: 11 females, 17 males, OSUC586769-586770 ( CNCI); OSUC151957-151959, 151961, 152023, 170413, 190080, 190082, 190773 ( IAVH); OSUC151960, 152020, 152022, 170414, 190081, 223860, 223866 ( OSUC); OSUC223857-223859, 223861-223865, 223867-223868 ( USNM). VENEZUELA: 11 females, 11 males, OSUC577442-577443, 577446-577448 ( CNCI); OSUC237132, 377646 ( MIZA); OSUC237133-237135, 271022-271028, 577441, 577445, 586469 ( OSUC); OSUC221940 ( TAMU); OSUC577444 ( USNM).