Paridris anikulapo Talamas
Talamas, Elijah J., Masner, Lubomir & Johnson, Norman F., 2013, Systematics of Trichoteleia Kieffer and Paridris Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea, Platygastridae), Journal of Hymenoptera Research 34, pp. 1-79: 1
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|Paridris anikulapo Talamas|
Paridris anikulapo Talamas sp. n. Figures 7, 17, 28-31; Morphbank 15
Female body length: 1.32-1.75 mm (n=20). Male body length: 1.04-2.02 mm (n=19).
Number of basiconic sensilla on A8: one. Shape of male flagellomeres: spherical.
Color of head: brown to black. Distal margin of clypeus: serrate. Shape of distal margin of clypeus in anterior view: straight. Width of clypeus: greater than width across toruli. Lateral corner of clypeus: projecting into acute angle. Length of mediofacial striae: not extending above midpoint of compound eye. Anterodorsal node on interantennal process: absent. Central keel: absent. Length of OOL: less than 2 ocellar diameters. Macrosculpture of frons between median ocellus and inner orbit of eye: dorsoventrally strigose; absent. Patch of microsculpture posterior to lateral ocellus in male: absent. Patch of microsculpture posterior to lateral ocellus in female: absent. Patch of microsculpture between median and lateral ocelli: absent. Microsculpture on dorsal head: absent. Microsculpture of posterior gena: present. Shape of gena: not receding posterior to eye. Macrosculpture of posterior vertex: absent. Patch of microsculpture on temples: absent. Occipital carina above occipital foramen: appressed toward ocelli. Anterior margin of occipital carina above occipital foramen: comprised of cells. Ventral extent of occipital carina: extending to base of mandible. Setation of postgena: sparse.
Color of mesosoma: brown to black.
Shape of pronotal shoulder in dorsal view: narrow and striplike. Transverse pronotal carina: present in posterior half of pronotum. Dorsal half of pronotal cervical sulcus: present as line of small cells. Ventral half of pronotal cervical sulcus: present as line of small cells. Sculpture of pronotal setal patch: punctate.
Anterior notaulus: reaching mesoscutal suprahumeral sulcus as row of punctures. Orientation of notauli: converging posteriorly. Shape of posterior notaulus: ovoid. Microsculpture on anterior half of medial mesoscutum: absent. Macrosculpture of anterior medial mesoscutum: absent. Pattern of punctation density on medial mesoscutum: increasing anteriorly. Scutoscutellar sulcus: comprised of short parallel striae. Median carina on posterior mesoscutellum: present. Posterior scutellar sulcus: comprised of shallow round cells.
Punctures on dorsal part of posterior mesepimeral area: present; absent. Size of punctures on dorsal part of posterior mesepimeral area: very fine. Mesopleural carina: present. Postacetabular sulcus: crenulate. Striae ventrad of mesopleural carina: absent.
Setae on metascutellum: absent. Posterior margin of metascutellum: emarginate.
Setation of metapleural triangle: sparse. Paracoxal and metapleural sulci: separate. Sculpture of posterodorsal part of ventral metapleural area: mostly rugose with small smooth patch; smooth. Dorsal metapleural area: smooth defined area; coarsely sculptured. Posterior margin of metapleuron below propodeal spiracle: with triangular point above metapleural sulcus.
Anterior projection of the propodeum: absent. Setation of metasomal depression: absent. Posterior projection of the propodeum: present as a point formed by plical and lateral propodeal carinae. Plical carina: indistinguishable from propodeal sculpture except at posterior apex. Lateral propodeal area: undifferentiated from plical area. Shape of lateral propodeal area: continuous with prespiracular propodeal area. Sculpture of lateral propodeal area: punctate rugulose.
Length of postmarginal vein: slightly longer than stigmalis (<1.5 ×); equal to stigmalis. Rs in fore wing: nebulous; spectral. Cu vein in fore wing: nebulous; spectral. M vein in forewing: nebulous; spectral. Color of costal cell in female: hyaline. Color of sub-radial area in female: hyaline. Color of costal cell in male: hyaline. Color of cubito-medial area in female: hyaline. Color of anal margin in female: hyaline. Color of cubito-medial area in male: hyaline. Color of anal margin in male: hyaline. RS+M in forewing: nebulous. Color of sub-stigmal area in male: hyaline. Basal vein in hind wing: spectral. Setation of hind wing: uniform throughout; reduced anad of submarginal vein.
Color of metasoma: brown to black. Longitudinal median carina on horn of T1: absent. Armature on posterior surface of T1 horn: absent. Interstitial sculpture of T1: finely rugulose. Patch of dense fine setae on anterolateral T1: absent. Form of T2 sulcus: transverse furrow. Posterior margin of transverse sulcus on T2: straight. Carina along posterior margin of transverse sulcus on T2 in female: present. Sublateral tergal carina on T2: absent. Microsculpture on T2: absent. Macrosculpture of T2 in female: longitudinally striate. Macrosculpture of T2 in male: longitudinally striate throughout. Carina along posterior margin of transverse sulcus on T2 in male: present. Microsculpture on T3: absent. Macrosculpture of medial T3 in female: longitudinally striate; weakly longitudinally striate. Macrosculpture of lateral T3 in female: longitudinally striate. Macrosculpture of medial T3 in male: longitudinally strigose. Macrosculpture of lateral T3 in male: longitudinally strigose. Macrosculpture of T4 in male: weakly crenulate laterally. Macrosculpture of female T5: absent. Microscupture on female T6: present throughout. Constriction of apical T6 in female: present. Macrosculpture of S1: longitudinally striate; rugose. Setation of S1: absent. Distribution of longitudinal striae on S2: present throughout. Macrosculpture of S2: longitudinally striate. Form of S2 felt field: lateral row or patch of setigerous punctures. Marginal depression on S3: absent. Marginal depressions on S4: present. Marginal depression on S5: present.
The species epithet “anikulapo” is a Yoruban name meaning "he who carries death in his pouch". It is given to this species as a reference to the parasitoid life history and is treated as a noun in apposition.
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Holotype, female: IVORY COAST: Lamto Research Station, 29.V.1986, J. Y. Rasplus, OSUC 58723 (deposited in OSUC). Paratypes: (99 females, 19 males) BENIN: 2 females, 1 male, OSUC 181239, 453642-453643 (CNCI). CAMEROON: 11 females, 1 male, OSUC 181241, 453644-453649, 453651-453655 (CNCI). CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: 4 females, 1 male, OSUC 243529, 265246-265249 (SAMC). GHANA: 2 females, OSUC 181672, 260561 (OSUC). IVORY COAST: 69 females, 12 males, OSUC 181234, 181238, 453657-453730 (CNCI); OSUC 58697-58698, 58718, 58720, 58724 (OSUC). KENYA: 3 females, OSUC 181236, 453731 (CNCI); OSUC 58707 (OSUC). NIGERIA: 1 female, 3 males, OSUC 181243, 181270, 453732-453733 (CNCI). SIERRA LEONE: 1 male, OSUC 405077 (MZLU). SOUTH AFRICA: 2 females, OSUC 181237, 265183 (CNCI). TANZANIA: 1 female, OSUC 181240 (CNCI). UGANDA: 1 female, OSUC 181235 (CNCI). ZIMBABWE: 3 females, OSUC 453615, 453734-453735 (CNCI). Other material: CAMEROON: 1 female, OSUC 453650 (CNCI).
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