Teasienna eirene Heydon

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan, 2017, Revision of world Austroterobiinae and Parasaphodinae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae), parasitoids of giant scales (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae), Zootaxa 4301 (1), pp. 1-63: 38-41

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Teasienna eirene Heydon
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Teasienna eirene Heydon 

( Figs 91–99View FIGURES 91, 92View FIGURES 93 – 99)

T. eirene Heydon, 2004: 184  –186; holotype in UCD, examined.

Diagnosis. Female (male unknown): flagellum uniformly brown on dorsal side, paler ventrally ( Figs 93, 95View FIGURES 93 – 99); legs uniformly pale ( Fig. 91View FIGURES 91, 92); fore wing hyaline ( Fig. 99View FIGURES 93 – 99); body setation short (longest genal setae about 1/5 length of tegula) and whitish ( Figs 93, 95, 96, 99View FIGURES 93 – 99); head in profile with face only slightly convex at toruli level ( Fig. 95View FIGURES 93 – 99); eye height 1.55–1.80× length of malar space; eye in lateral view not distinctly inclined relative to vertical axis of head ( Fig. 95View FIGURES 93 – 99); lower margin of toruli slightly above or level with lower margin of eyes ( Fig. 93View FIGURES 93 – 99); antenna ( Figs 93, 95View FIGURES 93 – 99) with scape barely reaching median ocellus; clava width 1.1–1.5× width of F1; proximal funicular segments quadrate to slightly transverse, distal funicular segments slightly to moderately transverse (F5 width 1.1–1.5× length); mesosoma length about equal to width; MV length 2.0–2.5× width; fore wing speculum present, although small ( Fig. 99View FIGURES 93 – 99).

The females of T. eirene  are very similar to those of T. africana  (see diagnosis of the latter species).

Material examined. Type material. Holotype ♀. INDIA: ‘ India: Karnataka, Bangalore 916m, 11-20.V.1989, K. Ghorpade’, ‘ HOLOTYPE Teasienna eirene Heydon 2004  , UCDavis Type No. 1713’ ( UCDAbout UCD). 

Paratypes. 3♀, same information as holotype (UCD); 2♀, same information, ’ 21-30.III.1987, Ghorpade MT’ (UCD); 3♀, same information, ’ 21-30.IV.89, K. Ghorpade MT’ (UCD).

Other material. INDIA: 1♀ ‘ India: 916m, Karnataka, Bangalore, 21-30.IV.87, Ghorpade MT’ ( UCDAbout UCD)  ; 1♀, same information, ’ 21-30.IV.89 ’ (UCD); 1♀ ‘Utar Pradesh, New Dehli, IARI; 230 m, 28°37’51”N 77°9’50”E, 9.vii.90 J. Heraty’, ‘Univ. Calif. Riverside, Ent. Res. Museum, UCRCENT 122455 ’, ‘ Teasienna Det. R. Burks 2005  ’ (UCR); 5♀ ‘ India: Karnataka, Bangalore, 916m, 1-15.V.1988, K. Ghorpade’ ( CNCAbout CNC)  ; 2♀, same information, ‘ 1-10.VI.1988 ’ (CNC); 2♀, same information, ‘ 21-30.VI.1988 ’ (CNC); 1♀, same information, ‘ 1-9.VI.1988 ’ (CNC); 1♀, same information, ‘ 1-10.VII.1988 ’ (CNC). INDONESIA: 1♀ ‘ Indonesia: Flores Is., Manggarai Dist., Sano Nggoang Subdist., Golo Leleng Village YPT, 29.VII-5.VIII.1999, M. I. Wibawa’ ( UCDAbout UCD)  ; 1♀ ‘ Indonesia: Sumatra, Aceh, Gunung Leuser Nat. Pk., Ketambe Res. Sta., 1-31 DEC 1989. per DC Darling. IIS 890014, 1° rainforest. Young forest (T3) / mature forest (T4). gap / canopy. 350- 400 m. 3°41’N, 97°39’E, Malaise trap head’, ‘ROM’ ( UCDAbout UCD)GoogleMaps  . THAILAND: 2♀ ‘ Thailand: Doi Inthanon Natl. Pk., 70km SW Chiangmai , 1700m 27.IV- 3.V.1990 B. V. Brown’ ( CNCAbout CNC)  . VIETNAM: 2♀ ‘N Vietnam: Hai Phong Cat Ba N. P., 87 m, N 20°47’58” E 107°00’21”, 18-24.x.2009, Mal. Tr., RMNH’09, C. v. Achterberg & R. de Vries’, ‘BE.67986’ ( RMNHAbout RMNH)  .

Redescription. Female. Body length: 0.8–2.0 mm.

Colour. Head and mesosoma mostly black, with weak, mainly blue-green reflections ( Figs 93–96View FIGURES 93 – 99); pronotum, mesopleuron and propodeum from yellowish-brown to dark brown ( Figs 97, 98View FIGURES 93 – 99); membranous area between pronotum and fore coxa whitish ( Fig. 97View FIGURES 93 – 99). Gaster dorsally light brown to dark brown, lighter ventrally, from whitish to light brown ( Fig. 91View FIGURES 91, 92). Eyes from pale reddish-grey to dark red; ocelli whitish ( Figs 93, 94View FIGURES 93 – 99). Antenna ( Figs 93, 95View FIGURES 93 – 99) with scape and pedicel yellowish-brown; flagellum uniformly brown. Mandibles yellowish-brown, teeth reddish-brown. Legs ( Fig. 91View FIGURES 91, 92) entirely pale yellow to yellowish-brown except for darker pretarsi. Wings hyaline, tegula and venation yellowish-brown, venation paler ventrally ( Fig. 99View FIGURES 93 – 99). Body setation whitish, wing setation brownish ( Figs 93, 96, 99View FIGURES 93 – 99).

Sculpture. Head and mesosoma smooth to finely coriaceous-alutaceous ( Figs 93–98View FIGURES 93 – 99); gaster smooth.

Structure. Head. Longest genal setae about 1/5 length of tegula. Head in profile with face slightly convex at toruli level ( Fig. 95View FIGURES 93 – 99). Lower margin of toruli from about level with to slightly above lower eye margins ( Fig. 93View FIGURES 93 – 99). Scape not or barely reaching median ocellus. Antenna only slightly clavate, clava 1.1–1.5× as wide as F1 (6.5:4.5) ( Figs 93, 95View FIGURES 93 – 99). Eyes oval, inner margins slightly diverging ventrally ( Fig. 93View FIGURES 93 – 99); eye in lateral view not distinctly inclined relative to vertical axis of head ( Fig. 95View FIGURES 93 – 99). Head width 2.1–2.4× length in dorsal view (47:22) and 1.2–1.3× height in frontal view (47:40). POL 1.4–1.6× as long as OOL (12:8). Eye height 1.20–1.25× length (22:18) and 1.55–1.80× malar space (22:12). Scape length from slightly shorter (usually) to virtually equal to eye height (20:22). Head width about 1.2× length of pedicel plus flagellum (47:40). F1 width 1.0–1.2× length (4.5:4.0); F5 width 1.1–1.5× length (6:5); clava length 1.8–2.1× width (12.0:6.5).

Mesosoma. Scutellar spine small, hardly visible among dense setae ( Fig. 96View FIGURES 93 – 99). Propodeum smooth, median carina thin ( Fig. 98View FIGURES 93 – 99). Fore wing ( Fig. 99View FIGURES 93 – 99) with small speculum; parastigma with hyaline break. Mesosoma length 1.0–1.1× width (41:41), width 1.3–1.5× height (41:32). Mesoscutum width 2.3–2.8× length (41:16). Mesoscutellum length about equal to width (20:20). Propodeum length about 0.3× mesoscutellum length (6:20). Fore wing length 1.85–2.10× width (87:47). MV length 2.0–2.5× width (8.5:4.0); SV 1.6–2.6× MV (17.0:8.5); PV 2.5–3.8× MV (20.0:8.5).

Gaster. Short ovate, from slightly longer to distinctly shorter than head plus mesosoma ( Figs 91, 92View FIGURES 91, 92); length 1.3–2.1× width (43:33).

Male. Unknown.

Distribution. India ( Heydon 2004); Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam (new records).

Biology. Unknown.

UCD

University of California, Davis

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Pteromalidae

Genus

Teasienna

Loc

Teasienna eirene Heydon

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan 2017
2017
Loc

T. eirene

Heydon 2004: 184