Austroterobia maldica Narendran & Das

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 : 20

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4301.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:67A78566-A4FD-4E37-96E9-DCC4CCF321E5

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6038600

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/4D3D879A-FFB5-FFBC-FF16-C53FF820FB31

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scientific name

Austroterobia maldica Narendran & Das
status

 

Austroterobia maldica Narendran & Das

( Figs 1, 2 View FIGURES 1, 2 in Narendran & Das 2000: 320)

A. maldica Narendran & Das, 2000: 319 –321; holotype possibly in ZSIK, not examined.

Diagnosis. Both sexes: head with at most slight metallic reflections; legs pale yellow; inner margins of eyes not sinuate; gena conspicuously depressed at mouth corner; malar sulcus slightly indicated; POL about 1.3× OOL; toruli closer to median ocellus than to ventral margin of clypeus; scape not reaching median ocellus; basal two teeth of right mandible large and wide apart; notauli deep only in anterior third of mesoscutum; marginal vein more than 8× as long as broad ( Narendran & Das 2000).

Austroterobia maldica most closely resembles the newly described A. achterbergi ( Figs 1–10 View FIGURES 1, 2 View FIGURES 3 – 10 ). For main differences between the two species, see the remarks section of the latter species.

Distribution. India ( Narendran & Das 2000).

Biology. Reared from Icerya sp. ( Hemiptera : Margarodidae ) on Mango tree ( Narendran & Das 2000).

Remarks. Noyes (2016) stated that “ According to Narendran (pers. comm., 17th May 2004) the primary type of this species is deposited in Western Ghats Regional Station , Zoological Survey of India, Calicut , Kerala ”. However , according to Sureshan (pers. comm., 13th October 2016), the holotype could not be found in that collection.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Pteromalidae

Genus

Austroterobia

Loc

Austroterobia maldica Narendran & Das

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan 2017
2017
Loc

A. maldica

Narendran 2000: 319
2000