Paridris bifurcata (Dodd)
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 bifurcata (Dodd)|
Paridris bifurcata (Dodd) comb. n. Figures 4, 23-24, 56-61; Morphbank 28
Oxyteleia bifurcata Dodd, 1927: 72 (original description); Galloway 1976: 100 (type information).
Paridris bifurcata (Dodd): Masner 1976: 36 (generic transfer made with reservations, systematic position).
Neoparidris bifurcata (Dodd): Galloway and Austin 1984: 26 (generic transfer, description).
Female body length: 2.39-3.07 mm (n=7). Male body length: 2.36-2.63 mm (n=4).
Number of basiconic sensilla on A8: two. 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: continuous with sculpture of dorsal frons. Anterodorsal node on interantennal process: present. Central keel: absent. Length of OOL: less than 2 ocellar diameters. Macrosculpture of frons between median ocellus and inner orbit of eye: dorsoventrally strigose. 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: absent. Shape of gena: not receding posterior to eye. Macrosculpture of posterior vertex: irregularly rugulose. 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 smooth furrow. Ventral half of pronotal cervical sulcus: present as smooth furrow. 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: pustulate. 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: absent. 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: moderately dense. Paracoxal and metapleural sulci: separate. Sculpture of posterodorsal part of ventral metapleural area: smooth. Dorsal metapleural area: smooth defined area. 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: present. Lateral propodeal area: raised above propodeal surface and indicated by lesser setation. Shape of lateral propodeal area: continuous with prespiracular propodeal area. Sculpture of lateral propodeal area: areolate rugose.
Length of postmarginal vein: equal to stigmalis. Rs in fore wing: nebulous. Cu vein in fore wing: nebulous. M vein in forewing: nebulous. Color of costal cell in female: infuscate. Color of sub-radial area in female: infuscate. Color of costal cell in male: infuscate. Color of cubito-medial area in female: infuscate. Color of anal margin in female: infuscate. Color of cubito-medial area in male: infuscate. Color of anal margin in male: infuscate. RS+M in forewing: nebulous. Color of sub-stigmal area in male: infuscate. Basal vein in hind wing: spectral. Setation of hind wing: uniform throughout.
Color of metasoma: brown to black. Longitudinal median carina on horn of T1: present; absent. Armature on posterior surface of T1 horn: absent. Interstitial sculpture of T1: smooth. 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: present. 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: present. Macrosculpture of medial T3 in female: rugulose. Macrosculpture of lateral T3 in female: longitudinally strigose. Macrosculpture of medial T3 in male: weakly rugulose. Macrosculpture of lateral T3 in male: longitudinally strigose. Macrosculpture of T4 in male: longitudinally strigose laterally. Macrosculpture of female T5: weakly crenulate laterally. Microscupture on female T6: present throughout. Constriction of apical T6 in female: present. Macrosculpture of S1: 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: present. Marginal depressions on S4: present. Marginal depression on S5: present.
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Holotype, female, Oxyteleia bifurcata : AUSTRALIA: QLD, Cairns Dist., Kuranda, 1.XI.1919, A. P. Dodd, QMBA HY3193H (deposited in QMBA). Other material: (6 females, 4 males) AUSTRALIA: 1 male, OSUC 181075 (CNCI). PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 6 females, 3 males, OSUC 181072-181074, 181076-181079, 265159, 265187 (CNCI).
Galloway (1984) erected Neoparidris to accomodate a species that had attributes of Paridris but lacked the small eyes, compact ocellar triangle, and incomplete notaulus that characterized his concept of the group. In his discussion of Neoparidris , Galloway commented that this species may ultimately belong in Paridris when its limits became clearer, and this is indeed the case.
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