Chromoteleia maura 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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.778.25775

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C61BB5E5-A1DB-483E-8340-3DB71A69191F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0C29F53A-F881-4B25-9AA7-D2ABB704F172

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:0C29F53A-F881-4B25-9AA7-D2ABB704F172

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scientific name

Chromoteleia maura Chen & Masner
status

sp. n.

Chromoteleia maura Chen & Masner  sp. n. Figures 158-163

Description.

Body length of female: 5.20 mm (n = 1). Color of A1: black. A6 in female: distinctly longer than wide. A5 in female: distinctly longer than wide. Number of basiconic sensilla on A7: 1. Number of basiconic sensilla on A12: 1. Sculpture of dorsal A1: striate. Color of head: black. Sculpture of frons directly above interantennal process: punctate rugose. Central keel: present, interrupted medially. Ventral margin of clypeus: pointed. Granulate microsculpture of dorsal frons: absent. Occipital carina: complete. Granulate microsculpture of vertex: absent. Sculpture of occiput: smooth. Sculpture of gena: dorsoventrally strigose.

Color of mesosoma: black. Sculpture of epicoxal lobe posterior of propleural epicoxal sulcus: smooth. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area above pronotal cervical sulcus: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: transversely striate. Microsculpture of mesoscutum: absent. Macrosculpture of mesoscutal midlobe: densely punctate. Macrosculpture of lateral lobe of mesoscutum: densely punctate. Sculpture of notaulus: smooth. Median mesoscutal carina: present along full length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum in lateral view: convex. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: densely punctate rugose. Shape of metascutellum: trapezoidal with broad posterior margin. Median metascutellar carina: absent or indistinguishable from sculpture. Sculpture of metascutellum: rugose. Sculpture of lateral propodeal area: rugose. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below femoral depression: rugose anteriorly, sparsely punctate posteriorly. Sculpture of dorsal metapleural area: rugose. Setation of dorsal metapleural area: present. Setation of area directly dorsal to the metapleural triangle: absent. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: rugose throughout. Color of legs: coxae and trochanters orange yellow, remainder of the legs dark brown. Length of hind basitarsus: about as long as remaining segments combined. Sculpture of hind coxa: largely smooth, with sparse fine punctures.

Length of postmarginal vein: distinctly shorter than stigmal vein.

Color of metasoma in female: black. Horn on T1 in female: absent. Striae of posterior margin of T1 in female: dense. Transverse sulcus on T2: absent. Sculpture of T2: densely longitudinally striate, punctate rugulose in interstices. 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: sinuate. Apical spine on female T6: present. Sculpture of medial S2: densely longitudinally striate with fine punctures in interstices.

Diagnosis.

This species can be easily distinguished by its black body, mostly dark brown legs, and smooth notaulus.

Etymology.

The epithet is inspired by the Latin word for dark, in reference to the black body and legs, and is intended to be treated as an adjective.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-large.html?id=452214]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: ECUADOR: Napo Prov., 5 km S Baeza, 1700 m, 13.II.1983, Masner and Sharkey OSUC584757 (deposited in CNCI).