Chromoteleia longa Chen & Johnson

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

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Chromoteleia longa Chen & Johnson

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Chromoteleia longa Chen & Johnson  sp. n. Figures 5-6, 152-157


Body length of female: 5.28-5.90 mm (n = 20). Body length of male: 5.10-5.83 mm (n = 20). Color of A1: yellow to orange. A6 in female: distinctly longer than wide. A5 in female: distinctly longer than wide. A6 in male: approximately 2.0 × longer than wide. Number of basiconic sensilla on A7: 0. 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: interrupted medially. Granulate microsculpture of vertex: absent. Sculpture of occiput: smooth. Sculpture of gena: narrowly smooth ventrally, punctate rugose dorsally.

Color of mesosoma: orange. Sculpture of epicoxal lobe posterior of propleural epicoxal sulcus: sparsely punctate. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area above pronotal cervical sulcus: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: transversely striate. Microsculpture of mesoscutum: absent. Macrosculpture of mesoscutal midlobe: punctate rugose throughout. Macrosculpture of lateral lobe of mesoscutum: punctate rugose. Sculpture of notaulus: foveate. Notaular foveae: interconnected. Median mesoscutal carina: present anteriorly, not extending to posterior margin of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum in lateral view: convex. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: densely punctate rugose. Shape of metascutellum: trapezoidal with broad posterior margin. Median metascutellar carina: present. Sculpture of metascutellum: rugose. Sculpture of lateral propodeal area: rugose. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below femoral depression: striate to densely punctate below mesopleural carina, otherwise smooth. Sculpture of dorsal metapleural area: rugose; smooth. Setation of dorsal metapleural area: absent. Setation of area directly dorsal to the metapleural triangle: absent. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: rugose anteriorly, smooth posteriorly. Color of legs: orange yellow throughout. Length of hind basitarsus: about as long as remaining segments combined. Sculpture of hind coxa: densely punctate.

Length of postmarginal vein: distinctly longer than stigmal vein.

Color of metasoma in female: black. Horn on T1 in female: absent. Striae of posterior margin of T1 in female: dense. Striae of T1 in male: dense. Transverse sulcus on T2: present. Sculpture of T2: longitudinally punctate rugose. Sculpture of T6 in female: densely punctate and granulate. Length of T6 in female: approximately as long as wide. Shape of T6 in female in lateral view: flat. Apical spine on female T6: absent. Sculpture of T6 in male: densely punctate. Sculpture of T7 in male: coriaceous anteriorly, densely punctate posteriorly. Posterior margin of T7 in male: emarginate medially between rounded projections. Sculpture of medial S2: densely longitudinally striate with fine punctures in interstices.


This species is similar to C. tricarinata  , but it can be distinguished by the combination of the following characters: female A6 distinctly longer than wide, female A12 with one basiconic sensillum, median mesoscutal carina present anteriorly.


The epithet is inspired by the Latin word for long, in reference to the elongate antenna in female, and is intended to be treated as an adjective.

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Material examined.

Holotype, female: COLOMBIA: Chocó Dept., visitor’s center, M.815, 2 m, 06°01'N, 77°20'W, Utría Natural National Park, 28. IX– 15.X.2000, Malaise trap, J. Pérez, OSUC188702 (deposited in OSUC). Paratypes: (49 females, 59 males) BELIZE: 14 females, OSUC556959, 556961, 556963-556964, 556967, 556969, 586771, 586869 ( CNCI); OSUC556958, 556960, 556962, 556965, 556968, 586867 ( OSUC). COLOMBIA: 5 females, 11 males, OSUC199631-199632 ( FSCA); OSUC144297, 190807-190808, 190819-190821 ( IAVH); OSUC144296, 144298, 188703, 190809, 190817-190818, 190822, 269594 ( OSUC). COSTA RICA: 19 females, 39 males, OSUC577985, 578006, 578008, 578071, 583424-583428, 583430-583433, 583435, 583438, 583442, 583445-583447, 583450-583452, 583454-583457, 583716, 583765, 583784-583785, 583799-583813, 583816, 583976, 584229, 584252, 586392, 586450 ( CNCI); OSUC583439, 583441, 583443-583444, 583453, 583814-583815 ( OSUC). FRENCH GUIANA: 1 male, OSUC586438 ( CNCI). PANAMA: 11 females, 8 males, OSUC556948-556949, 556956, 584178, 584374, 584377, 586176, 586376, 586622, 586677-586678, 586818 ( CNCI); OSUC320583, 556952, 586621 ( OSUC); OSUC221924, 320584, 320641, 320643 ( TAMU).