Microplitis marshallii Kokujev

Ranjith, A. P., Rajesh, K. M. & Nasser, M., 2015, Taxonomic studies on Oriental Microplitis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) with description of two new species from South India, Zootaxa 3963 (3), pp. 369-415: 401-402

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Microplitis marshallii Kokujev
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Microplitis marshallii Kokujev 

Microplitis marshallii Kokujev 1900  (in Marshall 1900): 183; Szépligeti 1903: 114; Fahringer 1937: 282; Telenga 1955: 172; Filipescu 1962: 90; Chen & Song 2004: 227. Holotype ZISP.

Female. Body length 2.8–3.1 mm.

Head: Head 1.8–2.1 × as wide as long in dorsal view; face 1.2 × as wide as high, rugose setose ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -B); ocelli forming a high triangle; upper temple with fine punctation; antennae longer than body ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -A).

Mesosoma: Mesosoma 1.7 × as long as high; notauli well developed, represented by coarsely crenulate furrows meeting posteriorly to form a sunken rugose-reticulation area, and divided by a short medio-longitudinal ridge ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -C); scutellar lunules wide, divided by five carinae ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -C); propodeum with medial longitudinal carina, coarsely rugose ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -D); scutellum small, densely rugose ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -D); pronotum densely rugose; hind coxa small, reaching anterior edge of T 1; hind tibial spurs 0.3–0.4 × as long as basitarsus.

Wings: 1 -R 1 1.2–1.5 × as long as its distance from apex of radial cell, and 0.9–1 × as long as pterostigma respectively ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -F); r as long as 2 -SR; areolet rectangular ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -F); first discal cell 1.1 × as long as high; 1 - CU 1 0.5–0.6 × as long as 2 -CU 1.

Metasoma: T 1 2–2.2 × as long as wide, parallel sided, smooth anteriorly, rest rugose-reticulate ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -D); T 2 and T 3 smooth without median field, and other tergites smooth, with short setae ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 -D); hypopygium small; ovipositor as long as second hind tarsus.

Colour: Body black, antennae blackish brown, palpi yellowish white, fore and hind wings hyaline, all coxae reddish black brown, fore and mid yellowish brown, and hind legs reddish brown to black brown, but in basal 2 / 3 of hind tibia yellow, the rest and tarsi blackish brown, sternites 1–3 yellowish brown, the rest reddish brown to dark reddish brown.

Male: Body length 3.3–3.5 mm long, leg yellow to yellowish brown, but most part of hind coxae blackish brown, most part of hind tibia yellowish, apex and hind tibia and all tarsi brown.

Distribution. China (Fujian and Yunnan).

Host. Unknown.

Discussion. This species is close to M. zhaoi  in having the face 1.2 × as wide as long, scutellar lunules divided by five carinae and presence of medial longitudinal carina between antennal sockets. It differs from M. zhaoi  in the following characters: head 2.1 × as wide as long (in M. zhaoi  head 1.8 × as wide as long), hind coxa reddish black (in M. zhaoi  hind coxa black), propodeum coarsely rugose (in M. zhaoi  propodeum reticulo-rugose).

Comments. Type material could not be directly examined, but images of the holotype taken by Dr. Tang Pu (ZUH) were used to compare with the new species described in this paper.

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Microplitis

Loc

Microplitis marshallii Kokujev

Ranjith, A. P., Rajesh, K. M. & Nasser, M. 2015
2015
Loc

Microplitis marshallii

Chen 2004: 227
Filipescu 1962: 90
Telenga 1955: 172
Fahringer 1937: 282
Szepligeti 1903: 114
1903