Chromoteleia feng 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 feng Chen & Johnson

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Chromoteleia feng Chen & Johnson  sp. n. Figures 106-111


Body length of female: 4.48-5.15 mm (n = 20). Body length of male: 4.30-5.12 mm (n = 20). Color of A1: yellow to orange. A6 in female: distinctly wider than long. A5 in female: distinctly longer than wide. A6 in male: as long as 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: transversely striate to rugose. Central keel: present only in ventral portion of frons. Ventral margin of clypeus: pointed. Granulate microsculpture of dorsal frons: present. Occipital carina: complete. 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: smooth. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area above pronotal cervical sulcus: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: transversely striate. Microsculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Macrosculpture of mesoscutal midlobe: punctate rugose anteriorly, sparsely punctate posteriorly. Macrosculpture of lateral lobe of mesoscutum: sparsely punctate. Sculpture of notaulus: smooth. 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: smooth. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below femoral depression: striate to densely punctate below mesopleural carina, otherwise 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: largely smooth, with sparse fine punctures.

Length of postmarginal vein: approximately as long as 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: absent; present. 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 T6 in male: densely punctate. Sculpture of T7 in male: densely punctate. Posterior margin of T7 in male: straight. Sculpture of medial S2: densely longitudinally striate with fine punctures in interstices.


This species is similar to C. robusta  in the acute T6 apex, but it can be distinguished by the combination of the following characters: female A12 has only one basiconic sensillum, occipital carina complete, notaulus smooth.


The epithet is inspired by the Chinese word 锋 (fēng) for the name of the sharp point of a spear, in reference to the pointed female T6, and is intended to be treated as a noun.

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Material examined.

Holotype, female: BRAZIL: PA, Melgaço Mpio., Ferreira Penna Scientific Station, trail, P05057, 01°44'28"S, 51°27'21.3"W, Caxiuanã, 16. XI– 19.XI.2003, yellow pan trap, A. P. Aguiar & J. Dias, OSUC233344 (deposited in MPEG). Paratypes: (24 females, 92 males) BRAZIL: 16 females, 90 males, OSUC202483, 202487, 202518, 202520-202521, 202526-202527 ( AEIC); OSUC584166-584170, 584176, 586360, 586363-586364, 586366-586367, 586370, 586372 ( CNCI); OSUC185794, 185832, 185834-185835, 185837, 185839, 185841, 225228-225229, 225233, 231866, 231868, 231870, 231872-231873, 231886, 241252, 241254, 241256, 241279, 322168, 322170, 322172, 322176, 322594, 322596, 322600, 326258, 326260, 359052, 359058, 359066, 359078, 380236-380237, 380240, 449170, 449174, 449177 ( MPEG); OSUC166091, 185792, 185795, 185833, 185836, 185838, 185840, 225222, 225226, 225231, 225238, 231867, 231869, 231871, 231874, 233120, 233293, 241251, 241255, 241257, 254999, 322167, 322169, 322174, 322202, 322595, 322597, 322640, 326259, 359054-359055, 359060, 359070, 359074, 366730, 371944, 380235, 380238, 380241, 381993, 449166, 449173, 449175-449176, 449182 ( OSUC); OSUC225301, 225310 ( USNM). FRENCH GUIANA: 7 females, 2 males, OSUC555821, 586223-586224, 586226-586227, 586231, 586829, 586852, 586858 ( CNCI). VENEZUELA: 1 female, OSUC557019 ( CNCI).