Synosis clepsydra Townes, 1959

Alvarado, M. & Rodriguez-Berrio, A., 2013, Four new species of the genus Synosis Townes (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from the eastern Andes of Peru and key for the New World species, Journal of Natural History (J. Nat. Hist.) 47 (37 - 38), pp. 2479-2492 : 2488-2489

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2013.768912

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scientific name

Synosis clepsydra Townes, 1959
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Synosis clepsydra Townes, 1959

( Figures 5 View Figure 5 , 6C, D View Figure 6 )

Material examined

1♀ (Holotype), USA: Camino , Califor. [California] June 27, 1948, MHG & D Townes ( USNM) ; 1 ♀ (Paratype), Auburndale, Mass., June 17 (Townes) ( AEIC). There is morphological variation in S. clepsydra . The holotype has the lateromedian longitudinal carinae converging to form a single median carina ( Figure 6E View Figure 6 ), but the paratype has the lateromedian longitudinal carinae converging and in contact but not forming a single carina ( Figure 6D View Figure 6 ) as was mentioned when the genus was described ( Townes and Townes 1959) .

Key for identification of New World species of Synosis

1. Mesosoma reddish except propodeum and metasoma black ( Figure 1 View Figure 1 ); tergite I with lateromedian carina extending almost to posterior margin; punctures present between lateromedian carina ( Figure 6A View Figure 6 )........... rubinus sp. nov. Mesosoma black, at most with yellowish tegulae and upper area of subalar prominence; tergite I with lateromedian carina extending at most to middle of tergite ( Figure 6B, C View Figure 6 )................................................... 2

2. Propodeum with lateromedian longitudinal carinae approaching closely ( Figure 6C View Figure 6 ) or fused ( Figures 6D–F View Figure 6 ) without transverse carina separating area basalis and superomedia; metacoxa reddish.............................. 3 Propodeum with short transverse carina separating area basalis and superomedia ( Figure 6G View Figure 6 ), if weak or absent, then there is a space present wider than thickness of carinae combined ( Figure 6B View Figure 6 ); metacoxa black............... 5

3. Laterotergites I and II developed, laterotergite II at least 0.4× as wide as long ( Figure 7A View Figure 7 );......................................... cosnipatensis sp. nov. Laterotergites I and II vestigial ( Figure 7C View Figure 7 ), less than 0.3× as wide as long.......................................................................... 4

4. Lower face c.0.9× as broad as long; propodeum with posterior transverse carina present between lateromedian longitudinal carinae ( Figures 6C, D View Figure 6 ); metasomal tergites with reddish borders ( Figure 6C View Figure 6 )...... clepsydra Townes Lower face c.1× as broad as long; propodeum with posterior transverse carina between lateromedian longitudinal carinae vestigial ( Figure 6E View Figure 6 ); metasomal tergites with black borders....................... ugaldei Gauld and Sithole

5. Submetapleural carina anteriorly expanded into conspicuous triangular lobe ( Figure 7B View Figure 7 ); 36–37 flagellomeres; metatibia yellowish with apical black spot ( Figure 3 View Figure 3 )................................................. townesi sp. nov. Submetapleural carina not anteriorly expanded ( Figure 7C View Figure 7 ); 29 flagellomeres; metatibia yellowish with basal and apical spots ( Figure 4 View Figure 4 ).... gauldi sp. nov.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

AEIC

American Entomological Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Synosis