Alobevania longisaeta Kawada & Deans

Deans, A. R. & Kawada, R., 2008, Alobevania, a new genus of neotropical ensign wasps (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae), with three new species: integrating taxonomy with the World Wide Web., Zootaxa 1787, pp. 28-44: 10-11

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Alobevania longisaeta Kawada & Deans

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Alobevania longisaeta Kawada & Deans  HNS  , n. sp.

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Male. Head: Lower face uniformly brown, setose medially, sparsely setose laterally. Torulus at midline of eye. Area between toruli without carina but raised as smooth, convex area. Eye 0.4 times head height. Episternal declivity of clypeus short, diverging slightly. Gena nitid, denudate. Malar space 0.67 times eye height. Clypeal process evenly round, not pinched in appearance. Vertex defined by slight, irregular surface sculpture. Scape and pedicel light brown to yellow. Flagellomere evenly brown. Mandible light brown, with 3 reddish teeth on anterior face (4 teeth total).

Mesosoma: Less rhomboid and more rectangular; more strongly sculpted than other species and covered in long setae. Propleuron rugose. Ventral half of mesopleuron areolate, medially nitid (anterior half of concave area). Mesoscutum and scutellum faintly rugulose. Notaulus nearly linear (only very slightly sinuous). Parapsidal furrow present as obscure line. Tegula light brown. Metapleuron areolate. Mesosternum rugose laterally, irregularly areolate medially. Propodeum long, greater or equal than half length of petiole; dorsally without areolate to rugulose sculpture, laterally nitid; propodeal area ventral to petiole flat. Propodeum dorsally rugose; lateral and posterior faces of propodeum alveolate-areolate. Legs covered with long setae, uniformly brown except fore leg tibia and tarsus light brown. Hind coxae punctuate-rugulose. Hind and mid trochanters, femora, and tibiae punctuate-perlate.

Wings: Fore wing with 7 cells enclosed by tubular veins. 2Mb, 3M, and 3 CU veins spectral. 1RS vein attached to Sc+R at stigmal vein. Hind wing with 4 hamuli; proximal hamulus separate from the others and more erect. One specimen (DERV099a) with teratological wing vein deformations (see Mani & Muzaffer (1944) for examples observed in Evania appendigaster (L.)).

Metasoma: Gaster elliptical, much less than half the size of the mesosoma in lateral view. Petiole>6 times longer than width, even wide along its length, rugose laterally, rugulose dorsally and ventrally, and with long setae.

Female description: As for male except: eye strongly elliptical, smaller, flatter. Gena nitid.Vertex not obviously distinguished by sculpture. Scape, pedicel light brown to yellow. Flagellum brown. Notauli sinuous. Mesopleuron ventrally alveolate, irregularly areolate medially (in median depression), nitid dorsal to the median depression; antero-dorsal corner of propodeum punctate. Propodeum laterally with large nitid to slightly rugulose areas; alveolate dorsal of those areas and on posterior face of the propodeum ventral to the articulation with the petiole. Petiole with irregular, parallel rugae dorsally. Ovipositor straight, as long as petiole(i.e., slightly longer than in A. gattiae  HNS  ) concealed within metasoma.

Holotype: female. BRAZIL, Parana, Morretes , Parque Estadual do Pau Oco , 25° 37' 37.2"S 48° 53' 53.7"W, 10- 13.iv.2002, M[alaise] T[rap] T3, M. T. Tavares & equipe col[lector], voucher DERV095a ( UFES) [Morphbank]GoogleMaps  .

Paratype: 1 female, BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro, Teresopolis , Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos , 22°26'S 42°56'W, YPT - vertical B2, 30.x- 05.xi.2004, Peronti, A.L.B.G. & equipe col., voucher DERV097j ( UFES)GoogleMaps  . 1 male, BRAZIL: Minas Gerais, Serra do Cara?a , S. Barbara, F. M. Oliveira, voucher DERV099a ( AEIC) [Morphbank]  . BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro, Teresopolis , Sitio Davi , 22°26'S 42°56'W, 3- 7.viii.2004, YPT-Vertical A1, ALBG Peronti & ML Silva col., voucher DERV099b ( UFES)GoogleMaps  . 1 femal e, BRAZIL: Espirito Santo, Santa Maria de Jetiba , Fazenda Paulo Seick , 20°02'S 40°41'W, 29.xi- 6.xii.2002, MT, MT Tavares, CO Azevedo & eq. col., voucher DERV099c ( UFES)GoogleMaps  .

Etymology: The specific epithet is a combination of longus (Latin meaning, "long") and saeta (Latin meaning, "setae").

Web resources: ZooBank LSID; Morphbank image collection; Evanioidea Online descriptive Web page; ToL taxon Web page.

Remarks: Alobevania longisaeta  HNS  is found throughout the Atlantic forests of eastern Brazil.


USA, New York, Ithaca, Cornell University


Brazil, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Departamento de Biologia, Colecao Entomologica


USA, Florida, Gainesville, American Entomological Institute