Orasema woolleyi Burks, Heraty & Dominguez

Burks, Roger A., Heraty, John M., Dominguez, Chrysalyn & Mottern, Jason L., 2018, Complex diversity in a mainly tropical group of ant parasitoids: Revision of the Orasema stramineipes species group (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eucharitidae), Zootaxa 4401 (1), pp. 1-107: 97-99

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4401.1.1

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scientific name

Orasema woolleyi Burks, Heraty & Dominguez
status

n. sp.

Orasema woolleyi Burks, Heraty & Dominguez  n. sp.

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Diagnosis. Eyes with visible setae at 50X magnification. Mesoscutal midlobe and mesoscutellum, including axillula, areolate.

No other species in this group has easily visible ocular setae ( Fig. 246View FIGURES 245–250).

Description. Female. Length 2.7–3.3 mm.

Color: Head and mesosoma green with red to yellow luster. Pedicel yellow; anellus yellow; flagellum brown. Coxae green to purple dorsally, becoming brown to yellow ventrally; fore femur mostly brown, tips pale; mid and hind femora yellow. Fore wing hyaline; venation yellowish brown. Petiole green; gaster brown with green to purple luster.

Head: Head width:head height 1.1; face reticulate; longitudinal groove between eye and torulus absent; eyes with visible setae at 50X magnification, inter-ocular distance:eye height 1.5–2.1; malar space:eye height 0.6–0.7; supraclypeal area longer than broad, smooth medially, dorsally and ventrally, weakly sculptured laterally; clypeus weakly sculptured; Flagellum length:head height 1.5; F2 2.5–3.0× as long as broad, 1.1–1.3× as long as F3; following funiculars subequal in width, progressively shorter.

Mesosoma: Mesosoma length:height 1.3. Mesoscutal midlobe areolate medially, areolate-reticulate laterally, with moderately long setae; lateral lobe areolate to areolate-reticulate. Axilla areolate to areolate-reticulate; mesoscutellar disc areolate; frenal line regularly foveate; frenum areolate; axillular groove anteriorly absent, broad and foveate posteriorly; axillula areolate with longitudinal carinae. Propodeum with irregular median carina; propodeal disc areolate medially to areolate-reticulate laterally; callus areolate-reticulate, with 3–5 setae. Mesepisternum reticulate to areolate-reticulate laterally, smooth ventrally, broadly rounded anterior to mid coxa. Upper mesepimeron mostly smooth, except for small patch of weak sculpture posteriorly; lower mesepimeron reticulate to areolate-reticulate; transepimeral sulcus distinct. Metepisternum laterally smooth to weakly reticulate. Hind coxa 2.0–2.1× as long as broad; hind femur 5.4–5.5× as long as broad. Fore wing 2.5× as long as broad, 2.7– 2.8× as long as mesothorax; stigma with 4 sensilla widely separated in a row. Hind wing costal cell with 1 or 2 irregular rows of setae.

Metasoma: Petiole 2.1–2.3× as long as broad, 0.9–1.0× as long as hind coxa, areolate, anterior carina moderate. Antecostal sulcus crossed by carinae; acrosternite posteriorly rounded.

Male. unknown.

Biology. Found near extrafloral nectaries of the shrub Byttneria aculeata  ( Malvaceae  ).

Distribution. Costa Rica, Mexico.

Material examined. Holotype: COSTA RICA: Heredia: La Selva Biol. Sta., 3 km S Pto  . Viejo , 10°26'00"N, 84°01'00"W, H.A. Hespenheide [1 ♀, UCRCENT00413159], deposited in UCRC. Paratypes: COSTA RICA: Guanacaste: Est. Las Pailas, P.NGoogleMaps  . Rincon de la Vieja, 800m, 10°46'31"N, 85°20'59"W, 16–30.vi.1994, D.G. Garcia [2 ♀, INBIO: INBIOCRI02029297, INBIOCRI02029314]. Est. Las Pailas, P.NGoogleMaps  . Rincon de la Vieja, 800m, 10°46'31"N, 85°20'59"W, 17–28.vii.1993, K. Taylor [1 ♀, INBIO: INBIOCRI01666908]. Est. Las Pailas, P.NGoogleMaps  . Rincon de la Vieja, 800m, 10°46'31"N, 85°20'59"W, 4–31.x.1993, K. Taylor [1 ♀, INBIO: INBIOCRI01814502]. Est. Pitilla, 9 km S Santa Cecilia, PGoogleMaps  . N. Guanacaste, 700m, 10°59'28"N, 85°25'39"W, 27.vii –14.viii.1992, P. Rios [1♂, INBIO: INBIOCRI00774854]. Est. Pitilla, 9 km S Santa Cecilia, PGoogleMaps  . N. Guanacaste, 700m, 10°59'28"N, 85°25'39"W, 4–13.xii.1991, C. Moraga [1♂, INBIO: INBIOCRI00527002]. Est. Pitilla, 9 km S Santa Cecilia, PGoogleMaps  . N. Guanacaste, 700m, 10°59'28"N, 85°25'39"W, vii.1994, C. Moraga [1♂, INBIO: INBIOCRI02001630]. Est. Pitilla, 9 km S Santa Cecilia, PGoogleMaps  . N. Guanacaste, 700m, 10°59'28"N, 85°25'39"W, xii.1993, E. Araya [1 ♀, INBIO: INBIOCRI01709279]. Sector Las Pailas, P.NGoogleMaps  . Rincon de la Vieja, 800m, 10°47'03"N, 85°21'00"W, 5–17.v.1994, Guadalupe Rodriguez [1♂, INBIO: INBIOCRI02096689]GoogleMaps  . Heredia: La Selva 3km S Pto   . Viejo , 10°26'00"N, 84°01'00"W, 16.xi.1978, T.W. Sherry, at foliar nectaries of Byttneria aculeata  [1 ♀, UCRC: UCRCENT00413880]. La Selva, 3 km S PtoGoogleMaps  . Viejo , 10°26'00"N, 84°01'00"W, 11.iii.1980, H.A. Hespenheide [1 ♀, UCRC: UCRCENT00413879]GoogleMaps  . MEXICO: Chiapas: Malpaso , 17°11'23"N, 93°36'17"W, 24.v.1969, H.J. Teskey [1 ♀, CNC: UCRCENT00425914]GoogleMaps  . Veracruz: 33 km NE Catemaco, Tuxtlas Res Sta , 160m, 18°35'07"N, 95°04'27"W, 1.vii.1983, M. Kaulbars [1 ♀, CNC: UCRCENT00425913].GoogleMaps 

Etymology. Named after James B. Woolley (Texas A&M University), an amazing mentor.

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes