Chromoteleia longitarsis Kieffer

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 longitarsis Kieffer


Chromoteleia longitarsis Kieffer  Figures 16-17, 27, 140-145, 146-151, 236

Chromoteleia longitarsis  Kieffer, 1910a: 313, 314 (original description, keyed); Masner, 1976: 25 (type information); Johnson, 1992: 364 (cataloged, type information).

Petalosema longitarsis  (Kieffer): Kieffer, 1926: 358, 359 (generic transfer, description, keyed).


Body length of female: 6.88-7.20 mm (n = 20). Body length of male: 6.30-6.73 mm (n = 20). Color of A1: yellow to orange. A6 in female: distinctly longer than wide. A5 in female: distinctly longer than wide. A6 in male: approximately 2.0 × longer than 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: complete, extending from interantennal process to median ocellus. Ventral margin of clypeus: straight. Granulate microsculpture of dorsal frons: absent. Occipital carina: interrupted medially. Granulate microsculpture of vertex: absent. Sculpture of occiput: smooth. Sculpture of gena: dorsoventrally strigose.

Color of mesosoma: variably orange to black. Sculpture of epicoxal lobe posterior of propleural epicoxal sulcus: sparsely punctate. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area above pronotal cervical sulcus: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: rugose. Microsculpture of mesoscutum: absent. Macrosculpture of mesoscutal midlobe: punctate rugose throughout. Macrosculpture of lateral lobe of mesoscutum: densely punctate. Sculpture of notaulus: foveate. Notaular foveae: interconnected. 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: punctate rugose. Sculpture of dorsal metapleural area: rugose. Setation of dorsal metapleural area: present. Setation of area directly dorsal to the metapleural triangle: present. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: rugose throughout. Color of legs: pale yellow with tarsi dark brown to black. Length of hind basitarsus: distinctly longer than remaining segments combined. Sculpture of hind coxa: largely smooth, with sparse fine punctures.

Length of postmarginal vein: distinctly longer than stigmal vein.

Color of metasoma in female: black. Color of metasoma in male: black. Horn on T1 in female: present. Striae of posterior margin of T1 in female: dense. Striae of T1 in male: sparse. Transverse sulcus on T2: absent. Sculpture of T2: densely longitudinally striate, punctate rugulose in interstices. Sculpture of T6 in female: densely longitudinally striate, with fine punctures in interstices. Length of T6 in female: at least 1.5 × longer than wide. Shape of T6 in female in lateral view: sinuate. Apical spine on female T6: absent. Sculpture of T6 in male: densely longitudinally striate with fine punctures in interstices. 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 can be distinguished from other Chromoteleia  species by the following combination of characters: female A7 without basiconic sensilla, dorsal metapleural area with setae, basitarsus distinctly longer than remaining segments combined, postmarginal vein distinctly longer than stigmal vein, male T7 with posterior margin straight.

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Material examined.

Holotype, male: BRAZIL: PA, no date, Baker, CAS TYPE9682 (deposited in CAS).

Other material: (84 females, 58 males) BRAZIL: 7 females, 6 males, OSUC202525, 202528, 202531 ( AEIC); OSUC584895-584896, 584898-584901 ( CNCI); OSUC379215 ( MPEG); OSUC185791, 56242, 584897 ( OSUC). COLOMBIA: 2 females, OSUC193428 ( IAVH); OSUC253477 ( OSUC). COSTA RICA: 57 females, 26 males, OSUC583420, 583776, 584260, 584263, 584857-584864, 584866-584868, 584870-584874, 584876-584878, 584880-584887, 584889-584891, 584964-584969, 584971-584976, 584978-584980, 584982-584983, 584985-584986, 584988-584992, 584994-584999, 586751-586752, 586754, 586756, 586838, 586843 ( CNCI); OSUC584865, 584869, 584875, 584879, 584888, 584970, 584977, 584981, 584984, 584987, 584993, 585000, 586753 ( OSUC). ECUADOR: 8 females, 1 male, OSUC584892-584894, 584902, 584911-584912, 584919, 586528 ( CNCI); DPI_FSCA 00010210 ( CSCA). FRENCH GUIANA: 7 females, 11 males, OSUC555803, 555806, 555808, 555810, 555812, 555816, 555818, 555824, 584913, 586239, 586424-586425, 586437, 586861 ( CNCI); OSUC555805, 555809, 555815, 586860 ( OSUC). PANAMA: 2 males, OSUC584380, 586755 ( CNCI). PERU: 1 female, OSUC578056 ( CNCI). SURINAME: 1 female, OSUC584903 ( CNCI). TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: 1 female, 12 males, OSUC584144, 584904-584910, 584914-584918 ( CNCI).














Chromoteleia longitarsis Kieffer

Chen, Hua-yan, Talamas, Elijah J., Valerio, Alejandro A., Masner, Lubomir & Johnson, Norman F. 2018


Petalosema longitarsis

Kieffer 1926