Archaeoteleia waipoua Early , Early, J. W., Masner, L. & Johnson, N. F., 2007

Early, J. W., Masner, L. & Johnson, N. F., 2007, Revision of Archaeoteleia Masner (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Scelionidae)., Zootaxa 1655, pp. 1-48: 20-22

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Archaeoteleia waipoua Early

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Archaeoteleia waipoua Early  HNS  , new species

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Description: Male. Length 4.1 mm. Color: head and mesosoma brown; metasoma dark brown; legs pale yellowish brown; body without greenish brown areas.

Head (Figs. 26-28): occipital carina crenulate and irregular, poorly defined; frons lacking swelling, head not appearing browed in dorsal view; eye relatively small, outer orbits well separated from occipital carina so that postgena wider than eye in lateral view; clypeus compressed, rounded, very narrow, smooth, anterior margin without sharp lateral corners; A1 5.6 times longer than wide; A2 short, 1.2 times longer than wide; A3 7.8 times longer than A2; A4 and A5 with small basal carina.

Mesosoma (Figs. 26-27): dorsal pronotum with transverse pronotal carina curved around anterior margin of mesoscutum; pronotal humeral carina separated from mesoscutum by distance of about tegula width, shoulders broad, maximum width 0.91 times tegula width; vertical epomial carina weak, most distinct at ventral end; lateral pronotum entirely coriarious-punctate; netrion almost entirely crenulate; admedian lines weak, almost obscured by sculpture; notaulus incomplete, clear and distinct in posterior half, becoming weak and absent anteriorly; mesoscutellum very weakly bilobate; scutellar spines small, bladelike; dorsellum sculptured in posterior half; mesopleural carina complete, weak; mesepisternum below mesopleural carina smooth and shining, with only sparse setae; propodeum not medially excavate, entirely areolate-rugose, medial carina distinct and prominently angulate in lateral view; postmarginal vein 3.0 times longer than marginal vein, mostly indicated by pigmentation, basal tubular section shorter than marginal vein; mid and hind basitarsi laterally compressed, higher than wide (Fig. 24).

Metasoma (Figs. 24, 25, 29) 3.9 times longer than wide, strongly sculptured, with coarse longitudinal costae particularly on T1, sculpture becoming less coarse posteriorly; anterior margin of T1 not raised; anterior lens-shaped region of S2 strongly angular in profile.

Female unknown.

Diagnosis: Recognized by the following combination of characters: fore wing with pigment cloud under marginal vein; metasomal tergites with coarse longitudinal costae; clypeus narrow, compressed and without angulate corners; mid and hind basitarsi compressed.

Distribution: Known only from a single specimen from the Waipoua forest, northern North Island of New Zealand, where it is found sympatrically with A. chambersi  HNS  .

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Etymology: Named for the type locality, a Mori word of uncertain meaning, and is to be regarded as a noun in apposition.

Material Examined: Holotype male. NEW ZEALAND: ND, Waipoua State Forest near Forest HQ, 290 m , 11- 14.IV.1980, podocarp-broadleaf, A. Newton, M. Thayer, AMNZ 64323. Deposited in AMNZ. 


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