Habroteleia salebra Chen & Talamas

Chen, Hua-yan, Talamas, Elijah J., Masner, Lubomir & Johnson, Norman F., 2018, Revision of the world species of the genus Habroteleia Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Scelioninae), ZooKeys 730, pp. 87-122: 97-99

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Habroteleia salebra Chen & Talamas

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Habroteleia salebra Chen & Talamas  sp. n. Figures 3, 71-76


Body length of female: 4.28-4.90 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 4.30-4.73mm (n=20). Length of A3 in male: longer than A2. Punctation of frons above antennal scrobe: sparse. Sculpture of antennal scrobe: smooth. Central keel: absent. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: punctate rugose. Occipital carina: interrupted medially. Sculpture of posterior vertex: smooth with sparse punctures. Sculpture of gena: sparsely punctate. Sculpture of occiput: densely finely punctate.

Color of mesosoma: black. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: punctate rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth anteriorly, foveate posteriorly. Sculpture of netrion: coarsely striate. Setae of netrion: sparse throughout. Sculpture of notaulus: discretely punctate. Sculpture of mesoscutal midlobe: densely and finely punctate along anterior margin, sparsely punctate along posterior margin, otherwise smooth. Sculpture of lateral lobe of mesoscutum: smooth. Sculpture of lateral propodeal area: rugose. Setation of mesoscutellum: sparse. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: coarsely punctate rugose. Median propodeal projection: short. Mesopleural carina: weakly developed. Sculpture of mesepisternum anteroventral to mesopleural depression: largely smooth with sparse punctures. Sculpture of dorsal metapleural area: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: punctate rugose. Setation of ventral metapleural area: dense. Color of legs: dark brown to black. Sculpture of hind coxa: densely punctate.

Color of metasoma: black. T1 horn in female: present. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: densely longitudinally striate, punctate rugulose in interstices. Transverse sulcus on T2: present. Sculpture of T2-T5: densely longitudinally striate, with fine punctures in interstices. Sculpture of T6 in female: densely punctate. Length of T6 in female: distinctly longer than wide. Apex of T6 in female: round. Sculpture of S2: sparsely longitudinally striate medially, with fine punctures in interstices, irregularly finely punctate laterally. Sculpture of T1 in male: densely longitudinally striate, punctate rugulose in interstices. Male T8 apical spine: present.


This species is most similar to H. spinosa  but can be distinguished by the round apex of T6 in females and the absence of a spine on the apex of T8 in males.


The epithet is inspired by the Latin word for a rough, uneven road, in reference to the glabrous netrion sulcus adjacent to the setose posterior portion of the netrion, and is intended to be treated as a noun in apposition.

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Material examined.

Holotype, female: PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Madang Prov., 100m, 04°16'S 144°58'E, Morox, 1. VIII– 18.VIII.2006, yellow pan trap, V. Iwam, OSUC 688076 (deposited in CNCI). Paratypes: (21 females, 12 males) INDONESIA: 1 female, OSUC 232875 ( BPBM). PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 20 females, 12 males, OSUC 232876-232877, 232879-232884, 232886, 232890-232892, 232894-232897 ( BPBM); OSUC 688060-688063, 688065-688075, 688077 ( CNCI).