Reikosiella (Hirticauda) bekilyi (Risbec),

Gibson, Gary A. P., 2016, Revision of the Neotropical genus Macreupelmus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae), Zootaxa 4161 (1), pp. 81-115: 113-114

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4161.1.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5BBA7F64-D281-4CB0-B78C-CD1276452290

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C96087FF-A64A-5B7F-5BE4-FC3C95C1F420

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Reikosiella (Hirticauda) bekilyi (Risbec)
status

n. comb.

Reikosiella (Hirticauda) bekilyi (Risbec)  n. comb.

Figs. 120–123View FIGURES 120 – 123

Macreupelmus bekilyi Risbec, 1952: 126  –127.

Type material. A single female in MNHN labelled: MADAGASCAR | BEKILY | RÉG  . SUDDE L’ILE / MUSÉM PARIS | IX.38 | A. SEYRIG / Holotype [red label] / Macreupelmus bekilyi Risbec  [handwritten].

Although Risbec (1952) did not state the number of specimens or the collecting date (other descriptions in the same paper do mention these), he gave a single body length. This indicates a single specimen and I therefore interpret the type in MNHN ( Figs 120–123View FIGURES 120 – 123) as the holotype. It is contorted, mounted by a minutien pin through its mesosoma between the mesonotum and acropleuron at the base of the metanotum, and lacks it gaster, right antenna beyond fl2, left antenna beyond fl1 ( Fig. 122View FIGURES 120 – 123), and right hind leg beyond the coxa.

MAP 1. Collections records for Macreupelmus  species (number given in any country indicates number of site records represented by closely set symbols).

Remarks. Although its gaster is missing, the holotype of Macreupelmus bekilyi  is assigned to Reikosiella Yoshimoto  based on, among other features, the lack of a mesotibial apical groove ( Fig. 123View FIGURES 120 – 123), comparatively long fore wing marginal vein ( Fig. 121View FIGURES 120 – 123), ∩-like scrobal depression that extends to the inner orbits ( Fig. 122View FIGURES 120 – 123), and subbasally compressed scape. Further, it is a member of Reikosiella  ( Hirticauda Bouček  ) based on the presence of a row of mesotibial apical pegs ( Fig. 123View FIGURES 120 – 123), dorsellum apically recurved, cup-like, over apex of scutellum, and acropleural sulcus posteriorly sinuately curved so that a slender mesepisternum is differentiated between the acropleuron and mesocoxa (see Gibson 1995). Based on these features I hereby transfer Macreupelmus bekilyi  to Reikosiella  as R. (Hirticauda) bekilyi (Risbec)  n. comb. According to the original description the antennae were entirely dark, without some white funiculars, unlike many species of the subgenus from the region. The fore wing is bifasciate ( Fig. 121View FIGURES 120 – 123).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

RÉG

Universit�t Regensburg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Eupelmidae

Genus

Reikosiella

Loc

Reikosiella (Hirticauda) bekilyi (Risbec)

Gibson, Gary A. P. 2016
2016
Loc

Macreupelmus bekilyi

Risbec 1952: 126