Chromoteleia robusta Chen & Johnson

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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.778.25775

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A38A572D-E20C-418F-8988-235126D46E8E

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Chromoteleia robusta Chen & Johnson
status

sp. n.

Chromoteleia robusta Chen & Johnson  sp. n. Figures 12, 194-199

Description.

Body length of female: 5.18-5.53 mm (n = 7). Body length of male: 4.30-4.93 mm (n = 2). Color of A1: yellow to orange. A6 in female: distinctly longer than wide. A5 in female: distinctly longer than wide. A6 in male: as long as wide. Number of basiconic sensilla on A7: 0. Number of basiconic sensilla on A12: 2. Sculpture of dorsal A1: striate. Color of head: black. Sculpture of frons directly above interantennal process: punctate 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 medially, striate laterally. Sculpture of gena: dorsoventrally strigose.

Color of mesosoma: variably orange to black. Sculpture of epicoxal lobe posterior of propleural epicoxal sulcus: smooth. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area above pronotal cervical sulcus: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: transversely striate. Microsculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Macrosculpture of mesoscutal midlobe: punctate rugose throughout. Macrosculpture of lateral lobe of mesoscutum: punctate rugose. Sculpture of notaulus: foveate. Notaular foveae: interconnected. Median mesoscutal carina: absent. Mesoscutellum in lateral view: convex. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: densely punctate rugose. Shape of metascutellum: trapezoidal with broad posterior margin. Median metascutellar carina: absent or indistinguishable from sculpture. Sculpture of metascutellum: rugose. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below femoral depression: punctate rugose. Sculpture of dorsal metapleural area: rugose; smooth. Setation of dorsal metapleural area: absent. Setation of area directly dorsal to the metapleural triangle: absent. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: rugose anteriorly, smooth posteriorly. Color of legs: orange yellow throughout. Length of hind basitarsus: about as long as remaining segments combined. Sculpture of hind coxa: densely punctate.

Length of postmarginal vein: approximately as long as stigmal vein.

Color of metasoma in female: black. Color of metasoma in male: black. Horn on T1 in female: absent. Striae of posterior margin of T1 in female: dense. Striae of T1 in male: dense. Transverse sulcus on T2: present. Sculpture of T2: densely longitudinally striate, punctate rugulose in interstices. Sculpture of T6 in female: longitudinally punctate rugose. Length of T6 in female: approximately as long as wide; wider than long. Shape of T6 in female in lateral view: sinuate. Apical spine on female T6: present. Sculpture of T6 in male: densely punctate. Sculpture of T7 in male: granulate. Posterior margin of T7 in male: straight. Sculpture of medial S2: densely longitudinally striate with fine punctures in interstices.

Length of postmarginal vein: approximately as long as stigmal vein.

Diagnosis.

This species is similar to C. feng  in the acute apex of T6, and it can be distinguished by the combination of the following characters: female A12 with two basiconic sensilla, occipital carina interrupted medially, notaulus foveate.

Etymology.

The epithet is inspired by the Latin word for strong or robust, in reference to the robust appearance of this species, and is intended to be treated as an adjective.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-large.html?id=452215]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: VENEZUELA: Aragua St., La Cumbre trail, Rancho Grande, IV.1987 - V.1987, flight intercept trap, OSUC577466 (deposited in CNCI). Paratypes: VENEZUELA: 6 females, 2 males, OSUC210349 ( AMNH); OSUC577462-577465, 577467-577469 ( CNCI).