Phanerotoma decticauda Zettel, 1988a, Zettel, 1988

Kittel, Rebecca N. & Austin, Andrew D., 2015, New species of Australian arid zone chelonine wasps from the genera Phanerotoma and Ascogaster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) informed by the ‘ Bush Blitz’ surveys of national reserves, Journal of Natural History 50, pp. 211-262: 248-253

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http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2015.1074747

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Phanerotoma decticauda Zettel, 1988a
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Phanerotoma decticauda Zettel, 1988a  

( Figures 11a – e View Figure 11 , 18 View Figure 18 )

Phanerotoma decticauda Zettel, 1988a: 222   . Holotype: NMNH (examined). Type locality: Mt Molly , Queensland.

Redescription

Body measurements. Length of body 2.5 – 5.55 mm females, 2.55 – 4.3 males; ratio of antenna to body 0.7 – 0.9; ratio of length of fore wing to body 0.8 – 0.9; ratio of length of metasoma to mesosoma 1.1 – 1.3.

Head. Ratio of length of third antennomere to fourth 1.0 – 1.4; ratio of length of third, fourth, penultimate and terminal antennomere 3.0 – 3.8, 2.7 – 3.3, 1.3 – 3 and 1.7 – 2.8 in females, 3.2 – 3.8, 2.8 – 3.3, 2.0 – 2.5 and 3.3 – 4.2 in males times their width, respectively; ratio of length of eye in dorsal view to length of temple 2.6 – 3.3; ratio of width of face in anterior view to its height 1.7 – 1.8; ratio of width of clypeus to its height 1.4 – 1.7; clypeus with two teeth; ratio of length malar space to base of mandible 0.7 – 1.0; face, vertex and frons punctate; ratio posterior ocelli:LOL:POL:OOL 1.0:0.8 – 0.9:0.7 – 0.8:1.9 – 2.3.

Mesosoma. Middle lobe of mesoscutum punctate; notauli absent; mesoscutellum punctate; mesopleuron punctate; precoxal sulcus weakly present; ratio of height of mesosoma to its length 1.7 – 2.0; propodeal tubercles absent; blister on mid tibia present; ratio of length of hind tibia to hind tarsus 1.0; ratio length of posterior spur to length of basal tarsus 0.33 – 0.47; ratio hind coxa, hind femur, hind tibia and hind tarsus 1.9 – 2.3, 3.5 – 5.0, 4.0 – 5.0 and 13.0 – 20.0 times their width, respectively; fore wing: 2-R1 absent; ratio of length of 1-R1 to length of pterostigma 1.0 – 1.2; ratio of width of pterostigma to its length 2.7 – 4; ratio r:3-SR:SR-1:r-m 1.0:1.0 – 1.8:5.0 – 9.0:1.1 – 1.7; 1-SR+M emanating from parastigma; 2-SR+M interstitial or postfurcal.

Metasoma. Shape of metasoma oval in dorsal view; ratio of width of metasoma to its length 0.46 – 0.59; carapace flat in lateral view; ratio of keel to length of metasoma 0.1 – 0.2; carapace rugose; sutures straight; posterior end of carapace not indented, ratio of the three metasomal tergites 1.0:0.9 – 1.1:1.3 – 1.6.

Colour. Head orange; antenna brown; interocellar area dark; mesosoma mostly reddish brown; pronotum, mesoscutum and prosternum orange; first tergite beige to light brown, gradually from second tergite darker to posterior end; third tergite completely dark reddish brown.

Diagnosis

Phanerotoma decticauda   can be distinguished from the other species of Phanerotoma   by the rounded carapace, the overall dark colour and the sculpturing. Molecular evidence suggests that this species may well be a species complex ( Figure 3 View Figure 3 ). However, the specimens are extremely uniform morphologically, which makes separation into potential new species very difficult. Due to the presence of cryptic species, it is not possible to assign P. decticauda   to a specific clade/haplotype.

Specimens examined

Holotype, Australia (Queensland): ♀, Phanerotoma decticauda Zettel, 1988a   , Mt. Molly. Other material, Australia (New South Wales): 1 ♀, 1 ♂, Australia, N. Sydney Narrabeen; 4 January 1981, Hangey and Vojnits No 46; Phanerotoma decticauda   det. H. Zettel 1987 (WINC); 1 ♂, Eden, Bungastree, Exotic/Native garden blend + Eucalyptus   forest, 21 – 27 December 2005, C. Stephens, MT (WINC); 1 ♂, Grosse Riv Grosewold, 30 March 1971, G. Daniels, MVL (AMS K358147); 1 ♂, Warrumbungle NP, 23 April 1973, G. Daniels, MVL (AMS K358192); 1 ♀, Wilton Pear, 14 December 1964 location and collector unknown (ANIC); 1 ♀, Wilton Pear, 8 February 1965 location and collector unknown (ANIC); 1 ♂, Bogan Riv, 1935, J. Armstrong (QM); Northern Territory: 1 ♀, 3 km SSW of Katherine, 14.30°S, 132.15°E, 12 November 1979, I.D. Naumann (ANIC); 6 ♀♀, 4 ♂♂, 30 km NWbyW of Alice Springs, 23.25°S, 133.38°E, 7 October 1978, J.C. Cardale, ex ethanol (ANIC); 2 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂, 30 km NWbyW of Alice Springs, 23.32°S, 133.38°E, 7 October 1978, J.C. Cardale, ex ethanol (ANIC); 2 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂, 53 km EbyN Alice Springs, 23.35°S, 134.22°E, 6 October 1978, J.C. Cardale, ex ethanol (ANIC); 4 ♀♀, 4 ♂♂, 32 km WNW of Alice Springs, 23.36°S, 133.35°E, 8 October 1978, J.C. Cardale, ex ethanol (ANIC); 13 ♀♀, 8 ♂♂, 39 km E Alice Springs, 23.41°S, 134.15°E, 25 September 1978, J.C. Cardale, ex ethanol (ANIC); 25 ♀♀, 8 ♂♂, 39 km E Alice Springs, 23.41°S, 134.15°E, 5 October 1978, J.C. Cardale, ex ethanol (ANIC); 1 ♀, Ellery Gorge, 85 km W of Alice Springs, 23.46°S, 133.04°E, 5 November 1979, I.D. Naumann (ANIC); 1 ♀, 3 km SSW of Kathrine, 14.30°S, 132.15°E, 12 November 1979, I. D. Naumann (ANIC); 1 ♀, 2 ♂♂, Roe Creek, 12 km SWbyW Alice Springs, 23.46°S, 133.47°E, 9 October 1978, J.C. Cardale, ex ethanol (ANIC); 1 ♀, 35 km S The Granite Mine Tanami Desert, 20.51°S, 130.16°E, 29 October – 2 November 1988, D.C.F. Rentz Stop T-9 (ANIC); 1 ♀, Daly River, 13.45°S, 130.42°E, 9 – 10 August 1980, M.B. Malipatil, MV light (MAGNT); 1 ♀, Cannon Hill via Jim Jim, 18 August 1971, T. Weir and A. Allwood (MAGNT); 1 ♀, Umbrawarra Gorge, 14.00°S, 131.38°E, 23 August 1982, J. and I. Archibald, MV light (MAGNT); 1 ♀, U.D.P. Falls, 18 – 19 July 1980, M.B. Malipatil, at MV light (MAGNT); 2 ♀♀, Howard River on Gunn Pt Rd, 27 September 1978, Arilwood (MAGNT); 1 ♀, Koungarra, 9 March 1973, M.S. Upton (SAM); 1 ♀, near Centre of Aust marker, 29 March 1993, J.A. Forrest and D. Hirst, LT (SAM); 3 ♀♀, Litchfield NP, around magnetic termite mounds, 14 November 1992, P.C. Dangerfield, sweeping (WINC); 1 ♀, 195 km E of Ayers Rock, on Lassiter ’ s Hwy, 5 November 1992, P.C. Dangerfield, sweeping Leptospermum   sp. (WINC); 1 ♀, Howard River on Gunn Pt Rd, 27 September 1978 Arilwood (QM); Queensland: 2 ♀♀, 1 ♂, Pistol Gap, near Byfield, 23°10'S, 150°40'E, 10 January 1970, G.A. Holloway, MVL (AMS K358107, K358108, K358121); 3 ♀♀, Gunshot Creek Telegraph Xing, 11.44°S, 142.29°E, 4 – 5 April 1992, M. Crossland (ANIC); 9 ♀♀, Heathlands, 11.45°S, 142.35°E, 15 – 26 January 1992, I.D. Naumann and T. Weir, LT (ANIC); 3 ♀♀, Heathlands, 11.45°S, 142.35°E, 17 July 1992, J.C. Cardale and P. Zborowski, LT (ANIC); 2 ♀♀, Heathlands, 11.45° S, 142.35°E, 18 November 1992, P. Zborowski and A. Calder, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Heathlands, 11.45°S, 142.35°E, 15 July 1992, J.C. Cardale and P. Zborowski, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Heathlands, 11.45°S, 142.35°E, 7 December 1992, P. Zborowski and W. Dressler, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Heathlands, 11.45°S, 142.35°E, 11 – 12 November 1993, P. Zborowski and M. Horak, LT (ANIC); 1 ♂, Cockatoo Ck Xing, 17km NW Heathlands, 11.39°S, 142.27°E, 15 – 26 January 1992, I.D. Naumann and T. Weir, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Heathlands, 11.45°S, 142.35°E, 15 – 26 January 1992, I.D. Naumann and T. Weir, night collecting (ANIC); 1 ♀, Heathlands, 11.45° S, 142.35°E, 20 – 22 June 1992, T. Weir, LT (ANIC); 2 ♀♀, Heathlands, 11.45°S, 142.35°E, 18 August 1992, J.C. Cardale and P. Zborowski, LT (ANIC); 2 ♀♀, Heathlands dump, 11.45°S, 142.35°E, 20 November 1992, P. Zborowski and A. Calder, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, 2 km NE Weipa, 12.37°S, 141.54°E, 14 November 1993, P. Zborowski and M. Horak, LT (ANIC); 3 ♀♀, 3 km SbyE Coen, 13.55°S, 143.11°E, 24 June 1993, I.D. Naumann and P. Zborowski, LT (ANIC); 1 ♂, Hann R 73 km NW by W of Laura, 15.12°S, 143.52°E, 27 June 1986, T. Weir and A. Calder (ANIC); 1 ♀, Hann R 73 km NW by W of Laura, 15.12°S, 143.52°E, 27 June 1986, J.C. Cardale, at MVL (ANIC); 1 ♀, 1 km N of Rounded Hill, 15.17°S, 145.13°E, 5 – 7 May 1981, I.D. Naumann, ex ethanol (ANIC); 2 ♀♀, 8 km W Dimbulah, 17.09°S, 145.02°E, 22 March 1988, D.C. Rentz Stop A-36, collected LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Holts Ck 8 km N Musselbrook Camp, 18.33°S, 138.11°E, 15 May 1995, I.D. Naumann, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Beerburrum St For., 26.58° S, 152.58°E, 28 December 1991, J.A. Berry (ANIC); 1 ♂, Barakula, via Chinchilla, 4 October 1994, F.R. Wylie, J. King and M. De Baer (ANIC); 5 ♀♀, 8 ♂♂, Noondoo, 26 February 1963, A.L. Dyce and M.D. Murray, ex ethanol (ANIC); 1 ♀, Cape York, 10.41°S, 142.32°E, 20 June 1993, I.D. Naumann and P. Zborowski (ANIC); 1 ♀, Jardine R, 11.08°S, 142.21°E, 19 October 1992, P. Zborowski and T. Weir, night collecting (ANIC); 1 ♂, 4 km NE Batavia Downs, 12.39°S, 142.42°E, 11 December 1992 – 17 i 1993, P. Zborowski, MT (ANIC); 1 ♀, 2 km NNE Mt Tozer, 12.44°S, 143.13°E, 3 July 1986, J.C. Cardale, at MVL (ANIC); 1 ♀, Battle Camp Range, 15.17°S, 144.44°E, 27 June 1993, I.D. Naumann and P. Zborowski, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Hughenden Stn, 19 – 21 November 1984, D.S. Gibson, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Mothar Mtn, 12 km SE of Gympie, 29 October 1980, A. Neboiss, MVL (ANIC); 7 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂, Lake Broadwater, 19 – 21 November 1985, G. and A. Daniels, LT (WINC); 1 ♀, 15 km W of Windorah, 24 September 1983, S.R. Monteith, on Eucalyptus terminalis   (QM); 1 ♀, 8.4 km CE Chillagoe NEQ on Rd to Mareeba, 17°12 ʹ 45 ″ S, 144°33 ʹ 06 ″ E, 31 March 1992, E.C. Dahms and G. Sarnes (QM); 2 ♀♀, 9.7 km N Ellis Beach NEQ, 17 April 1987, E.C. Dahms and G. Sarnes (QM); 1 ♀, Archer River crossing, 13°25 ’ S, 142°56 ʹ E, 5 April 1989, G. and A. Daniels, MVL (QM); 1 ♀, Brisbane, 19 February 1965, B. Cantrell (QM); 1 ♀, Lake Broadwater near Dalby, site A, 27°21'S, 151°06'E, 24 October 1986 G. and A. Daniels, MVL (QM); 1 ♀, Lake Broadwater near Dalby, site A, 27°21 ’ S, 151°06 ʹ E, 27 September 1986, G. and A. Daniels, MVL (QM); 2 ♀♀, MEQ, Boomer Ra, site 2 180 m, 23°12'S, 149° 45'E, 28 – 29 September 1999, S. Evans and A. Ewart, at MVL open forest 7779 (QM); 1 ♀, Border Waterhole, 15 km W of Musselbrook Resources Centre Lawn Hill NP, 18°36 ʹ 44 ″ S, 137°59 ʹ 30 ″ E, 200 m, 19 April 1995, G. Daniels and M.A. Schneider (QM); 1 ♀, Border Waterhole, 15 km W of Musselbrook Resources Centre Lawn Hill NP, 18°36 ʹ 44 ″ S, 137° 59 ʹ 30 ″ E, 6 May 1995, 200 m, G. Daniels and M.A. Schneider (QM); 1 ♀, NEQ, 3 km NE Mareeba, 17°00 ʹ S, 145°24 ʹ E, 25 – 28 November 1997, C.J. Burwell (QM); 1 ♀, Petrie, 5 September 1965, A.E. May (QM); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Blunder Cr., Brisbane 2 – 9 October 1979, A. Hook and H.E. and M.A. Evans (QM); 1 ♀, Blunder Cr., Brisbane, 30 November 1979, H.E. and M.A. Evans and A. Hook (QM); 1 ♀, Wenlock River, 13°05'S, 142°56'E, 13 December 1986. G. Daniels and M.A. Schneider, MT (QM); South Australia: 2 ♀♀, Arkaroola Stn, Petalinka Falls, 30.11°S, 139.17°E, 20 October 1993, E.D. Edwards and E.S. Nielsen (ANIC); 1 ♀, Arkaroola Stn, Petalinka Falls, 30.11°S, 139.17°E, 19 October 1993, E.D. Edwards and E.S. Nielsen (ANIC); 1 ♀, Brachina Creek, 31.20°S, 138.35°E, 8 November 1987, J.C. Cardale, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Slippery Dip Camp, Brachina Creek, 31.20°S, 138.36°E, 9 November 1987, J.C. Cardale, LT (ANIC); 2 ♀♀, Trezona Camp, Brachina Creek, 31.20°S, 138.37°E, 7 November 1987, J.C. Cardale, LT (ANIC); 4 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂, Bucharinga Gorge c. 30 km NNW Quorn, 18 December 1985, C. Reid, ex ethanol (ANIC); 1 ♂, Dingly Dell Camp, Oraparinna Ck, 31.21°S, 138.42E, 7 November 1987, I.D. Naumann and J.C. Cardale, ex ethanol (ANIC); 1 ♂, Lake Tungketta, 33.46°S, 135.06°E, 30 November 1992, I.D. Naumann and J.C. Cardale (ANIC); 1 ♂, 8.5 km SbyW Calperum HS, 34.05°S, 140.38°E, 2 March 1995, J.C. Cardale, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Brookfield CP, campsite, 34.21°S, 139.29°E, 30 March – 3 April 1992, A. Calder and W. Dressler, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, Arkaroola Stn, Petalinka Falls, 30.11°S, 139.17°E, 20 October 1993, E.D. Edwards and E.S. Nielsen (ANIC); 2 ♀♀, Trezona Camp, Brachina Creek, 31.20°S, 138.37°E, 7 November 1987, J. C. Cardale, LT (ANIC); 1 ♀, 8.5 km SWbyW Calperum HS, 34.05°S, 140.38°E, 2 March 1995, J.C. Cardale, LT (ANIC); 22 ♀♀ and 3 ♂♂, Boobook Hill Reserve, SE Kangaroo Island, various dates 2001 – 2011, R.V. Glatz (GKIC 3000, 12184, 5303, 2251, 3314, 2264, 9187, 2265, 8087, 3302, 1439, 10879, 3329, 2813, 8887, 3328, 10523, 8977, 12169, 12183, 4113, 2984, 2963); 1 ♀, Vivonne Bay ‘ Melaleuca Cottage ’ S Kangaroo Island, 35°58.691 ’ S, 137°10.875 ʹ E, 4 January 2008, D.A. Young, to mercury vapour light (GKIC 12182); 1 ♂, Kimba, 4 i 1960, P. Aitken, LT (SAM); 1 ♀, 2 ♂♂, Bon Bon Stn, 30°37.56'S, 135°24.18'E, 25 – 28 October 2010, Bush Blitz survey 367 Malaise 9, S. Mantel, F. Colombo, R. Kittel and G. Taylor, MT amongst Senna artemisioides, Acacia tetragonophila   and A. victoriae, Bush Blitz   survey SM367, MT9 (SAM); 2 ♀♀, Flinders Ranges, Blinman Rose Cottage, 31°05'43 ″ S, 138°40'43 ″ E, 7 April 2011, R. Kittel and G. Taylor, LT (SAM); 1 ♀, Flinders Ranges, Blinman Rose Cottage, 31° 05'43 ″ S, 138°40'43 ″ E, 8 April 2011, R. Kittel, LT (WINC); 1 ♂, Bon Bon Stn, 30°23.68 ʹ S, 135° 26.86 ʹ E, 25 October 2010, G. Taylor, LT (mercury vapour) (WINC); 1 ♀, Hiltaba Bush Blitz, 31°02'33 ″ S, 135°22'14 ″ E, 17 September 2012, R. Kittel and M. Golebiowski, sweeping (SAM); 1 ♂, Hiltaba Bush Blitz, 32°09'21 ″ S, 135°04'12 ″ E, 19 September 2012, R. Kittel, LT (SAM); 1 ♂, Hiltaba Bush Blitz, 32°14'21 ″ S, 135°03'52 ″ E, 14 September 2012, R. Kittel, LT (SAM); 1 ♀, Danggali CP 2 km NW Mulga Dam, 33°11 ʹ 35 “ S, 140°54 ʹ 45 “ E, 23 – 24 March 2001, J.A. Forrest and D. Hirst, mallee, Triodia   sp., LT (SAM); 1 ♀, Musgrave Ra NG01 10 km NNE Mt Woodroofe, 26°14 ʹ 55 “ S, 131°47 ʹ 36 “ E, 13 October 1994, Pitjantjatjara Lands survey, LT (SAM); 1 ♀, Blue Hills Bore, 27°7 ʹ 52 ″ S, 132°51 ʹ 58 ″ E, 22 March 1993, Pitjantjatjara Lands survey, pitfall (SAM); 1 ♀, Arkaroola Stn, Arkaroola shearers ’ quarters, 30°20 ʹ 02 ″ S, 139°22 ʹ 07 ″ E, 20 – 23 October 1999, Flinders Ra survey, LT (SAM); 1 ♂, Witchelina Stn, 30°01 ʹ 20 ″ S, 138°02 ʹ 46 ″ E, 11 October 2010, S. Mantel, LT, Bush Blitz survey SM102 (SAM); 4 ♀♀, Bon Bon Stn, 30°24 ʹ 41 ″ S, 135°26 ʹ 52 ″ E, 25 October 2010, S. Mantel, LT; Bush Blitz survey SM134 Rutidosis heliochrysoides   (SAM); 8 ♀♀, 6 ♂♂, Bon Bon Stn, 30°25 ʹ 22 ″ S, 135°28 ʹ 41 ″ E, 24 October 2010, R. Kittel, LT; Bush Blitz survey RK093 (SAM); 2 ♀♀, 1 ♂, Bon Bon Stn, 30°25 ʹ 26 ″ S, 135°28 ʹ 39 ″ E, 28 October 2010, R. Kittel, LT; Bush Blitz survey RK133 (SAM); 6 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂, Bon Bon Stn, 30°25 ʹ 28 ″ S, 135°28 ʹ 40 ″ E, 28 October 2010, S. Mantel, LT; Bush Blitz survey SM178 (SAM); 8 ♀♀, 5 ♂♂, Bon Bon Stn, 30°25 ʹ 29 ″ S, 135°28 ʹ 41 ″ E, 26 October 2010, S. Mantel, LT; Bush Blitz survey SM164 under Acacia aneura   (SAM); 5 ♀♀, 12 ♂♂, Bon Bon Stn, 30°28 ʹ 22 ″ S, 135°28 ʹ 44 ″ E, 24 October 2010, S. Mantel, LT; Bush Blitz survey SM131 Acacia aneura   (SAM); 1 ♀, 1 ♂, Bon Bon Stn, 30° 25.48'S, 135°28.69E, 26 October 2010, G. Taylor, LT (mercury vapour) (SAM); 2 ♀♀, Bon Bon Stn, 30°23 ʹ 14 ″ S, 135°26 ʹ 52 ″ E, 25 October 2010, R. Kittel, LT, Bush Blitz survey RK100, in swale with Rutidosis helichrysoides   (SAM); 2 ♀♀, Bon Bon Stn, 30°25 ʹ 29 ″ S, 135°28 ʹ 41 ″ E, 27 October 2010, R. Kittel, LT (SAM); 2 ♂♂, Bon Bon Stn, 30°25 ʹ 22 ″ S, 135°28 ʹ 41 ″ E, 24 October 2010, D.A. Young, LT, Bush Blitz SM 145 Acacia aneura   (SAM); 1 ♀, Balcanoona Ck, 23 October 1975, G.F. Gross and V. Potezny, LT (SAM); 1 ♂, Witchelina Stn, 30°00 ʹ 37 ″ S, 137°46 ʹ 35 ″ E, 20 October 2010, F. Colombo, sweeping, Bush Blitz survey FC060A (SAM); 2 ♀♀, 1 ♂, Witchelina Stn, 30°01 ʹ 20 ″ S, 138°02 ʹ 46 ″ E, 11 October 2010, D.A. Young, LT, Bush Blitz survey SM023 (SAM); 8 ♀♀, Witchelina Stn, 30°01 ʹ 20 ″ S, 138°02 ʹ 46 ″ E, 13 October 2010, R. Kittel, Bush Blitz survey RK028, LT (SAM); 1 ♀, 10 km NW Emu Junc., Great Vict. Desert, 10 October 1976, G.F. Gross and J.A. Herridge, LT (SAM); 1 ♀, 10 km NW Emu Junction Great Vict. Desert, 7 October 1976, G.F. Gross and J. Greenslade, at night (SAM); 2 ♀♀, 4.3 km NW Purple Downs HS, 30°50 ʹ 48 ″ S, 136°54 ʹ 58 ″ E, 24 April 2007, Woomera PA Survey, LT (SAM); 1 ♀, Moonaree Stn, 8.2 km ESE Monaree Hill, 31°57 ʹ 09 ″ S, 135°40 ʹ 46 ″ E, 15 – 20 October 2006, WHC Moonaree Survey ACR camp, open scrub, Eucalyptus socialis   , Casuarina   , Acacia   , Dodonea   , red – brown sandy-loam flat (SAM); 1 ♂, Witchelina Stn, 30°01 ʹ 20 ″ S, 138°02 ʹ 46 ″ E, 11 October 2010, R. Kittel, Bush Blitz survey, RK 007, LT (SAM); 1 ♂, Flinders Ranges: Road east of Blinman, 30°59.100'S, 139°05.865'E, 8 April 2011 R. Kittel, Sweeping Eucalyptus   sp. (WINC); 1 ♀, Muloorina HS via Maree, near bore lake, 29°14'S, 137°55'E, 9 – 10 February 1989, A.D. Austin and P.C. Dangerfield, LT (WINC); 1 ♀, ‘ Woorabinda ’ Stirling Linear Park, Mt Lofty Ranges, 8 February – 13 May 2001, N. Stevens, MT in remnant sclerophyll woodland (WINC); 1 ♂, Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges, 31°30 ʹ S, 139°05 ʹ E, 16 February 1989, A.D. Austin and P.C. Dangerfield (WINC); 1 ♀, Belair NP Gate 11, 16 – 23 December 2007, J.T. Jennings, MT (WINC); 1 ♀, Murray Bridge, November 1985 – January 1986, J. Hardy, LT (WINC); Victoria: 1 ♀, 12 km NNW Omeo, 28 February 1980, I.D. Naumann and J.C. Cardale (ANIC); 1 ♀, Ned ’ s Corner, Bush Blitz survey, 1 December 2011, Lillywhite, MT, BBNC site 14 (MV); 1 ♀, Wyperfield NP, 25 mi N Rainbow, 18 – 23 February 1970, H.E. Evans and R.W. Matthews, MT (NMNH); Western Australia: 1 ♀, 14 km ENE of Carnavon, 24.50°S, 113.46°E, 21 October 1992, E.D. Edwards and E.S. Nielson (ANIC); 4 ♀♀, Kanjini NP Mt Bruce Rd Hamersley, 25 April – 14 May 2003, C. Lambkin and T. Weir, MT, dry rocky creekbed 757 m Eucalyptus   grassland ANIC 2056 22°34 ʹ 14 ″ S 118°17 ʹ 52 ″ E (ANIC); 1 ♀, KimboltonMarch – April 1983, C. Sambell, ex ethanol (ANIC); 1 ♀, Porongurup NP, 34.40°S, 117.52°E, 16 April 1983, E.S. Nielsen and E.D. Edwards (ANIC); 1 ♂, 63 km EbyN of Norseman, 32.04°S, 122.25°E, 6 May 1983, E.D. Edwards and E.S. Nielson (ANIC); 1 ♀, 1 ♂, Loch McNess, Yanchep NP, 31.33°S, 115.15°E, 20 March 1996, E.D. Edwards and E.S. Nielson (ANIC); 1 ♀, 1 km S of Leeman, 29.58°S, 114.59°E, 30 October 1992, E.D. Edwards and E.S. Nielson (ANIC); 1 ♂, Onslow, November 1955, E.T. Smith (MV); 2 ♀♀, 2.5 km N of Mt Linden, 29.19°S, 122.25°E, 17 – 23 March 1979, T.F. Houston et al. 259 – 1 ( WAM 82792 View Materials , 82793); 2 ♀♀, 1 unknown sex, 37 km SW Youanmi, 28.45°S, 118.31°E, 13 – 14 March 1982, T.F. Houston and B. Hanich 437 – 8; LT at night ( WAM 82808 View Materials , 82809, 82810); 1 ♀, 7.5 km NNW of Mt Linden, 29.19°S, 122.25°E, 17 – 23 March 1979, T.F. Houston et al. 259 – 1 ( WAM 82794 View Materials ); 1 ♂, 9.8 km SSE of Mt Linden, 29.19°S, 122.25°E, 17 – 23 March 1979, T.F. Houston et al. 259 – 1 ( WAM 82799 View Materials ); 2 ♀♀, 1 ♂, Buningonia Spring (Well), 31°26'S, 123°33'E, 18 – 25 November 1978, T.F. Houston et al. 225/10 ( WAM 82790 View Materials , 82789, 82786); 1 ♀, Dyrandra State Forest 12.8 km SE of Cuballing, 4 April 1984, R.P. McMillan ( WAM 82812 View Materials ); 1 ♀, Koonong Pool Ashburton R 11 km E Ashburton Downs HS, December 1982, H. Esler ( WAM 82879 View Materials ); 1 ♀, 11 km ENE Anketell HS, 28.00°S, 118.57°E, 15 – 16 March 1982, T.F. Houston and B. Hanich 439 – 8 ( WAM 82784 View Materials ); 1 ♀, 12.5 km SSE of Banjiwarn HS, 27°42'S, 121°37'E, 22 – 28 February 1980, WAM survey site BWR2 T.F. Houston et al. 316 – 10, LT at night ( WAM 82803 View Materials ); 1 ♀, 7.5 km E of Yuinmery HS, 28°34'S, 118°01'E, 11 – 19 February 1980, WAM survey site yyeamb T.F. Houston et al. 310 – 1, LT at night ( WAM 82802 View Materials ); 1 ♀, ca 9 km SE of Yuinmery HS, 28°34 ’ S, 119°01 ʹ E, 25 March 1980, T.F. Houston et al. 262, LT at night ( WAM 82801 View Materials ); 2 ♀♀, Kings Park (Perth), 16 April 1997, T.F. Houston 930 – 1, at MVL ( WAM 82871 View Materials , 82872).

Biology

Two specimens were reared from ‘ Wilton Pear ’ ( Pyrus   sp. probably in New South Wales). Additional specimens were collected from true mulga ( Acacia aneura F.Muell. ex Benth.   ), coast golden wattle ( Acacia leiophylla   Myrtaceae   , and Wrinklewort ( Rutidosis helichrysoides Grey Wrinklewort   ) Asteraceae   .

Distribution

Previously known from New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia ( Zettel 1988a), this study reveals a much wider distribution for the species including Northern Territory, Victoria, and Western Australia. It was also found at Bon Bon Station, Hiltaba Station and Witchelina Station ( Figure 17 View Figure 17 )   .

CO1 sequence

Genbank accession numbers for this species are KJ438574 View Materials KJ438592, KJ438640   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Phanerotoma

Loc

Phanerotoma decticauda Zettel, 1988a

Kittel, Rebecca N. & Austin, Andrew D. 2015
2015
Loc

Phanerotoma decticauda

Zettel H 1988: 222
1988