Ufo shirakashii (Shinji)

Melika, George, Tang, Chang-Ti, Yang, Man-Miao, Bihari, Péter, Bozsó, Miklós & Pénzes, Zsolt, 2012, New species of cynipid inquilines of the genus Ufo Melika & Pujade-Villar, 2005 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini), Zootaxa 3478, pp. 143-163 : 156

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.215255

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:46DF8E0F-E76B-4676-837A-23138E97564C

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5625880

persistent identifier

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Plazi

scientific name

Ufo shirakashii (Shinji)
status

 

Ufo shirakashii (Shinji) and U. shirokashicola (Shinji)

Recently two Andricus Hartig species were transferred to Ufo , and re-described as Ufo shirakashii (Shinji) and U. shirokashicola (Shinji) ( Wachi et al. 2011 b). However, these two species we erroneously put into the Ufo genus. Both species must be transferred to to the undulatus / haimi / irani clade of Saphonecrus Dalla Torre & Kieffer ( Pénzes et al. 2009, Ács et al. 2010).

Morphological characters, given for the two species by Wachi et al. (2011) resembles those of Saphonecrus and not Ufo (see diagnostic characters to both genera above in the first paragraph to Results). These two species belong to the undulatus / haimi / irani clade of Saphonecrus , which is characterized by a strong lateral pronotal carina, the pronotum with sharp angles in dorsal view, however, the mesosoma anteriorly never has a strong rectangular aspect as in Ufo ( Pénzes et al. 2009, Ács et al. 2010).

Saphonecrus shirakashii (Shinji, 1940) , comb. nov. ( Figs 53–68 View FIGURES 53 – 61 View FIGURES 62 – 68 ) was collected by GM in Japan (Dazaifu city nr. Fukuoka, from undescribed leaf galls on Q. glauca ; the same gall is given under figure C-059 in Yukawa & Masuda (1996); five females and two males), and by CT-T from different sites in Taiwan (Nantou Co., Lushan and from Huisun Forest Station, Renai Township; Taichung Co., Mt. Tungmau, Heping Township; Hsinchu Co., Jianshih Township), from undescribed leaf galls on Q. glauca and Q. globosa (dozens of females and males were reared from collected galls).

Saphonecrus shirokashicola (Shinji, 1941) , comb. nov. ( Figs 69–78 View FIGURES 69 – 73 View FIGURES 74 – 78 ) was collected by GM in Japan (Honshu, Mt. Aburayama, Fukuoka, from undescribed leaf galls on Q. glauca ; the same gall is given under figure C-057 in Yukawa & Masuda (1996); 4 females and two males), and by CT-T in Taiwan (Nantou Co., Mt. Guandau, Renai Township), from undescribed leaf galls on Q. longinux (Figs) (dozens of females and males were reared from collected galls).

Both species are characterized by an ovate or quadrangular head in anterior view; the frons is smooth, shiny or alutaceous, without or with very few delicate indistinct striae; F 1 of the male antenna only 1.5´longer or only slightly longer than F 2; the mesoscutum delicately alutaceous or punctate, without distinct short irregular transverse striae. In S. shirakashii the pedicel 2.2´longer than broad; F 1 in the female antenna 1.2´longer than F 2; F 11 1.9´longer than F 10; notauli are distinctly impressed, complete, reach the pronotum, while in S. shirokashicola the pedicel 1.6´longer than broad; F 1 in the female antenna 1.7´longer than F 2; F 11 2.3´longer than F 10; notauli are short, indistinctly impressed, visible only in the posterior 1 / 3 – 1 / 2 of the mesoscutum.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Cynipidae

Genus

Ufo