Gasteruption guildingi ( Westwood, 1841 )

Macedo, Antonio Carlos Cruz, 2011, A revision of Gasteruption Latreille (Hymenoptera: Gasteruptiidae) in the Neotropical Region 3030, Zootaxa 3030 (1), pp. 1-62: 28-30

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scientific name

Gasteruption guildingi ( Westwood, 1841 )
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Gasteruption guildingi ( Westwood, 1841)   ( Fig. 10 View FIGURE 10 )

Foenus Guildingii Westwood, 1841: 537   (description); Westwood 1843: 257 (redescription).

Gasteruption guildingii: Schletterer, 1885: 307   (redescription); 319 (gouldingii misprint); Schletterer, 1890: 474–475 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1902: 1067 (catalog); Kieffer, 1902: 8 (catalog); Kieffer, 1912: 238–239 (in key), 306 (redescription).

Gasteruption guildingi: Hedicke, 1939: 35   (catalog); Crosskey, 1962: 383 (fig. 7); Macedo, 2009: 7 (cladistic analysis).

Foenus rufipectus Westwood, 1851: 219   (description). New synonymy

Gasteruption rufipectum: Schletterer, 1885: 312   (redescription), 322 (catalog); Schletterer, 1890: 470 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1902: 1071 (rufopectum misprint, catalog).

Gasteruption rufipectus: Kieffer, 1902: 9   (catalog); Kieffer, 1912: 238–239 (in key), 307 (redescription), Hedicke, 1939: 36 (catalog).

Diagnosis. Differs from G. townesi   by the mesoscutum punctate ( Fig. 10c View FIGURE 10 ). Differs from other Neotropical species by the propodeum with ill-defined areoles, almost smooth laterally (as in Fig. 27d View FIGURE 27 ); the metapleuron with a large smooth portion ventrally ( Fig. 10d View FIGURE 10 ); the ovipositor sheath longer than the metasoma, and dark brown, with apex yellow brown ( Fig. 10e View FIGURE 10 ); and the fore wing discal cell discal cell present.

Redescription. Female ( Fig. 10e View FIGURE 10 ). Length: 13.6 mm (n=1, female from CNCI); ovipositor sheath length 0.86 × body length.

Head. Subtrapezoidal in dorsal view, as long as wide ( Fig. 10a View FIGURE 10 ), punctulate; mandible pre-apical tooth distinct; malar space short, almost separated from gena; posterior ocellus inserted at the level of upper eye margin; occipital carina relatively wide dorsally and laterally ( Fig. 10b View FIGURE 10 ). Head length 1.27 × eye length; eye length 31.5 × malar space; distance from posterior ocellus to occipital margin 1.79 × distance between posterior ocelli; 1 st flagellomere 1.08 × as long as scape, 1.44 × as long as pedicel, 0.51 × as long as 2 nd flagellomere. Color: black, clypeus with anterior portion lighter than remaining (apical flagellomeres lighter in some specimens).

Mesosoma. Propleuron imbricate (with irregular striae in some specimens); pronotal process distinct; pronotum imbricate to smooth, area between lobes crenulate; mesonotum rounded in lateral view ( Fig. 10d View FIGURE 10 ); mesoscutum punctate ( Fig. 10c View FIGURE 10 ); mesoscutelum punctate rugulose; mesepisternum imbricate dorsally and with ill-defined areoles ventrally; mesepimeron scrobiculate; metapleuron rugulose, ventral region with a large smooth portion; propodeum with ill-defined areoles, almost smooth laterally, longitudinal carina distinct (or ill-defined); metacoxa finely striate. Mesosoma (excluding propleuron) 1.92 × as long as high; propleuron 1.93 × longer than its largest wide, 1.24 × pronotum length; metacoxa 3.42 × as long as wide; metatibia 5.44 × as long as wide, 1.49 × as long as femur, 3.22 × as long as 1 st tarsomere. Fore wing discal cell subtriangular or subtrapezoidal; hind wing with 3 hamuli, not equidistant. Color: propleuron and mesonotum black; pronotum, mesopleuron and metapleuron red brown; propodeum black near metasoma insertion, red brown in remaining portions; fore and middle legs with coxa, trochanter, femur and tibia dark brown, tibia with a yellow longitudinal stripe, tarsus yellow, with apical tarsomeres gradually darker than basal ones; hind leg with coxa, trochanter, femur and tibia dark brown, subbasal portion of tibia yellow, proximal half of 1 st tarsomere dark brown, distal half yellow, remaining tarsomeres dark brown.

Metasoma. Imbricate, 3.24 × as long as mesosoma; subgenital sternun notched, Y-shaped; ovipositor sheath

1.33 × as long as metasoma. Color: metasoma dark brown; ovipositor sheath dark brown, with apex yellow brown.

Male. Similar to female; hind tarsus entirely dark brown.

Geographic distribution: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Material examined. Foenus guildingii   , 6 syntypes, 1 female, 5 males, examined by digital images ( OXUM): SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: Saint Vincent   .

Foenus rufipectus   , syntype female ( BMNH no. 3a 225): SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: Saint Vincent   .

Other material. SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: Saint Vincent, 1♀, 2♂ ( BMNH)   ; Saint Vincent, H.H. Smith, 2♀, 2♂, 1 unknown gender ( BMNH)   ; Saint Vincent, H.H. Smith, 1♀, 1♂ ( USNM)   ; Majorca , Malaise, 1972, Summer, 1♀, 1♂ ( CNCI)   ; St. George Rivulet Agr. Sta. , 27–30.IX.1991, R. E. Woodruff, 1♂ ( CNCI)   ; Windward side, H.H. Smith, 1♀ ( BMNH)   .

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Gasteruptiidae

Genus

Gasteruption

Loc

Gasteruption guildingi ( Westwood, 1841 )

Macedo, Antonio Carlos Cruz 2011
2011
Loc

Gasteruption guildingi: Hedicke, 1939: 35

Macedo, A. C. C. 2009: 7
Crosskey, R. W. 1962: 383
Hedicke, H. 1939: 35
1939
Loc

Gasteruption rufipectus:

Hedicke, H. 1939: 36
Kieffer, J. J. 1912: 238
Kieffer, J. J. 1902: 9
1902
Loc

Gasteruption guildingii:

Kieffer, J. J. 1912: 238
Dalla Torre, C. G. 1902: 1067
Kieffer, J. J. 1902: 8
Schletterer, A. 1890: 474
Schletterer, A. 1885: 307
1885
Loc

Gasteruption rufipectum:

Dalla Torre, C. G. 1902: 1071
Schletterer, A. 1890: 470
Schletterer, A. 1885: 312
1885
Loc

Foenus rufipectus

Westwood, J. O. 1851: 219
1851
Loc

Foenus Guildingii Westwood, 1841: 537

Westwood, J. O. 1843: 257
Westwood, J. O. 1841: 537
1841