Sporrongia niveicornis Hansson

Hansson, Christer, 2020, The neotropical genus Sporrongia Gumovsky (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) including two new species and the first biological record, Zootaxa 4881 (1), pp. 73-82: 77-78

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4881.1.4

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4426456

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6D1F1295-6C67-4772-B948-91A0025F25F3

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scientific name

Sporrongia niveicornis Hansson
status

sp. nov.

Sporrongia niveicornis Hansson   , sp. nov.

( Figs 5–7 View FIGURES 2–10 , 15–16 View FIGURES 11–16 , 20–22 View FIGURES 17–22 )

Diagnosis. Female flagellum and scape white ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 2–10 ); female with all coxae dark brown ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 2–10 ); female gaster dark brown ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 2–10 ).

Description. FEMALE. Length 1.2 mm.

Scape and flagellum white, pedicel dark brown ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 2–10 ). Frons black with metallic dark purple tinges ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 11–16 ), parts below frontal suture also with metallic green tinges. Vertex shiny black. Mesosoma black with metallic dark purple and blue tinges ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Coxae dark brown ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 2–10 ); fore femur pale brown, mid and hind femora yellowishbrown; tibiae and tarsi yellowish-white. Fore wing hyaline ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 2–10 ). Gaster dark brown ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 2–10 ).

Antenna as in Figs 6, 7 View FIGURES 2–10 . Frons below frontal suture with raised and strong reticulation with transverse meshes ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 11–16 ), above frontal suture smooth with weak traces of reticulation; antennal scrobes join on frontal suture. Vertex smooth ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 17–22 ).

Mesoscutum with raised and strong reticulation ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES 17–22 ); midlobe with one pair of setae. Mesoscutellum with raised and strong reticulation ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Axillae with raised and strong reticulation ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Propodeum with irregular and strong sculpture; propodeal callus with two setae. Fore wing speculum very large and open below and towards base of wing (as in Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ); submarginal vein with two setae on dorsal surface.

Petiole not visible. Gaster circular.

Ratios. HE/MS/WM = 7.6/1.0/4.3; POL/OOL/POO = 44.0/10.0/1.0; WH/WT = 1.2; LW/LM/HW = 2.0/1.0/1.3; PM/ST= 1.0; MM/LG = 0.8.

MALE. Unknown.

Distribution. Peru.

Biology. Unknown.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE female in NHM labelled “ PERU, Madre de Dios, Rio Tambopata Reserve , 30 km SW Puerto Maldonado, 290 m, 3-16.x.1983, N. Stork ”.  

Etymology. From the Latin niveus = snow white, and cornu = horn, antenna, referring to the colour of female antennal flagellum.