Sporrongia Gumovsky, 1998

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: 74

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4426452

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scientific name

Sporrongia Gumovsky, 1998
status

 

Sporrongia Gumovsky, 1998  

Sporrongia Gumovsky, 1998:31   .

Type species: Sporrongia tobagoiensis Gumovsky   , by original designation.

Diagnosis. Posterior ocelli situated very close to occipital margin ( Figs 17, 20 View FIGURES 17–22 ); clypeus not delimited ( Figs 11–16 View FIGURES 11–16 ); pronotum strongly reduced and not visible in dorsal view ( Figs 18, 21 View FIGURES 17–22 ); anterior ½ of notauli as distinct and deep grooves ( Figs 18, 21 View FIGURES 17–22 ); transscutal articulation between midlobe of mesoscutum and mesoscutellum is a wide and deep groove ( Figs 18, 21 View FIGURES 17–22 ); axillae strongly advanced forward, so that at least ½ of axillae is in front of anterior margin of mesoscutellum ( Figs 18, 21 View FIGURES 17–22 , 24 View FIGURES 23–27 ); dorsellum hidden under mesoscutellum and not visible in dorsal view ( Figs 18–22 View FIGURES 17–22 , 25 View FIGURES 23–27 ); antenna with 1–2 anelli ( Figs 4, 7, 10 View FIGURES 2–10 ).

Biology. No biological information was available when the genus was described. One of the species described here, S. marginata   , is based on a long series of both females and males that have been reared from round succulent galls on Andira inermis (Leguminosae)   in Costa Rica. No other insects were reared from these galls. It is not established whether Sporrongia marginata   is a parasitoid on a gall inducer or is the actual gall inducer, but the absence of other gall inhabitants might suggest the latter. However, further investigations are required to establish this with certainty.

Distribution. Costa Rica (new record), Mexico (new record), Peru (new record), Trinidad & Tobago ( Gumovsky 1998).

Identification. The best option for identification is to use the multiple entry key to the Neotropical genera of Entedoninae   on the website www.neotropicaleulophidae.com. Sporrongia   does not run smoothly in the key to Nearctic Eulophidae ( Schauff et al. 1997)   , but can be easily distinguished from all other Entedoninae   in this key through the shape of the notauli.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Eulophidae

Loc

Sporrongia Gumovsky, 1998

Hansson, Christer 2020
2020
Loc

Sporrongia

Gumovsky 1998: 31
1998