Sporrongia marginata 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: 75-77

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2274383D-2B18-449F-8BD9-6EC88576D58B

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4565497

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BA87EA-FF97-830C-FF13-FE291B3DFA92

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Plazi

scientific name

Sporrongia marginata Hansson
status

sp. nov.

Sporrongia marginata Hansson   , sp. nov.

( Figs 1–4 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURES 2–10 , 11–14 View FIGURES 11–16 , 17–19 View FIGURES 17–22 , 23–26 View FIGURES 23–27 )

Diagnosis. Female flagellum white and scape dark brown ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 2–10 ); female with mid and hind coxae white ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 2–10 ); female gaster yellowish-white with a narrow dark brown band along lateral margins ( Figs 1 View FIGURE 1 , 2 View FIGURES 2–10 ).

Description. FEMALE. Length 1.0– 1.1 mm. Flagellum white, pedicel and scape dark brown ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 2–10 ). Frons black with metallic dark purple tinges ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 11–16 ). Vertex shiny black. Mesosoma black with metallic dark purple tinges ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Fore coxa dark brown, mid and hind coxae yellowish-white ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 2–10 ); fore femur dark brown, mid femur with basal ½ yellowish-white and apical ½ dark brown, hind femur yellowish-white with apical tip dark brown; fore and hind tibiae yellowish-white, mid tibia with basal ½ yellowish-white and apical ½ dark brown; tarsi yellowish-brown. Fore wing hyaline ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 2–10 ). Gaster yellowish-white with a narrow dark brown band along lateral margins ( Figs 1 View FIGURE 1 , 2 View FIGURES 2–10 ).

Antenna as in Figs 3, 4 View FIGURES 2–10 . Frons smooth with weak traces of reticulation ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 11–16 ); antennal scrobes join on frontal suture. Vertex smooth ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 17–22 ).

Mesoscutum with midlobe with posterior ⅔ predominantly smooth, anterior ⅓ and sidelobes with raised and strong reticulation ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Mesoscutellum with raised and strong reticulation ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Axillae with raised and strong reticulation ( Figs 18 View FIGURES 17–22 , 24 View FIGURES 23–27 ). Propodeum with a narrow and complete median carina ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 23–27 ), surface with raised and weak reticulation; propodeal callus with two setae. Fore wing speculum very large and open below and towards base of wing ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ); submarginal vein with two setae on dorsal surface ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ).

Petiole not visible. Gaster round in dorsal view ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ).

Ratios. HE/MS/WM = 8.4/1.0/4.9; POL/OOL/POO = 54.0/11.0/1.0; WH/WT = 1.2; LW/LM/HW = 1.8/1.0/1.1; PM/ST= 1.0; MM/LG = 1.0–1.1.

MALE. Length 0.9–1.0 mm.

Flagellum pale brown. Coxae and femora dark brown; fore and hind tibiae yellowish-brown, mid tibia with basal ⅔ dark brown, apical ⅓ yellowish-brown. Gaster dark brown with a large ovate white spot in anterior ½. Co-lour otherwise as in female.

Antenna as in Figs 13, 14 View FIGURES 11–16 . Frons below frontal suture with stronger reticulation than in female ( Figs 13, 14 View FIGURES 11–16 ). Head otherwise as in female.

Mesosoma as in female.

Phallobase as in Fig. 26 View FIGURES 23–27 , i.e. with two digital spines and with parameral seta attached at apex of paramere.

Ratios. HE/MS/WM = 5.6/1.0/3.9; MM/LG = 0.9–1.0.

Variation. Apart from a small variation in size, no morphological variation was noted in the material examined.

Distribution. Costa Rica, Mexico.

Biology. Reared from round succulent galls on Andira inermis (Leguminosae)   .

Material examined. HOLOTYPE female in MZLU labelled “ COSTA RICA, Guanacaste, Hojancha, Reserva Forestal Monte Alto, Estación , 500 m, LN 221900 View Materials _382500, 13.vi.2001, I. Jiménez, ex agallas rotundas suculentas, hojuelas de las hojas de Andira inermis     . PARATYPES (33♀ 18♂ on cards): 31♀ 18♂ with same label data as ho-lotype ( MZLU, MZUCR)   ; 1♀ “ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Reserva Privada Karen Mogensen, 09°52’N 85°03’W, 305 m, 14-15.ii.2005, J.S. Noyes ” ( NHM); 1♀ “ MEXICO, Guerrero, 2 miles east of Ocotito , 11.vii.1985, J.B. Woolley) ( TAMU) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. From the Latin marginata   = emarginated, referring to the dark lateral margins of female gaster.

MZLU

Lund University

NHM

University of Nottingham

TAMU

Texas A&M University