Bracon (Bracon) corruptor SZÉPLIGETI, SZEPLIGETI, 1901

Papp, J., 2008, A revision of the Bracon (subgenera Bracon s. str., Cyanopterobracon, Glabrobracon, Lucobracon, Osculobracon subgen. n., Pigeria) species described by SZÉPLIGETI from the western Palaearctic Region (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Braconinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 40 (1), pp. 1741-1837: 1751-1753

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Bracon (Bracon) corruptor SZÉPLIGETI
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Bracon (Bracon) corruptor SZÉPLIGETI   ( Figs 71-80 View Figs 71-80 )

Bracon corruptor SZÉPLIGETI 1901a: 184   (in key) and 274 (description), 1904 (1901): 160 (in key) and 168 (description) (in German) (syntype series 1), type locality: " Budapest " ( Hungary), female holotype in Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest; examined. - FAHRINGER 1927: 237 (in key) and 313 (redescription) assigned to "Section Striobracon". TELENGA 1936: 163 (in key), 253 (redescription) (in Russian) and 366 (in key, in German). PAPP 1974: 425. SHENEFELT 1978: 1629 (as valid species, literature up to 1974). TOBIAS 1986: 125 (supposed synonymy with B. intercessor NEES   ). PAPP 2004: 173 (type designation and depository).

T y p e d e s i g n a t i o n: Designation of the holotype of Bracon corruptor   : (first label, printed) " Budapest / Szépligeti"; (second label) [18]"97.VIII.2" (handscript) / "Szépligeti" (printed); third label is my holotype card and the fourth label is with the inventory number 399. - Holotype is in good condition: (1) micropinned; (2) right flagellum deficient, i.e. with 17 flagellomeres.  

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Besides the holotype further specimens unknown.

R e d e s c r i p t i o n of the female holotype of Bracon corruptor: Body   3 m long. Left antenna somewhat shorter than body and with 23 antennomeres. First flagellomere 2.6 times, further flagellomeres feebly shortening and attenuating so that penultimate flagellomere 2.2 times as long as broad ( Fig. 71 View Figs 71-80 ). - Head in dorsal view transverse ( Fig. 72 View Figs 71-80 ), 1.8 times as broad as long, eye 1.75 times as long as temple, temple rather receded, occiput weakly excavated. Eye in lateral view 1.5 times as high as wide medially, eye 1.4 times as wide as temple ( Fig. 73 View Figs 71-80 , see arrows). Oral opening somewhat wider horizontally than shortest distance between opening and compound eye ( Fig. 74 View Figs 71-80 ). Head polished, face subgranulose.

Mesosoma in lateral view 1.4 times as long as high, polished. Notaulix weakly distinct. Propodeum above lunule with short rugae-rugulae, otherwise polished. - Hind femur 3.1 times as long as broad medially ( Fig. 75 View Figs 71-80 ). Claw downcurved, its basal lobe distinct ( Fig. 76 View Figs 71-80 ).

Fore wing as long as body. Pterostigma ( Fig. 77 View Figs 71-80 ) 3.3 times as long as wide, issuing r from its middle, r as long as width of pterostigma; 3-SR one-fifth longer than 2-SR, SR1 straight, just twice as long as 3-SR and reaching tip of wing; 1-R1 clearly 1.5 times length of pterostigma. First discal cell less high, 1-M twice as long as m-cu, 1-SR-M weakly bent and 1.3 times as long as 1-M ( Fig. 78 View Figs 71-80 ).

First tergite ( Fig. 79 View Figs 71-80 ) as long as broad behind, beyond pair of spiracles subparallel-sided, scutum and lateral part of tergite rather longitudinally rugo-rugulose. Second tergite transverse, 3.2 times as broad behind as long laterally and a bit longer than third tergite. Second tergite rugulo-granulose; tergites 3-6 with weakening and medially with more and more (or tergites by tergites) restricting granulosity ( Fig. 79 View Figs 71-80 ). Suture between tergites 2-3 bisinuate, subcrenulate. Hypopygium relatively small, pointed; ovipositor sheath long, as long as hind tibia + tarsomeres 1-4 combined; end of ovipositor sheath less pointed and that of ovipositor pointed ( Fig. 80 View Figs 71-80 ).

Ground colour of body blackish with rich light pattern. Antenna dark brown. Margin of eye faintly rusty, face below scape light testaceous, mandible and clypeus yellow, palpi pale yellow. Pronotum + prosternum, mesoscutum testaceous, latter medially (between notaulices) brown. Mesopleuron rusty. Tegula yellow. Tergites laterally (their declivous part) yellowish. Legs yellow, distal end of hind tibia and all tarsi feebly fumous. Wings subhyaline, pterostigma yellow, veins light brownish.

Male and host unknown.

D i s t r i b u t i o n: Hungary.

R e m a r k s: Within the subgenus Bracon   s.str. the species B. corruptor   is nearest to B. tenuicornis WESMAEL   considering their tergites with weakening sculpture, long ovi-

positor sheath, rather receded temple and yellow pterostigma; however, the two species

are clearly distinguished by a few features keyed:

1 (2) First tergitge as long as broad behind, more rugo-rugulose; second and third tergites with somewhat less rough sculpture ( Fig. 79 View Figs 71-80 ). Head in dorsal view 1.8 times as broad as long, eye 1.75 times length of temple ( Fig. 72 View Figs 71-80 ). Claw slightly greater and less downcurved ( Fig. 76 View Figs 71-80 ). Hind femur 3.1 times as long as broad medially ( Fig. 75 View Figs 71-80 ). Pterostigma issuing r from its middle ( Fig. 77 View Figs 71-80 ). Propodeum polished, only above lunule with short rugulae (cf. Fig. 223 View Figs 220-230 ). Body blackish with rich yellow to testaceous pattern.: 3 mm ...................................... B. (B.) corruptor SZÉPLIGETI 1901  

2 (1) First tergite somewhat ( Fig. 81 View Figs 81-87 ) to 1.3 times as long as broad behind, less rugorugulose; second and third tergites with somewhat rougher sculpture ( Fig. 82 View Figs 81-87 ). Head in dorsal view 1.7 times as broad as long, eye 2-2.2 times length of temple ( Fig. 83 View Figs 81-87 ). Claw slightly less great and more downcurved ( Fig. 84 View Figs 81-87 ). Hind femur 2.8-2.9 times as long as broad medially ( Fig. 85 View Figs 81-87 ). Pterostigma issuing r proximally from its middle ( Fig. 86 View Figs 81-87 ). Propodeum frequently with medio-longitudinal carina ( Fig. 87 View Figs 81-87 ). Body brownish black to black.: 2.8-3.2 mm,: 2.2 mm ............................................. ................................................................................. B. (B.) tenuicornis WESMAEL 1838  

Bracon corruptor   is also near to B. scutellaris WESMAEL   within the subgenus Bracon  

s.str., the two species are very similar to each other and they are separated by a few fea-

tures as follows:

1 (2) Sculpture of tergites weaker: tergites 1-2 rugulose, tergites 3-6 granulose to subgranulose ( Fig. 79 View Figs 71-80 ). Claw slightly less downcurved ( Fig. 76 View Figs 71-80 ) Temple in dorsal view rather receded ( Fig. 72 View Figs 71-80 ). Pterostigma pale yellow.: 3 mm ................................... .................................................................................. B. (B.) corruptor SZÉPLIGETI 1901  

2 (1) Sculpture of tergites stronger (or less weak): second tergite rugo-rugulose, further tergites with gradually weakening sculpture ( Fig. 19 View Figs 15-23 ). Claw downcurved ( Fig. 20 View Figs 15-23 ). Temple in dorsal view rounded ( Fig. 21 View Figs 15-23 ). Pterostigma light brownish.: 2.8-3.2 mm ............................................................................. B. (B.) scutellaris WESMAEL 1838  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Bracon

Loc

Bracon (Bracon) corruptor SZÉPLIGETI

Papp, J. 2008
2008
Loc

Bracon corruptor SZÉPLIGETI 1901a: 184

PAPP J 2004: 173
TOBIAS V 1986: 125
SHENEFELT R 1978: 1629
PAPP J 1974: 425
TELENGA N 1936: 163
SZEPLIGETI Gy 1901: 184
1901