Aganaspis nordlanderi Wharton, 1998

Guimarães, Jorge A., Gallardo, Fabiana E., Diaz, Norma Beatriz & Zucchi, Roberto A., 2003, Eucoilinae species (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) parasitoids of fruit­infesting dipterous larvae in Brazil: identity, geographical distribution and host associations, Zootaxa 278, pp. 1-23 : 15-17

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6277135

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Aganaspis nordlanderi Wharton, 1998
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Aganaspis nordlanderi Wharton, 1998

( Figs. 48–55 View FIGURES 48 – 55 )

Aganaspis nordlanderi Wharton, 1998: 106

Diagnosis. Body stout. Head ( Fig. 48 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) with lateral margin of occiput not well defined. Eyes without pubescence. Antennae of female ( Fig. 49 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) pilose, cilindrical, widened towards apex, club 10 ­segmented, inconspicuous. Antennae of male ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) with the first flagellomere slightly curved, distally swollen; articles first and second subequal in length. Dorsal margin of pronotal plate ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) concave; sides of pronotum smooth. Mesoscutum ( Figs. 52 and 53 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) slightly convex in profile, smooth. Dorsal part of scutellum ( Fig. 53 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) areolate­rugose, dorsoposterior part in dorsal view emarginate. Scutellar plate ( Figs. 52 and 53 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) large, elevated, with an elliptical pit close to the posterior margin of the plate. Mesopleuron ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) with subalar pit. Metapleuron ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) smooth. Forewings ( Fig. 54 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) dusky at base, pubescent, apical margin with hair fringe; marginal cell anteriorly open; veins darkened. Metacoxa ( Fig. 55 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) with a band of hairs along the posterior margin. Third abdominal tergum of metasoma ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 48 – 55 ) with a dense hairy ring at base; metasoma distally smooth.

Geographical distribution. Neotropical Region: Costa Rica and Brazil ( Diaz & Gallardo 2001). In Brazil it is distributed throughout the States of Amazonas, Mato Grosso do Sul and São Paulo ( Guimarães et al. 2000 a; Diaz & Gallardo 2001).

Hosts. Tephritidae : Ceratitis capitata ; Anastrepha striata ; A. bahiensis . Lonchaeidae : Neosilba spp. (in Diaz & Gallardo 2001).

Remarks. Aganaspis nordlanderi was described by Wharton (in Wharton et al. 1998) who remarked that this species shares several features with A. pelleranoi , suggesting that they are more closely related to each other than oriental species of Aganaspis Lin, 1987 . Diaz & Gallardo (2001) arrive to the same conclusion and suggested that the two species belong to a single group diferent from those from the Old World.

Type material. COSTA RICA. Cartago: Holotype, Turrialba, Catie, 10.VII. 1980, ex: goiaba, coll. R. Chaves, (1 female). ( USNM).

Material collected. BRAZIL. Amazonas: Manaus, 27.XII. 1991, (8 males, 1 female); 20.II. 1992, (6 males, 2 females); 16.I. 1996, (2 males, 7 females); 30.I. 1992, (1 male); Iranduba, 27.II. 1992, (2 males), coll. N.M. Silva. ( ESALQ). Mato Grosso do Sul: Anastácio, Sítio Carandazal, 30.III. 1993, (1 male, 1 female); 18.X. 1993, (1 male); 28.V. 1995, (2 females); Terenos, 22.III. 1994, (1 female), coll. M.A. Uchôa F. ( ESALQ). São Paulo: Luiz Antônio, 19.XII. 1992, (3 males), coll. N.W. Perioto; Pindorama, 9.V. 1994, (1 male), coll. M.F. Souza Filho ( ESALQ and MLP).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MLP

Museo de La Plata

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Figitidae

Genus

Aganaspis

Loc

Aganaspis nordlanderi Wharton, 1998

Guimarães, Jorge A., Gallardo, Fabiana E., Diaz, Norma Beatriz & Zucchi, Roberto A. 2003
2003
Loc

Aganaspis nordlanderi

Wharton 1998: 106
1998