Tropideucoila weldi

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 : 5

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.156603

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3509208

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C76549-645C-FF98-361B-FD49FBD6BB08

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Plazi

scientific name

Tropideucoila weldi
status

 

Tropideucoila weldi Costa Lima, 1940

( Fig. 9–15 View FIGURES 9 – 15 )

Tropideucoila weldi Costa Lima, 1940: 17

Diagnosis. Body stout. Head ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) with lateral margin of occiput well defined. Eyes without pubescence. Antennae of female ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) pilose, cilindrical, widened towards apex, club 7 ­segmented, inconspicuous. Dorsal margin of pronotal plate ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) with three emarginations; sides of pronotum with longitudinal carinae. Mesoscutum ( Figs. 12 and 13 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) strongly convex in profile, median mesoscutal carina present. Dorsal part of scutellum ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) areolate, dorsoposterior part in dorsal view emarginate with two small lateral angles and conspicuous posterior angles. Scutellar plate ( Figs. 12 and 13 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) small, quite elevated, with a circular pit distinctly removed from the posterior margin of the plate. Mesopleuron ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) with subalar pit. Metapleuron ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) sculptured. Forewings ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) hyaline, dusky at base, punctate, apical margin with hair fringe; marginal cell open anteriorly; veins darkened. Metacoxa ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) with a band of hairs along the posterior margin. Third abdominal tergum of metasoma ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 9 – 15 ) with a thin hairy ring; metasoma distally smooth.

Geographical distribution. Neotropical Region: Brazil and Argentina ( Loiácono & Diaz 1977). In Brazil it is distributed throughout the States of Rio de Janeiro ( Costa Lima 1940) and Goiás (new record).

Hosts. Lonchaeidae : Neosilba pendula (in Costa Lima 1940).

All the material studied in this paper was collected in the State of Goiás using a Malaise trap.

Remarks. Borgmeier (1935) emphazised that Tropideucoila Ashmead, 1903 is very similar to Dettmeria Borgmeier, 1935 . Costa Lima (1940) described Tropideucoila weldi and remarked its similarity with D. euxestae . The analysis of material collected in Brazil suggested that T. weldi could be better placed in Dettmeria than in Tropideucoila .

Material collected. BRAZIL. Goiás: 25.X. 1998 (1 female); 21.XI. 1998 (1 female); 22.XI. 1998 (1 female); 6.V. 2000 (1 female), coll. C. Marchiori ( MLP).

MLP

Museo de La Plata

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Figitidae

Genus

Tropideucoila

Loc

Tropideucoila weldi

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

Tropideucoila weldi

Costa 1940: 17
1940