Eupsenella inawonga Ramos & Azevedo

Ramos, Magno S. & Azevedo, Celso O., 2012, Revision of Eupsenella Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), Zootaxa 3539 (1), pp. 1-80 : 35-36

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Eupsenella inawonga Ramos & Azevedo

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Eupsenella inawonga Ramos & Azevedo , sp. nov.

( Figs 25 View FIGURES 15–26 , 70 View FIGURES 66–74 , 115 View FIGURES 113–122 )

Description. FEMALE (holotype). Body length 6.0 mm. LFW 4.04 mm.

Coloration. Head greenish; scape, pedicel and flagellum castaneous; mandible dark castaneous; palpi light castaneous; mesosoma greenish; tegula and venation castaneous; procoxa light castaneous; mesocoxa, metacoxa, trochanters, femora and tarsi light castaneous; metasoma castaneous.

Head ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 15–26 ). Head as long as wide, globoid in profile; gena without concavity in profile. Mandible with base wider than apex, two lowermost teeth larger than upper ones, lower tooth curved inward, lower margin strongly setose. Clypeus coriaceous-punctate, median clypeal lobe angulate, median concavity of median clypeal lobe absent, 0.03 LH, well marked off from frons, median carina present, 0.22 LH. Malar space conspicuous, 0.57 mandibular base. Antenna 1.55 mm; first five antennomeres in ratio of about 8:7:7:7:7; flagellomere 1 1.0 longer than wide, flagellar pubescence dense, with many outstanding erect setae; anterior carina present. Region between torulus and eye straight. Area between the anterior margin of eyes and demarkation of median clypeal lobe 0.16 LH. Eye protuberant, 0.53 LH, with dense hairs, located more laterally, lower margin without strong depression. Frons coriaceous-punctate. WH 1.0 LH. WF 0.61 WH. WF 1.28 HE. OOL 1.0 WOT. VOL 0.45 HE. Distance from posterior ocellus to vertex crest 0.25 DAO. Ocelli large, DAO 0.16 WF, ocellar triangle not compact, distance between posterior ocelli 1.60 DAO, anterior ocellus not surpassing imaginary top eye line, posterior ocellus almost reaching vertex. Vertex straight, long setae, 0.22 LH, temple profile approximately parallel in dorsal view, with corner convex, not projected postero-laterad. Hipostomal carina, angulate, low.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 70 View FIGURES 66–74 ). Pronotal disc coriaceous-punctate, 0.4 as long as wide, anterior corner rounded, posterior margin concave medially, pronotal disc without short longitudinal furrow. Parapsidal furrow wholly conspicuous. Notauli convergent posterad. Mesoscutum 1.17 length pronotal disc texture of mesoscutum coriaceous-punctate. Scutellum coriaceous-punctate, 0.95 length pronotal disc, convex in profile, posterior margin convex medially, scutellar pit elliptical, narrowed, distant each other 15.0 its own diameter. Dorsal axillar surface with fovea oval. Metanotum with median region high, coriaceous-puncticulate, as high as scutellum in profile, with fovea oval laterally. Propodeal disc wider than long; anterior margin without foveolate or transverse furrow; median carina 0.71 length propodeal disc, incomplete posterad; discal carina 0.29 length propodeal disc, parallel to median carina, straight; space between median and discal carina confused-rugulose. Mesopleuron with subtegular furrow elliptical; mesepimeral suture almost inconspicuous posterad; mesopleural epicoxal lobe inconspicuous. Propleuron with sequence of foveae from anterior margin of prosternum until cervical collar absent. Prosternum with median with median excavation complete, median suture present. Mesopectus with posterior depression heartshaped; median suture not evident.

Wings. Macropterous. Forewing ( Fig. 115 View FIGURES 113–122 ) with 1M cell subpentagonal; 1M and 1R1 cells not aligned basally. C cell widening distally;1R1 present, distinctly longer than 2R1 cell, wider medially; Rs b convex; 2R1 cell 0.15 LFW; distal margin of Rs c convex; r-rs vein inclined; R1 b entirely on anterior margin of forewing; Cu b absent; Rs+M vein 1.2 Rs a; M vein 1.29 Rsa; Rs a subperpendicular to anterior margin of forewing; stigma rectangular; distal stigmal margin truncate. Hind wing with four distal hamuli, last hamulus discontinuous each other.

Legs. Profemur swollen, 0.41 as wide as long. Metacoxa with median region 0.5 as wide as long. Metacoxal projection in dorsal region conspicuous, apex sharpened.

Metasoma. 0.26 as wide as long.

MALE. Unknown.

♀, 17.06S 145.36E, GS1, M[oun]t[ain] Haig , 1150 m, 17 Mar [ch]–6 Apr [il] 1995, P.Zoborowski, Malaise trap, ANIC GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, 17.06S 145.37E, GS2, M[oun]t[ain] Edith , 1050 m, 6 Apr [Il]– 4 May 1995, P.Zoborowski, Malaise trap, ANIC GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, 17.27S 145.29E, 6 Mar [ch]–4 Apr [il] 1995, 1150 m, GS3, Hugh Nelson Ra. , ANIC GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, 17.28S 145.29E, BS1, Longlands Gap, 4 Apr [il]– 2 May 1995, 1150 m, Malaise trap, ANIC GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, 18.55S 146.09E, S3, M[oun]t[ain] Spec , 880 m, 6 Feb [ruary]–9 Mar [ch] 1995, M.Cermak, Malaise trap GoogleMaps ; 2 ♀, 8 May–5 June 1995, M. Cermak, Malaise trap, ANIC ; 1 ♀, Pitfall trap, A1, ANIC ; 1 ♀, 18.55S 146.10E, S2 M[oun]t[ain] Spec , 880 m, 9 Mar [ch] 6 Apr [il] 1995, M.Cermak, Malaise trap, ANIC GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, 18.55S 146.10E, S2 M[oun]t[ain] Spec , 880 m, 8 May–5 June 1995, M.Cermak, Malaise trap, ANIC GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, 19.00S 146.11E, S1 M[oun]t[ain] Spec , 875 m, 6 Feb [ruary]–9 Mar [ch] 1995, M.Cermak, Malaise trap, ANIC GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, 19.00S 146.11E, Paluma, 25 Oct [ober]–3 Nov [ember] 1980, D.Frith, Malaise Trap, ANIC GoogleMaps .

Distribution. Australia (Queensland).

Variation. Body length 4.53–5.00 mm; LFW 3.10–4.05 mm; head and mesosoma with many setae; median carina of propodeal disc long; legs light castaneous.

Remarks. This species is similar to E. diemenensis by having the median clypeal lobe angulate, the vertex crest straight, the pronotal disc short and the 2R1 cell of forewing subrectangular. However this species has the ocelli large, the propodeal disc without discal carina, median carina not reaching posterior carina, whereas E. diemenensis has the ocelli not too large, the propodeal disc with discal carina, median carina of propodeal disc reaching declivity region of posterior carina.


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