Acrotaphus japi Higa & Penteado-Dias, 2019,

Pádua, Diego G., Sääksjärvi, Ilari E., Monteiro, Ricardo F. & Oliveira, Marcio L., 2020, Review of the New World genus Acrotaphus Townes, 1960 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae), with descriptions of fifteen new species, Zootaxa 4719 (1), pp. 1-62: 35

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4719.1.1

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Acrotaphus japi Higa & Penteado-Dias, 2019
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Acrotaphus japi Higa & Penteado-Dias, 2019 

( Figs 117–125View FIGURES 117–126)

Acrotaphus japi Higa & Penteado-Dias, 2019: 5  . Holotype ♀, Brazil (DCBU) [examined by digital image].

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from all other Acrotaphus  by the combination of the following characters: 1) margin of gena behind eyes strongly concave in dorsal view; 2) posterior ocelli separated from eyes by 0.1–0.2× its diameter in dorsal view; 3) body entirely reddish orange; 4) hind leg entirely reddish orange or reddish orange, with femur, tibia and tarsus blackish; 5) ovipositor straight, 1.2–1.55× as long as hind tibia.

Comments. Additional characters to the original description (♀) are as follows: body [14.7] 13.0–18.0 mm; lower face about [0.9] 0.7–1.0× as broad as high (from supraclypeal suture to base of antenna); margin of gena behind eyes strongly concave in dorsal view; margin of gena about [0.3] 0.3–0.5× length of eye in dorsal view; fore wing [?] 10.5–15.0 mm; tarsal claw with basal lobe quadrangular, with claw apex slightly overtaking the posterior margin of lobe; ovipositor with lower valve with swelling in the mid region. Male. ( Figs 130–131View FIGURES 127–136). Similar to female in structure and coloration, except body 11.0–13.0 mm; lower face 1.0× as broad as high (from supraclypeal suture to base of antenna); head in dorsal view with margin of gena slightly convex or flat behind eyes; margin of gena 0.7–0.8× length of eye in dorsal view; posterior ocelli separated from eyes by 0.2–0.5× its diameter in dorsal view; fore wing 10.0–11.0 mm; tergite I 1.8× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite II 1.3× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite III 1.2× as long as posteriorly broad; sternite IX ( Fig 133View FIGURES 127–136) longer than high, with lateral and anterior margins strongly sclerotised, lateral margin flat and posterior margin slightly concave, with few bristles widely spaced posteriorly. Genital capsule ( Figs 134–135View FIGURES 127–136): Paramere truncated apically, slightly narrower than the parameral lamina, with bristles except in posterior margin; volsellar lamina with bristles anteroapically spaced in anterior margin and with a set of four to five bristles in anterolateral region, just below the base of the digitus; cuspis robust with about six to seven teeth aligned in the mid part until apex and with three to four few bristles in basal region and spaced laterally on apical region; digitus with teeth on apex, rounded distally and angular ventrally, with the margins of the apical region narrower than base; aedeagus with few teeth on apex and its apex slightly curved downward in lateral view.

Distribution. Argentina *, Brazil and Uruguay * ( Fig 126View FIGURES 117–126).

Biological notes. A specimen emerged from the cocoon found of the modified web of Argiope argentata (Fabricius, 1775)  .

Material examined. Holotype: ♀, BRAZIL, SP [= São Paulo], Jundiaí, Reserva Biológica da Serra do Japi, 23°13’56’’S / 46°56’29’’W, 1190 m., Atlantic forest , 30.xii.2015, [Malaise trap] (A.S. Soares & L.A.M. Soares leg,), n° 209459, DCBU [digital image]GoogleMaps  . Argentina: Misiones, 01–31.i.2001, Malaise Trap in Sub-tropical Wet Forest (P. Fidalgo), ♀, FSCA; idem, but 05.xii.1909, ♀, #5184.34, MLP; idem, but x.1960 (J. Foerster), ♀, CNC; idem, but San Javier, 16.xi.1971 (C.C. Porter), ♂ [with the genitalia extracted], FSCA; Corrientes, Las Marias, Ca. [= Cidad] Virasoro, 10–15.xi.1969 / 07.xi.1971 [?], ♂ [with the genitalia extracted], FSCA; Salta, Campamento Jakúlica, 40 Km O. of Aguas Blancas, 20.ix.1971 (C. Porter), ♂, FSCAGoogleMaps  . Brazil: Mato Grosso, Buriti, Chapada dos Guimarães, 1200 m., 17.i.1972 (E.G.I. & E.A. Munroe), ♀, CNCGoogleMaps  ; MS [=Mato Grosso do Sul], Aquidaua- na, Res. [= Reserva] Ecol. [= Ecológica] UEMS [= Universidade Estadual do Mato Grosso do Sul], Closed vegetation, Flor. [= Floresta] Decidual, 20°26’03,7’’S / 55°39’20,8’’W, 11–26.viii.2012, Malaise 07 (Lamas, Nihei & team cols.), ♀, #52825, MZUSPGoogleMaps  ; idem, but Bodoquena, Fazenda Califórnia, Transição, 20°41’53,5’’S / 56°52’55,7’’W, Malaise 05, 06–21.x.2012, ♀, #52822/#52823 [?], MZUSPGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 20°41’55,9’’S / 56°52’49,4’’W, Malaise 06, 22.xii.2011 – 06.i.2012, ♂, #52824, MZUSPGoogleMaps  ; Goiás, Cabeceiras, Lagôa [sic] Formosa, 24–27.x.1964 (Exp. Dep. Zool.), ♀, #24414, MZUSPGoogleMaps  ; Bahia, Encruzilhada, 960 m., xi.1971 (M. Alvarenga), ♀, CNCGoogleMaps  ; MG [=Minas Gerais], Belo Horizonte, Estação Ecológica , 19°52’30’’S / 43°58’20’’W, 842 m., 17–23.xii.1991 (A.F. Kumagai), ♀, IHY #1500533, UFMGGoogleMaps  ; ES [=Espírito Santo], Alfredo Chaves, Matilde, RPPN [=Reserva do Patrimônio Particular Nat- ural] Oiutrem, 20°33’S / 40°48’W, 600–800 m., 14–21.x.2009, Malaise (C.O. Azevedo & team. cols.), 2♀, #75627 and #75656, UFESGoogleMaps  ; idem, but Sta. [= Santa] M. [= Maria] de Jetibá, Faz. [= Fazenda] Paulo Seick, 20°02’31,1’’S / 40 °41’51,3’’W, 29.xi–06.xii.2002, Malaise B 1 (Tavares, Azevedo & team cols.), ♀, #93762, UFESGoogleMaps  ; idem, but Dom. [= Domingos] Martins, Mata Pico do Eldorado , 20°22’17’’S / 40°39’29’’W, 03–10.xii.2004, Malaise B 4 (M. T. Tavares & eq. cols.), 2♀, #104670, UFESGoogleMaps  ; SP [=São Paulo], Jundiaí, Serra do Japi , [cocoon] collected in modified web from A. argentata  (J.F. Sobczak leg.), ♀, INPAGoogleMaps  ; idem, but Luiz Antônio, Est. [= Estação] Ecológica de Jataí , Mata ciliar, Pont I, 21°36’47’’S / 47°49’04’’O, 29.x.2009, Light trap ( R.I. R. Lara and team cols.), ♂, APTAGoogleMaps  ; SC [=Santa Catarina], São Bento do Sul, CEPA Rugendas, 26°19’24,9”S / 49°18’26,4”W, 15–16.xii.2011 (P. Dias), ♀, #1500549, UFMGGoogleMaps  ; idem, but Nova Teutonia [sic], 27°11’S / 52°23’W, 300–500 m., iv.1966 (Fritz Plaumann), ♀, CNCGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 19.i.1939, ♂, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but vii.1967, ♂, CNCGoogleMaps  ; idem, but i.1968, 4♂, CNCGoogleMaps  ; idem, but xi.1968, 2♂, CNCGoogleMaps  ; idem, but xii.1968, 2♂, CNCGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 23.ii.1939, ♀, #1939–181, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 05.i.1938, 2♂, #1938–458, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 05.i.1938, ♂, #1938–682, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 11.vi.1937, ♂, #1937–656, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 06.iii.1952, ♂, #1957–341, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 21.iii.1938, ♂, #1938–458, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 27.ii.1937, ♂,#1937–424, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 08.xii.1937, ♂, #1937–748, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 28.xii.1937, ♂, #1937–748, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but i.1937, ♂, #1937–265, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 22.ii.1938, ♂, #1938–458, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 03.x.1946, ♀, #1957–341GoogleMaps  ; idem, but 30.xii.1948, ♀, #1957–341, BNHMGoogleMaps  ; idem, but xi.1935, ♂, # 1937–47, BNHM. Uruguay: Rocha, Cardoso, Campo Natural, 34°05’26,8’’S / 53°52’14,4’’O, 26.ii.2015, Malaise I (E. Castiglioni e eq. cols.), ♂, INPA.GoogleMaps 

DCBU

Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

MLP

Museo de La Plata

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

MZUSP

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

MG

Museum of Zoology

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

UFES

Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

BNHM

Beijing Natural History Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Acrotaphus

Loc

Acrotaphus japi Higa & Penteado-Dias, 2019

Pádua, Diego G., Sääksjärvi, Ilari E., Monteiro, Ricardo F. & Oliveira, Marcio L. 2020
2020
Loc

Acrotaphus japi

Higa, P. T. & Penteado-Dias, A. M. 2019: 5
2019