Acrotaphus jackiechani Pádua & Sääksjärvi,

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: 32-34

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Acrotaphus jackiechani Pádua & Sääksjärvi
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sp. n.

Acrotaphus jackiechani Pádua & Sääksjärvi  sp. n.

( Figs 107–115View FIGURES 107–116)

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from all other species of Acrotaphus  by the combination of the following characters: 1) margin of gena concave (flat in male) behind eyes in dorsal view; 2) posterior ocelli separated from eyes by 0.3–0.4× its diameter in dorsal view; 3) mesosoma orange, with pronotum entirely or only its anterior margin black; 4) metasoma orange with tergites V+ black or orange with posterior margin black in the tergites II–III and tergites VI+ black; 5) hind leg entirely black, except the base of coxa orange; 6) ovipositor robust, 1.2–1.5× as long as hind tibia.

Description. Female. Body [16.0] 13.0–16.0 mm. Head. Lower face [0.95] 0.9–1.0× as broad as high (from supraclypeal suture to base of antenna), flat, with scattered punctures which bear long conspicuous bristles present laterally; head in dorsal view with margin of gena concave behind eyes; margin of gena [0.5]× length of eye in dorsal view; posterior ocelli separated from eyes by [0.3] 0.3–0.4× its diameter in dorsal view. Mesosoma. Pronotum moderately long, smooth and polished, with distance from tegula to head greater than [0.6] 0.4–0.6× distance from tegula to hind margin of propodeum; mesoscutum smooth and polished, with notaulus weakly marked; scutellum in dorsal view triangular; mesopleuron polished, with fine bristles anteriorly and ventrally; epicnemial carina present ventrally, extending until reaching the level of the lower corner of the pronotum laterally; metapleuron polished, with sparse, fine bristles evenly spaced; propodeum smooth dorsally, laterally with scattered fine bristles. Fore wing [12.0] 10.0–12.0 mm; cu-a opposite to the base of Rs&M; 2 rs-m [0.95] 0.7–0.95× as long as abscissa of M between 2 rs-m and 2 m-cu; hind wing with abscissa of Cu 1 between M and cu-a [1.0]× length of cu-a. Tarsal claw with basal lobe quadrangular, with claw apex slightly overtaking the posterior margin of lobe. Metasoma. Tergite I [1.8] 1.6–1.8× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite II [1.65] 1.5–1.8× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite III [1.6] 1.4–1.6× as long as posteriorly broad; tergites IV–V [1.4]× as long as posteriorly broad; ovipositor robust, [1.4] 1.3–1.4× as long as hind tibia; lower valve with slightly swelling on the base and mid region.

Coloration. Head black, mouthparts orange, except apex of mandible black; antenna brownish. Mesosoma orange, except pronotum blackish. Metasoma orange, with tergites V+ black. Anterior and mid leg entirely orange, the hind leg black, except base of the coxa orange. Wings yellowish; fore wing with apex distal to 2 rs-m black, and with a black median band extending backwards from anterior margin, just proximal to pterostigma, right through the 1 st subdiscal cell; pterostigma yellowish. Ovipositor brownish and sheath dark brown.

Male. ( Figs 110–111View FIGURES 107–116). Similar to female in structure and coloration, except body 0.8–9.0 mm; lower face 1.0× as broad as high (from supraclypeal suture to base of antenna); head in dorsal view with margin of gena flat behind eyes; margin of gena 0.5–0.7× length of eye in dorsal view; posterior ocelli separated from eyes by 0.4–0.7× its diameter in dorsal view; fore wing 7.0– 0.8 mm; tergite I 1.2–1.6× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite II 1.0–1.2× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite III 1.0–1.1× as long as posteriorly broad; sternite IX ( Fig 113View FIGURES 107–116) longer than high, with lateral and anterior margins strongly sclerotised, lateral margin and posterior margin flat, with a few bristles widely spaced posteriorly. Genital capsule ( Figs 114–115View FIGURES 107–116): Paramere truncated apically, slightly narrower than the parameral lamina, with bristles except on posterior margin; volsellar lamina with spaced bristles laterally and apically, except in the median and posterior regions and inner margin and posterior part and with a set of about four bristles in anterolateral region, just below the base of the digitus; cuspis robust with about five to six teeth more or less aligned in the mid part until apex and with some small bristles in basal region and spaced laterally in apical region; digitus, with teeth on apex, rounded distally and angular ventrally, with the margins of the apical region narrower than base; aedeagus with small teeth on apex and its apex slightly curved downward in lateral view.

Variation. Some specimens with margin of gena more or less flat behind eyes and pronotum orange, with anterior margin black and metasoma orange, with posterior marks blackish on the tergites II–III. We think they are conspecific, but we are not treating them as paratypes.

Type material: Holotype: ♀, PERU, Dept. [=Department] of Loreto , Iquitos area, Allpahuayo, 30°58’00’’S / 73°25’16’’W, 31.x–06.xi.2011, Malaise trap (Gómez & Sääksjärvi leg.), ZMUTGoogleMaps  . Paratypes: French Guiana: M. [=Montagne] de Kaw, Patawa , viii.2003 (O. Morvan leg.), ♀, ZMUT  . Peru: idem holotype, but 14–20.xi.2011, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 28.xi–04.xii.2011, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem but 17.xi–03.xii.1998, clay (I.E. Sääk- sjärvi and R. Jussila et al. leg.), APHI, C1View Materials  / 7, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 16.iv–03.v.2000 (I.E. Sääksjärvi et al. leg.), APHI, F2View Materials  / 5, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 16.vii–02.viii.2000, APHI, H2View Materials  / 10, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 22.v–11.vi.2000, APHI, H1View Materials  / 7, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 04–17.x.2000, APHI, H1View Materials  /14, ♂ [with last tergites extracted], ZMUT; idem, but white sand, 18.viii–19.ix.2000, APHI  , I1/12, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 18.viii–19.ix.2000, APHI  , I1/12, ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but 18.viii–14.ix.2000, APHI, G2View Materials  / 12, ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but 29.vi–16.vii.2000, APHI  , I1 /9, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 15.x–08.xi.2000, APHI, E2View Materials  / 15, ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but Qda. Pucacuro, 18M 0502280E/9724506N, 192 m., Colinas Ligeramnt disect., 0502280E/9724506, 08.ii.2009 (M. Vilchez leg.), ♀, ZMUT  ; Cusco, La convención, Echarate, CC  . Timpia , 12°06’47,04’’S / 72°49’34,56’’W; 519 m., 20–21.x.2009, Light (M. Alvarado & E. Rázuri leg.), 2♂, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; Allpahuayo , 23.i.2001 (I.E. Sääksjärvi leg.) H1, ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but 01.xii.2000, H1, ♂, MUSM  ; idem, but 08.iii.2000, J2(2), ♀, MUSM  .

Other material examined: Brazil: Pará, Mauari, 1ª Inspection , 01.xii.2008, Malaise 9 (without collector), ♀, MPEG  ; Amazonas, Manaus, Reserva Ducke , 18.vi.1996, in Ecclinusa guianensis  , ♂ [with the genitalia extract- ed], INPA  ; BA [= Bahia], Igrapiúna, Reserva Ecológica Michelin, Vilas , 26.v–21.vi.2012, Malaise (M. Aragão; E. Menezes; E. Mota & S. Andena cols.), 1♀, UEFS  ; MG  [= Minas Gerais], Marliéria, Parque Estadual do Rio Doce , 02–09.xi.2000 (J.C. Fontenelle col.), 1♀, #1500548, UFMG  ; ES [= Espírito Santo], Santa Tereza, Est. [=Estação] Biológica de Santa Lúcia , 01.iii.2014 ( T. G. Kloss leg.)  , ♂, INPA  . Ecuador: Dept. [=Department] Orellana, Yasuni , 00°37’55’’S / 76°08’39’’W, a.s.l.: 220– 250 m., 05.vii.1998, Fogging, Lot #1898 ( T. L. Erwin leg.)GoogleMaps  , ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but Onkonegare , 00°39’25,7’’S / 76°27’10,8’’W, a.s.l.: 216 m., 02.vii.1995, Fogging, Lot #1062, ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 30.ix.1996, Lot #1670, ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 07.vii.2006, Lot #3208, ♂, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 22.x.2005, Lot # 3073, ♂, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 12.ii.1995, ♂, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 06.x.1994, Lot #875, ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 09.x.1994, Lot #928, ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 21.vi.1994, Lot #696, ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 21.vi.1994, Lot #695, ♂, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 26.vi.1996, Lot #1587, ♂, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 21.vi.1996, Lot #1542, ♂, ZMUTGoogleMaps  . Nicaragua: N. [=Nueva] Segovia, 9 Km NW Jalapa , 1440± 10 m., 13.98055 / -86.18245, 27.v–01.vi.2011, Malaise trap, Oak cloud forest (without collector), LLAMAGoogleMaps  # Ma. D– 06–1–01, 2♂, ZMUT  . Peru: Dept. [=Department] Madre de Dios, Biolat , 11°56’47’’S / 71°17’00’’W, a.s.l.: 356 m., 22.ix.1991, Fogging, Lot #94 ( T. L. Erwin leg.)GoogleMaps  , ♂, ZMUT  ; Dept. [=De- partment] of Loreto, Iquitos area, Allpahuayo , 30°58’00’’S / 73°25’16’’W, 03–09.x.2011, Malaise trap (Gómez & Sääksjärvi leg.), ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 19–24.vii.2011, ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  .

Distribution. Brazil, Ecuador **, French Guiana, Nicaragua and Peru ( Fig 116View FIGURES 107–116).

Biological notes. Host unknown.

Etymology. The specific epithet, “jackiechani”, is the Latinized genitive form of the name Jackie Chan, chinese actor and director of several films, in which the first author is a fan.

Comments. Acrotaphus jackiechani  sp. n. closely resembles A. latifasciatus (Cameron, 1911)  mainly by coloration, but differs from A. latifasciatus  by epicnemial carina present ventrally, extending until reaching the level of the lower corner of the pronotum laterally (epicnemial carina present only ventrally, not extending laterally until the level of the lower corner of pronotum, in A. latifasciatus  ).

ZMUT

University of Tokyo, Department of Zoology

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

APHI

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

CC

CSIRO Canberra Rhizobium Collection

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

UEFS

Laboratorio de Ictiologia

MG

Museum of Zoology

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics