Acrotaphus homeofranklini Pádua,

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: 30-32

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scientific name

Acrotaphus homeofranklini Pádua
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sp. n.

Acrotaphus homeofranklini Pádua  sp. n.

( Figs 102–105View FIGURES 102–106)

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from all other species of Acrotaphus  by the combination of the following characters: 1) margin of gena behind eyes flat in dorsal view; 2) margin of gena 0.3–0.5× length of eye in dorsal view; 3) posterior ocelli separated from eyes by 0.2–0.3× its diameter in dorsal view; 4) mesosoma orange, with propleuron, pronotum, mesoscutum, basal half of the scutellum and mesopleuron, except posterior margin black; 5) hind leg entirely black or with proximal half of the femur brownish; 6) ovipositor robust, 1.3–1.5× as long as hind tibia.

Description. Female. Body [12.4] 12.0–15.0 mm. Head. Lower face [0.8] 0.7–0.9× as broad as high (from supraclypeal suture to base of antenna), flat, with scattered punctures which bear long conspicuous bristles; head in dorsal view with margin of gena flat behind eyes; margin of gena [0.4] 0.3–0.5× length of eye in dorsal view; posterior ocelli separated from eyes by [0.3] 0.2–0.3× its diameter in dorsal view. Mesosoma. Pronotum moderately long, smooth and polished, with distance from tegula to head greater than [0.5] 0.4–0.5× 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 and with a strongly longitudinal groove in lower part below spiracle; propodeum smooth dorsally, laterally with scattered fine bristles. Fore wing [11.5] 11.0–15.0 mm; cu-a opposite to the base of Rs&M; 2 rs-m [0.6] 0.6–0.85× 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 [1.6] 1.5–1.7× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite II [1.25] 1.2–1.6× as long as posteriorly broad; tergite III [1.1] 1.1–1.4× as long as posteriorly broad; tergites IV–V [1.0] 1.0–1.3× as long as posteriorly broad; ovipositor robust, [1.45] 1.3–1.5× as long as hind tibia; lower valve with slightly swelling in the base and mid region.

Coloration. Head black, mouthparts orange; antenna brownish. Mesosoma orange, with propleuron, pronotum, mesoscutum, basal half of the scutellum and mesopleuron, except posterior margin black. Metasoma orange with tergites V+ black. Anterior and mid leg entirely orange, hind leg entirely black. 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 the pterostigma, right through the 1 st subdiscal cell; pterostigma yellowish. Ovipositor brownish, with its base and apex pallid and sheath dark brown.

Male. Unknown.

Variation. Some specimens have hind leg with proximal half of the femur brownish.

Type material: Holotype: ♀, BRAZIL, Amazonas, Manaus, Reserva Ducke, Platô Leste / Oeste, 14.ii– 06.iii.2007, Malaise (G. Freitas & M. Feitosa cols.), INPA  . Paratypes: Brazil: Amazonas, Manaus, Reserva Ducke , 59°52’40’’S / 03°08’00’’W, 22.xi–09.xii.2014, Malaise (Silva-Neto and team cols.), ♀, INPAGoogleMaps  ; idem, but ZF–03, BR 174GoogleMaps  , Km 41, Res. [=Reserva] 1501, 02°27’26’’S / 59°45’60’’W, 14–28.ii.1996 (L.E.F. Rocha-Silva col.), ♀, #0061769, INPAGoogleMaps  . Colombia: Amazonas, PNN [=Parque Nacional Naturale] Amacayacu, Caño Matá-Matá , 3°23’S / 70°6’W, 150 m., Malaise, ii–iii.1989 (M. Kelsey), T49GoogleMaps  a [sic], ♀, #52989, IAVH  ; idem, but T42  a [sic], ♀, #52988, IAVH  . Ecuador: Dept. [=Department] Orellana, Yasuni , 00°37’55’’S / 76°08’39’’W, a.s.l.: 220– 250 m., 29.vi.1998, Fogging, Lot #1807 ( T. L. Erwin leg.), ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but Onkone Gare , 00°39’25,7’’S / 76°27’10,8’ ’W, a.s.l.: 216.3 m., 23.i.2006, Lot #3181, ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  . Peru: CU [= Cusco], La Convención, Echarate, CP Saringabeni , 12°11’51,78’’S / 72°51’35,83’’W, 457 m., 01.x.2010, Light (E. Rázuni & C. Espinoza leg.), 2♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but Cosñipata valley ca. P. VGoogleMaps  . Tono , 12°57’48’’S / 71°32’06’’W, 862 m, Malaise (C. Castillo leg), ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; Dept. [=Department] of Loreto, Iquitos area, Allpahuayo , 30°58’00’’S / 73°25’16’’W, 17–23.x.2011, Malaise trap (Gómez & Sääksjärvi leg.), ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 03–09.x.2011, ♀, ZMUTGoogleMaps  ; idem, but 17.xii–20.i.1998, APHI, C2View MaterialsGoogleMaps  / 9, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 29.vi–16.vii.2000 (I.E. Sääksjärvi et al. leg.), APHI, H2View Materials  / 9, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 22.v–11.vi.2000, APHI, H1View Materials  / 7, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 03–22.v.2000, APHI, H1View Materials  / 6, ♀, ZMUT  ; idem, but 22.v–11.vi.2000, APHI, H2View Materials  / 7, ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but white sand, 14.ix–04.x.2000, APHI, E3View Materials  / 13, ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but 20.ii–08.iii.2000, APHI, G2View Materials  / 2, ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but 24.iii–16.iv.2000, APHI, G1View Materials  / 4, ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but 23.i.2001, H1, 2♀, MUSM  ; idem, but 24.iii–17.iv.2000, H1(4), ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but 01–21.xii.2000, H1, ♀, MUSM  ; idem, but 02.vii.2000, G3(10), ♀, MUSM  .

Distribution. Brazil, Colombia **, Ecuador ** and Peru ( Fig 106View FIGURES 102–106).

Biological notes. Host unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to the similarity with A. franklini Gauld, 1991  .

Comments. Acrotaphus homeofranklini  sp. n. closely resembles A. franklini  mainly by having parts of the mesosoma black, but differs from it by having the margin of the gena 0.3–0.5× length of eye in dorsal view and posterior ocelli separated from eyes by 0.2–0.3× its diameter in dorsal view (margin of the gena 0.6–0.75× length of eye in dorsal view and posterior ocelli separated from eyes by 0.4–0.7× its diameter in dorsal view, in A. franklini  ).

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

IAVH

Instituto de Ivestigacion de los Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

ZMUT

University of Tokyo, Department of Zoology

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

APHI

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