Aleiodes gaspodei, Quicke & Butcher, 2012

Butcher, Buntika Areekul, Smith, M. Alex, Sharkey, Mike J. & Quicke, Donald L. J., 2012, A turbo-taxonomic study of Thai Aleiodes (Aleiodes) and Aleiodes (Arcaleiodes) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae) based largely on COI barcoded specimens, with rapid descriptions of 179 new species, Zootaxa 3457, pp. 1-232 : 103-104

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Aleiodes gaspodei

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Aleiodes gaspodei sp. nov.

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Holotype ♂, Thailand, Loei Province, Phu Kradueng NP, hill evergreen forest at Wang Guang forest unit, 22.vii.2008, 16° 53.36' N, 101° 47.29' E, 1262 m, Nathawaat (voucher BCLDQ01610) (no sequence data) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Body length 5.5 mm, fore wing length 4.8 mm and antenna length 7.0 mm.

Antenna with 56 flagellomeres. Terminal flagellomere pointed. Median flagellomeres approximately 1.5 x longer than wide. Occipital carina complete, dorsally rounded, ventrally slightly reduced but joining hypostomal carina. Mesopleuron shiny, moderately punctate, antero-dorsally with strong longitudinally striate sculpture interspersed with deeper punctures, precoxal sulcus short, deep, narrow with approximately 10 vertical carinae, episternal scrobe moderately large and deep, specular area not differentiated, punctate. Midlongitudinal carina of propodeum present on anterior 0.75 of propodeum only. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.45 x 1-CU1. Apex of fore wing subbasal cell evenly setose. Fore wing vein 3-SR 2.1 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 0.65 x vein r. Fore wing vein SR1 2.1 x vein 3-SR. Hind wing vein M+CU 1.5 x 1-M. Hind wing subbasal cell glabrous on anterior half. Hind wing vein m-cu absent. Apex of hind tibia without comb of modified adpressed setae. Claws without conspicuous pecten. Basal lobes of 1 st tergite very large, convex anteriorly, steeply concave posterorly. Midlongitudinal carina of 3 rd tergite absent.

Antenna entirely black.

Etymology. Named after Gaspode the Wonder Dog character in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

Notes. Although this species differs from A. adorabellae only in one base pair it also has different antennal coloration (lacks a white stripe) and slightly darker metasomal coloration.













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