Aleiodes lipwigi, 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 : 122-123

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Aleiodes lipwigi

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Aleiodes lipwigi sp. nov.

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Holotype ♀, Thailand, Trang, 21.i.2005, J Michael (voucher BCLDQ00627, Genbank JQ388432 View Materials ) ( QSBG).

Paratypes: 1 ♀, Thailand, Trang, 1.iii.2005, D Lohman (voucher BCLDQ00679, Genbank JF962666 View Materials ) ( HIC) ; 1♂, Thailand, Trang Province Nayong, Khao Chong Forest Research Station , 1.x.2005, 7° 33' 2" N, 99° 47' 23" E, 75m, D Lohman (voucher BCLDQ00833, Genbank JQ388377 View Materials ) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps .

Body length 4.5 mm, fore wing length 3.5 mm and antenna length 5.5 mm.

Antenna with 41 flagellomeres (♂ and ♀). Terminal flagellomere strongly acuminate. Median flagellomeres of female approximately 2 x longer than wide, of male, approximately 3 x longer than wide. Occipital carina broadly obliterated medially where arms curve strongly anteriorly, ventrally joining hypostomal carina. Mesopleuron largely aciculate, rugulose anteriorly and dorsally, precoxal sulcus weakly impressed, rugose, speculum present. Propodeum with complete midlongitudinal carina. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.5 x 1-CU1. Apex of fore wing subbasal cell with glabrous zone. Fore wing vein 3-SR 2.55 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 1.3 x vein r. Fore wing vein SR1 2.2 x vein 3-SR. Hind wing vein M+CU 1.65 x 1-M. Hind wing subbasal cell evenly setose.

Hind wing vein m-cu, moderately developed, slightly antefurcal. Hind tibia with comb of adpressed setae apicomedially and ventrally. Claws with pecten of diverging slender setae on basal lobe. Basal lobes of 1 st tergite weak, anteriorly straight, slightly concave posteriorly. Midlongitudinal carina of 3 rd tergite strong, present on anterior 0.7.

Coloration somewhat variable; in holotype the dark sides of the mark on the 2 nd tergite touch in the middle.

Etymology. Named after the character Mr Lipwig in the Terry Pratchett Discworld novel Going Postal.

Excluded from type series are two females which differ in one or two bases from type series: Thailand, Phupan, 2001, Sura (voucher AL0035, Genbank JF962769 View Materials ) ( BMNH) and Thailand, Phetchabun, Kaeng Krachan N P, Pa La U waterfall, 12.ix.2008, 12 32.154' N, 99 28.098' E, Akaradate (voucher BCLDQ01545, Genbank JN278298 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .


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