Aleiodes deyoyoi, 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 : 89-90

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Aleiodes deyoyoi

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Aleiodes deyoyoi sp. nov.

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Holotype ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Thung Salaeng Luang NP, pine forest Gang Wang Nan Yen , 27.xii.2002, 16° 35.805' N, 100° 52.286' E, 726m, Pongpitak & Sathit (voucher BCLDQ00766, Genbank JQ388387 View Materials ) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Body length 5.4 mm, fore wing length 4 mm.

Antenna with at least 40 flagellomeres [incomplete in holotype]. Median flagellomeres 1.8 x longer than wide. Frons with short, distinct sublateral carina parallel to eye anteriorly. Occipital carina with lateral arms converging towards a point but distinctly obliterated medially. Mesopleuron rugose-coriaceous anteriorly, aciculate posteriorly, precoxal sulcus moderately impressed, foveate rugose, speculum small but present. Propodeum with midlongitudinal carina present on basal 0.7, replaced by transverse carinae posteriorly. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.3 x 1-CU1. Apex of fore wing subbasal cell with distinct glabrous lozenge-shaped zone. Fore wing vein 3-SR 2.1 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 0.95 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 pigmented, antefurcal. Apex of hind tibia with comb of specially modified, adpressed setae. Claws with pecten of 7 or 8 long, fine, pale brown teeth on basal lobe, these splaying and distinctly separated, and the penultimate ones longest. Basal lobes of 1 st tergite moderately strongly produced, almost transverse posteriorly. Midlongitudinal carina of 3 rd tergite complete.

Etymology. Named after the character the Kompt de Yoyo in the Terry Pratchett Discworld novel.

Notes. Close molecularly to several specimens from Taiwan.