Aleiodes antescutum, 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 : 40-41

publication ID 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.3457.1.1

publication LSID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Aleiodes antescutum

sp. nov.

Aleiodes antescutum sp. nov.

( Fig. 16)

Holotype ♀, Thailand, Loei Province, Phu Ruea NP, reservoir, 19.i.2007, 17° 28.826’ N, 101° 21.330’ E, 1000m, P Tumtip (voucher BCLDQ00210, Genbank JF962536 View Materials ) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 2 ♀, Thailand, Lampang Province, Chae Son NP, spa/roadside, 21.i.2008, 18° 50.064' N, 99° 28.568' E, 450m, B Kwannui & A Sutpeng (voucher BCLDQ01611, Genbank JQ388356 View Materials ; voucher BCLDQ01516, Genbank JN278272 View Materials ) ( BMNH and QSBG respectively) GoogleMaps ; 2 ♀, same as previous except, nursery, 14–21.xi.2007, 18° 49.939' N, 99° 28.126' E, 485m (voucher BCLDQ01497; no sequence data) ( QSBG, HEC) GoogleMaps ; 2 ♂, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Khao Kho [Petchaboon, Khao Khor, sic], 30.viii.1985, “ex larva of Cabbage looper” (so sequence data) ( BMNH) .

Body length 7.0 mm, fore wing length 6.4 mm and antenna length 7.5 mm.

Antenna with 53 flagellomeres. Terminal flagellomere acuminate. Median flagellomeres as long as wide. Occipital carina complete mediodorsally, ventrally weak and confused with other sculpture, not joining hypostomal carina. Maxillary palps somewhat swollen. Mesopleuron largely punctate rugose, anteriorly longitudinally striate, precoxal sulcus deep and vertically striate, with very large speculum. Midlongitudinal carina of propodeum complete. Propodeum foveate rugose with very well developed posterolateral ridge-like protuberances. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 2.9 x 1-CU1. Fore wing subbasal cell and basal and anterior parts of subdiscal cell largely glabrous. Fore wing vein 3-SR 2.1 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 0.8 x vein r. Fore wing vein SR1 2.9 x vein 3-SR. Hind wing vein M+CU 1.1 x 1-M. Hind wing basal cell with markedly reduced setosity, subbasal cell largely glabrous. Hind wing vein m-cu absent, its position indicated by small clump of dense setae. Vein SR running more or less parallel to wing margin. Claws with pecten of 5 large, thick, black teeth extening to gap between basal lobe and claw proper. Apex of hind tibia without comb of specialised adpressed setae. Basal lobes of 1 st tergite strongly protruding, angular, posteriorly steeply concave. 3 rd tergite without midlongitudinal carina.

Maxillary palp segments 1–4 dark brown, distal ones white.

Etymology. In reference to the large antescutal depression.

Note. This is the only reared species of Thai Aleiodes known to us, the reared specimens being mounted on the same card point as the mummy of it’s cabbage looper ( Trichoplusia ni ( Noctuidae )) host.













Darwin Core Archive (for parent article) View in SIBiLS Plain XML RDF