Aleiodes bachmaduplus, 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 : 48-49

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Aleiodes bachmaduplus

sp. nov.

Aleiodes bachmaduplus sp. nov.

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Holotype ♀, Thailand, Sakon Nakhon, Phu Phan NP, North of well, 23.i.2007, 17° 03.543’ N, 103° 58.452’ E, 312m, S Tongboonchai (voucher BCLDQ00201, Genbank JF962539 View Materials ) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Paratype ♀, Thailand, Chiang Mai Province, Doi Phahompok NP, Mae Fang hotspring, 19° 57.961' N, 99° 9.366' E, 569m,, P Wongchai (voucher BCLDQ01508, Genbank JN278268 View Materials ) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps .

Body length 4.4–4.7 mm, fore wing length 3.7–3.8 mm and of antenna 5.2mm.

Antenna with 38 flagellomeres. Terminal flagellomere acuminate. Median flagellomeres approximately 2 x longer than wide. Occiput aciculate with distinct transverse striation. Occipital carina broadly absent mediodorsally, ventrally joining hypostomal carina. Mesopleuron largely aciculate, anteriorly and dorsally rugose, precoxal sulcus weakly impressed, strongly longitudinally rugose, specular area ith reduced conchoidal-aciculate sculpture. Midlongitudinal carina of propodeum complete. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.05 x 1-CU1. Apex of fore wing subbasal cell evenly setose. Fore wing vein 3-SR 3.0 - 3.33 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 1.4 -1.5 x vein r. Fore wing vein SR1 2 x vein 3-SR. Hind wing vein M+CU 1.45-1.65 x 1-M. Hind wing subbasal cell evenly setose. Hind wing vein m-cu absent though location indicated by small angulation near base of vein 2-M. Apex of hind tibia without comb of modified adpressed setae. Claws without conspicuous pecten. Basal lobes of 1 st tergite moderately produced, angular, steeply concave posteriorly. Midlongitudinal carina of 3 rd tergite complete, though somewhat irregular medially. 4 th tergite (♀) produced into a sublateral tooth.

Etymology. Based on similarity to A. bachma .

Notes. Morphologically very similar to A. bachmatriplus sp. nov. but differing in more than 50 base pairs. The holotype and paratype have identical sequences but differ markedly in the extent of the dark markings of the meso- and metasoma ( Figs 23E,F vs 23G,H). This is clearly a morphologically difficult group along with the two species described from Vietnam, and the characters given in the key must be considered rather preliminary.