Aleiodes apiconigrus, 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 : 41

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Aleiodes apiconigrus

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Aleiodes apiconigrus sp. nov.

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Holotype ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Nam Nao NP, Helicopter landing ground, 7.vii.2006, 16° 43.156’ N, 101° 35.118’ E, 890m, N Hongyothi & L Janteab (voucher BCLDQ00257, Genbank JQ388454 View Materials ) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 1 ♂, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Nam Nao NP, helicopter landing ground, 7.vii.2006, 16° 43.156’ N, 101° 35.118’ E, 890m, N Hongyothi & L Janteab (voucher BCLDQ00153, Genbank JF962555 View Materials ) ( QSBG) GoogleMaps ; 2 ♂, Thailand, Chiang Mai Province, Doi Inthanon National Park, Vachiratham falls , 15.vii.2007, 18° 32.311’ N, 98° 36.048’ E, 700 m Y Areeluck (vouchers BCLDQ00203, Genbank JQ388444 View Materials and BCLDQ00204, Genbank JQ388443 View Materials ) ( QSBG and BMNH) GoogleMaps ; 1♀, as previous but 22.vii.2007 (voucher BCLDQ00197; no sequence data) ( BMNH) ; 1 ♂, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Thung Salaeng Luang NP, Kaeng Wang Nan Yen , 12.xii.2002, 16° 37.178’ N, 100° 53.504’ E, unknown collector (voucher BCLDQ00732, Genbank JQ388414 View Materials ) ( HIC) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, as previous but 27.ix.2006, (voucher BCLDQ00220, Genbank JQ388449 View Materials ) ( CUMZ) ; 1 ♂, as previous but 24.viii.2006 (voucher BCLDQ00249, Genbank JQ388458 View Materials ) ( CUMZ) .

Body length 4.0 mm, fore wing length 3.5 mm and antenna length 5.8 mm.

Antenna with 45 (♀) to 51 (♂) flagellomeres. Terminal flagellomere pointed. Median flagellomeres approximately 1.5 x longer than wide. Frons with pattern of more or less longitudinal ridges running from anternnal sockets and converging on to stemmaticum. Occipital carina complete mediodorsally, ventrally joining hypostomal carina. Mesopleuron shiny, moderately densely punctate, dorsally with strong longitudinally striate sculpture, precoxal sulcus deep, narrow with approximately 5 short vertical carinae, episternal scrobe moderately large and deep, specular area not differentiated, punctate. Midlongitudinal carina of propodeum present on anerior 0.4 of propodeum only. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.3 x 1-CU1. Apex of fore wing subbasal cell evenly setose. Fore wing vein 3-SR 2.45 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 0.9 x vein r. Fore wing vein SR1 1.85 x vein 3-SR. Hind wing vein M+CU 1.15 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. 3 rd tergite without midlongitudinal carina.

Antenna basally brown yellow gradually becoming black, flagellomeres 27–31 (♀) or 37–50 (♂) white.

Etymology. In reference to the small black tip of the male antenna.


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