Aleiodes ascrobi, 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 : 44-45

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Aleiodes ascrobi

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Aleiodes ascrobi sp. nov.

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Holotype ♀, Thailand, Chiang Mai Province, Doi Inthanon NP, checkpoint 2, 23.ii.2007, 18° 31.554’ N, 98° 29.940’ E, 1700m, A. Areeluck (voucher BCLDQ00260, Genbank JF963433 View Materials ) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 1 ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Thung Salaeng Luang NP, Kaeng Wang Nan Yen , 6–13.xii.2002, 16° 37.178’ N, 100° 53.504’ E, Malaise trap, (collection code T1167) (voucher BCLDQ00731, Genbank JQ388415 View Materials ) ( QSBG) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♂, Thailand, Phetchaburi Province, Thung Saleang Luang NP, pine forest Gang Wang Nan Yen , 16–22.xii.2006, 16° 35.805’ N, 100° 52.286’ E, 726 m, Malaise trap, Ponpitak & Sathit (voucher BCLDQ01164, Genbank JQ388364 View Materials ) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps .

Body length 4.2–4.8 mm, fore wing length 4.0– 4.1 mm and antenna length 6.5 mm.

Antenna with 47 (♀) and 46 (♂) flagellomeres. Terminal flagellomere acuminate. Median flagellomeres 2 x longer than wide. Occipital carina complete, though weak mediodorsally (clearly visible when head viewed from slightly anterior of dorsal). Mesopleuron almost entirely aciculate coriaceous, precoxal sulcus hardly impressed with only faint rugosity, speculum absent. Midlongitudinal propodeal carina complete. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.7 x 1-CU1. Apex of fore wing subbasal cell with distinct glabrous zone posteriorly. Fore wing vein 3-SR 2.65 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 1.1 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 short, weakly pigmented, antefurcal. Apex of hind tibia with comb of specialised adpressed setae medially and ventrally between spurs. Claws with pecten of 7 or 8 long, fine, pale brown teeth on basal lobe, these splaying and distinctly separated, and the penultimate ones slightly longer. Basal lobes of 1 st tergite small, protruding, posteriorly concave. Midlongitudinal carina of 3 rd tergite distinct on anterior 0.5 of tergum.

Etymology. In reference to the virtual absence of the episternal scrobe.