Aleiodes bobwhartoni, 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 : 54

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Aleiodes bobwhartoni

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Aleiodes bobwhartoni sp. nov.

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Holotype ♂, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Khao Kho NP, mixed deciduous forest, 25.xii.2002, 16° 32.561’ N, 101° 02.479’ E, 537m, Malaise trap, Somchai Chachumnan & Saink Singtong (voucher BCLDQ00730, Genbank JF271188 View Materials ) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Paratype ♀, Thailand, Ranong Province, 7 km N of Ranong, Ch 9 TV relay stn., 26–29.xi.1991, I. J. Kitching & A. N. Cotton (voucher BCLDQ00314; no sequence data) ( BMNH) .

Body length 7.0– 7.5 mm, fore wing length 7.0– 8.6 mm and antenna length 9.2–10 mm.

Antenna with 59 (F) and 60 (M) flagellomeres. Occipital carina broadly interrupted medio-dorsally; obliterated just before joining hypostomal carina ventrally. Mesopleuron largely aciculate and unctured at bases of setae, precoxal sulcus coarsely rugose especially anteriorly, speculum absent. Propodeum with complete midlongitudinal carina. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.25 x 1-CU1. Apical 0.25 of fore wing subbasal cell glabrous except narrowly anteriorly. Fore wing vein 3-SR 1 x vein r. Fore wing vein SR1 2.5 x vein 3-SR. Hind wing vein M+CU 1.25 x 1- M. Hind wing subbasal cell evenly setose. Hind wing vein m-cu well-developed, subtubular, interstitial. Apex of hind tibia with well developed comb of adpressed setae medially and ventrally. Claws without conspicuous pecten. Basal lobes of 1 st tergite angular, moderately produced, concave posteriorly. Midlongitudinal carina of 3 rd tergite well-developed and present on anterior 0.9 of tergum.

Etymology. Named in honour of Professor Robert A. Wharton in recognition of his major contribution to braconid systematics among other things.













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