Aleiodes prillae, 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 : 169-170

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.3457.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A8F8CF32-00EA-4877-A299-872C6B2081BA

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0D272257-9ECD-E3B6-FF4D-FD6CDFE76606

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Felipe

scientific name

Aleiodes prillae
status

sp. nov.

Aleiodes prillae sp. nov.

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Holotype ♀, Thailand, Lampang Province, Chao Son NP, Nature trail, 18° 50.259’ N, 99° 28.277’ E, 408m, Malaise trap, 8–14.i.2008, B. Kwannui & A. Sukpeng, T5352 (voucher BCLDQ01527, Genbank JN278280 View Materials ) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 1 ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Khao Kho NP, Mixed deciduous forest, 18.xii.2002 , 16°

32.546’ N, 101° 02.501’ E, 560m, Somchai Chachumnan & Saink Singtong (voucher BCLDQ00758, Genbank JQ388393 View Materials ) ( QSBG); 1 ♀, same as previous except, 1.i.2003 , 16° 32.539’ N, 101° 02.483’ E, 524m (voucher BCLDQ00779, Genbank JQ388381 View Materials ) ( CUMZ); 1 ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Thung Salaeng Luang NP, Kaeng Wang Nan Yen , 22.x.2006 GoogleMaps , 16° 37.531’ N, 100° 53.745’ E, unknown collector (voucher BCLDQ00724, Genbank JQ388420 View Materials ) ( HIC); 1 ♀, Thailand, Chiang Mae (voucher BCLDQ01539, Genbank JN278292 View Materials ) ( QSBG 1 ♀, Thailand, Nakhon Nayok Province, Khao Yai NP, near training center 2, 12–19.ii.2007 GoogleMaps , 2, 14° 24.515’ N, 101° 22.432’ E, 750m, Wirat Sukho (collection code T2246) (no sequence data) ( HIC); 1 ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Khao Kho National Park, Mixed deciduous forest (field voucher T1177), 1.i.2003 GoogleMaps , 16° 32.539’ N, 101° 02.483’ E, 524m, Somchai Chachumnan & Saink Singtong (voucher BCLDQ00780, Genbank JQ388380 View Materials ); 1 sex unknown,, Thailand, Chiang Mae, Chiang Doi, grassy area next to organic orchard, 11.iv.10, UV light trap, D L J Quicke (voucher BCLDQ01328, Genbank HQ551225 View Materials ) [ CUMZ, largely voucher eaten by ants] GoogleMaps .

Body length 4.8–5.0 mm, fore wing length 4.4–4.7 mm and antenna length 6.5–6.8 mm.

Antenna with 50–52 flagellomeres. Terminal flagellomere acuminate. Median flagellomeres 1.8 x longer laterally than wode, oblique. Occipital carina complete mediodorsally, joining hypostomal carina ventrally. Mesopleuron aciculate with anterior and dorsal parts and precoxal sulcus strongly rugulose, speculum large and shiny. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.25 x 1-CU1. Apex of fore wing subbasal cell with glabrous zone. Fore wing vein 3- SR 1.1 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 0.75 x vein r. Fore wing vein SR1 3.06 x vein 3-SR. Hind wing vein M+CU 1.6 x 1-M. Hind wing subbasal cell evenly setose. Hind wing vein m-cu represented by a darkly pigmented curved line, antefurcal. Fore tibia: tarsus = 1.35:1.0. Apex of hind tibia with comb of modified adpressed seate medially and ventrally. Claws pectenate with 5 well spaced robust teeth between base of basal lobe and base of claw proper. Basal lobes of first tergite moderately produced, weakly conex anteriorly, weakly concave posteriorly. Midlongitudinal carina of 3 rd tergite not differentiated.

Etymology. Named after the assassin character Lady Prill in the Terry Pratchett Discworld novel.

Notes. Four very similar specimens excluded from type series because they differ in having G not A at positions 2139 and 2145: 1 ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Khao Kho National Park, Mixed deciduous forest (field voucher T1177), 11.xii.2002, 16° 32.539’ N, 101° 02.483’ E, 524m, Somchai Chachumnan & Saink Singtong (voucher. BCLDQ00746, Genbank JQ388404 View Materials ) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps ; 1 sex unknown, Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khao Yai National Park, moist evergreen forest at Dan Chang , 22.xii.2002, 14° 28.285’ N, 101° 22.570’ E, 751m, Wirat Sook Kho (voucher BCLDQ00777, Genbank JQ388382 View Materials ) ( QSBG) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, Thailand, Chiang Mai Province, Doi Inthanon NP, NT Huai Sai Leung , 20.iii.2002, 18° 31’ N, 98° 27’ E, 1060m, CMU team (voucher BCLDQ00841, Genbank JQ388376 View Materials ) ( QSBG) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, Thailand, Kanchanaburi, Khao Wang Kamen , 12.xii.09, B. Butcher (voucher CK0006, Genbank JQ388425 View Materials ) ( CUMZ)

Sequences were also obtained from three additional specimens Thailand, Chiang Mae, Chiang Doi, grassy area next to organic orchard, 11.iv.10, D L J Quicke (vouchers BCLDQ01304, Genbank HM435222 View Materials ; BCLDQ01322, Genbank HQ551221 View Materials ;BCLDQ01323, Genbank HQ551222 View Materials ) but their vouchers were eaten by ants.

CUMZ

Cameroon University, Museum of Zoology

HIC

Hymenoptera Institute Collection, University of Kentucky

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Aleiodes