Aleiodes risaae, 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 : 187

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Aleiodes risaae

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Aleiodes risaae sp. nov.

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Holotype ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Kaeng Krachan NP, Pa La-U/waterfall/carpark, 13–19.iii.2009, 12° 32.18 N, 99° 28.008 E, 735m, Malaise trap, Akaradate (collection code T4701) (voucher BCLDQ0154, Genbank JQ388357 View Materials ) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 1 ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Thung Salaeng Luang NP, Gang Wang Nan Yen , 30.v.2003, 16° 37.531’ N, 100° 53.745’ E, 721m, Pongpitak Pranee & Sathit (voucher BCLDQ00744, Genbank JQ388406 View Materials ) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, Thailand, Nakhon Nayok Province, Khao Yai Nat NP, San Jao Khaokeaw , 1.iv.2003, 14° 22.960’ N, 101° 23.253’ E, 750m, Wirat Sukho (voucher BCLDQ00749, Genbank JQ388401 View Materials ) ( QSBG) GoogleMaps ; 1?, Thailand, Kamchanaburi, Thongpapoom , 11.vii.09, UV light trap, Quicke, Butcher & Butcher (voucher BCLDQ01268, Genbank HM435190 View Materials ) ( CUMZ) ; 2 ♀ (voucher BB0009 based on morphology only, and 2 nd spec, same data) ( CUMZ) .

Body length 4.3 mm, fore wing length 3.2 mm and antenna length 5.7 mm.

Antenna with 41 flagellomeres. Terminal flagellomere weakly acuminate. Median flagellomeres approximately 2.5 x longer than wide. Occipital carina complete mediodorsally, lamelliform and forming a weak point, ventrally joining hypostomal carina. Mesopleuron dorsally with strong longitudinal striation, precoxal sulcus with distinct transverse striation, speculum absent. Midlongidudinal propodeal carina present on anterior 0.6 of propodeum only. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.9 x 1-CU1. Apex of fore wing subbasal cell evenly setose. Fore wing vein 3-SR 1.5 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 1.1 x vein r. Fore wing vein SR1 3.19 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 virtually absent. Apex of hind tibia withour comb of especially modified and adpressed setae medially. Claws without conspicuous pecten. Basal lobes of 1 st tergite large and strongly concave posteriorly such that steepest angle virtually transverse. Midlongitudinal carina of 3 rd tergite absent.

Etymology. Named after the senior author’s friend Lisa (Risa) Tomjai Tangjam.


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