Telothyria harryramirezi Fleming & Wood, 2020

Fleming, AJ, Wood, D. Monty, Smith, M. Alex, Dapkey, Tanya, Hallwachs, Winnie & Janzen, Daniel, 2020, Revision of Telothyria van der Wulp (Diptera: Tachinidae) and twenty-five new species from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica with a key to Mesoamerican species, Biodiversity Data Journal 8, pp. 47157-47157 : 47157

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https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e47157

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scientific name

Telothyria harryramirezi Fleming & Wood
status

sp. n.

Telothyria harryramirezi Fleming & Wood sp. n.

Materials

Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0050683 ; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs & Anabelle Cordoba; individualID: DHJPAR0050683; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: ACGBA3275-13, 12-SRNP-86821, BOLD:ACJ2339; Taxon: scientificName: Telothyriaharryramirezi; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Telothyria; specificEpithet: harryramirezi; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2018; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Alajuela; county: Sector Rincon Rain Forest; locality: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ; verbatimLocality: Quebrada Guarumo; verbatimElevation: 400; verbatimLatitude: 10.9045; verbatimLongitude: -85.2841; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.9045; decimalLongitude: -85.2841; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2018; Event: samplingProtocol: Reared from the larva of the Crambidae, Ategumia Solis01; verbatimEventDate: 13-Dec-2012; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen GoogleMaps Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0050706 ; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs & Anabelle Cordoba; individualID: DHJPAR0050706; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: ACGBA3298-13, 12-SRNP-86823, BOLD:ACJ2339; Taxon: scientificName: Telothyriaharryramirezi; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Telothyria; specificEpithet: harryramirezi; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2018; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Alajuela; county: Sector Rincon Rain Forest; locality: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ; verbatimLocality: Quebrada Guarumo; verbatimElevation: 400; verbatimLatitude: 10.9045; verbatimLongitude: -85.2841; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.9045; decimalLongitude: -85.2841; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2018; Event: samplingProtocol: Reared from the larva of the Crambidae, Ategumia Solis01; verbatimEventDate: 13-Dec-2012; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen GoogleMaps

Description

Male. Length: 7-8 mm (Fig. 31). Head (Fig. 31 b): frons narrow, 1/5 of head width; gena 1/12 of head height; 4-5 reclinate orbital setae uppermost reclinate orbital pair slightly convergent; anteriormost reclinate orbital subequal in length to uppermost frontal seta; ocellar setae absent; outer vertical seta absent; ocellar triangle and fronto-orbital plate dark gold; fronto-orbital plate with short blonde hairs interspersed among frontal setae; parafacial gold; facial ridge bare; palpus digitiform, apically terminating in a small bulbous club; arista brown, smoothly tapering to apical 1/8, microtrichia at most 1.5X as long as width of arista; postpedicel orange over inner surface and 60% of outer surface; postocular region behind margin of eye including gena gold tomentose; upper half of occiput gold tomentose. Thorax (Fig. 31 a, c): brassy-gold tomentose, with two distinct outer dorsal stripes broken across suture, and two short inner stripes extending up to first postsutural dorsocentral seta; thorax covered in dense plumose blonde hairs laterally, dorsally plumose hairs mixed in with short black hairs; chaetotaxy: five postpronotal setae, basal setae arranged in a straight line; supra-alar setae 2:3; intra-alar setae 2:3; dorsocentral setae 3:3; acrostichal setae 3:3; katepisternum with three setae. Scutellum brassy-gold tomentose; two pairs of strong marginal setae (basal and subapical) and a small pair of crossed apical scutellar setae 1/8-1/10th as long as subapical scutellars; basal scutellar setae subequal in length to subapical setae; subapical setae straight; underside of scutellum bearing plumose blonde hairs below basal scutellar setae. Legs: foreleg ground color yellow on coxa and femur, appearing darker from tibia to tarsi; both midleg and hindleg dark brown entirely, with yellow coxae; anterior leg tibia with regular tapered fringe of equally spaced setae along basal half of anteroventral surface, and one strong posterodorsal seta. Wings: basicosta orange-beige; all veins bare, with only one setula at base of R4+5.; calypters pale white translucent with pale yellow fringe. Abdomen (Fig. 31 a, c): ground color appearing brown-black dorsally with yellow-orange ventrolaterally; ST1+2 brown over medial 50%, with yellow ventrolaterally, extending into a longitudinal middorsal brown stripe bisected by a brown band along posterior edges of T3 and T4; T1+2-T4 with dense brassy tomentum extending over entire tergite; T5 entirely yellow, covered with gold tomentum; marginal setae present on T4 1/2 as long as those present on and T5; median discal setae absent. Male terminalia (Fig. 31 d, e, f): Sternite 5 with a wide deeply excavated median cleft, smoothly V-shaped, margins covered in dense pollinosity; lateral lobes of sternite pointed apically, with a small group of strong setulae along outer margins; basal section of sternite 5 subequal to slightly shorter than length of apical lobes. Cerci in posterior view sharply pointed triangular sharply widening to a moderate almost rectangular shoulder along the basal section, equal in length to surstyli, fused along entire length; in lateral view, with a smooth regular downward curve along apical 2/3rds; several strong widely spaced setulae along basal 2/3rds. Surstylus in lateral view, almost equilateral along its length rounded at tip, digitiform; surstylus appearing fused with epandrium; when viewed dorsally surstyli appear slender with an inward bend. Distiphallus 3X as long as basiphallus and tubular, slightly pointed at apex.

Female. Unknown at this time.

Diagnosis

Telothyria harryramirezi sp. n. can be distinguished from all other Telothyria by the following combination of traits: ocellar setae absent, postpedicel orange over inner surface and 60% of outer surface, parafacial gold, thorax covered in dense plumose blonde hairs laterally, dorsally plumose hairs mixed in with short black hairs, katepisternum with three setae, legs yellow, abdominal ground color yellow-orange, and T5 yellow with gold tomentum.

Etymology

Telothyria harryramirezi sp. n. is named in recognition of Harry Ramirez's outstanding work on the team that conducts the caterpillar and parasite inventory from ACG’s Estación Biológica Cacao.

Distribution

Costa Rica, ACG, Alajuela Province, 400 m elevation.

Ecology

Telothyria harryramirezi sp. n. has been reared two times from a single species of Lepidoptera in the family Crambidae : Ategumia Solis01, in rain forest.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tachinidae

Genus

Telothyria