Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862)

Lue, Chia-Hua, Driskell, Amy C., Leips, Jeff & Buffington, Matthew L., 2016, Review of the genus Leptopilina (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae, Eucoilinae) from the Eastern United States, including three newly described species, Journal of Hymenoptera Research 53, pp. 35-76: 55-56

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/jhr.53.10369

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scientific name

Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862)
status

 

Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862)  

Eucoila heterotoma   Thomson, 1862: 403 (original description); Nordlander, 1978: 50 (lectotype designation).

Ganaspis subnuda   Kieffer, 1904: 64 (original description); Forshage, Nordlander & Buffington, 2013: 233 (junior synonym of Leptopilina heterotoma   (Thomson), type information).

Ganaspis monilicornis   Kieffer, 1905: 623 (original description); Weld, 1952: 228 (junior synonym of Ganaspis musti   ).

Erisphagia philippinensis   Kieffer, 1916: 282 (original description).

Pseudeucoila (Pseudeucoila) bochei   Weld, 1944: 65-66 (original description).

Cothonaspis (Erisphagia) philippinensis   (Kieffer): Weld, 1952: 244 (generic transfer).

Pseudeucoila bochei   Weld: Nøstvik, 1954: 142 (description of early developmental stages); Forshage, Nordlander & Buffington, 2013: 233 (junior synonym of Leptopilina heterotoma   (Thomson), type information).

Leptopilina monilicornis   (Kieffer): Nordlander, 1980: 430 (removed from synonymy with Ganaspis musti   and entered into synonymy with Leptopilina heterotoma   ).

Leptopilina philippinensis   (Kieffer): Nordlander, 1980: 430 (junior synonym of Leptopilina heterotoma   , lectotype designation).

Leptopilina subnuda   (Kieffer): Nordlander, 1980: 430 (junior synonym of Leptopilina heterotoma   ).

Leptopilina bochei   (Weld): Nordlander, 1980: 431 (junior synonym of Leptopilina heterotoma   ).

Leptopilina heterotoma   (Thomson): Nordlander, 1980: 430 (generic transfer); Paretas-Martínez, Forshage, Buffington, Fisher, La Salle & Pujade-Villar, 2013: 80 (new distribution record for Australia, listed); Forshage, Nordlander & Buffington, 2013: 233 (cataloged, type information, synonymy); Ward, 2014: 575 (keyed); van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015: 92 (listed).

Diagnosis.

Leptopilina heterotoma   (Figs 40-41 View Figure 40–41 ) is immediately distinguishable from other Leptopilina   by their large and rhombus shaped scutellar plate (Fig. 17 View Figures 17–22 ); other species have a smaller scutellar plate that is shaped like a tear drop (Fig. 20 View Figures 17–22 ), and exposing at least half of the scutellum (in dorsal view).

Redescription.

Coloration with head, mesosoma, metasoma black to dark brown, legs light brown. Malar sulcus present. Apical segment of maxillary palp 1-1.5 times as long as preceding segment. Terminal flagellomere with two basiconic sensillae. Basiconic sensillae present on F6-F11. Placoidal sensilla present on F6-F11. Number of ridges on pronotal plate in lateral view 3. Sculpture on mesoscutum absent, entire surface smooth, shiny. Parascutal carina curved mesally. Dorsal surface of scutellum areolet - rugulose. Circumscutellar carina present, incomplete, laterally delimiting dorsal and ventral halves of scutellum, not present posteriorly. Latero-ventral margin of scutellum posterior to axillula smooth ventrally, weakly rugulose dorsally. Dorsal part of scutellum entirely rugose. Scutellar plate, in dorsal view, large, rhombus shape, covering most of scutellum. Posterior impression of metepimeron absent. Anterior impression of metepisternum, immediately beneath anterior end of metapleural carina, present, small and narrow. Wing vein M absent. Inter propodeal carinae space setose, too dense to see underlying surface. Horizontal carina running anteriorly from lateral propodeal carina not visible, setae too dense. Surface of petiole longitudinally costate laterally, shagreen dorsally. Setal band (hairy ring) at base of tergum 3 present, interrupted dorsally, ventrally, dense hair.

Distribution in Eastern North America.

Maryland and Virginia. [http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=323709]

Material examined.

United States. MD, Baltimore Co., 39.668081°N 76.578860°W, White Hall Site , 17.VI.2012, bait trap, C.-H. Lue (5 females, USNMENT00917851, 00917918, 00917956, 00917980, 00917998 ( USNM)). MD, Baltimore Co. , 39.668081°N 76.578860°W, White Hall Site, 19.VI.2012, bait trap, C.-H. Lue (1 female, USNMENT00917991 ( USNM)). MD, Baltimore Co. , 39.668081°N 76.578860°W, White Hall Site, 19.VI.2012, yellow pan trap, C.-H. Lue (2 females, USNMENT01022188, 01022240 ( USNM)). MD, Baltimore Co. , 39.668081°N 76.578860°W, White Hall Site, 20.VI-23.VI.2012, bait trap, C.-H. Lue (3 females, USNMENT00917909-00917910, 00917941 ( USNM)). VA, Arlington Co., Maywood, 20.XI.1921, W. L. McAtee (4 females, USNMENT01197507, 01197511, 01197525, 01197536 ( USNM)) GoogleMaps   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Figitidae

Genus

Leptopilina

Loc

Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862)

Lue, Chia-Hua, Driskell, Amy C., Leips, Jeff & Buffington, Matthew L. 2016
2016
Loc

Erisphagia philippinensis

Kieffer 1916
1916
Loc

Ganaspis subnuda

Kieffer 1904
1904
Loc

Ganaspis monilicornis

Kieffer 1904
1904
Loc

Ganaspis musti

Förster 1869
1869
Loc

Ganaspis musti

Förster 1869
1869
Loc

Eucoila heterotoma

Thomson 1862
1862
Loc

Cothonaspis (Erisphagia) philippinensis

Hartig 1840
1840