Telothyria grisea 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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scientific name

Telothyria grisea Fleming & Wood
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sp. n.

Telothyria grisea Fleming & Wood sp. n.

Materials

Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0052019 ; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs & Gloria Sihezar; individualID: DHJPAR0052019; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: ASHYH1131-13, 13-SRNP-1775, BOLD:AAM9452; Taxon: scientificName: Telothyriagrisea; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Telothyria; specificEpithet: grisea; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2018; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Alajuela; county: Sector San Cristobal; locality: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Perdido; verbatimElevation: 620; verbatimLatitude: 10.8794; verbatimLongitude: -85.3861; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.8794; decimalLongitude: -85.3861; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2018; Event: samplingProtocol: Reared from the larva of the Crambidae, Rhectocraspedaperiusalis; verbatimEventDate: 05-May-2013; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen GoogleMaps Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0048413 ; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs & Gloria Sihezar; individualID: DHJPAR0048413; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: ACGBA1955-12, 12-SRNP-718, BOLD:AAM9452; Taxon: scientificName: Telothyriagrisea; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Telothyria; specificEpithet: grisea; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2018; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Alajuela; county: Sector San Cristobal; locality: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ; verbatimLocality: Tajo Angeles; verbatimElevation: 540; verbatimLatitude: 10.8647; verbatimLongitude: -85.4153; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.8647; decimalLongitude: -85.4153; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2018; Event: samplingProtocol: Reared from the larva of the Crambidae, Rhectocraspedaperiusalis; verbatimEventDate: 21-Mar-2012; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen GoogleMaps Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0039254 ; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs & Gloria Sihezar; individualID: DHJPAR0039254; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: ASTAV817-10, 10-SRNP-1610, BOLD:AAM9452; Taxon: scientificName: Telothyriagrisea; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Telothyria; specificEpithet: grisea; 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: Sendero Albergue Crater; verbatimElevation: 980; verbatimLatitude: 10.8489; verbatimLongitude: -85.3281; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.8489; decimalLongitude: -85.3281; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2018; Event: samplingProtocol: Reared from the larva of the Crambidae, Rhectocraspedaperiusalis; verbatimEventDate: 16-Apr-2010; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen GoogleMaps Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0038741 ; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs & Gloria Sihezar; individualID: DHJPAR0038741; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 10-SRNP-858; Taxon: scientificName: Telothyriagrisea; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Telothyria; specificEpithet: grisea; 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: Sendero Albergue Oscar; verbatimElevation: 560; verbatimLatitude: 10.87741; verbatimLongitude: -85.32363; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.87741; decimalLongitude: -85.32363; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2018; Event: samplingProtocol: Reared from the larva of the Crambidae, Rhectocraspedaperiusalis; verbatimEventDate: 09-Mar-2010; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen GoogleMaps Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0038732 ; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs & Elda Araya; individualID: DHJPAR0038732; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 10-SRNP-1092; Taxon: scientificName: Telothyriagrisea; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Telothyria; specificEpithet: grisea; 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: Sendero Albergue Oscar; verbatimElevation: 561; verbatimLatitude: 10.87741; verbatimLongitude: -85.32363; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.87741; decimalLongitude: -85.32363; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2018; Event: samplingProtocol: Reared from the larva of the Crambidae, Rhectocraspedaperiusalis; verbatimEventDate: 29-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen GoogleMaps Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0054089 ; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs & Gloria Sihezar; individualID: DHJPAR0054089; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 13-SRNP-5783; Taxon: scientificName: Telothyriagrisea; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Telothyria; specificEpithet: grisea; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2018; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Alajuela; county: Sector San Cristobal; locality: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ; verbatimLocality: Jardin Estrada; verbatimElevation: 722; verbatimLatitude: 10.86546; verbatimLongitude: -85.39694; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.86546; decimalLongitude: -85.39694; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2018; Event: samplingProtocol: Reared from the larva of the Crambidae, Rhectocraspedaperiusalis; verbatimEventDate: 19-Nov-2013; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen GoogleMaps

Description

Male (Fig. 29), length: 5-9 mm. Head (Fig. 29 b): frons narrow, 1/6 of head width; gena 1/9 of head height; three reclinate orbital setae; anteriormost reclinate orbital shorter than uppermost frontal seta; ocellar setae absent; outer vertical seta present; ocellar triangle slightly darkened, overall appearing concolorous with fronto-orbital plate; fronto-orbital plate gold, with short blonde hairs on lower portion transitioning to black hairs on upper half interspersed among frontal setae; parafacial brilliant silver; facial ridge bare; palpus clubbed, sparsely haired along outer margin; arista brown, plumose, smoothly tapering to apical 1/8, microtrichia at most 3X as long as width of arista; postpedicel orange over at most 30% of surface; postocular region behind margin of eye including gena silver tomentose; occiput silver tomentose. Thorax (Fig. 29 a, c): gray tomentose, with two diffuse outer dorsal stripes, inner pair 1/4 width of outer pair postsuturally, only reaching up to 1st postsutural dorsocentral seta; thorax covered in dense plumose blonde hairs laterally, absent dorsally; chaetotaxy: five postpronotal setae, basal setae arranged in a straight line; supra-alar setae 1:3; intra-alar setae 1:2; dorsocentral setae 3:3; acrostichal setae 3:3; katepisternum with two setae; two pairs of strong marginal setae (basal and subapical) and a small pair of apical scutellar setae (orientation of apicals and subapicals unknown as these were broken off on single male specimen); scutellum gray tomentose; underside of scutellum bearing regular non-plumose black hairs below basal scutellar setae. Legs: anterior femur dark overall, yellow posteroventrally, remainder of legs entirely dark orange-brown, becoming bright orange on coxae, and all joints; anterior leg tibia with regular fringe of equally spaced setae along anteroventral surface, with two posterodorsal seta; midleg femur with three strong anteroventral setae. Wings: basicosta brown; all veins bare, with only 1-2 setula at base of R4+5; calypters pale translucent. Abdomen (Fig. 29 a, c): ground color yellow-orange; ST1+2 brown over medial 30%, with yellow ventrolaterally, a longitudinal middorsal brown stripe up to T5, bisected by a brown band along posterior edges of T3 and T4; T3 and T4 each with light gold tomentum along anterior margin, occupying about 10%, thinning and extending over remainder of tergite; T5 entirely dark brown; median marginal setae present only on T4 and T5; median discal setae absent. Male terminalia: not examined.

Female. Length: 5-7 mm (Fig. 30). Head (Fig. 30 b): as in male with the following exceptions: fronto-orbital plate 70% gray, with pale brassy color only along apical portion and ocellar triangle; parafacial brilliant silver; frons 1/4 of head width; three inner reclinate orbital setae; three orbital setae, two proclinate, and uppermost reclinate; outer vertical seta present. Thorax (Fig. 30 a, c): three postsutural intra-alar setae; katepisternum with three setae; meron lacking plumose hairs only 9-12 typical meral setae. Legs: ground color as in male, but with bright orange color from joints extending up to 1/2 of leg; anterior leg tibia with irregular fringe of widely spaced setae along anteroventral surface, and single posterodorsal seta. Abdomen (Fig. 30 a, c): colored as in male except for strong row of marginal setae on T4.

Diagnosis

Telothyria grisea sp. n. can be distinguished from all other Telothyria by the following combination of traits: thorax dark ground color, gray tomentose dorsally, plumose hairs absent from disc of scutum; four distinct dorsal stripes, outer pair diffues and 4X as wide as inner pair, with inner pair only reaching up to 1st postsutural dorsocentral seta, katepisternum with two setae.

Etymology

Telothyria grisea sp. n. From the Latin adjective " griseus " meaning grey in reference to the coloration of the thoracic tomentum.

Distribution

Costa Rica, ACG, Alajuela Province, 560-980 m elevation.

Ecology

Telothyria grisea sp. n. has been reared six times from a single species of Lepidoptera in the family Crambidae : Rhectocraspeda periusalis (Walker, 1859), in rain forest.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tachinidae

Genus

Telothyria