Compsophorus corrugata gabonense,

Riedel, Matthias & Pos, Davide Dal, 2019, Contribution to the AIrotropical Ɨchneumoninae (Hymenoptera, Ɨchneumonidae) Irom Gabon and Sierra Leone, with descriptions oI Iive new species and two new subspecies, Linzer biologische Beiträge 51 (1), pp. 419-436: 420-421

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Compsophorus corrugata gabonense


Compsophorus corrugata gabonense  nov.ssp. (fig. 7, tab. 3)

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Holotypus: (♀) Gabon - prov. Ogooué-Ivindo, Parc National de ĺ Ivindo , station de Ipassa , 0°30́45́́N 12°48́10́́ E, 20/29.II. 2012, leg. M. Pavesi ( MSNM, Milan ).GoogleMaps 

D e s c r i p t i o n: ♀: Body length 10.5 mm. Flagellum long, slightly lanceolate, with 39 flagellomeres, 1 st and 2 nd flagellomeres each c.3.0x longer than wide; widest flagellomeres 1.2x wider than long. Temple long, parallel behind eye and slightly narrowed apically, c.0.7x as wide as the eye. Distance of lateral ocellus to eye 1.4x its diameter. Temple and frons smooth and shining. Face and clypeus densely and finely punctate; gena with scattered punctures ventrally. Mandible large and wide, with a wide gap between both teeth, lower tooth slightly shorter than the upper one. Malar space c.1.1x wider than mandibular base. Genal carina reaching mandibular base.

Pronotum with oblique striae caudally and ventrally, epomia strongly developed, very long. Mesoscutum without distinct notaulus, with coarse irregular rugae and three smooth stripes medially and in the centers of lateral fields. Mesopleuron strongly striate dorsally and punctate-striate ventrally, speculum smooth. Metapleuron rugose-punctate, juxtacoxal carina distinct. Scutellum flat, about as long as wide, coarsely rugose basally and striate in apical half, with complete lateral carina. Propodeum rugose-punctate; area superomedia heart-shaped, slightly wider than long, smooth, apical carina obsolete; area superoexterna finely striate. Area petiolaris not impressed. Hind coxa coarsely punctate, without apical tooth or lamella; hind femur with dense punctures, c.4.0x longer than wide. Claws not pectinate.

Areolet quadrangular; 2 nd recurrent vein in its middle; nervulus postfurcal. Nervellus of hind wing reclivous, intercepted in its apical 0.75.

Metasoma semi-amblypygous, short-oval. Postpetiolus moderately widened apically, without dorsal carina, finely aciculate. Gastrocoelus triangular, with fine ridges. Thyridium wide, oblique, c.1.5x as wide as the interval. 2 nd tergite 1.1x wider than long, 3 rd tergite 1.5x wider than long, both tergites completey and coarsely aciculate; following tergites smooth and with fine scattered punctures, strongly shining. Ovipositor sheath not surpassing metasomal apex.

Color: Head black. Yellowish areas are located as follows: base of mandible, stripe on clypeal side confluent with narrow facial and frontal orbits up to anterior ocellus. Flagellum black, with ivory stripes on flagellomeres 8-14. Mesosoma black with metallic blue shine. Metasoma black with metallic blue shine; petiolus dark reddish-brown; 7 th tergite with narrow ivory apical band. Fore and middle legs red except blackish coxae; fore and middle tarsi more or less brownish; hind leg black, hind femur red in basal 0.6. Wings hyaline, moderately infuscate apically; pterostigma blackish.

Male and hosts unknown.


Italy, Milano, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale