Ateleute shuar, Bordera, Santiago & Saeaeksjaervi, Ilari E., 2012
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Holotype: ECUADOR, ♀, Dept. Orellana, Onkone Gare, 0°39'25.7"S, 76°27'10.8"W, Canopy fogging, 216.3 m., 2.VI.1995, T. L. Erwin et al. Lot.1086 (USNM).
ECUADOR, 1 ♂, same locality holotype, 21.V.1996, T. L. Erwin et al. Lot.1546; 1 ♂, same locality and date, T. L. Erwin et al. Lot.1086 (USNM). PERU, 1 ♀, Dept. Loreto, Iquitos area, Allpahuayo, 22.I-22.II.2000, clay, Sääksjärvi, I. E. et al. leg. Malaise Trap, APHI, F2/1 (ZMUT); 1 ♂, same locality, 17.X-8.XII.2000, clay, Sääksjärvi, I. E. et al. leg., Malaise Trap, APHI, H1/15 (UNSM).
Female. Body length (without ovipositor) 5.2-5.6 mm, head length × width 0.5-0.7 × 1.1-1.3 mm, mesosoma length × width (mesoscutum) 1.7-1.9 × 0.6-0.8 mm, length of ovipositor sheath 1.1-1.2 mm, fore wing length 3.7-4.1 mm, flagellum 6.1 mm.
Head. Transverse, 0.48-0.51 times as long as wide, strongly narrowed behind eyes, gena at same level as hind rim of eye (dorsal view). Antenna with 29-32 flagellomeres; flagellum longer than body, 1.50-1.60 times as long as fore wing (Fig. 2E); its segments 1, 4, 7 and 12 about 7.86-8.00 (annellus excluded), 5.60-5.70, 2.20-2.30 and 1.00-1.10 times as long as wide, respectively; basal flagellar segments 1 to 4 slightly compressed, flagellomeres 5 to 8 cylindrical and from 9 to near apex depressed (flattened ventrally with short sensory setae in this area); maximum width of flagellum twice minimum width of first flagellomere; flagellum strongly tapered towards apex. Clypeus strongly convex, its margin sharp and truncate in centre. Mandible short, 1.70-2.00 as long as width at the middle, teeth equal, base strongly swollen. Malar space about 0.80-0.86 times as long as basal width of mandible. Occipital carina absent dorsally, ventrally joining hypostomal carina just before mandible. Ocellar-ocular distance and distance between hind ocelli 1.00-1.12 and 1.00-1.30 times maximum diameter of lateral ocellus, respectively. Face finely coriaceous, virtually impunctate, with silvery hairs. Frons coriaceous. Vertex slightly coriaceous, with very sparse short hairs, lower vertex and occiput strongly concave centrally. Gena shiny, slightly coriaceous, hairless in upper half, with moderately long and dense silvery hairs in lower part.
Mesosoma. Upper margin of pronotum not swollen. Lateral part of collar bordered behind by weak carina. Pronotum coriaceous, laterally shortly longitudinally strigose. Mesoscumum coriaceous, shiny. Notauli reaching tegula level, convergent, strongly impressed. Prescutelar groove with weak longitudinal wrinkles. Scutellum coriaceous, with complete lateral carinae. Mesopleuron coriaceous, with very fine and dense punctures and white long hairs; these hairs absent in an antero-posterior diagonal band including speculum. Mesopleural fovea absent or represented by a weak impression far in front of mesopleural suture. Sternaulus inconspicuous. Metapleuron and propodeum fine and very densely punctate or rugulose-punctate on a coriaceous background, with very dense whitish hairs. Posterior transverse carina of mesosternum complete (not interrupted infront of each middle coxa). Propodeum 1.21-1.28 times as long as its width at spiracle level (dorsal view), with a narrow longitudinal central depression; its spiracle rounded and very small, close to pleural carina. Anterior transverse carina absent. Posterior transverse carina present in the centre and in area posteroexterna, absent laterally. Median longitudinal carinae absent; lateral longitudinal carina absent anterior to apical transverse carina, shortly present distad. Pleural carina strong. Area petiolaris confluent with areas posteroexterna. Vein 3rs-m unpigmented. Vein 2rs-m conspicuous, 0.45-0.55 times length of abscissa of M between 2rs-m and 2m-cu (Fig. 1B). Vein 2m-cu slightly inclivous with one bulla. Cu-a of fore wing a little distad of Rs&M, inclivous. Abscissa of Cu1 between 1m-cu and Cu1a inclivous, forming angle of 151° with Cu1, 1.10-1.17 times length of Cu1b (Fig. 5I). M+Cu of hind wing strongly arched. Hind wing with distal abscissa of Cu1 pigmented. Cu1&cu-a angled clearly below middle (Fig. 5K). Distal abscissa of 1A of hind wing very short, nearly absent. Tip of axillus very close to anal margin. Tibiae and tarsi with sparse stout bristles, stronger and denser on hind leg. Hind femur without stout bristles.
Metasoma. First tergite smooth and polished about 1.70-1.77 times as long as maximum width (Fig. 4D); its maximum width at apex about 2.80-3.40 times minimum width (at base). Median dorsal and dorsolateral carinae of first tergite absent, ventrolateral carinae more or less distinct posteriorly. Spiracle at anterior 0.41-0.43 of tergite. Tergite 2 0.78-0.90 times as long as maximum width, shiny, slightly coriaceous, with short and very sparse hairs; tergites 3-8 rather more densely pubescent. Thyridium transverse as short inconspicuous impressed and granulate furrow. Ovipositor sheath 0.55-0.57 times as long as hind tibia, very narrowly truncate at apex (Fig. 3D). Ovipositor moderately slender and slightly down curved (Fig. 2E), its tip elongate lanceolate, nodus weak, its lower valve with three weak lateral ridges at apex.
Coloration (Fig. 2E). Head and mesosoma black to dark brown; central part of mandibles, scapus and pedicel below, metasoma except first tergite, front and middle femora, apex of hind coxa and trochanter, trochantellus, femur and tibia entirely, and ovipositor, reddish-brown. Base of mandible and teeth, flagellum, and all distal tarsomeres, brownish. Band on flagellomeres 5-11(12), palpi, front and mid coxa, trochanter, trochantellus and tegula, white. Fore and mid femora ventrally, tibiae and tarsi (except distal tarsomeres), base of hind coxa and trochanter, tarsus and base of first tergite, yellow. Ovipositor sheath brownish.
Male.Body length 3.2-3.8 mm, head length × width 0.3-0.4 × 0.6-0.7 mm, mesosoma length × width (mesoscutum) 0.9-1.1 × 0.3-0.4 mm, fore wing length 2.4-2.9 mm, flagellum 3.4-4.1 mm.
Head. Transverse, 0.51 times as long as wide, strongly narrowed behind eyes, gena slightly rounded (dorsal view). Antenna thin, filiform with 24-25 flagellomeres; flagellum longer than body, 1.30-1.40 times as long as fore wing (Fig. 8B), measures of flagellomeres different; basal half of flagellum slightly compressed. Mandible short, 2.14-2.30 times as long as its width at middle. Malar space about 0.44-0.60 times as long as basal width of mandible. Ocellar-ocular distance and distance between hind ocelli 1.00-1.20 and 1.43-1.80 times maximum diameter of lateral ocellus, respectively. Vertex slightly coriaceous, elevated above the eye level, abruptly folded behind hind ocelli in a vertical lower vertex, lower vertex and occiput smooth and shiny, slightly concave centrally.
Mesosoma. Pronotum smooth and shiny, slightly coriaceous. Mesopleuron coriaceous with short and sparse white hairs. Vein 2rs-m conspicuous, 0.45-0.47 times length of abscissa of M between 2rs-m and 2m-cu. Abscissa of Cu1 between 1m-cu and Cu1a inclivous, forming angle of 153° with Cu1, 1.00-1.20 times length of Cu1b (Fig. 5J). Hind wing with distal abscissa of Cu1 pigmented. Cu1&cu-a angled clearly below middle (Fig. 5L). Hind femur with 3-6 stout bristles on dorsal and ventral edge (Fig. 7B).
Metasoma. First tergite coriaceous punctate about 2.30-2.50 times as long as maximum width; maximum width at apex about 1.80 times minimum width (at base). Median dorsal carinae of first tergite absent, dorsolateral carina present anterior spiracle, ventrolateral carinae more or less distinct. Spiracle at anterior 0.45 of tergite. Thyridium weak, as a granulate, small and rounded depression. Claspers very narrow and pointed (Fig. 6B).
Coloration (Fig. 8B).Body brown; mandibles (except teeth), scapus and pedicel below, front and middle leg, yellowish. Hind femur red. Palpi, front trochanter, trochantellus, and hind tarsus (except distal tarsomere), whitish.
Females differ from Ateleute carolina , Ateleute grossa and Ateleute tinctoria by their coloration: head and mesosoma black or dark brown and metasoma mostly reddish-brown. They differ from other South American species by their brownish ovipositor sheath which is very narrowly truncate at apex, nearly pointed; head 0.48-0.51 times as long as wide; antenna (except white band) brownish with 29-32 flagellomeres; first tergite 1.70-1.77 times as long as maximum width; abscissa of Cu1 between 1m-cu and Cu1a moderately inclivous, 1.10-1.17 times the length of Cu1b; vein 2rs-m conspicuous, 0.45-0.55 times length of abscissa of M between 2rs-m and 2m-cu; vein 2m-cu inclivous; malar space about 0.80-0.86 times as long as basal width of mandible; hind wing with distal abscissa of Cu1 strong and pigmented; Cu1&cu-a strongly angled below middle; and body length 5.2-5.6 mm. Males can be recognized by the claspers, which have an inwardly curved profile dorsally, very narrow and pointed; vein 2rs-m present; hind femur with 3-6 stout bristles on dorsal and ventral edge and abscissa of Cu1 between 1m-cu and Cu1a inclivous, 1.00-1.20 times the length of Cu1b.
We have linked males and females of this species using the following characters: vein 2rs-m conspicuous, 0.45-0.55 times the length of abscissa of M between 2rs-m and 2m-cu (Figs 5I, J) and abscissa of Cu1 between 1m-cu and Cu1a inclivous, forming an angle of 151-153° with Cu1, 1.0-1.20 times the length of Cu1b (Figs 5I, J), hind wing with distal abscissa of Cu1 pigmented and Cu1&cu-a angled clearly below middle (Figs 5K, L). These characters in combination differ from those of other South American species.
This species is dedicated to the Ecuadorian Shuar people, who live in the Department of Orellana, Ecuador.
Adults fly in May-June and October-November.
Ecuador and Peru.
The holotype has been collected by canopy fogging in Onkone Gare, Department of Orellana, Ecuador, in the same habitat as Ateleute huaorani .
Tamaulipeca Kasparyan, 2000
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