Ibitya communis (Risbec)

Burks, Roger A., Heraty, John M., Mottern, Jason, Dominguez, Chrysalyn & Heacox, Scott, 2017, Biting the bullet: revisionary notes on the Oraseminae of the Old World (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Eucharitidae), Journal of Hymenoptera Research 55, pp. 139-188: 160

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/jhr.55.11482

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0E1B0A14-F871-4CD8-9F29-10B255677621

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/82A3B7BB-0121-1389-5B9A-A9FB42D392E9

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scientific name

Ibitya communis (Risbec)
status

comb. n.

Ibitya communis (Risbec)   comb. n. Fig. 37 View Figures 34–37

Orasema communis   Risbec, 1952: 412-414. Type data: Madagascar: Bekily. Lectotype male (examined), by subsequent designation Heraty, 1994: 59. Type depository: MNHP. Citations: Heraty, 1994: 59-61 (subsequent description, both sexes, illustrated); Heraty, 2002: 51 (catalog).

Discussion.

A new host record is made for Pheidole veteratrix   Forel based on a single collection that included a soldier gripping the wing of an adult I. communis   , 5 female and 1 male pupae, and two unparasitized ant larvae. The pupa has the basic features of an Orasema   , but with additional pustulate swellings not found in other taxa.

Pupa

(Fig. 37 View Figures 34–37 ). Length 5.1-5.5 mm. Typical morphology for Orasema   , including three swollen tubercles over the petiolar region and pronounced linear swellings along the posterior margins of Mt1-5. Additional atypical tubercular swellings occur over each anellus, each side of the occiput, on the dorsal margin of each flagellomere, laterally on the anterior face of the mesoscutal midlobe, axilla, laterally (paired) on the mesoscutellum as well as a single medial posterior tubercle, and with paired lateral swellings associated with the linear swellings on each of Mt1-5.

New host record.

Myrmicinae  : Pheidole veteratrix   .

New material examined.

Madagascar: 45 km S Ambalavao, 785m, 22°13'00"S, 47°01'00"E, 2.x.1993, B.L. Fisher, nest, rotten log rainforest, ex: Pheidole veteratrix   [1♂, 1♀, 6♀ pupae, 1 ♂ pupa: CASC: UCRCENT00417452, UCRC: UCRCENT00417446-00417451, UCRC: UCRCENT00417453]. La Mandraka , 18°54'19"S, 47°55'13"E, ii.1944, A. Seyrig [1♂, NMPC: UCRCENT00416474]. Antananarivo Prov. GoogleMaps   : Ankokoy Forest   , 3 km E of Ibity, 1700m, 20°04'03"S, 46°59'58"E, 14-24.xi.2008, M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, Uapaca forest , Malaise trap [1♂, CASC: CASENT02212472]. Antsiranana Prov. GoogleMaps   : botanical garden near   the entrance to Andasibe National Park , 1025m, 18°55'35"S, 48°24'28"E, 1-5.ix.2001, R. Harin’ Hala, tropical forest, Malaise trap [2♂, CASC: UCRCENT00091471-72]. Fianarantsoa Prov. GoogleMaps   : 7 km W Ranomafana , 1100m, 24°34'04"S, 46°50'13"E, 15-21.ix.1988, C. Kremen, montane rainforest, small clearing, Malaise Trap [1♂, EMEC: UCRCENT00404908] GoogleMaps   . 7 km W Ranomafana, 900m, 21°15'33"S, 47°23'12"E, 23-28.ii.1990, W.E. Steiner, montane rainforest, Malaise trap in small clearing [1♀, USNM: UCRCENT00416660]. Parc National Ranomafanae , radio tower at forest edge, 1130m, 21°15'03"S, 47°24'26"E, 16.x-8.xi.2001, 6-17.vii.2003, R. Harin’Hala, mixed tropical forest, Malaise trap [3♂ 1♀, CASC: UCRCENT00417457-59, UCRCENT00417550] GoogleMaps   .

Distribution.

Madagascar.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Eucharitidae

Genus

Ibitya

Loc

Ibitya communis (Risbec)

Burks, Roger A., Heraty, John M., Mottern, Jason, Dominguez, Chrysalyn & Heacox, Scott 2017
2017
Loc

Orasema communis

Burks & Heraty & Mottern & Dominguez & Heacox 2017
2017