Trjapitziniola vanharteni, Noort, Van, 2007

Noort, Van, 2007, A world revision of the Pycnostigminae (Cynipoidea: Figitidae) with descriptions of seven new species, Zootaxa 1392, pp. 1-30 : 23-25

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Trjapitziniola vanharteni

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Trjapitziniola vanharteni n. sp. Buffington & van Noort

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Description. FEMALE. Head. Shiny, shagreened around ocelli and on vertex ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 F); frons shagreened ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 F), cheeks smooth; setae present only on frons and occiput. Antenna entirely dark brown/black; scape 2x length of radicle, short appressed setae present on all 11 flagellomeres, filiform, last pair nearly fused.

Mesosoma. Entire pronotum striate, shiny, with few sparse, long setae ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 C); pronotal carina present dorsally, indistinct ventrally. Mesopleuron entirely striate; dorsal and ventral margins of mesopleural triangle clearly visible, glabrous anteriorly, weakly setose towards midpit ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 C). Mesoscutum entirely shiny (lacking microsculpture) with several scattered setae present over entire surface; notaulices complete, originating at anterior end of parascutal impression; area between posterior junction of notaulices delineated by elongate impression ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 D). Disk of scutellum anteriorly smooth, posteriorly strongly rugulose; disk distinctly angled midway, declined; declined area flat ( Figs 11 View FIGURE 11 B and 11C). Posterior margin of disk strongly rugose, bordered by raised carina ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 B).

Metapleural-propodeal complex. Metapleuron glabrous except for sparse setae within the antero-ventral cavity ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 C), entirely rugose. Propodeum crenulate, long setae present ( Figs 11 View FIGURE 11 C and 11D); area between propodeal carinae strongly carinate, glabrous. Nucha crenulate, not striate, protruding posteriorly.

Metasoma. Petiole striate without visible setae; petiole obscured anteriorly by syntergum. Syntergum smooth and shiny, entirely glabrous ( Fig. 10 View FIGURE 10 A). Entire metasoma, in lateral view, about as long as deep.

Wings. Pseudostigma weakly sclerotised, marginal cell clearly visible ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 E).

Legs. Coxae and femora setose, light brown to orange, non metallic; remaining portion of legs orange, non metallic; legs evenly covered with long, non appressed setae entirely to claws ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 A).

MALE. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Separated from T. popovi by having the scape 2x length of the radicle (1.25x length of radicle in T. vanharteni ), posterior portion of the mesopleuron entirely striate (posteriorly smooth in T. popovi ), having the ventral portion of the metapleuron smooth (crenulate in T. popovi ) and having the ventro-posterior aspects of the propodeum setose (glabrous in T. popovi ).

Etymology. Named for the collector, Anthony van Harten.

Distribution. Southwestern Asia: United Emirates Republic ( Fig. 12 View FIGURE 12 ).

Material examined. Holotype: UNITED EMIRATES REPUBLIC: Wadi Maidaq, 25.18N 56.07E, 29.III–10.IV.2006, in white & yellow water traps, A. van Harten, coll. [first label], USNM type [second label]. The holotype is a female mounted on a black card point; the right fore and hind wings are mounted on a white card below the black point. The holotype is in good condition. Deposited in USNM.

Additional material. None.

Image deposition. A MorphBank collection of images of T. vanharteni can be accessed via 110337.


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