Miota Förster, 1856, Forster, 1856

Quadros, Alex Leite & Brandão, Carlos Roberto F., 2017, Genera of Belytinae (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) recorded in the Atlantic Dense Ombrophilous Forest from Paraíba to Santa Catarina, Brazil, Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) 57 (6), pp. 57-91: 66

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http://doi.org/ 10.11606/0031-1049.2017.57.06

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Miota Förster, 1856


Miota Förster, 1856  

( Figs. 11 View FIGURE 11 , 24C View FIGURE 24 )

Total of specimens found: 2 (males) in one morphospecies.

Diagnosis: Medium sized (3-4 mm); mandibles short (mandible length shorter than the distance between the ventrolateral margins of the head, near the bases of the mandibles) ( Fig. 11A View FIGURE 11 ); antenna 15-segmented and filiform in females, 14-segmented in males. Epomia present or absent; notauli parallel ( Fig. 11C View FIGURE 11 ); scutellar fovea relatively large, subquadrate ( Fig. 11C View FIGURE 11 ), posterior extremity of the notaulus directed to a point inside this fovea ( Fig. 11C View FIGURE 11 ). Stigmal vein straight, perpendicular to the postmarginal vein; marginal vein longer than or as long as parastigma ( Fig. 11D View FIGURE 11 ); well developed postmarginal vein ( Fig. 11D View FIGURE 11 ). Basal sculpture of macrotergite with long medial furrow and short lateral striation; the apical segments of the female’s gaster can be extruded and then resemble a scorpion’s tail; male genitalia with free dentes, not fused to volsellae.

Material examined: BRAZIL: Espírito Santo: Domingos Martins, Parque Estadual da Pedra Azul , 20°25’55”S, 41°00’53”W, 26.viii-02.ix.2003, C. Azevedo e eq. col., 2 ♂♂. L. Masner det. GoogleMaps  

Remarks: There are 56 described species of Miota   in the world ( Johnson, 1992; Buhl, 1998), being M. brevinervis, Kieffer, 1906   the only species recorded in the Neotropical region (São Marcos, Nicaragua) thus far ( Kieffer, 1906). Scorpioteleia   and Cinetus   have been confused with Miota   , which is clearly different due the presence of parallel notauli ( Fig. 11C View FIGURE 11 ), straight stigmal vein ( Fig. 11D View FIGURE 11 ) and male genitalia with free dentes, not fused to the volsellae ( Macek, 2006).

Distribution: Holarctic, Oriental and Neotropical ( Johnson, 1992). The specimens listed above were collected by Celso Azevedo in Espírito Santo state ( Fig. 24C View FIGURE 24 ) and not by our survey; they are deposited at the Federal University of Espírito Santo collection. Dr. Masner kindly called our attention to the specimens, which complement the list of recorded Belytinae   occurring in the Atlantic Forest.