Phanuromyia levigatus,

Veenakumari, Kamalanathan & Prashanth, Mohanraj, 2019, Eight new species of xanthic Telenominae Thomson, 1860 (Platygastroidea, Scelionidae) from India, Zoosystema 41 (18), pp. 341-358: 343-346

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Phanuromyia levigatus

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Phanuromyia levigatus  n. sp.

( Fig. 2View FIG)

TYPE MATERIAL. — Holotype. ♀, ICAR / NBAIR /P2065, India: Karnataka: Bengaluru, Hebbal , National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources ( NBAIR), 13°02’36”N, 77°58’42”E, 927 m, MT, 03.IV.2012GoogleMaps  . Paratypes. 2 ♀: ICAR/NBAIR/P2066, 1 ♀, Karnataka: Bengaluru, Hesaraghatta , 13°13’02”N, 77°48’54”E, 859 m, SN, 22.VIII.2013GoogleMaps  . — ICAR/NBAIR/P2067, 1 ♀, Karnataka: Bengaluru, Jarakabande Kaval , 13°05’41”N, 77°32’35”E, 921 m, MT, 12.VIII.2013GoogleMaps  .

DIAGNOSIS. — Phanuromyia levigatus  n. sp. is similar to P. flaviabdominalis  n. sp. but differs from it in the following characters. In P. levigatus  n. sp. upper frons is smooth, lower frons striate-reticulate and T2 smooth without vertical striae beneath basal foveae whereas in P. flaviabdominalis  n. sp. entire frons is reticulate and vertical striae are present beneath basal foveae on T2.

ETYMOLOGY. — This species is named ‘levigatus’ referring to the smooth metasoma. The name is treated as an adjective.



Body length = 0.99 mm; (m= 0.89 [0.83 to 0.99] mm, SD= 0.08, n= 3)


Head and mesosoma black; metasoma honey brown except blackish brown posterior T2 and remaining tergites; legs yellow brown; eyes silvery; entire antenna yellowish brown except blackish brown clava; mandibles reddish brown ( Fig. 2AView FIG).

Head ( Fig. 2View FIG A-E)

FCI = 1.47; LCI= 1.31; IOS subequal to eye length; frons smooth above mid eye level, remainder laterally reticulate and medially with uneven striae; gena weakly reticulate except for a lower smooth area; vertex densely setose, finely striate with a few large punctae; eyes (L: W= 19.4: 15.8) large, bare; POL: LOL in ratio of 13.6:7.0; lateral ocelli contiguous with orbits; hyperoccipital carina and preoccipital area not distinct; occiput transversely reticulate.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 2A, B, D, FView FIG)

Mesoscutum (L: W = 27.0: 16.7) coriaceous reticulate, densely setose; lateral pronotal area dorsally coriaceous reticulate, remainder smooth; mesopleuron with prespecular sulcus foveate; sternaulus not indicated; mesopleural pit distinct and mesepimeral sulcus foveate; mesopleural carina distinct, mesopleural depression smooth; ventral mesopleuron weakly striate-reticulate; metapleuron smooth except for foveae on anterior margin; metapleural pit distinct without radiating striae but with dense setae ventrally; scutoscutellar sulcus medially narrow and laterally wide; mesoscutellum semicircular (L: W =8.6: 21.6), entirely smooth, sparsely setose; posterior mesoscutellar sulcus deeply foveate; metascutellum rectangular, smooth with foveae on anterior margin; metanotal trough foveate; lateral propodeal area smooth, with foveae on posterior margin; fore wing (L: W =69.6: 28.2) and hind wing (L: W= 67.7: 12.3) with dense microtrichia; length of fore wing and hind wing marginal cilia 0.17 × and 0.68 × width of their respective wings.

Metasoma ( Fig. 2AView FIG)

(L: W= 30.2: 24.2); T1 foveate anteromedially, with a sharp carina laterad which extends the entire length of the tergite, remainder smooth; T1 with a lateral setose patch and a transverse carina posterad below basal foveae; T2 with basal foveae anteromedially, remainder smooth without vertical striae; length and width of tergites T1: T 2 in ratio of 3.9: 11.5, 23.5: 20.5, respectively; ovipositor visible, straight.

Male Not known.