Phanuromyia rufocoxalis,

Veenakumari, Kamalanathan & Prashanth, Mohanraj, 2019, Eight new species of xanthic Telenominae Thomson, 1860 (Platygastroidea, Scelionidae) from India, Zoosystema 41 (18), pp. 341-358: 348-351

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Phanuromyia rufocoxalis

n. sp.

Phanuromyia rufocoxalis  n. sp.

( Fig. 5View FIG)

TYPE MATERIAL. — Holotype. ♀, ICAR / NBAIR/2057, India: Nagaland: Medziphema , 25°45’23”N, 93°52’05”E, 457 m, YPT, 27.II.2015.GoogleMaps 

Paratypes. 2 ♀: ICAR / NBAIR /P2058-P2059, same data as holotype; A. Gupta leg. 

DIAGNOSIS. — This species is closer to P. shashikalae  n. sp. but differs from it in the following combination of character states. In P. rufocoxalis  n. sp. preoccipital area is distinct, posterior margin of mesoscutellum angular and metapleuron entirely smooth except for a few foveae ventrally; whereas in P. shashikalae  n. sp. preoccipital area absent, posterior margin of mesoscutellum uniformly rounded and metapleuron coarsely sculptured with ventrally radiating striae from metapleural pit.

ETYMOLOGY. — This species is named ‘rufocoxalis’ referring to the brown fore coxa. The name is treated as an adjective.



Body length= 1.06 mm (m=1.08 (1.06 to 1.12) mm, SD=0.03, n=3)


Head and mesosoma black; metasoma brownish yellow, T2 with dark lateral margins; legs yellow brown except for brown fore coxae; eyes black; radicle, A1, yellowish brown, A3-A4 brown, A5-A7 yellow, clava blackish brown; mandibles reddish brown ( Fig. 5AView FIG).

Head ( Fig. 5View FIG A-D)

FCI=1.24; LCI=1.26; IOS 0.83 × eye length; entire frons and gena coriaceous reticulate, reticulations on gena transverse; a central keel extends up to half the length of frons; vertex coriaceous reticulate, sparsely setose; eyes (L: W =22.3: 20.3) large, bare; POL: LOL in ratio of 14.7: 6.9; lateral ocelli contiguous with orbits; hyperoccipital carina distinct with a preoccipital area covered with sparse long setae; occiput coriaceous reticulate.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 5A, B, EView FIG)

Mesoscutum (L: W = 20.0: 26.3) coriaceous reticulate, reticulations almost as long as wide; dorsal lateral pronotal area coriaceous reticulate, antero-ventrally with broad reticulations, remainder smooth; mesopleuron dorsally smooth ventrally reticulate, prespecular and mesepimeral sulci nonfoveate; sternaulus not indicated; mesopleural pit and mesopleural carina distinct; mesopleural depression smooth; anterior margin of metapleuron foveate ventrally; metapleuron entirely smooth except for sparse foveae ventrally; metapleural pit distinct; scutoscutellar sulcus narrow, non-foveate; mesoscutellum semicircular (L: W =8.9: 18.2), smooth, with posterior margins angled and not curving or rounded smoothly; posterior mesoscutellar sulcus deeply foveate; metascutellum smooth with no foveae on anterior margin; metanotal trough smooth; lateral propodeal area smooth; fore wing (L: W= 75.4: 23.3) and hind wing (L: W= 66.1: 9.3) with dense microtrichia; length of fore wing and hind wing marginal cilia 0.19 × and 0.91 × width of their respective wings; a row of stout cilia present on submarginalis, marginalis and post marginalis.

Metasoma ( Fig. 5AView FIG): (L: W =37.8: 27.0); T1 foveate anteromedially, remainder smooth; Lateral carina on T1 not distinct; T1 with two lateral setae; T2 with basal foveae anteromedially, followed by weak striae some of which extend medially more than half the length of tergite, remainder smooth; T1 with two lateral setae; length and width of tergites T1: T 2 in ratio of 4.6: 12.0, 33.4: 22.6, respectively; ovipositor visible, straight.


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