Telenomus ekadanta,

Veenakumari, Kamalanathan & Prashanth, Mohanraj, 2019, Eight new species of xanthic Telenominae Thomson, 1860 (Platygastroidea, Scelionidae) from India, Zoosystema 41 (18), pp. 341-358: 353-354

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2019v41a18

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3729228

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9C035047-FF9C-FFCC-FC26-A489FEA5FA10

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Telenomus ekadanta
status

n. sp.

Telenomus ekadanta  n. sp.

( Fig. 8View FIG)

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TYPE MATERIAL. — Holotype. ♀, ICAR / NBAIR / P2071, India: Karnataka: Mandya, Madduru , 12°58’41”N, 77°04’34”E, 646 m, YPT, 14.VI.2016.GoogleMaps 

Paratypes. 46 ♀, ICAR / NBAIR /P2072-P2086, 15 ♀, same data as holotype  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2087-P2096, 10 ♀, Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering ( CIAE)  , 23°18’48”N, 77°24’27”E, 499 m, YPT, 15.VI.2011GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2097, 1 ♀  , Karnataka: Bengaluru, Hebbal , 13°02’08”N, 77°58’42”E, 927 m, YPT, 29.XII.2007GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2098, 1 ♀, same as P2097, PFT, 10.V.2011  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2099, 1 ♀, same as P2098, 29.I.2010  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2100, 1 ♀, same as P2098, 20.III.2010  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2101-P2104, 4 ♀  , Karnataka  : Bengaluru, Attur , 13°09’25”N, 77°56’41”E 936 m, YPT, 01.VIII.2015GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2105, 1 ♀  , Karnataka: GKVK, 13°04’25”N, 77°34’49”E, 938 m, YPT, 20.VII.2015GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2106, 1 ♀  , Karnataka: Bengaluru, Jarakabande Kaval , 13°05’41”N, 77°32’35”E, 921 m, YPT, 19.IV.2013GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2107, 1 ♀  , Karnataka  : Bengaluru, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden , 12°57’02”N, 77°35’05”E, 907 m, SN, 12.IV.2010GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2108, 1 ♀  , Karnataka: Mandya, Madduru , 12°58’41”N, 77°04’34”E, 646 m, YPT, 19.IV.2012GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2109, 1 ♀, same as P2108, SN, 16.IX.2010  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2110, P2111, 2 ♀  , Odisha: Bhubaneshwar   , Orissa University of Agricultural Technology ( OUAT)  , YPT, 29.I.2016  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2112, 1♀, Goa: Ela, Farmers’ Training Centre , 15°29’29”N, 73°55’01”E, 16 m, YPT, 14.VII.2015GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2113, 1 ♀  , Tamil Nadu: Kodaikanal, Shenbaganur , 10°14’01”N, 77°30’47”E, 1865 m, YPT, 02.IV.2014GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2114, 1♀  , Tamil Nadu: Krishnagiri, Kelamangalam , Jakkeri , 12°42’17”N, 77°48’37”E, 899 m, YPT, 12.XI.2015GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2115, 1 ♀  , Tamil Nadu: Yercaud, Horticulture Research Station , 11°46’30”N, 78°12’33”E, 1399 m, Suction trap, 05.VIII.2016GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2116, 1 ♀  , Rajasthan: Ajmer, Tabiji , National Research Centre on Seed Spices ( NRCSS)  , 26°21’56”N, 74°35’36”E, 445 m, YPT, 27.XI.2016GoogleMaps  . — ICAR / NBAIR /P2116, 1 ♀  , Tamil Nadu: Hogenakkal , 12°06’57”N 77°46’38”E, 250 m, SN, 06.II.2015GoogleMaps  .

DIAGNOSIS. — This species is closer to T. flaviventris  but differs from it in the following combination of character states. In T. flaviventris  frons predominantly smooth, hyperoccipital carina present, occiput smooth and mesoscutum smooth, IOS half the width of head and subequal to eye length, T2 wider than long, entirely smooth; whereas in T. ekadanta  n. sp. frons laterally and ventrally reticulate, occipital carina invaginate as an inverted ‘v’ shaped carina, hyperoccipital carina absent, occiput and mesoscutum coriaceous reticulate, IOS at most 0.35 × width of head and at most 0.65 × eye length, T2 at least 1.4 × as long as wide, with short striae on anterior margin.

ETYMOLOGY. — This species is named ‘ekadanta’ after the Hindu God Lord Ganesha. The name is treated as a noun in the genitive case.

DESCRIPTION

Measurement

Body length = 0.98 mm; (m = 1.08 [0.85 to 1.20] mm, SD=0.09, n= 25).

Colour

Head and mesosoma black; metasoma golden brown with posterior tergites dark brown; legs yellow brown except for brown fore coxae; eyes silvery; entire antenna dark brown; mandibles reddish brown ( Fig. 8AView FIG).

Head ( Fig. 8View FIG A-F)

FCI = 1.44; LCI= 1.25; IOS 0.63 × eye length; frons dorsally and medially smooth, in (some paratypes medially with sparse foveae) remainder coriaceous reticulate, setose; gena predominantly smooth except for weak reticulations towards posterior orbit; vertex coriaceous reticulate, densely setose; eyes (L: W= 19.4: 16.8) large, with dense setae; POL: LOL in ratio of 8.1:5.3; lateral ocelli contiguous with orbits; hyperoccipital carina and preoccipital area absent; occiput coriaceous reticulate; occipital carina invaginating into occiput.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 8View FIG A-C, F)

Mesoscutum (L: W= 19.3: 24.4) coriaceous reticulate, setose; lateral pronotal area dorsally and antero-ventrally coriaceous reticulate, remainder smooth; mesopleuron anteriorly smooth, remainder weakly reticulate, prespecular and mesepimeral sulci nonfoveate; sternaulus non foveate; mesopleural pit distinct; mesopleural carina distinct, mesopleural depression smooth; antero-ventral margin of metapleuron weakly rugose, remainder smooth; metapleural pit distinct; scutoscutellar sulcus narrow; mesoscutellum semicircular, entirely smooth, setose; posterior mesoscutellar sulcus deeply foveate; metascutellum rectangular, smooth (in some paratypes weakly striate) with no foveae on anterior margin; metanotal trough smooth; lateral propodeal area smooth; fore wing (L: W=66.1: 21.0) and hind wing (L:W=59.3: 9.7) with dense microtrichia; length of fore wing and hind wing marginal cilia 0.14 × and 0.57 × width of their respective wings.

Metasoma ( Fig. 8AView FIG)

(L: W=37.8: 23.4); T1 weakly foveate anteriorly, remainder smooth; in some paratypes the basal foveae are strongly indicated; T1 with a weak lateral carina; T1 with two lateral and one sublateral setae; T2 with basal foveae anteromedially, followed by short weak striae, remainder smooth; length and width of tergites T1: T 2 in ratio of 3.5: 11.7, 24.8: 17.5, respectively; ovipositor not visible externally.

Male

Not known.