Phanuromyia tamaris,

Veenakumari, Kamalanathan & Prashanth, Mohanraj, 2019, Eight new species of xanthic Telenominae Thomson, 1860 (Platygastroidea, Scelionidae) from India, Zoosystema 41 (18), pp. 341-358: 351-353

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Phanuromyia tamaris

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Phanuromyia tamaris  n. sp.

( Fig. 7View FIG)

TYPE MATERIAL. — Holotype. ♀, ICAR / NBAIR / P2120, India: Andaman Islands : South Andaman, 11°36’41”N, 92°42’56”E, 56 m, 12.XI.2001.GoogleMaps 

Paratypes. 31♀, ICAR / NBAIR /P 2021-2051, same data as holotype.  All the specimens were preserved in ethanol in a vial and labeled ‘Sample 1’ along with locality data. No other data was appended with the specimens. It appears to be reared material.

DIAGNOSIS. — This species is very unique among xanthic Phanuromyia  due to the absence of basal foveae on both T1 and T2.

ETYMOLOGY. — This species is named ‘tamaris’; ‘tamara’ in Kannada means copper referring to the unique body colour. The name is treated as an adjective.



Body length = 0.96 mm; (m = 1.05 [0.93 to 1.21] mm, SD=0.04, n= 20).


Entire body coppery brown; eyes black; legs pale yellow; entire antenna pale yellow; mandibles reddish brown ( Fig. 7AView FIG). Head ( Fig. 7View FIG A-C, E): FCI=1.42; LCI=1.60; IOS 1.15 × eye length; upper and median frons smooth, remaining finely reticulate; gena weakly reticulate to smooth; vertex transversely reticulate, not setose; eyes (L: W =15.9: 10.1) with short sparse white setae; POL: LOL in ratio of 14.4: 7.5; lateral ocelli contiguous with orbits; hyperoccipital carina and preocciptial area absent; occiput reticulate.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 7A, B, D, FView FIG)

Mesoscutum (L: W= 15.3: 24.2), 1.6 × as long as wide, sparsely setose, weakly reticulate; upper lateral pronotal area reticulate, remainder smooth; mesopleuron predominantly reticulate, prespecular sulcus and sternaulus not foveate; mesopleural pit distinct, mesepimeral sulcus foveate, foveae shallow; mesopleural carina distinct; mesopleural depression predominantly smooth; anterior margin of metapleuron nonfoveate; metapleuron coarsely unevenly sculptured, metapleural pit distinct; scutoscutellar sulcus narrow and laterally foveate; mesoscutellum> 4 × as wide as long, entirely smooth, posteriorly setose; posterior mesoscutellar sulcus weakly foveate and with a row of thick setae; metascutellum rectangular (L: W= 2.7: 11.1) entirely smooth, with no foveae on anterior margin; metanotal trough smooth; lateral propodeal area wide apart, smooth; fore wing (L: W= 58.4: 23.6) and hind wing (L: W= 53.9: 8.6) with dense microtrichia.

Metasoma ( Fig. 7A, GView FIG)

(L: W=43.1: 16.8); T1 medially concave, smooth without basal foveae; lateral carina on T1 present; T2 entirely smooth without basal foveae; length and width of tergites T1: T 2 in ratio of 3.9: 10.5, 21.1: 15.0, respectively; ovipositor not visible externally.


Not known.