Meteorus, Haliday (Shaw, 1997

Aguirre, Helmuth, Sarmiento, Carlos E. & Shaw, Scott R., 2011, Taxonomic revision and morphometric analysis of Meteorus Haliday, 1835 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Meteorinae) from Colombia 2938, Zootaxa 2938 (1), pp. 1-68: 9-10

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2938.1.1

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Meteorus
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Key to species of Meteorus   from Colombia

1. Tarsal claw simple ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 25–32 ).............................................................................. 2

- Tarsal claw with lobe ( Figs. 30–31 View FIGURES 25–32 )....................................................................... 17

2(1). Dorsope present ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 15–24 ); ventral borders of first tergite separated, not meeting medially ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 15–24 )..................... 3

- Dorsope absent ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 15–24 ); ventral borders of first tergite meeting medially ( Figs. 20–22 View FIGURES 15–24 ).............................. 8

3(2). Occipital carina complete ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 25–32 ); eyes parallel or near so (maw/miw <1.6)...................................... 4

- Occipital carina incomplete ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 25–32 ); eyes strongly convergent (maw/miw>1.6)................................... 7

4(3). Metapleuron sculpture rugose............................................................. M. muiscai   sp. nov.

- Metapleuron sculpture smooth........................................................................... 5

5(4). Temple length at most 0.5 eye length in dorsal view....................................... M. amazonensis   sp. nov.

- Temple length at least 0.7 eye length in dorsal view........................................................... 6

6(5). Hind coxa rugose.................................................................... M. magdalensis   sp. nov.

- Hind coxa punctate polished.......................................................... M. guacharensis   sp. nov.

7(3). Mandible not twisted (as in Fig. 27 View FIGURES 25–32 )................................................... M. santanderensis   sp. nov.

- Mandible moderately twisted (as in Figs. 28 View FIGURES 25–32 )................................................. M. andreae   sp. nov.

8(2). Mandible not twisted ( Fig. 27 View FIGURES 25–32 )........................................................................... 9

- Mandible moderately or strongly twisted ( Figs. 28, 29 View FIGURES 25–32 )....................................................... 14

9(8). Ventral borders of first tergite joined or fused completely along ½ basal segment (as in Fig. 21 View FIGURES 15–24 )...... M. corniculatus Zitani  

- Ventral borders of first tergite not joined or fused completely along (as in Figs. 19, 20, 22 View FIGURES 15–24 )........................... 10

10(9). Wings very dark, infused with black pigmentation............................................ M. huilensis   sp. nov.

- Wings hyaline or slightly pigmented...................................................................... 11

11(10). Hind coxa dark brown or black; body large, between 4.7–10 mm ............................................... 12

- Hind coxa yellow; body small, between 2.5–3.7 mm ......................................................... 13

12(11). Eyes strongly convergent, eye convergence (maw/miw) = 1.5–1.9; flagellomeres 20–25............... M. megalops Zitani  

- Eyes less convergent, eye convergence (maw/miw) = 1.3–1.4; flagellomeres 31–34........ M. gigas Aguirre, Shaw & Jones  

13(11). Notauli linear and converging posterioly in a distinct V-shape; antennae with two white bands on F1-F3; first tergite with very faint costae or none at all; eye convergence (maw/miw) = 1.3–1.5; ocelli size (ocod/ocd) = 2.3–3.3; flagellomeres 20–23...................................................................................... M. mariamartae Zitani  

- Notauli distinctly linear anteriorly but converging posteriorly in a rugose area; antennae without white bands; first tergite with distinct lateral costae; eye convergence (maw/miw) = 1.6–1.9; ocelli size (ocod/ocd) = 1.6–2.0; flagellomeres 18–19........................................................................................... M. yamijuanum Zitani  

14(8). Occipital carina complete ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 25–32 )....................................................................... 15

- Occipital carina incomplete ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 25–32 )..................................................................... 16

15(14). Mandible strongly twisted (as in Fig. 29 View FIGURES 25–32 ); mesonotal lobes not well defined (as in Fig. 10 View FIGURES 7–14 ); ovipositor short; ventral borders of first tergite joined or fused completely along ½ basal segment (as in Fig. 21 View FIGURES 15–24 )...................... M. cecavorum   sp. nov.

- Mandible moderately twisted (as in Fig. 28 View FIGURES 25–32 ); mesonotal lobes well defined (as in Fig. 9 View FIGURES 7–14 ); ovipositor long; ventral borders of first tergite separated basally, joined apically (as in Figs. 22 View FIGURES 15–24 ).................................. M. boyacensis   sp. nov.

16(14). Ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically (as in Fig. 22 View FIGURES 15–24 )..................... M. jerodi   sp. nov.

- Ventral borders of first tergite touching for a short distance ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 15–24 )................... M. rubens (Nees von Esenbeck)  

17(1). Notauli linear and distinctive (as in Fig. 9 View FIGURES 7–14 )................................................................ 18

- Notauli wide and not distinctive (as in Fig. 10 View FIGURES 7–14 )............................................................. 27

18(17). Mandible strongly twisted ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 25–32 )....................................................................... 9

- Mandible moderately twisted ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 25–32 )................................................................... 24

19(18). Occipital carina complete ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 25–32 )....................................................................... 20

- Occipital carina incomplete ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 25–32 )..................................................................... 22

20(19). Tarsal claw with small lobe (as in Fig. 31 View FIGURES 25–32 ); ventral borders of first tergite touching for a short distance (as in Fig. 20 View FIGURES 15–24 )...................................................................................... M. pseudodimidiatus Zitani  

- Tarsal claw with large lobe ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 25–32 ); ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES 15–24 )........ 21

21(20). Ocellus large (ocod/ocd <1.6)........................................................ M. chingazensis   sp. nov.

- Ocellus small (ocod/ocd> 1.6)................................................................ M. dixi   sp. nov.

22(19). Ventral borders of first tergite joined or fused completely along ½ basal segment ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES 15–24 ); second submarginal cell (FW) strongly narrowed anteriorly ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 15–24 ); ovipositor short; wings very dark, infused.................................. 23

- Ventral borders of first tergite touching for short distance (as in Fig. 20 View FIGURES 15–24 ); second submarginal cell (FW) not strongly narrowed anteriorly (as Fig. 16 View FIGURES 15–24 ); ovipositor long; wings hyaline or slightly pigmented.................... M. dimidiatus (Cresson)  

23(22). Mesonotum entirely brown or with brown patches on the anterior and lateral lobes................. M. papiliovorus Zitani  

- Mesonotum yellow-orange, at most tinged with ferruginous................................ M. townsendi Muesebeck  

24(18). Eyes strongly convergent (maw/miw> 1.6); tarsal claw with small lobe ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 25–32 ).................................. 25

- Eyes parallel or near so (maw/miw <1.6); tarsal claw with large lobe ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 25–32 )................................... 26

25(24). Ocellus large (ocod/ocd <1.8)......................................................... M. iguaquensis   sp. nov.

- Ocellus small (ocod/ocd> 1.8)........................................................ M. quimbayensis   sp. nov.

26(24). Ocellus large (ocod/ocd <1.8); dorsope present (as in Fig. 23 View FIGURES 15–24 ); ventral borders of first tergite separated (as in Fig. 19 View FIGURES 15–24 ); wings hyaline or slightly pigmented........................................................... M. guineverae   sp. nov.

- Ocellus small (ocod/ocd> 1.8); dorsope absent (as in Fig. 24 View FIGURES 15–24 ); ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment (as in Figs. 21 View FIGURES 15–24 ); wings very dark, infused........................................ M. caquetensis   sp. nov.

27(17). Tarsal claw with small lobe ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 25–32 )..................................................................... 28

- Tarsal claw with large lobe ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 25–32 )...................................................................... 30

28(27). Mandible strongly twisted ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 25–32 )...................................................................... 29

- Mandible moderately twisted (as in Fig. 28 View FIGURES 25–32 )............................................. M. antioquensis   sp. nov.

29(28). Occipital carina complete (as in Fig. 26 View FIGURES 25–32 ); ventral borders of first tergite separated basally, joined apically (as in Fig. 22 View FIGURES 15–24 )........................................................................................... M. calimai   sp. nov.

- Occipital carina incomplete (as in Fig. 25 View FIGURES 25–32 ); ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment (as in Fig. 21 View FIGURES 15–24 )................................................................................... M. uno Zitani  

30(27). Occipital carina complete ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 25–32 )....................................................................... 31

- Occipital carina incomplete (as in Fig. 26 View FIGURES 25–32 ).............................................. M. alejandromasisi Zitani  

31(30). Second submarginal cell (FW) strongly narrowed anteriorly (as in Fig. 15 View FIGURES 15–24 ); wings very dark, infused..................................................................................................... M. farallonensis   sp. nov.

- Second submarginal cell (FW) not strongly narrowed anteriorly ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 15–24 ); wings hyaline or slightly pigmented.......... 32

32(31). Body entirely yellow, or entirely ferruginous............................................................... 33

- Body not as above................................................................................... 34

33(32). Body ferruginous................................................................ M. arizonensis Muesebeck  

- Body yellow…...................................................................... M. laphygmae Viereck  

34(32). Ocelli size (ocod/ocd = 0.3–0.9)......................................................................... 35

- Ocelli size (ocod/ocd = 1.0–1.7)......................................................................... 36

35(34). Eye convergence (maw/miw) = 1.4–1.6; ovipositor length (ol/oft) =2.3–2.6.......................... M. desmiae Zitani  

- Eye convergence (maw/miw) = 1.1–1.3; ovipositor length (ol/oft) =1.5–2.0............................ .. M. dos Zitani  

36(34). Propleura punctulate; clypeus coarsely rugose; white elongate-oval marking on T2 extending onto apex of T1........................................................................................... M. rugonasus Shaw & Jones  

- Propleura rugulose; clypeus punctate or rugulose; without white elongate-oval marking on T2 extending onto apex of T1.... ................................................................................................... 37

37(36). Propodeal carina absent; first tergite with costae convergent; without white broad hourglass-shaped figure on T2.............................................................................................. M. rogerblancoi Zitani  

- Propodeal carina present; first tergite with costae parallel; white broad hourglass-shaped figure on T2................................................................................................... M. oviedoi Shaw & Nishida