Rhaconotus (Rhaconotus) sudanensis Wilkinson, 1927

Belokobylskij, Sergey A. & Achterberg, Cornelis Van, 2021, Review of the braconid parasitoid subfamily Doryctinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) from the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, European Journal of Taxonomy 765 (1), pp. 1-143: 127-130

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2021.765.1479

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A526ACE1-6299-4578-967F-1F7543CA64DD

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5559940

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C731E358-FFAC-FF12-D6FE-F90950B7F84D

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Rhaconotus (Rhaconotus) sudanensis Wilkinson, 1927
status

 

Rhaconotus (Rhaconotus) sudanensis Wilkinson, 1927  

Figs 59–60 View Fig View Fig

Rhaconotus sudanensis Wilkinson, 1927: 36   .

Rhaconotus sudanensis   – Nixon 1941: 489. — Yu et al. 2016.

Rhaconotus carinatus   – Edmardash et al. 2020: 58 View Cited Treatment (auct.).

Material examined

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES • 1 ♀; “United Arab Emirates, Fujairah (1314), light tr., 13–19.iv.2005, 25°0′ N, 56°2′ E. A.v. Harten, RMNH’05”; RMNH GoogleMaps   1 ♀; “ United Arab Emirates, Sharjah Desert Park (2049–2074), light tr., 30.iv–31.v.2005, 25°1′ N, 55°4′ E. A.v. Harten, RMNH’05”; RMNH GoogleMaps   1 ♂; “ United Arab Emirates, Wadi Safad (3121–3130), light tr., 26.xii.2005 – 2.i.2006, 25º1′ N, 56º1′ E, A.v. Harten, RNMH’06”; RMNH GoogleMaps   1 ♀; “ United Arab Emirates, Wadi Safad (5550), at light, 1–8. vii.2006, 25º1′ N, 56º1′ E, A.v. Harten, RNMH’06”; RMNH GoogleMaps   1 ♀; same label data as for preceding; ZISP GoogleMaps   1 ♀; “ United Arab Emirates, Wadi Safad (5867–5902), at light, 31.i–21.ii.2006, 25º1′ N, 56º1′ E, A.v. Harten, RNMH’06”; RMNH GoogleMaps   1 ♀; “ United Arab Emirates, Al-Ajban (5937), Malaise tr., 27.v–26. vi.2006, 24º36′ N, 55º01′ E, A.v. Harten, RNMH’06”; RMNH GoogleMaps   ♀; “ United Arab Emirates, Sharhah x Khor Kalba (6319–6320), light trap, 16–31.i.2006, A.v. Harten, RNMH’06”; RMNH   1 ♀; “ United Arab Emirates, Sharhah x Khor Kalba (6327–6337), light trap, 24–30.vi.2006, A.v. Harten, RMNH’06”; RMNH   1 ♀; “ United Arab Emirates, Wadi Safad (6435), at light, 14–21.vi.2006, 25º1′ N, 56º1′ E, A.v. Harten, RNMH’06”; RMNH GoogleMaps   1 ♀; “ United Arab Emirates, Wadi Maidaq (6474), light trap, 27.iv– 4.v.2006, 25º1′ N, 56º0′ E, A.v. Harten, RNMH’07”; RMNH GoogleMaps   1 ♀; same label data as for preceding; ZISP GoogleMaps   1 ♀; “ United Arab Emirates, Sharhah x Khor Kalba (6599), light trap, 24–30.v.2006, A.v. Harten, RMNH’06”; RMNH   .

YEMEN • 4 ♀♀, 1 ♂; “Yemen (no 2989), Ta’izz, light trap, 1–3.iv.1998, A.v. Harten & Ahmad Ahwad, RMNH’98”; RMNH   2 ♀♀; same label data as for preceding; ZISP   1 ♀; “Yemen (no 3111), Ta’izz, light trap, 26–28.v.1998, A.v. Harten & Ahmad Ahwad, RMNH’98”; RMNH   1 ♀; “Yemen (3698), Sana’a, v.1999, Light-trap, A.v. Harten, RMNH’00”; RMNH   1 ♀; “Yemen (4054), Al Kowd , viii.1999, light-trap, A.v. Harten & S. Al Haruri, RMNH’00”; RMNH   2 ♀♀; “ Yemen (4055), Al Kowd , ix.1999, light trap, A.v. Harten & S. Al Haruri. RMNH’00”; RMNH   3 ♀♀; “Yemen, Al Kowd , v–vi.2000, light tr., no. 4719, A.v. Harten & S. Al Haruri. RMNH’01”; RMNH   1 ♀; “Yemen, Lahj , xi–xii.1999, Mal. tr., no 4291, A.v. Harten & A. Sallam, RMNH’02”; RMNH   1 ♀; “Yemen (5404), Hammam ‘Ali, from coffee-berries (with Ceratitis capitata   ?), 14.iii.2001, A.v. Harten, RMNH’02”; RMNH   1 ♀; “Yemen, Al Kowd , ii.2001, light tr., no. 5484, A.v. Harten & S. Al Haruri, RMNH’01”; RMNH   1 ♀; “Yemen (5700), Ar Rujum , 9.iv–5.vi.2001, Mal. trap; A.v. Harten RMNH’02”; RMNH   1 ♀; “Yemen (5750), Al Kowd , 8–12.vii.2001, light trap, A.v. Harten & S. Al Haruri. RMNH’02”; RMNH   1 ♀, 1 ♂; “Yemen (6158), Al Lahima , 17.ix–14.ii.2001, Malaise trap, A.v. Harten, RMNH’02”; RMNH   .

Hosts

Sphenoptera gossypii Kerremans, 1892   , S. neglecta (Klug, 1835)   ( Coleoptera   : Buprestidae   ); Coniesta ignefusalis (Hampson, 1919)   ( Lepidoptera   : Crambidae   ).

Distribution

* Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, * UAE, * Yemen.

Remarks

After careful study of the photos of the Rhaconotus species   determined as Rh. carinatus Polaszek, 1994   by Edmardash et al. (2020), and the examination of numerous specimens from the UAE and Yemen, we are now sure that the specimen listed by Edmardash et al. (2020) is actually Rh. sudanensis   . Therefore, Rh. carinatus   has to be excluded both from the faunistic list of Saudi Arabia and of the Arabian Peninsula.

Sometimes, a few specimens from Yemen are distinctly infuscate with the head dorsally dark brown to almost black. Additionally, a few specimens from Yemen have a slightly longer ovipositor, with the sheath as long as or only weakly shorter than length of metasoma.

ZISP

Russia, St. Petersburg, Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Rhaconotus

Loc

Rhaconotus (Rhaconotus) sudanensis Wilkinson, 1927

Belokobylskij, Sergey A. & Achterberg, Cornelis Van 2021
2021
Loc

Rhaconotus sudanensis

Nixon G. E. J. 1941: 489
1941
Loc

Rhaconotus sudanensis

Wilkinson D. S. 1927: 36
1927