Hecabalodes Wilkinson, 1929

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: 59-60

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

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Hecabalodes Wilkinson, 1929
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Genus Hecabalodes Wilkinson, 1929  

Type species

Hecabalodes anthaxiae Wilkinson, 1929   , by monotypy.

Remarks

Hecabalodes   is a small genus that is very similar to Leluthia   . The main difference between these two genera is only in the distinctly shortened radial (marginal) cell of the fore wing, which is present in Hecabalodes   . However, the shortened radial (marginal) cell also occurs in some species of Leluthia   (e.g., L. ruguloscolyti ( Fischer, 1962)   has an intermmediate-sized cell).

Distribution

Afrotropical, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.

Key to species of the genus Hecabalodes  

1. Recurrent vein of fore wing (m-cu) postfurcal ( Figs 27A View Fig , 33A View Fig ). Radial (marginal) cell of fore wing long; its metacarpus (1-R1) 1.3–1.5 times longer than distance from apex of radial (marginal) cell to apex of wing ( Figs 27A View Fig , 33A View Fig ). Second radial abscissa (3-SR +SR1) of fore wing always almost straight ( Figs 27A View Fig , 33A View Fig ). African species ........................................................................................ 2

– Recurrent vein of fore wing (m-cu) antefurcal or sometimes interstitial ( Figs 29A View Fig , 31A View Fig ). Radial (marginal) cell of fore wing short; its metacarpus (1-R1) not longer than distance from apex of radial (marginal) cell to apex of wing. Second radial abscissa (3-SR +SR1) of fore wing aften more or less evenly curved, but sometimes almost straight ( Figs 29A View Fig , 31A View Fig ). Asian species ............................... 3

2. Vertex densely undulately transversely striate with rugulosity between striae ( Fig. 26B View Fig ). First metasomal tergite longer, lorger than its posterior width ( Fig. 27B View Fig ). Ovipositor sheath longer than metasoma ( Fig. 26A View Fig ). Body length 3.0–6.0 mm. – Sudan, UAE, Yemen.......................................... ............................................................................................................ H. anthaxiae Wilkinson, 1929  

– Vertex only densely and distinctly or sometimes finely granulate, without striae ( Fig. 32B View Fig ). First metasomal tergite shorter than its posterior width ( Fig. 33B View Fig ). Ovipositor sheath shorter than metasoma ( Fig. 32A View Fig ). Body length 2.3–4.4 mm. – Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, UAE, Yemen.......... .................................................................................................................. H. xylophagi Fischer, 1962  

3. Vertex densely and coarsely transversely undulately striate with reticulation ( Fig. 28D View Fig ). Notauli complete and rather distinct posteriorly ( Fig. 28G View Fig ). Second radial abscissa (3-SR +SR1) of fore wing always distinctly evenly curved ( Fig. 29A View Fig ). Metacarpus (1-R1) distinctly shorter than distance from apex of radial (marginal) cell to apex of wing ( Fig. 29A View Fig ). Medial (basal) cell of fore wing almost glabrous or partly with very short setae ( Fig. 29A View Fig ). Body length 3.3–4.3 mm. – UAE......................................................................................... H. maculatus Belokobylskij   sp. nov.

– Vertex only densely granulate, without striation ( Fig. 30C View Fig ). Notauli incomplete, almost absent posteriorly (fused with medio-posterior rugose area) ( Fig. 30E View Fig ). Second radial abscissa (3-SR +SR1) of for wing almost straight or weakly and not evenly curved ( Fig. 31A View Fig ). Metacarpus (1-R1) almost equal to distance from apex of radial (marginal) cell to apex of wing ( Fig. 31A View Fig ). Medial (basal) cell of fore wing almost rather distinctly setose by medium length setae ( Fig. 31A View Fig ) ............................. 4

4. Temple shorter, transverse diameter of eye 1.8–2.2 times longer than temple ( Fig. 30C View Fig ). Ovipositor sheath shorter than metasoma ( Fig. 30A View Fig ). Body length 2.2–4.0 mm. – Greece, India, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Yemen xylophagi ........................................... H. radialis Tobias, 1962  

– Temple longer, transverse diameter of eye 1.3–1.5 times longer than temple. Ovipositor sheath longer than metasoma. Body length 2.9–4.7 mm. – Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.................................. ................................................................................................................... H. tadzhicus Tobias, 1964