Trathala agnielae Rousse et Villemant

Rousse, Pascal, Villemant, Claire & Seyrig, Andre, 2011, Ichneumonid wasps from Madagascar. V. Ichneumonidae Cremastinae, Zootaxa 3118, pp. 1-30 : 24

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Trathala agnielae Rousse et Villemant

sp. nov.

Trathala agnielae Rousse et Villemant sp. nov.

( Figs. 12 a–b View FIGURE 12. a – b )

Diagnosis. Species characterized by its color pattern and the narrow and distinctly protruding clypeus.

Description. FEMALE. L: 3.9.

Head. Strongly constricted behind eyes, Temples very short. Vertex and frons shagreened. Face densely punctate-shagreened. Clypeus sparsely punctate, almost triangular (Ci = 1.5), strongly protruding centrally, with rounded lamellar apical margin. Mandibles long and subtriangular, lower tooth somewhat longer than upper. Malar space long (MLMi = 1). Flagellum with 32 flagellomeres.

Mesosoma . Densely punctate-shagreened. Notaulus anteriorly deep, reaching the middle of mesoscutum. Speculum smooth. Postscutellum flat and truncate apically. Propodeum elongated, densely punctate, more coriaceous at apex. Area basalis truncate, area superomedia twice as long as wide and slightly shorter than area petiolaris.

Metasoma. Tergite I-II striate. Tergite I moderately long, down curved. Glymma obvious, long and deep. Ovipositor straight and moderately long (OTi = 1.4).

Color. Head yellow, temples reddish, apex of mandibles, frons, vertex and occiput dark brown. Mesosoma reddish with black markings on median lobe of pronotum, dorsal margin of mesopleurae, basal margins of metapleurae and propodeum, lateral margins of meso- and metasternum. Scutellum yellow, leg dark yellow, fore and middle coxae and trochanters clearer, femur slightly paler at apex. Tergite I-II basally infuscate with apex yellow, the following tergites infuscate with medio-apical yellow markings. Ovipositor sheath fuscous, apex paler.

MALE. Unknown.

Etymology. Named for Agnièle Touret-Alby who photographed and registered all Malagasy Cremastinae specimens in the MNHN collection.

Distribution records. Madagascar (Toliara province).

Type material. HOLOTYPE Ƥ ( CAS) “Tulear [Toliara] Province, Cap Ste Marie, Special Reserve, 74 km S of Tsihombe, 25 ° 35.26 ’ S, 45 ° 09.78’ E, 25 Feb– 7 March 2003 (colls: M. Irwin, F. Parker, R. Harin’Hala. Malaise, in spiny bush elev 37 m, California Acad of Sciences MA- 02– 23 – 18)”.


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