Gonatocerus (Lymaenon) vidanoi ( Viggiani & Jesu, 1986 ), Viggiani & Jesu, 1986

Triapitsyn, Serguei V., 2013, Review of Gonatocerus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) in the Palaearctic region, with notes on extralimital distributions, Zootaxa 3644 (1), pp. 1-178: 115-116

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Gonatocerus (Lymaenon) vidanoi ( Viggiani & Jesu, 1986 )
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Gonatocerus (Lymaenon) vidanoi ( Viggiani & Jesu, 1986)  

( Figs 199, 200 View FIGURES 199, 200 )

Lymaenon vidanoi Viggiani & Jesu 1986: 29   –31. Type locality: Susa, Turin Prov., Piedmont, Italy. Lymaenon vidanoi Viggiani & Jesu: Viggiani & Jesu 1988   : 1023 (host association). Gonatocerus vidanoi (Viggiani & Jesu)   : Zeya & Hayat 1995: 121 (considered very close to G. delhiensis (Narayanan & Subba  

Rao) from India).

Type material examined. Holotype female [ DEZA] on slide labeled: “ Lymaenon   : Ƥ vidanoi   sp. n. olotipo ex. uova Gargara genistae   su: Susa (La Brunetta) 18.VII. 85 det. G. Viggiani prep. R. Jesu”. It was examined and photographed during a brief visit of DEZA but unfortunately measurements could not be taken.

Distribution. PALAEARCTIC: Italy ( Viggiani & Jesu 1986 [as Lymaenon vidanoi   ]).

Redescription. FEMALE. Body length and coloration as described by Viggiani & Jesu (1986).

Antenna ( Fig. 199 View FIGURES 199, 200 ) with radicle about 0.34 × total length of scape, rest of scape about 2.8 × as long as wide; pedicel longer than F 1; F 1 –F 3 short, F 4 a little longer than preceding funicle segments and a little shorter than following ones, F 1 –F 4 without mps, F 5 –F 8 more or less subequal in length, each with 2 mps; clava with 10 mps, 3.4 × as long as wide, a little shorter than combined length of F 6 –F 8.

Fore wing ( Fig. 200 View FIGURES 199, 200 ) about 3.3 × as long as wide; longest marginal seta about 0.31 × maximum wing width. Fore wing disc hyaline, bare behind submarginal vein, sparsely setose between marginal vein and cubital row of setae, and densely setose elsewhere.

Metasoma longer than mesosoma. Ovipositor occupying about 0.8 × length of gaster, exserted slightly beyond its apex; ovipositor length: mesotibia length ratio about 2.4: 1 according to Viggiani & Jesu (1986), more recently confirmed by Riccardo Jesu (personal communication).

MALE. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Gonatocerus vidanoi   is characterized by F 5 –F 8 each with 2 mps. It differs from G. africanus   in having F 3 shorter than F 4 ( Fig. 199 View FIGURES 199, 200 ) (about as long as F 4 or slightly longer in G. africanus   , Figs 58 View FIGURES 58 – 60 , 61 View FIGURES 61 – 64 ) and from that of G. longior   in having 2 mps on F 6 (0 or 1 in G. longior   ).

Host. Gargara genistae (Fabricius)   ( Membracidae   ) ( Viggiani & Jesu 1986, 1988) [as Lymaenon vidanoi   ].

Comments. The following three females are tentatively attributed here to G. vidanoi   although they also could represent a separate, undescribed species: ITALY. LAZIO: Roma Prov., Caldara di Manziana, 42 °05.607’N 12 °05.906’E, 305 m, 10.vi. 2003, M. Bologna, J. Munro, A. Owen, J.D. Pinto [2 Ƥ, UCRC]. Viterbo Prov., Roccaccia, 42 ° 19.809 ’N 11 ° 45.671 ’E, 125 m, 10.vi. 2003, M. Bologna, J. Munro, A. Owen, J.D. Pinto [1 Ƥ, UCRC]. They differ from the holotype of G. vidanoi   in several minor   features as follows. Body length about 1000 µm (dry-mounted specimen). Body ( Fig. 202 View FIGURES 201 – 203 ) mostly brown, with some light brown; scape, pedicel, and legs light brown to brown, flagellum brown. Antenna ( Fig. 201 View FIGURES 201 – 203 ) with radicle somewhat longer, and scape narrower; mps on F 6 –F 8 (2), and clava (10). Fore wing ( Fig. 203 View FIGURES 201 – 203 ) 3.1–3.2 × as long as wide, with disc more or less uniformly setose behind marginal vein. Hind wing ( Fig. 203 View FIGURES 201 – 203 ) about 21 × as long as wide. Ovipositor 1.8–1.9 × as long as mesotibia.

I disagree with Zeya & Hayat’s (1995) opinion that G. vidanoi   may be very close to, if not the same as, G. (Lymaenon) delhiensis (Narayanan & Subba Rao)   from India because the latter species has a notably shorter ovipositor (1.0– 1.3 × length of mesotibia).

DEZA

Dipartimento di Entomologia e Zoologia Agraria dell'Universita

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mymaridae

Genus

Gonatocerus

Loc

Gonatocerus (Lymaenon) vidanoi ( Viggiani & Jesu, 1986 )

Triapitsyn, Serguei V. 2013
2013
Loc

Lymaenon vidanoi

Zeya 1995: 121
Viggiani 1988: 1023
Viggiani 1986: 29
1986