Gonatocerus (Lymaenon) saulfrommeri Triapitsyn

Triapitsyn, Serguei V., 2013, Review of Gonatocerus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) in the Palaearctic region, with notes on extralimital distributions, Zootaxa 3644 (1), pp. 1-178: 107

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3644.1.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5099107

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scientific name

Gonatocerus (Lymaenon) saulfrommeri Triapitsyn
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sp. n.

Gonatocerus (Lymaenon) saulfrommeri Triapitsyn   , sp. n.

( Figs 176–179 View FIGURES 176 – 179 )

Type material. Holotype female [ ZIN] on slide: RUSSIA. PRIMORSKIY KRAY, Ussuriyskiy rayon, Gornotayozhnoye, 1–10.vi. 2002, M.V. Michailovskaya, MT.

Description. FEMALE. Head and mesosoma dark brown, gaster mostly brown to dark brown except a little lighter basally; antenna brown except scape partially light brown, legs light brown with some light and dark brown.

Antenna ( Fig. 176 View FIGURES 176 – 179 ) with radicle 0.27 × total length of scape, rest of scape 3.6 × as long as wide; pedicel longer than F 1; F 1 the shortest and F 5 the longest among funicle segments (all notably longer than wide), F 8 the broadest funicle segment; mps on F 4 (0 or 1), F 5 (2), F 6 (1), F 7 (3) and F 8 (4); clava with 12 or 13 mps, 3.6 × as long as wide, almost as long as combined length of F 6 –F 8.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 178 View FIGURES 176 – 179 ). Propodeum ( Fig. 177 View FIGURES 176 – 179 ) with submedian lines moderately close to each other. Fore wing ( Fig. 179 View FIGURES 176 – 179 ) 3.0× as long as wide; longest marginal seta 0.21 × maximum wing width; disc with a brownish tinge, mostly bare behind submarginal vein except with setae behind its apex and densely setose elsewhere. Hind wing about 21 × as long as wide; disc densely setose and with a slight brownish tinge; longest marginal seta about 2.5 × maximum wing width.

Metasoma ( Fig. 178 View FIGURES 176 – 179 ). Gaster a little longer than mesosoma. Petiole 2.2 × as wide as long. Ovipositor occupying 0.6 × length of gaster, not exserted beyond its apex; ovipositor length: mesotibia length ratio 0.9: 1.

Measurements (µm). Mesosoma 541; petiole 29; gaster 560; ovipositor 348. Antenna: radicle 70; rest of scape 185; pedicel 73; F 1 45; F 2 58; F 3 58; F 4 74; F 5 87; F 6 76; F 7 76; F 8 75; clava 224. Fore wing 1322: 443; longest marginal seta 94. Hind wing 996: 48; longest marginal seta 118.

MALE. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Gonatocerus saulfrommeri   differs from the only two other Palaearctic species of G. ( Lymaenon   ) which have 12 or more mps on the clava, G. katraps   and G. krasavchik   , by a shorter ovipositor which is 0.9 × length of mesotibia (ovipositor at least 1.1 × length of mesotibia in G. krasavchik   , whose head and mesosoma are also much lighter, and at least 1.5 × length of mesotibia in G. katraps   ).

Etymology. The species is named in honor of my good friend and colleague Saul I. Frommer, Curator Emeritus of the UCRC.

Hosts. Unknown.

ZIN

Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum

UCRC

University of California, Riverside