Gonatocerus (Cosmocomoidea) kikimora 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: 141-143

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Gonatocerus (Cosmocomoidea) kikimora Triapitsyn
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Gonatocerus (Cosmocomoidea) kikimora Triapitsyn   , sp. n.

( Figs 257–260 View FIGURES 257 – 259 View FIGURE 260 )

Type material. Holotype female [ ZIN] on slide: RUSSIA. PRIMORSKIY KRAY, Ussuriyskiy rayon, Gornotayozhnoye, ix. 1999, M.V. Michailovskaya, YPT. Paratype: same data as the holotype except collected 5– 11.viii. 1999, MT [1 Ƥ on slide, UCRC].

Description. FEMALE. Head, mesosoma, and flagellum dark brown; scape, pedicel, and gaster brown; legs light to dark brown.

Antenna ( Fig. 257 View FIGURES 257 – 259 ) with radicle about 0.2 × total length of scape, rest of scape 2.8–3.3 × as long as wide, slightly longitudinally striate; pedicel much longer than F 1; F 2 shorter than following funicle segments, F 3 –F 7 more or less subequal in length and a little longer than F 8; mps on F 2 (1), F 3 –F 8 (2 each) except F 2 with 2 mps on one antenna in the paratype and F 4 with only 1 mps on one antenna in the holotype; clava with 8 mps, long (4.1– 4.3 × as long as wide), about as long as combined length of F 5 –F 8.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 258 View FIGURES 257 – 259 ). Propodeum ( Fig. 259 View FIGURES 257 – 259 ) with well-developed submedian carinae extending to anterior margin of propodeum and not connecting to each other there. Fore wing ( Fig. 260 View FIGURE 260 ) 2.6–2.7 × as long as wide; longest marginal seta 0.17–0.18 × maximum wing width; disc with a brownish tinge throughout, bare behind venation except for at least 8 setae behind stigmal vein. Hind wing ( Fig. 260 View FIGURE 260 ) about 13 × as long as wide; disc with a row of setae along each margin and additional setae basally and apically, almost hyaline; longest marginal seta about 1.6 × maximum wing width.

Metasoma ( Fig. 258 View FIGURES 257 – 259 ) longer than mesosoma. Petiole about 0.5 × as long as wide. Ovipositor occupying 0.5–0.6 × length of gaster, not or slightly exserted beyond its apex (by at most 0.1 × own length); ovipositor length: mesotibia length ratio 1.0– 1.1: 1.

Measurements (µm) of the holotype. Mesosoma 530; petiole 30; gaster 744; ovipositor 424. Antenna: radicle 45; rest of scape 188; pedicel 64; F 1 30; F 2 49; F 3 67; F 4 62; F 5 67; F 6 62; F 7 64; F 8 55; clava 251. Fore wing 1242: 467; longest marginal seta 82. Hind wing 978: 75; longest marginal seta 118. MALE. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Gonatocerus kikimora   is similar to G. crassicornis   and G. kodaianus (Mani & Saraswat)   . It differs from G. crassicornis   in having a much longer clava (at least 4.1 × as long as wide), about as long as combined length of F 5 –F 8; in G. crassicornis   the clava is about 2.6 × as long as wide and a little longer than combined length of F 6 –F 8. Gonatocerus kikimora   differs from G. kodaianus   by the relatively shorter and wider funicle segments ( Fig. 257 View FIGURES 257 – 259 ), particularly a shorter F 2 relative to the length of F 3, and a relatively wider fore wing (at least 2.6 × as long as wide); in G. kodaianus   F 2 –F 7 are notably longer than wide and the fore wing is at least 3.0× as long as wide ( Zeya & Hayat 1995).

Etymology. The species name (a noun in apposition) is of a bog-living legendary creature in Slavic mythology.

Hosts. Unknown.

ZIN

Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum

UCRC

University of California, Riverside