Pristomerus patator, Rousse & Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Rousse, Pascal, Villemant, Claire & Seyrig, André, 2013, Ichneumonid wasps from Madagascar. VI. The genus Pristomerus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Cremastinae), European Journal of Taxonomy 49, pp. 1-38: 25-27

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2013.49

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3815572

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EE8F3E6A-9990-4CA0-94B7-08BFC358EB4A

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Pristomerus patator
status

sp. nov.

Pristomerus patator   sp. nov.

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Diagnosis

Large species; face yellowish-orange; general coloration yellowish-orange with some median dark spots on metasomal tergites; face densely punctate, clypeus slightly transverse and smooth; mesonotum densely punctate; area superomedia about 2.5 x longer than wide, laterally hardly delimited; tergite 1 smooth, tergite 2 hardly sculptured; female femoral tooth small; ovipositor long, apically sinuate; POL 0.6; OOL 1.0; CT 1.6; ML 0.8; OT 1.7–1.9; FFT 1.

Differential diagnosis

Species closely related to P. roberti   , characterized by the dense punctation of face, the propodeum with area superomedia hardly delimited laterally and the almost smooth second metasomal tergite.

Etymology

Euphonic arrangement of letters.

Type material

Holotype

MADAGASCAR: ♀ ( MNHN EY3501), Ampandradava, 23°50’ S, 44°52’ E, verbatim label data: “Madagascar, Bekily [Ampandrandava], reg. sud de l’île, XII.33 ”, complete.

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Paratypes

MADAGASCAR: 3 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂ ( MNHN EY3502–3506), same locality, Dec. 1930, Jan., Mar. and Dec. 1933.

Description

Female

LENGTH. 5.9, 6.9 (5.9–7.5) (4 specimens).

HEAD. Strongly constricted behind eyes. Vertex and temple finely granulate. Ocellar triangle equilateral. Frons laterally punctate-granulate, centrally smooth, mid-longitudinally bulging. Face midlongitudinally bulging, punctate, punctures sparser centrally and along inner orbits. Clypeus shining,

almost unpunctate, slightly transverse. Mandible stout and curved. Malar line moderately long. Antenna with 37–38 flagellomeres.

MESOSOMA. Slightly elongate, about 1.7 x longer than high. Pronotum smooth. Mesonotum shining, densely punctate. Mesopleuron shining, more sparsely punctate, speculum smooth. Scutellum almost smooth. Propodeum densely punctate, area basalis truncate, area superomedia about 2.5 longer than wide, laterally hardly delimited. Legs: femoral tooth present but small.

METASOMA. Shining. Tergite 1 almost smooth. Tergite 2 with shallow aciculation and sparse punctures. Following tergites alutaceous. Tergite 2 about 2.5 x longer than apically wide. Ovipositor moderately long, its apical third slightly sinuate.

COLOR. Yellowish-orange overall with some median dark spots on metasomal tergites, flagellum and metasoma infuscate. Wings hyaline, pterostigma orange.

Male

Length: 6.5 (6.3–6.7) (2 specimens). Ocellar triangle large, oculo-ocellar distance (OOL = 0.4) shorter than inter-ocellar distance (POL = 0.6). Hind femur stouter, femoral tooth stout followed by a row of rather strong tubercles. Otherwise similar to female.

Distribution

Madagascar (Toliara province).

MNHN

France, Paris, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle