Pedinotus peruanus Shimbori, Castro et Penteado-Dias, 2017

Belokobylskij, Sergey A., Castro, Clóvis Sormus De, Shimbori, Eduardo Mitio, Zaldívar-Riverón, Alejandro, Penteado-Dias, Angélica Maria & Braet, Yves, 2017, Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical species of the braconid wasp genus Pedinotus Szépligeti, 1902 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae), Zootaxa 4327 (1), pp. 1-102 : 74-76

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Pedinotus peruanus Shimbori, Castro et Penteado-Dias

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Pedinotus peruanus Shimbori, Castro et Penteado-Dias , sp. nov.

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Type material. Holotype: female, “ Peru, Juntin ; Satipo 19.I.1984; L. Huggert ” ( CNCI).

Paratypes. 1 female, “ Brazil, Rondonia, Ouro Preto do Oeste, Reserva INPA, 6–12.vii.1995 ” ( DCBU) ; 1 female, 2 males, “ Ecuador: Napo Anagu 25–30.XI.1987 Mike Huybensz ” ( UWIM) .

Description. Female. Body length 5.8–7.6 mm; fore wing length 4.2–5.3 mm.

Head width (dorsal view) 1.4–1.5 × its median length, 1.2–1.3 × maximum width of mesoscutum. Head behind eyes (dorsal view) weakly convex in anterior half and roundly narrowed in posterior half. Eye 1.8–1.9 × longer than temple (dorsal view). Ocelli medium-sized, arranged in equilateral triangle. POL 0.7–0.9 × Od, 0.3–0.4 × OOL. Frons weakly concave, without median longitudinal carina. Eye glabrous, 1.3 × higher than broad. Face width 0.8–0.9 × height of eye and almost equal to height of face and clypeus combined. Malar space 0.3–0.4 × height of eye, about equal to basal width of mandible. Hypoclypeal depression rounded, its width equal to the shortest distance between depression and eye and 0.4–0.5 × width of face.

Antenna slender, almost filiform, with more than 21 antennomeres (apical antennomeres missing). Scape 1.25– 1.35 × longer than its maximum width. First flagellomere 5.3–5.5 × longer than its apical width, 1.1 × longer than second flagellomere. Submedian flagellomeres about 3.5 × longer than their maximum width.

Mesosoma 2.1–2.3 × longer than its maximum height. Pronotum distinctly convex dorsally (lateral view) and with fine indistinct submedian pronotal carina (dorsal view). Median lobe of mesoscutum strongly declivous anteriorly and roundly elevated above pronotum (lateral view), not protruding forwards and with distinct deep median longitudinal furrow (dorsal view). Median length of mesoscutum 1.2–1.3 × its maximum width. Notauli complete and weakly crenulated. Prescutellar depression (scutellar sulcus) rather deep, crenulated, with five weak carinae, about 0.5 × as long as scutellum medially. Precoxal sulcus (sternaulus) deep, distinct, rather long, scrobiculate, running along most of length of lower part of mesopleuron.

Wings. Fore wing about 4.0 × longer than maximum width. Vein r (first radial abscissa) arising slightly before middle of pterostigma. Vein 3RSa (second radial abscissa) 2.0–2.5 × longer than vein r (first radial abscissa), 0.4 × as long as the straight vein 3RSb (third radial abscissa), 1.5–1.6 × longer than vein 2RS (first radiomedial). Second submarginal (radiomedial) cell 2.2–2.5 × longer than maximum width, 0.9 × as long as first subdiscal (brachial) cell. Vein (RS+M)a (first medial abscissa) distinctly sinuate. Vein 1m-cu (recurrent) almost interstitial with vein 2RS, subparallel to vein 1M (basal). Vein 1cu-a (nervulus) postfurcal, 2.0–2.2 × longer than distance between veins 1M (basal) and nervulus (1cu-a). Hind wing vein M+CU (first submedial abscissa) 0.2 × as long as vein 1-M (second submedial abscissa). Vein m-cu (recurrent) straight and distinctly antefurcal.

Legs. Hind femur 3.5–4.0 × longer than maximum width. Hind tarsus 1.0–1.1 × as long as hind tibia. Basitarsus of hind tarsus 0.8 × as long as second-fifth segments of hind tarsus combined. Second segment of hind tarsus about 0.4 × as long as basitarsus, 1.3–1.5 × longer than fifth segment (without pretarsus).

Metasoma as long as mesosoma and head combined. First tergite without basolateral lobes and spiracular tubercles, distinctly and linearly widened from subbase to apex. Length of first tergite 0.8–1.0 × its maximum (subapical) width; maximum width 1.4–1.5 × its minimum (basal) width. Second tergite with rather short and wide sublateral furrows; median length of second tergite 0.6–0.7 × its basal width, about equal to median median length of third tergite. Suture between second and third tergites entirely deep and rather wide, distinctly sinuate. Third tergite with distinct transverse crenulated sulcus in basal third. Ovipositor sheath 1.0–1.1 × as long as metasoma, 1.4–1.5 × longer than mesosoma, 0.6–0.8 × as long as fore wing.

Sculpture and pubescence. Vertex smooth; frons finely transversely striate, with almost smooth lateral stripes; face coarsely areolate-rugose with striae near clypeus. Mesoscutum densely and distinctly punctate, with wide and coarsely rugose area in medioposterior half. Mesopleuron polished below, dorsally punctate to coarsely punctatereticulate anteriorly. Metapleuron smooth to weakly reticulate-punctate, posteriorly rugulose. Propodeum without delineated areas, entirely areolate-rugulose, with median carina in basal half. First metasomal tergite entirely areolate-rugulose. Second tergite coarsely areolate-rugose. its lateral areas almost smooth. Third tergite crenulated before and just apical to sulcus, smooth posteriorly. Fourth to sixth tergites very densely and small reticulateareolate in basal 0.5–0.3, smooth on other parts. Vertex mainly glabrous. Mesoscutum almost entirely in very dense, short and semi-erect white setae, mesosoma laterally covered by dense white setae. Hind tibia dorsally with sparse, semi-erect and medium length pale setae, length of these setae slightly shorter than width of hind tibia.

Colour. Head yellow, ocelli black. Scape and pedicel light yellow to light brown; flagellum black, but dark brown basally. Mesosoma black, except subalar groove light brown. Tegula light yellow. Legs mainly light brown, except a whitish stripe on femora; fore and mid coxae, trochanters and trochantelli whitish; hind coxa black, but white apically, mid and hind tibia white basally. Metasoma black, white laterally. Ovipositor sheath entirely dark brown.

Male. Body length 4.8–5.7 mm; fore wing length 2.9–3.7 mm. Head behind eyes (dorsal view) convex in anterior half and roundly narrowed in posterior half. Eye 1.3–1.4 × longer than temple (dorsal view). Frons weakly concave. Antenna with 33 antennomeres. Length of mesosoma 2.4–2.6 × its maximum height. Precoxal sulcus (sternaulus) present and almost complete, rather shallow and weakly crenulated. Propodeum with median and lateral longitudinal carinae present partly. Fore wing vein 3RSa (second radial abscissa) about 2.0 × longer than vein r (first radial abscissa), 0.3 × as long as vein 3RSb (third radial abscissa), 1.3 × longer than vein 2RS (first radiomedial). Hind femur 3.5 × longer than maximum width. Metasoma narrow, with fourth to sixth tergites moderately convex. First tergite subparallel-sided. Length of first tergite 1.5–1.6 × its maximum (subapical) width; its maximum width 1.2–1.3 × minimum (basal) width. Suture between second and third tergites almost without sublateral bends. Second tergite without sublateral furrows, its median length 1.2 × basal width, 1.2 × median length of third tergite. First, second and most part of third tergites entirely coarsely and densely reticulate. Third to fifth tergites with distinct wide transverse crenulated sulcus basally. Fourth to sixth tergite mainly dense and small granulate-punctate, third to fifth tergites smooth on narrow apical transverse stripes. Frons weakly curvedly striate; mesoscutum mostly rugose except median lobe anteriorly. Vertex mainly glabrous with a few scattered setae; mesoscutum mostly covered by short and rather dense setae. Body almost entirely orange yellow, except for apex of metasoma dark brown; antenna mostly dark brown but yellowish orange basally; wings hyaline, veins and pterostigma dark brown.

Distribution. Ecuador, Peru, Brazil.

Etymology. Named after country where the holotype was collected.

Comparative diagnosis. This new species belongs to the morphological group with widely setose mesoscutum. Pedinotus peruanus sp. nov. is similar to P. brasiliensis Szépligeti ; however, it differs from the latter species by having a distinct medio-longitudinal furrow anteriorly on median lobe of mesoscutum (absent in P. brasiliensis ), distinctly sinuate vein (RS+M)a on fore wing (weakly curved in P. brasiliensis ), mesosoma not depressed (more or less distinctly depressed in P. brasiliensis ), and wings distinctly infuscate (wings faintly infuscate in P. brasiliensis ).


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