Netomocera sedlaceki Bouček, 1988,

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan, 2019, Revision of Netomocera Bouček (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae), excluding the Oriental species, European Journal of Taxonomy 568, pp. 1-87: 72-75

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Netomocera sedlaceki Bouček, 1988
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Netomocera sedlaceki Bouček, 1988 

Figs 167–177View Figs 167–171View Figs 172–177

Netomocera sedlaceki Bouček, 1988: 336  (holotype (♀) in ANIC, not examined).

Diagnosis

Both sexes

Head black ( Figs 168–169View Figs 167–171, 176View Figs 172–177). Clypeal margin slightly produced ( Fig. 170View Figs 167–171). Scrobes deep and smooth ( Fig. 168View Figs 167–171). Upper face and vertex with 12 large setae ( Fig. 169View Figs 167–171). Occiput margin blunt ( Fig. 169View Figs 167–171). Pronotal collar wide but not long ( Fig. 173View Figs 172–177). Mesepimeral sulcus shallow ( Fig. 172View Figs 172–177). Propodeum ( Fig. 174View Figs 172–177) without a well-defined V-shaped area basally. Visible part of petiole very short, distinctly transverse, with more or less obliterate sculpture ( Figs 174View Figs 172–177).

Female

Brachypterous ( Fig. 167View Figs 167–171). Toruli only slightly below lower margins of eyes ( Fig. 168View Figs 167–171). Face with piliferous punctures barely visible. Antenna uniformly reddish or yellowish, moderately clavate, with clava slightly asymmetric; fu1 and fu7 moderately transverse ( Fig. 171View Figs 167–171). Mesoscutum width 2.8–3.1 × length.

Male

Body length 0.8–1.2 mm. Mesosoma dorsally with reticulation not dense, alveolae shallow (cf. Fig. 173View Figs 172–177). Funicular segments thick and short, fu1 wider than pedicel, length 1.6–2.0× width ( Fig. 177View Figs 172–177).

Material examined

Paratypes

AUSTRALIA – Queensland • 1 ♀; “Brisbane – Brookfield, QNSLD. 14. I. 83. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ ♀ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. det. Z. Bouček 1983”; BMNH • 1 ♀; same data as for preceding; “ 18. I. 83 ”; BMNH  4 ♂♂; “ AUSTRALIA: Qld., Cooloola, vi. 1980 ”; “ J.S. Noyes, B.M. 1981-299”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  1 ♂; “SE. QUEENSLAND: Mt. Tamborine, 21.xii.76. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  1 ♂; same data as for preceding; “3/3.1984. Masner”; BMNH  1 ♂; “SE. QUEENSLAND: 40km W. of Warwick, 31.x.76. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  2 ♂♂; “QLD: Brookfield Nr Brisbane, xii.1982. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. det. Z. Bouček 1984”; BMNH  1 ♂; “ AUSTRALIA: Qld., Capalaba, 8.vi.1980 ”; “ J.S. Noyes, B.M. 1981-299”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  1 ♂; “ AUSTRALIA: Qld., Mt Tibrogargan, 5.vi.1980 ”; “ J.S. Noyes, B.M. 1981-299”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  3 ♂♂; “Rockhampton: Mt. Archer, QUEENSLD., 4.xii.76. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  1 ♂; “ QNSLD, Brisbane: Acacia Ridge, 15.i.77. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  1 ♂; “Acacia Ridge, Brisbane S. E. Q., 15.i.77. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  1 ♂; “S. QUEENSLAND: Mt. Tamborine, X. 1977. Galloway”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  1 ♂; “ QUEENSLAND: Mt. Ossa nr. Mackay, 28.xi.76. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  1 ♂; “Conway Range, nr. Proserpine, QLD., 2.xii.76. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  .

Australian Capital Territory • 1 ♂; “ AUSTRALIA, A.C.T.: Ainslie , 8.ii.77. Bouček”; “ Paratype ”; “ PARATYPE ♂ Netomocera sedlaceki  sp. n. Bouček det. 1987”; BMNH  .

Description

Female (habitus: Fig. 167View Figs 167–171)

COLOUR. Head ( Figs 168–169View Figs 167–171) black. Mandibles yellow, teeth reddish-yellow. Antenna ( Fig. 171View Figs 167–171) yellowish or reddish-yellow. Mesosoma ( Figs 172–174View Figs 172–177) reddish-brown. Legs reddish-yellow. Wing stumps ( Fig. 175View Figs 172–177) subhyaline, venation brown, setation brown. Metasoma with petiole reddish-brown ( Fig. 174View Figs 172–177); gaster ( Fig. 167View Figs 167–171) mostly dark reddish-brown, ventrally paler. Body setation pale except for several large, symmetrically arranged, dark brown setae.

BODY LENGTH. 0.9–1.5 mm.

HEAD. Clypeus virtually smooth; apical margin slightly produced ( Fig. 170View Figs 167–171). Lower face reticulate, piliferous punctures mostly indistinct. Upper face including vertex reticulate ( Fig. 169View Figs 167–171). Scrobes deep, smooth and shiny; parascrobal region extensively striate-reticulate ( Fig. 168View Figs 167–171). Occiput coriaceousalutaceous; margin blunt ( Fig. 169View Figs 167–171). Toruli with lower margins slightly below lower margins of eyes ( Fig. 168View Figs 167–171). Antenna moderately clavate, with clava slightly asymmetric ( Fig. 171View Figs 167–171). Upper face and vertex with 12 large setae. Head in dorsal view with width 2.1–2.2 × length and in frontal view about 1.2× height. POL 3.5–3.7 × OOL. Eye height about 1.3× length, 2.75–3.10 × malar space and about 1.4× scape length. Head width about 1.2 × length of pedicel plus flagellum. Fu1 length 0.9–1.0 × width; fu7 width 1.1–1.4× length; clava length 1.8–2.2× width.

MESOSOMA. Pronotal collar slightly narrower than mesoscutum, with eight large setae ( Fig. 173View Figs 172–177). Mesonotum moderately setose ( Fig. 173View Figs 172–177). Mesoscutum and axillae with fine reticulation ( Fig. 173View Figs 172–177). Scutellar disc with similar sculpture as mesoscutum and longitudinally striate on frenal area ( Figs 173– 174View Figs 172–177). Mesepisternum mainly reticulate, less conspicuously so dorsally ( Fig. 172View Figs 172–177). Mesepimeron smooth; mesepimeral sulcus shallow ( Fig. 172View Figs 172–177). Propodeum mainly smooth, with intricate pattern of carinae, interspaces smooth ( Fig. 174View Figs 172–177). Brachypterous; fore and hind wings reduced and represented by stumps ( Fig. 167View Figs 167–171); fore wing with truncate apex well surpassing posterior margin of propodeum; basal cell mostly bare, rest of the wing setose; fore wing with complete submarginal vein, reduced marginal vein and indistinct postmarginal and stigmal veins ( Fig. 175View Figs 172–177). Mesosoma length about 1.3× width and about 1.1× height. Pronotal collar about 0.4× as long as mesoscutum and about 0.9× as wide as mesoscutum. Mesoscutum width 2.8–3.1× length. Scutellum length 0.8–0.9× width. Propodeum length about half scutellum length. Fore wing length 3.0–3.1 × width.

METASOMA. Petiole barely visible, transverse, smooth except for a few superficial longitudinal striae ( Fig. 174View Figs 172–177). Gaster ovate, length about 1.5× width ( Fig. 167View Figs 167–171); gt1 longest, length about 0.9× width, with hind margin straight to slightly produced; gt2–6 short; syntergum acutely pointed. Ovipositor sheaths slightly protruding beyond apex of gaster. Cercal setae not surpassing apex of gaster.

Male (habitus: Fig. 176View Figs 172–177)

Differs from female mainly as follows. Body length: 0.8–1.2 mm. Flagellum uniformly dark brown ( Fig. 177View Figs 172–177). Mesosoma dorsally dark brown except metanotum and propodeum reddish; lateral panel of pronotum, mesepimeron and metapleuron reddish ( Fig. 176View Figs 172–177). Fu1 length 1.6–2.0× width; combined length of pedicel plus flagellum about 2.4× head width. Macropterous, fore wing length about 2.5× width; MV about 3.4 × SV; PV about 1.2× SV. Gaster (when not inflated) much shorter than mesosoma, usually with only gt1 visible.

Distribution

Australia.

Remarks

The colour of the mesosoma and gaster varies the most in males. The majority of the observed specimens have most of the mesosoma dorsally and the gaster dark brown, except for the propodeum, which seems to be always orange ( Fig. 176View Figs 172–177). A few other specimens have the entire mesosoma and most of the gaster bright orange, except its tip, which is brownish.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Pteromalidae

Genus

Netomocera

Loc

Netomocera sedlaceki Bouček, 1988

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan 2019
2019
Loc

Netomocera sedlaceki Bouček, 1988: 336

Boucek Z. 1988: 336
1988