Sussaba placita Dasch 1964 a

Klopfstein, Seraina, 2014, Revision of the Western Palaearctic Diplazontinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae), Zootaxa 3801 (1), pp. 1-143 : 90-91

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Sussaba placita Dasch 1964 a


Sussaba placita Dasch 1964 a

Diagnosis. Fore wing length 4.5–5.3 mm. Antenna in females with 20–22 flagellomeres, with ventral area of median to apical flagellomeres with conspicuous areas bearing a short velvety pile and lacking multiporous plate sensilla; in males with 21 flagellomeres, with uni-coloured tyloids on flagellomeres 6 to 8. Face entirely coriaceous, with punctures indistinct. Mesoscutum entirely smooth and shining, with distinct and evenly distributed punctures. Mesopleuron distinctly punctate and irregularly sculptured over most of its surface. Hind coxa with outer surface mainly smooth and shining. Propodeum with a full set of carinae enclosing basal, lateral and petiolar areas, the areas with rugose to coriaceous sculpture. Metasoma evenly tapered towards apex, first tergite 1.0– 1.3 times longer than wide in both sexes.

Colouration of females. Antenna black or dark brown. Head and mesosoma black, face usually with a yellow central face patch, clypeus black, yellow on mouthparts, hind corner of pronotum, tegula, subtegular ridge, upper mesepimeron; without shoulder marks, scutellum black. Legs orange, coxae and all trochanters black; femora orange; hind tibia orange with dark apex, tarsus dark. Metasoma black.

Colouration of males. As in females but with yellow ventrally on antenna, entire face, propleuron, epicnemium, and large shoulder mark. Fore and mid coxae only black at extreme base, their trochanters yellow, hind coxa with a yellow apex, hind trochanter black-marked. Metasoma black, usually with small yellow spots on anterolateral corners of tergite 3.

Material examined. Paratype of Sussaba placita Dasch : USA, California, Marin County, Mill Valley, leg. H. Leech, 8.VI. 1950. 1♀, at CAS.

New for Finland: V Houtskan, Hyppeis 669: 18, leg. H.Bruun, 15.– 30.IX. 1990. 1♀, at RJ . New for Germany, Thüringen, Gotha, Galberg, leg. Jänner, 15.IV. 1919. 1♂, at NKME . New for Sweden: Stockholm, 11.VII. 1936. 1♀, at NRM. New for Switzerland: Valais, Champéry , Col de Bretolet , 1920m, N 46.143, E 6.7968, leg. J.Aubert, 26.VIII. 1961. 1♀, at MZL GoogleMaps .

Austria (1), Finland (2), Germany (2), Sweden (1), Switzerland (4), USA (2).

Distribution. Western Palaearctic and Nearctic.


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