Mendesella

Bortoni, Marco Aurélio, Souza-Gessner, Carolina Da Silva & Penteado-Dias, Angélica Maria, 2016, The subfamily Mendesellinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Brazil, with the description of six new species, Zootaxa 4200 (3), pp. 406-416: 410-411

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4200.3.6

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scientific name

Mendesella
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Key to Mendesella  species (modified from Yamada & Penteado-Dias 2002)

1 Dorsal carinae of first metasomal tergite incomplete and discontinuous.................. M. orianae Valerio & Whitfield 

- Dorsal carinae of first metasomal tergite complete until near apex ( Figs 7View FIGURES 7 – 9, 10, 13, 16).............................. 2

2 Dorsal carinae of first metasomal tergite converging near apex......................... M. magna Whitfield & Mason 

- Dorsal carinae of first metasomal tergite closest to one another at about mid length of tergite ( Figs 7View FIGURES 7 – 9, 10, 13, 16)......... 3

3 Dorsal carinae posterior to mid length of first metasomal tergite remaining parallel towards apex ( Figs 7View FIGURES 7 – 9, 13View FIGURES 13 – 14, 16)........ 4

- Dorsal carinae posterior to mid length of first metasomal tergite diverging towards apex (Figs. 10).....................7

4 Mesopleuron completelly and uniformily fulvous (Fig. 15).................................................... 5

- Mesopleuron with blackish or whitish infuscation ventrally ( Figs 6View FIGURE 6, 12).......................................... 6

5 Ovipositor about 1.5 × hind tibia....................................... M. jaraguaiensis Yamada & Penteado-Dias 

- Ovipositor as long as hind tibia............................................................... M. yamadai  sp.n

6 Mesopleuron blackish ventrally; propodeum, midleg, hind coxa and hind femora yellow (Fig. 12)........... M. japi  sp. n.

- Mesopleuron whitish ventrally; propodeum, midlegs, hind coxae and hind femora whitish ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6)...... M. albipleura  sp. n.

7 Ovipositor 1.3 × hind tibia; propodeum coarsely rugose with areola narrowing anteriorly... M. brasiliensis Whitifield & Mason 

- Ovipositor 2.0 × hind tibia; propodeum weakly rugose with nearly parallel-sided areola............................. 8

8 Mesopleuron mostly or entirely fulvous; ovipositor sheath entirely dark brown......... M. amazonica Whitfield & Mason 

- Mesopleuron entirely brownish ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 7 – 9); ovipositor sheath with basal half dark brown,apical half fulvous ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 7 – 9).................................................................................................. M. itatiaia  sp. n.