Xenomerus varipes Dodd, 1914

Mikó, I., Masner, L. & Deans, A. R., 2010, World revision of Xenomerus Walker (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Platygastridae) 2708, Zootaxa 2708, pp. 1-73: 46-47

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Xenomerus varipes Dodd, 1914


Xenomerus varipes Dodd, 1914  

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Xenomerus varipes Dodd, 1914: 83   . Original description. Kieffer, 1926: 174, 175 (description, keyed); Dodd, 1930: 89 (description, keyed).

FEMALE (n=10): Length= 0.89–1.62 mm (m=1.29, SD =0.27).

Black; metasoma dark brown to light brown, sometimes with darker apex, apex of interantennal process, radicle, A1–A6, mandibles, legs, excluding apical light brown tarsomeres yellow.

FCI =1.17–1.21 (m=1.19, SD =0.01); LCI =1.68–1.76 (m=1.71, SD =0.03); HW/IOS =1.54–1.60 (m=1.57 SD =0.01); head less than 1.5 times as wide as mesosoma (HW/TSL =1.41–1.48, m=1.43, SD =0.02); facial striae extending to midlevel of eye, parallel on frons, obscuring frontal patch; frontal patch indistinct; frons setae sparse, thin; central keel complete; toruli triangle shorter than clypeus height; POL as long as OOL (POL/OOL =0.96–1.08, m=1.01, SD =0.03); OOL about 2 times as long as LOL (OOL/LOL =1.84–2.1, m=1.97, SD =0.09); hyperoccipital carina absent; vertex smooth; genal patch absent; A1 more than 5.0 times as long as radicle (A1/r =5.5–6.5, m=6.04, SD =0.34), about as long as clava (A1/cl =0.97–1.1, m=1.04, SD =0.04).

Epomial carina present, reaching pronotal suprahumeral sulcus; cervical and lateral pronotal areas smooth; netrion sulcus incomplete, diminishing ventrally; pronotal suprahumeral and cervical sulci complete, foveolate; mesoscutum about 1.5 times as wide as long (TSL/ML =1.45–1.52, m=1.48, SD =0.02); notaulus normal, almost reaching transscutal line; granulose sculpture of mesoscutum extending to lateral and internotaular areas, not reaching posterior margin of mesoscutum; mesoscutellum about 2.0 times as wide as long (SW/SL =1.96–2.16, m=2.03, SD =0.07); scuto-scutellar sulcus diminishing medially, 4–5 times as wide laterally as in the middle; mesoscutellum smooth, with sparse, long marginal setae; posterior scutellar sulcus not extending onto axillula; sternaulus not separated from anterior row of foveae of mesopleural carina; distance between postacetabular sulcus and anterior row of foveae of mesopleural carina equal to foveae width of postacetabular sulcus; mesopleural carina complete, with complete rows of foveae; foveae of mesepimeral sulcus transversely elongated, 4–5 times as long as wide; sulcus along metapleural carina foveolate; metascutellum pointed, metanotal spine marked as a tubercle; propodeal lateral carinae inverted Yshaped, shafts distinctly curved outward; propodeal lateral and plical areas obscured by pale, dense setae, setal bases pustulate, marginal striation not extending medially; posterior propodeal projection indistinct; fore wing slightly wider than mesoscutum (TSL/WW =0.81–0.98, m=0.89, SD =0.05); marginal vein about 3 times as long as stigmal vein (m/st =2.80–3.10, m=2.94, SD =0.10); hind wing about two times as wide as marginal cilia length (HWW/HWS =2.00–2.15, m=2.02, SD =0.05).

T1, less than 1.5 times as wide as T1+T2 length (T1W/T1+T2L =1.03–1.30, m=1.18, SD =0.08); T3 about 1.5 times as wide as long (T3W/T3L =1.40–1.70, m=1.55, SD =0.08), as wide as mesoscutum (T3W/ TSL =0.93–1.08, m=0.99, SD =0.04); costae on T3 reaching middle of tergum medially; lateral patch distinct, reduced; diameter of posterior patch of T3 nearly equal to width of one basal depression; lateral patch on T4 present, median patch marked by punctures.

MALE (n=4): FCI =1.22–1.25 (m=1.23, SD =0.01); HW/IOS =1.48–1.48, (m=1.48 SD <0.01); A1/r =4.75– 4.87 (m=4.78, SD =0.06); A5 not modified, A2–A6 unibottled, A7–A11 dibottled, flagellomeres with numerous ventral microcilia ventrally; TSL/WW =0.68–0.75 (m=0.71, SD =0.04);

Diagnosis. Most closely related to X. laticeps   , differing by absence of vertex patch, numerous ventral microcilia on male flagellomeres, granulose mesoscutum of females, presence of netrion sulcus, more elongated fovea of mesepimeral sulcus and reduced metanotal spine.

Material examined. Holotype female: 1. label: Xenomerus varipes, Dodd   , ♂, type (hand writing); 2. label: I. 2005, Xenomerus varipes Dodd   , Queensland, also slide.

Other material examined. AUSTRALIA: Queensland, Brisbane Forest Park, -27.4177,152.83, 30.VIII.–4.IX.1998, N.Power, Malaise trap, 1♀   ; Queensland, Brisbane Forest Park, -27.4177,152.83, 1– 6.III.1998, N.Power, 1♀   ; Queensland, Brisbane, Forest Park, Northbrook Pkwy , along riverbed, 5–6.XII.2002, -27.4177, 152.83, YPT, J.George, J.Munro and A. Owen, 1♂, 5♀   ; Queensland, Brisbane, Samsonvale, Cemetery , 29.IX.1998, M.Shauff, sweeping, 1♀   ; Queensland, 22km NW of Brisbane , 21.I.1990, R.Wharton, 2♂   ; Queensland, Kuranda , 02.XII.82, Z.Bouček, 1♂   ; Queensland, Landsborough Shire , 200m, 08.III.1984, L.Masner, 1♀   ; Queensland, Mount Glorious National Park , 630m, 28.II.1984, L.Masner, tropical rain & sclerophyl forest, mixed, 2♀, 1♂   ; Queensland, Mount Glorious , -27.3316, 152.7580, 19.XII.1997, N.Power, 1♂ GoogleMaps   ; Queensland, Mount Glorious , -27.3316, 152.7580, 7–13.II.1998, N.Power, 1♀ GoogleMaps   , Queensland, Mount Glorious , -27.3316, 152.7580, 11.III.1998, N.Power, MT, 3♂, 1♀ GoogleMaps   ; Queensland, Mount Glorious , -27.3316, 152.7580, 13–23.III.1998, N.Power, MT, 1♂, 6♀ GoogleMaps   ; Queensland, Mount Glorious , -27.3316, 152.7580, 27.III.1998, N.Power, CMT, 1♀ GoogleMaps   ; Queensland, 64 km. North of Gin Gin, Bulburin State Forest, Granite Creek , 200m, 19.VI–14.VIII.1982, S.Peck, J.Peck, rainforest, FIT (82–44), 1♀   ; Queensland, Mount Tamborine , 22.VI.–6.VII.78, S.Peck, J.Peck, 500m, MT, wet sclerophyl stream edge, 3♀, 1♂   ; Queensland, Tam O’Shanter State Forest Mission, Beach North Road. 50m, 06.V.1990, J.Heraty, 1♀   ; Queensland, Tully Gorge National Park, Tully River Falls Road, Misty mountains Trail, 12.IX.2004, L.Masner, rainforest, 1♀   ; Queensland, Wooroonoonan National Park , -17.5683, 145.7058, 500m, 25–26.IX.2004, L.Masner, YPT, rainforest, Q-29, 1♂ GoogleMaps   .

Notes. The head and wings of the holotype are lost.














Xenomerus varipes Dodd, 1914

Mikó, I., Masner, L. & Deans, A. R. 2010

Xenomerus varipes Dodd, 1914: 83

Dodd, A. P. 1930: 89
Kieffer, J. J. 1926: 174
Dodd, A. P. 1914: 83