Galeopsomyia maculifer Hansson, 2023

Hansson, Christer & Hanson, Paul E., 2023, HYMENOPTERA: CHALCIDOIDEA), 5 The genus Galeopsomyia Girault by Christer Hansson * & Paul E. Hanson **, Taxonomic Monographs on Neotropical Hymenoptera (Oxford, England) 3 (1), pp. 1-743 : 368-369

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Galeopsomyia maculifer Hansson


Galeopsomyia maculifer Hansson sp.nov.

( Figs 474, 475 View Figs 472–475 , 820 View Figs 818–826 , 920 View Figs 915–923 , 982 View Figs 980–982 )

Diagnosis (female). Antenna with distinct constrictions between clavomeres, especially so between C1 and C2 ( Fig. 820 View Figs 818–826 ); genal carina present; mesoscutellum ( Fig. 920 View Figs 915–923 ) with median part with weak reticulation and shiny, lateral parts rugose, submedian grooves with outer margin absent, with 22 setae scattered over lateral parts; dorsellum with median carina; propodeum ( Fig. 474 View Figs 472–475 ) with strong irregular carinae and weak reticulation, callus with three setae; petiole transverse, dorsal part with strong sculpture; gaster ( Fig. 474 View Figs 472–475 ) 2.0× as long as wide, medio-basal Gt1 with longitudinal carinae laterally, tergites with very strong reticulation with large meshes. Male with an infuscate round spot in median part of fore wing, and scape yellowish-brown with black sensory plaque ( Fig. 982 View Figs 980–982 ).

Female holotype: length of body 2.8mm (paratypes 2.0–3.0mm).

Scape yellowish-brown, pedicel and flagellum dark brown. Head with frons, including antennal scrobes, and vertex golden-green, clypeus dark brown. Thoracic dorsum golden-green. Legs with fore coxa golden-green with apex yellowish-brown, mid coxa dark brown, hind coxa golden-green with anterior part yellowish-brown; trochanters, femora, tibiae and tarsi yellowish-brown. Petiole black. Gaster with Gt1 golden-green, Gt2-4 metallic purple medially and golden-green laterally, Gt5-6 golden-green, Gt7 golden-green in anterior half, black in posterior half; gonoplac pale brown.

Antenna with distinct constrictions between all clavomeres, especially so between C1 and C2. Face below level of toruli with strong reticulation, clypeus smooth, frons rugose, antennal scrobes with weak reticulation; with genal carina. Vertex with strong reticulation outside ocellar triangle, with wrinkled sculpture inside ocellar triangle; with a carina between posterior part of posterior ocelli.

Mesoscutum with strong reticulation, rugose close to notauli, meshes isodiametric on sidelobes, elongate on midlobe; with a weak but complete median groove; with three scattered adnotaular setae. Mesoscutellum with median part with very weak reticulation and shiny, lateral parts rugose, outer margin of submedian grooves absent; with 22 setae scattered over rugose lateral parts. Dorsellum with weak sculpture, with median carina. Propodeum with a narrow median carina that is pointed anteriorly and expands posteriorly, expanded posterior part concave; with strong irregular carinae and weak reticulation; callus with three setae. Fore and hind coxae with strong reticulation, mid coxa with weak reticulation. Fore wing with nine setae on dorsal surface of submarginal vein; speculum open below; costal setal row unbroken.

Petiole transverse, dorsal part with strong sculpture. Gaster ovate-elongate; medio-basal Gt1 with longitudinal carinae laterally; tergites with very strong reticulation.

Relative measurements: head length, dorsal view 25; head length, frontal view 42; POL 11.5; OOL 6.5; lateral ocellus diameter 5; head width 56; mouth width 17.5; malar space 15; eye length 23; scape length 23; scape width 5; pedicel+flagellum length 55; pedicel length 6.5; pedicel width, dorsal view 4.2; F1 length 8; F1 width 5; F2 length 8; F2 width 5; F3 length 8; F3 width 5; clava length 20; clava width 6; C3 length 6; spicule length 2; mesosoma length 85; mesosoma width 57; midlobe of mesoscutum length 35; mesoscutellum length 30; mesoscutellum width 27; median part of mesoscutellum width (measured medially) 8; median part of mesoscutellum, width in anterior part10; median part of mesoscutellum, width in posterior part 12; lateral part of mesoscutellum, width (measured medially) 6; dorsellum length 5.5; propodeum length 14; costal cell length 44; costal cell width (measured at widest part) 3.5; marginal vein length 43; stigmal vein length 14; gaster length 110; gaster width 54; Gt 2 length (measured medially) 12; Gt 4 length (measured medially) 24; Gt 7 length (measured medially) 12; Gt


width (measured at base) 13; longest cercal seta length 15; shortest cercal seta length 7.

Male. Length of body of body 1.6–2.3mm.

Antenna ( Fig. 982 View Figs 980–982 ) with scape widest at apex; plaque dark brown and reaching along almost entire length of scape; dorso-basal whorls of long setae present on F1–F4 and C1. Fore wing with a round infuscate spot in median part. Gaster long ovate. Otherwise as in female.

Relative measurements: head length, dorsal view 21; head length, frontal view 34; head width 46; mouth width 14; malar space 11; eye length 20; scape length 21; scape width 6; plaque length 17.5; pedicel length 6.5; pedicel+flagellum length 66; F1 length 5; F1 width 5; F2 length 7; F2 width 5; F3 length 9.5; F3 width 4.5; F4 length 10.5; F4 width 4; clava length 27; clava width 4; mesosoma length 65; mesosoma width 45; gaster length 67; gaster width 31; longest subbasal seta on F1, length 22.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Costa Rica.

Material examined.

Holotype ♀ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Estación Biológica Monteverde , 10º20′N, 84º49′W, 1540m, 26.ii.2007, J.S. Noyes ( NHMUK) GoogleMaps . Paratypes (25♀ 8♂, CNC, MZLU, MZUCR, NHMUK) : 2♀ with same label data as holotype GoogleMaps ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Buenos Aires, Estación Altamira , Send a Casa Coca, LS 574400_331750, 1700m, 21.x-22.xi.2000, malaise trap, D. Rubí ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Cartago, Paraíso, Parque Nacional Tapantí-Macizo de La Muerte, Torre ICE #28, LN 561700_189400, 1700m, 9.vii-11.viii.2000, malaise trap, D. Rubí ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Cartago, 4km NE Cañon, Genesis II, 9º42-43’N, 83º54-55’W, 2350m, viii.1995, P. Hanson ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Guanacaste, Estación Cacao , 10º55’N, 85º30’W, 1100m, 19-20.ii.2005, J.S. Noyes GoogleMaps ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Heredia, 16km SSE La Virgen , 1050-1150m, 10º16′N, 84º05′W, 9-29.iii.2001, 11/M/NOTN, INBio-OET-ALAS intersect GoogleMaps ; 16♀ 8♂ COSTA RICA, Heredia , 6km ENE Vara Blanca, 10°11’N, 84°07’W, 2000m, 9.iv.2001 – 21. iv.2002, INBio, OET, ALAS GoogleMaps ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Limón, Parque Internacional La Amistad, Valle del Silencio, Zona de Acampar , LS 341250_577200, 2400m,, malaise trap, D. Rubí ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, San José, Zurqui de Moravia , 1600m, 24.xii.1988, P. Hanson .

Etymology. From the Latin macula = spot, and the suffix - fer = carry, referring to the male fore wing with infuscate spot.


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