Galeopsomyia carinifer 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 : 267-269

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Galeopsomyia carinifer Hansson


Galeopsomyia carinifer Hansson sp.nov.

( Figs 22 View Figs 15–22 , 330, 331 View Figs 328–331 , 764 View Figs 760–767 , 966 View Figs 965–967 , 1114)

Diagnosis (female). Antenna with a constriction between C1 and C2 ( Fig. 764 View Figs 760–767 ); genal carina absent; mesoscutellum ( Fig. 330 View Figs 328–331 ) with median part with weak reticulation, submedian grooves diverging towards posterior part; dorsellum smooth with median carina; propodeum ( Fig. 330 View Figs 328–331 ) short with strong reticulation but without irregular carinae, callus with four setae; fore coxa with a carina along both anterior and posterior margins ( Fig. 22 View Figs 15–22 ), and hind coxa with a carina along posterior margin; petiole very short, just a narrow band; gaster ( Fig. 330 View Figs 328–331 ) very long and ±narrowed at base, 3.4× as long as wide, with weak reticulation and shiny, Gt 1 0.5× as long as wide, Gt


0.3× as long as Gt



Female holotype: length of body 2.3mm (paratypes 1.9–4.2mm).

Scape yellowish-brown, pedicel pale brown, flagellum dark brown. Head with frons metallic greenish-blue, antennal scrobes black with metallic tinges and clypeus yellowish-brown; vertex black with metallic blue tinges. Mesoscutum black with metallic green tinges; mesoscutellum and propodeum metallic pale golden-green. Legs with fore and mid coxae dark brown, hind coxa black; trochanters yellowish-brown; femora dark brown with apex yellowish-brown; tibiae yellowish-white; T1–3 yellowish-white, T4 brown. Petiole dark brown. Gaster with Gt 1 metallic greenish-blue in anterior half and dark brown with metallic purple tinges in posterior half, Gt2-5 dark brown with metallic purple tinges, Gt6-7 black; gonoplac dark brown.

Antenna with a constriction between C1 and C2. Frons with strong reticulation, clypeus smooth; with scattered setae except antennal scrobes that are bare; genal carina absent. Vertex with weak reticulation, with a strong sulcus from eye margin to posterior ocelli, sulcus continuing from there to median ocellus.

Mesoscutum with strong reticulation, meshes isodiametric on sidelobes, elongate on midlobe; midlobe with median groove indicated but weak, with eight adnotaular setae in two rows. Mesoscutellum with strong reticulation on lateral parts, with weak reticulation on median part, meshes strongly elongate; submedian grooves strong and diverging towards posterior part; with a weak median groove in anterior one-quarter; with five setae scattered over lateral parts. Dorsellum smooth, with median carina. Propodeum with a strong wide median carina that expands strongly posteriorly; with strong reticulation; callus with four setae. Fore and hind coxae with strong reticulation, mid coxa with very weak reticulation; fore coxa with a carina along both anterior and posterior margins, and hind coxa with a carina along posterior margin. Fore wing with 5&6 setae on dorsal surface of submarginal vein; speculum open below and towards base of wing.

Petiole very short, just a narrow band. Gaster elongate, ±narrowed at base; tergites with weak reticulation and shiny.

Relative measurements: head length, dorsal view 21; head length, frontal view 32; POL 9; OOL 5; lateral ocellus diameter 3.5; head width 41; mouth width 17; malar space 9.5; eye length 18.5; scape length 16; scape width 4; pedicel+flagellum length 52; pedicel length 7; pedicel width, dorsal view 3.5; F1 length 8; F1 width 4; F2 length 8; F2 width 4; F3 length 7.5; F3 width 4.5; clava length 17.5; clava width 5; C3 length 5.5; spicule length 1.5; mesosoma length 55; mesosoma width 36; midlobe of mesoscutum length 24; mesoscutellum length 20; mesoscutellum width 17.5; median part of mesoscutellum width (measured medially) 6.5; median part of mesoscutellum, width in anterior part 6.5; median part of mesoscutellum, width in posterior part 8.5; lateral part of mesoscutellum, width (measured medially) 4; dorsellum length 3; propodeum length 6.5; costal cell length 33; costal cell width (measured at widest part) 2; marginal vein length 33; stigmal vein length 11; gaster length 105; gaster width 31; Gt 2 length (measured medially) 6; Gt 4 length (measured medially) 21; Gt 7 length (measured medially) 17; Gt 7 width (measured at base) 12; longest cercal seta length 11; shortest cercal seta length 5.

Male. Length of body of body 1.6–2.6mm.

Antenna ( Fig. 966 View Figs 965–967 ) with scape widest medially; plaque dark brown, situated in apical half; dorso-basal whorls of long setae present on F1–F4, and C1 with dorso- and ventro-basal whorls of long setae, C2 with a ventro-basal whorl. Gaster as in female but shorter. Otherwise as in female.

Relative measurements: head length, dorsal view 22; head length, frontal view 36; head width 46; mouth width 20; malar space 12; eye length 20; scape length 18.5; scape width 7; plaque length 9.5; pedicel length 7; pedicel+flagellum length 89; F1 length 5.5; F1 width 4.5; F2 length 12; F2 width 4.5; F3 length 13.5; F3 width 4.5; F4 length 14; F4 width 4; clava length 35; clava width 4; mesosoma length 67; mesosoma width 44; gaster length 85; gaster width 27; longest subbasal seta on F1, length 52.

Hosts. Reared from seeds (fruits) of Paliocourea lasiorrhachis , Palicourea padifolia , Psychotria elata , Psychotria valeriana ( Rubiaceae ), and Myrsine juergensenii ( Myrsinaceae ).

Distribution. Costa Rica, Ecuador, West Indies ( Trinidad).

Material examined.

Holotype ♀ COSTA RICA , Alajuela, Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal , 10º26’N, 84º43’W, 600m, 26.ii.2013, J.S. Noyes ( NHMUK) GoogleMaps . Paratypes (85♀ 38♂, CNC, MZLU, MZUCR, NHMUK) : 1♀ with same label data as holotype; 2♂ from same locality as holotype but collected 26.ii.2013; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Alajuela, San Carlos, Reserva Forestal Arenal , Sendero Pilón, LN 269100_ 457900, 600m, 9.ix- 1.x1999, malaise trap, G. Carballo; following from same locality as previous but collected 22.xii.1991 (1♀), 5.ix-7.x.2000 (1♀); 1♂ COSTA RICA, Alajuela , Parque Nacional Arenal , Sendero Ceibo GoogleMaps , 10°27’N, 84°41’W, 620m, 22-23.ii.2016, J.S. Noyes; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Alajuela, Estación Biológica San Ramón, 10°13’N, 84°37’W, 900m, ii-iii.2000; 1♀ 1♂ COSTA RICA, Cartago, Humo, El Copal , 9°47’N, 83°45’W, 1050-1250m, 29.ii-6.iii.2008, C. Hansson; 1♀ COSTA RICA GoogleMaps , Guanacaste, Parque Nacional Guanacaste, below Pitilla, 500m, 7-8.iii.1990, J.S. Noyes; 2♂ COSTA RICA, Guanacaste , 18km N Liberia , Buena Vista Lodge , 10º48’N, 85º24’W, 770m, 15-17.ii.2016, J.S. Noyes; 1♀ COSTA RICA GoogleMaps , Heredia, Estación Biológica La Selva, LN 264463_532850, 100-200m, 30-31.iii.2002, swept, J. Azofeifa; following from same locality as previous but collected 28-29.ii.2008 (2♀), 25.ii.2016 (1♀); 1♀ COSTA RICA, Heredia GoogleMaps , 16km SSE La Virgen, 10º16′N, 84º05′W, 1050-1150m, 11-20.ii.2001, 11_TN_ALL, INBio-OET-ALAS intersect; 6♀ 2♂ COSTA RICA, Heredia GoogleMaps , 6km ENE Vara Blanca , 10°11’N, 84°07’W, 2000m, 9.iv.2001 – iv.2002, INBio, OET,ALAS; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Heredia, Vara Blanca, 2000m, iv.2002, from Paliocourea lasio, seeds, K. Nishida; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Heredia, San Rafael de Vara Blanca , ii.2013, from Myrsine juergensenii fruit/seed; 1♀ COSTA RICA GoogleMaps , Limón, Reserva Biológica Hitoy-Cerere, Headquarter , 100m, 14-18.i.1991, J.S. Noyes; following from same locality as previous but collected 24-26.ii.2008 (4♀ 1♂), 20-21.ii.2006 (2♀); 4♀ COSTA RICA GoogleMaps , Puntarenas, San Vito, Las Cruces, Wilson Botanico , 1150m, 18-22.iii.1990, J.S. Noyes; following from same locality as previous but collected 15-16.ii.2006 (1♀ 1♂), 7-19.ii.2007 (6♀ 1♂), 15-16.ii.2012 (3♀); 15♀ 11♂ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas , San Vito , Estación Biológica Las Alturas GoogleMaps , 8°57’N, 82°50’W, 1500m, 17-18.ii.2012, J.S. Noyes; 1♀ from same locality as previous but collected xi-xii.1992; 1♀ 1♂ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Estación Altamira, Sendero a Casa Coca GoogleMaps , 9º02’N, 83º00’W, 1450-1700m, 7.ii-5.iii.2002, swept, C. Hansson & Parataxonomos; following from same locality as previous but collected 15.i-14.ii.2001 (1♀), 12.ix-12.x.2001 (1♀); 2♀ 1♂ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Estación Altamira , Sendero Los Gigantes GoogleMaps , 9º02’N, 83º00’W, 1450m, 7.ii-5.iii, 2002, swept& malaise traps, C. Hansson & Parataxonomos; 1♂ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Estación Biológica Monteverde GoogleMaps , 10º20’N, 84º49’W, 1540m, 18-25.ii.2004, C. Hansson; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Monteverde, “Ecological Farm”, 10º18’N, 84º49’W, 1300m, 16-17.ii.2003, J.S. Noyes; 7♀ 5♂ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Monteverde, 29.xii.2014, from fruit of Psychotria valeriana, K. Nishida ; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Estación Los Patos, LS 517900_ 281600, 210m, 21.ii.2002, J. Azofeifa; 1♂ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Golfito, Estación Agujas, LS 526550_ 276750, 300m, 9.i 2001, malaise trap, J. Azofeifa; 1♀ 1♂ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Corcovado, Agujas, 500m, 3.x.2000, from Psychotria elata seeds, J.A. Azofeifa; 1♀ COSTA RICA, Puntarenas, Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Estación El Bonito, 8º43’N, 83º13’W, 100m, 13-14.ii.2012, J.S. Noyes; 4♀ 4♂ COSTA RICA, San José, Zurqui de Moravia , 1500m, ix.2005, from Palicourea padifolia seeds, P. Hanson; following from same locality as previous but collected i.1995 (1♀), x.1995 (1♀), xii.1995 (1♀); 1♀ 2♂ COSTA RICA GoogleMaps , San José, San Gerardo de Dota, El Manantial , 9º34’N, 83º43’W, 18-20.ii.2010, J.S. Noyes; 1♀ from COSTA RICA labelled “00-JAAZ-0232”, i.e. collected by J.A. Azofeifa, and presumably reared, but no further information has been possible to retrieve GoogleMaps ; 1♀ ECUADOR, Pichin, Tinalandia , 800m, 7.ii.1983, Lars Huggert ; 1♀ TRINIDAD, St. George, Tumpuna Reserve, 9.viii.1976, from Caribbean Pine Plantation, J.S. Noyes. Barcoded specimen: 1♀ COSTA RICA, Guanacaste , Area de Conservacion , Guanacaste , Sector Pailas , Pailas Dos PL 12-5, 10º76’N , 85º34’W, 831m, 4-11.v.2017, D. Janzen, W. Hallwachs ( BIOUG 57707 -E02) .

Etymology. From the Latin carina = keel, and the suffix - fer = carry, referring to carinae on coxae.


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