Eupelmus phragmitis Erdös, 1955, Erdos, 1955

Lotfalizadeh, Hossein, Karimpour, Younes, Delvare, Gérard & Rasplus, Jean-Yves, 2020, Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) obtained from common reed, Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. (Poaceae) in Iran with new records and descriptions of two new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 710, pp. 1-35: 10-12

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.710

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E3A0F9FD-53DA-4716-8218-9EE898C6CBFF

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4332945

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BF4C30-FFD8-7637-6222-F93E111A2D67

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Valdenar

scientific name

Eupelmus phragmitis Erdös, 1955
status

 

Eupelmus phragmitis Erdös, 1955  

Fig. 7 View Fig

Material examined

IRAN • 1 ♀; West-Azarbaijan Province , Urmia, Täzehkand-e Qäterchï; 37º39′ N, 44º58′ E; 1335 m a.s.l.; Apr. 2017; Y. Karimpour leg.; ex Phragmites australis   ; HMIM GoogleMaps   .

Remarks

Eupelmus phragmitis   is distributed in the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Romania, Ukraine and South Korea, and is a parasitoid of Tetramesa phragmitis   (Hym.: Eurytomidae   ) ( Gibson & Fusu 2016). The species may be associated with the same host on P. australis   in Iran.

This species belongs to the stramineipes species group ( Gibson & Fusu 2016). All the features of the sampled specimen well match those reported by Gibson & Fusu (2016), in the couplet 18. It shares the following combination of characters: scrobal depression obviously more deeply reticulate than frontovertex; antennal scape entirely dark, clava lighter than funicle, anellus slightly longer than wide, similarly dark as rest of funicle; fore wing hyaline, infuscate below marginal and stigma veins, dorsally with basal cell and disc uniformly setose except for linea calva, with complete marginal fringe, marginal vein much longer relative to stigma vein; legs sometimes with all femora similarly yellow; ovipositor sheath pale, apparent length of ovipositor sheath distinctly shorter than metatibia. However, it has the following variations: body metallic green ( Fig. 7 View Fig A–B) with obviously golden reflections and reddish- violet reflections on the scrobal depression, tegula brownish-yellow, legs more extensively pale, slightly darker femur and tibiae medially; F1 less transverse, clava slightly lighter than the rest of antenna ( Fig. 7C View Fig ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Eupelmidae

Genus

Eupelmus