Foenatopus weii Chen, van Achterberg & Xu, 2016

Binoy, C., Achterberg, C. Van, Kumar, P. Girish, Santhosh, S. & Sheela, S., 2020, A review of Stephanidae (Hymenoptera: Stephanoidea) from India, with the description of five new species, Zootaxa 4838 (1), pp. 1-51 : 27

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Foenatopus weii Chen, van Achterberg & Xu, 2016


Foenatopus weii Chen, van Achterberg & Xu, 2016

( Figs 44–54 View FIGURE 44 View FIGURES 45–52 View FIGURES 53–54 )

Foenatopus weii Chen, van Achterberg & Xu, 2016a , Zootaxa, 612, 114–118.

Material Examined: India: Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari district, Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary, Alagiapandiapuram (8°18’27.7”N & 77°26’19.1”E, 30m), 16.ii.2020, Coll. Souvik Sen & party, ( ZSIK). Reg. No. ZSI/ WGRC / IR/INV.14032 GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis. Body length 10.52 mm, ovipositor sheath length 8.41 mm. Frons finely and transversely carinaterugose, medially black, laterally with small yellow patches along the inner eye margin; coronal area with some longitudinal carinae ( Fig. 48 View FIGURES 45–52 ); vertex finely and transversely striate with two carinae ( Fig. 47 View FIGURES 45–52 ); temple non-angulate, shiny and smooth ( Fig. 46 View FIGURES 45–52 ). pronotum mostly coriaceous, anteriorly with transverse rugulae; mesoscutum anteriorly transverse coriaceous, posterior half with large foveae; median groove distinct; scutellum and axillae coriaceous; propodeum with medium-sized, circular foveae and with wide coriaceous interspaces, inside of fovea smooth ( Fig. 49 View FIGURES 45–52 ); propleuron and mesopleuron coriaceous ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 45–52 ); vein 2-CU1 of fore wing absent; pterostigma parallel sided and elongate, apically acute ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 45–52 ); hind coxa transversely striate with basal third rugose; hind femur microreticulate, ventrally with two large black teeth and a tubercle basally ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 45–52 ); hind tibia coriaceous; first metasomal tergite transversely striate ( Fig. 53 View FIGURES 53–54 ), 1.1× as long as remainder of metasoma; ovipositor sheath long, 1.3× as long as metasoma, with a subapical ivory band ( Fig. 54 View FIGURES 53–54 ).

Male. Unknown.

Distribution. Oriental: China (Yunnan) ( Chen et al. 2016); India (Tamil Nadu) (present record).

Host. Unknown, collected from tropical semi evergreen forest.

Note. The species is previously reported from Yunnan, China ( Chen et al. 2016). This forms the second report of the species and a new record for India.













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