Netomocera celebensis,

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan, 2019, Revision of Netomocera Bouček (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae), excluding the Oriental species, European Journal of Taxonomy 568, pp. 1-87: 23-26

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Netomocera celebensis

sp. nov.

Netomocera celebensis  sp. nov.

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Head and mesosoma brown ( Figs 33–34View Figs 32–36, 37–38View Figs 37–40). Flagellum yellowish, clava darkening towards apex ( Fig. 36View Figs 32–36). Macropterous ( Fig. 32View Figs 32–36); fore wing subhyaline ( Fig. 40View Figs 37–40). Clypeus wider than high; margin produced ( Fig. 35View Figs 32–36). Scrobes shallow and reticulate. Upper face and vertex with eight large setae. Occiput margin sharply defined ( Fig. 34View Figs 32–36). Eye height about 2.5× malar space. POL about 5.5× OOL. Antenna strongly clavate ( Fig. 36View Figs 32–36). Pronotal collar not unusually long or wide ( Fig. 38View Figs 37–40). Mesoscutum, scutellum and axillae with shallow reticulation ( Fig. 38View Figs 37–40); scutoscutellar sutures deep, distinct ( Fig. 38View Figs 37–40); frenal area distinct, i.e., sculpture at least slightly different than rest of scutellum ( Fig. 39View Figs 37–40). Setation of mesonotum not unusually dense and conspicuous ( Fig. 38View Figs 37–40). Mesepimeral sulcus conspicuous ( Fig. 37View Figs 37–40). Propodeum without a well-defined V-shaped area basally ( Fig. 39View Figs 37–40). Fore wing with basal third extensively setose except for narrow bare region ( Fig. 40View Figs 37–40); MV about 5.3× SV. Visible part of petiole very short, distinctly transverse, with more or less obliterate sculpture ( Fig. 39View Figs 37–40).


The name of the species (noun in the genitive case) refers to the collecting place, Celebes, being an older name of Sulawesi.

Material examined


INDONESIA • ♀; “ Sulawesi, Dumoga-Bone NP, Mogogonipa, vi.1985 AD Austin”; entire, on rectangular card; BMNH. 


Female (habitus: Fig. 32View Figs 32–36)

COLOUR. Head ( Figs 33–35View Figs 32–36) brown. Mandibles light brown, teeth darker. Antenna ( Fig. 36View Figs 32–36) with scape whitish, pedicel pale yellow except brownish dorsally, funicle pale yellow and clava brown. Mesosoma ( Figs 37–39View Figs 37–40) reddish-brown, but sutures, metanotum, propodeum and mesepisternum darker. Legs with coxae light brown, fore and mid trochanters, trochantelli and femora light brown, hind trochanter, trochantellus and femur whitish, tibiae and tarsi whitish, pretarsi brown. Fore wing ( Fig. 40View Figs 37–40) slightly and uniformly infumate; venation light brown; setation brown. Hind wing hyaline. Metasoma with petiole dark brown ( Fig. 39View Figs 37–40); gaster mainly brown, ventrally paler. Body setation whitish except for several large, symmetrically arranged, dark brown setae.

BODY LENGTH. 2.3 mm.

HEAD. Clypeal almost smooth; apical margin slightly produced ( Fig. 35View Figs 32–36). Lower face with shallow piliferous punctures among reticulation. Upper face, including shallow scrobes and adjacent areas, reticulate, with reticulation becoming denser towards vertex. Occiput smooth; margin sharply defined ( Fig. 34View Figs 32–36). Toruli with lower margins slightly below lower margins of eyes ( Fig. 33View Figs 32–36). Antenna with flagellum strongly widening towards clava; clava conspicuously asymmetric ( Fig. 36View Figs 32–36). Upper face and vertex with eight large setae. Head in dorsal view with width about 2.2 × length (49:22) and in frontal view about 1.1× height (49:43). POL about 5.5× OOL (16.5:3.0). Eye height 1.4× length (28:20), about 2.5× malar space (28:11) and about 1.3 × scape length (28:22). Head width subequal to length of pedicel plus flagellum (49:47). Fu1 length about 1.2× width (3.5:3.0); fu7 width 1.75 × length (7:4); clava length about 2.2× width (19.0:8.5).

MESOSOMA. Pronotal collar narrower than mesoscutum, with six large setae ( Fig. 38View Figs 37–40). Mesonotum moderately setose dorsally ( Fig. 38View Figs 37–40). Mesoscutum and axillae with shallow reticulation ( Fig. 38View Figs 37–40). Scutellum on anterior part with shallow reticulation and longitudinally striate-reticulate on frenal area ( Figs 38–39View Figs 37–40). Mesepisternum densely reticulate. Mesepimeron mainly smooth, except for shallow striation dorsally; mesepimeral sulcus conspicuous ( Fig. 37View Figs 37–40). Propodeum with intricate pattern of carinae, interspaces large, smooth to slightly wrinkled ( Fig. 39View Figs 37–40). Macropterous; fore wing ( Fig. 40View Figs 37–40) uniformly and densely setose except for small, elongate bare region. Mesosoma length 1.25 × width (50:40) and about 1.4 × height (50:35). Pronotal collar about 0.3× as long as mesoscutum (4.5:14.0) and about 0.8 × as wide as mesoscutum (32:40). Mesoscutum width 2.85 × length (40:14). Scutellum length about 0.9× width (21:23). Propodeum length about 0.6× scutellum length (13:21). Fore wing length about 2.6 × width (103:40); MV about 5.3× SV (32:6) and about 2.1× PV (32:15).

METASOMA. Petiole ( Fig. 39View Figs 37–40) very short, transverse, with a few longitudinal costulae. Gaster ( Fig. 32View Figs 32–36) ovate, length about 1.9× width (75:39); gt1 longest, width 1.3× length (39:30), with hind margin slightly produced; gt2–6 short; syntergum acutely pointed. Ovipositor sheaths slightly protruding beyond apex of gaster. Cercal setae not surpassing apex of gaster.




Indonesia (Sulawesi).


The only known female of this species most closely resembles females of N. ramakrishnai  , from which it differs mainly in the colouration of the head and antenna, the wider than high clypeus and the longer POL.