Netomocera irregularis, Mitroiu, 2019

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan, 2019, Revision of Netomocera Bouček (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae), excluding the Oriental species, European Journal of Taxonomy 568, pp. 1-87 : 43-46

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.568

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/EE9C7948-B25F-40BC-AEC4-3CE24A8C72AF

taxon LSID

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treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Netomocera irregularis
status

sp. nov.

Netomocera irregularis   sp. nov.

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Figs 87–95 View Figs 87–91 View Figs 92–95

Diagnosis

Female

Head yellowish ( Figs 88–89 View Figs 87–91 ).Antenna ( Fig. 91 View Figs 87–91 ) with funicle brown and clava whitish. Macropterous; fore wing ( Fig. 95 View Figs 92–95 ) with intricate pattern of brownish bands and spots covering more than half of wing surface. Clypeal margin shallowly emarginate ( Fig. 90 View Figs 87–91 ). Upper face and vertex with ten large setae ( Fig. 89 View Figs 87–91 ). Occiput margin abrupt, but not sharply margined ( Fig. 89 View Figs 87–91 ). Mesepimeral sulcus inconspicuous, although some transverse costulae present ( Fig. 92 View Figs 92–95 ). Propodeum ( Fig. 94 View Figs 92–95 ) without a well-defined V-shaped area basally, with large smooth areas among carinae. Visible part of petiole very short, distinctly transverse, with more or less obliterate sculpture.

Etymology

The name of the species (adjective) indicates the intricate brownish pattern of the fore wing of the female.

Material examined

Holotype

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC • ♀; “ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Barahona, 7 km NW Paraiso , 200 m, 27.XI.1991, L. Masner & S. Peck, rainforest remnant”; entire, on triangular card, left fore wing glued aside; CNC.  

Description

Female (habitus: Fig. 87 View Figs 87–91 )

COLOUR. Head ( Figs 88–89 View Figs 87–91 ) mainly orange-yellow. Mandibles yellowish, teeth reddish-brown. Antenna ( Fig. 91 View Figs 87–91 ) with scape whitish; pedicel dorsally brown, ventrally yellowish; anellus yellowish; flagellum dark brown except clava yellowish. Mesosoma ( Figs 92–94 View Figs 92–95 ) dorsally mainly orange, brown on pronotal collar, axillae and propodeum; laterally orange except ventral edges of mesopleuron and metapleuron darker. Legs with fore and hind coxae bright white, mid coxa brown, rest of legs orange-yellow, except brown tarsal pretarsi. Fore wing ( Fig. 95 View Figs 92–95 ) with intricate pattern of brownish bands and spots; venation brown; setation brown. Hind wing hyaline. Metasoma ( Fig. 87 View Figs 87–91 ) with petiole dark brown. Gaster mainly orange-yellow, but brownish both basally and apically. Body setation brownish.

BODY LENGTH. 1.6 mm.

HEAD. Clypeus almost smooth; apical margin very slightly emarginated ( Fig. 90 View Figs 87–91 ); gena almost smooth ( Fig. 90 View Figs 87–91 ). Lower face reticulate, without distinct piliferous punctures. Upper face, including shallow scrobes and adjacent areas, and vertex gradually becoming densely punctulate-reticulate ( Fig. 89 View Figs 87–91 ). Occiput alutaceous; margin abrupt, but not sharply defined ( Fig. 89 View Figs 87–91 ). Toruli with lower margins below lower margins of eyes ( Fig. 88 View Figs 87–91 ). Antenna moderately clavate, with clava slightly asymmetric ( Fig. 91 View Figs 87–91 ). Upper face and vertex with ten large setae ( Fig. 89 View Figs 87–91 ). Head in dorsal view with width about 2.3× length (70:30) and in frontal view about 1.2× height (70:60). POL about 3.2× OOL (19:6). Eye height 1.3× length (37:29), about 2.5× malar space (37:15) and subequal to scape length (37:36). Head width equal to length of pedicel plus flagellum (70:70). Fu1 length equal to width (6:6); fu7 width 1.7× length (10:6); clava length 2.2× width (22:10).

MESOSOMA. Pronotal collar narrower than mesoscutum, with six large setae ( Fig. 93 View Figs 92–95 ). Mesonotum moderately setose dorsally ( Fig. 93 View Figs 92–95 ). Mesoscutum and axillae with dense punctulate reticulation ( Fig. 93 View Figs 92–95 ). Scutellum as for mesoscutum, except for smoother frenal area ( Fig. 93 View Figs 92–95 ). Upper mesepisternum smooth; lower mesepisternum reticulate ( Fig. 92 View Figs 92–95 ). Mesepimeron mainly smooth, becoming shallowly striate posteriorly; mesepimeral sulcus inconspicuous, although with some transverse costulae ( Fig. 92 View Figs 92–95 ). Propodeum mainly smooth, with large smooth areas among carinae ( Fig. 94 View Figs 92–95 ). Macropterous; fore wing ( Fig. 95 View Figs 92–95 ) with basal cell mostly setose, setae denser apically; bare region reaching about middle of marginal vein; setae on infuscate areas darker and longer than those on hyaline areas; setae below parastigma normal, not forming a large patch of conspicuously thicker and longer setation than on other areas. Mesosoma length about 1.3× width (80:60) and 1.6 × height (80:50). Pronotal collar about 0.2× as long as mesoscutum (5:28) and about 0.8 × as wide as mesoscutum (46:60). Mesoscutum width about 2.1× length (60:28). Scutellum length 1.1× width (33:30). Propodeum length about 0.6× scutellum length (20:33). Fore wing length about 2.3× width (125:55); MV about 5.4× SV (43:8), SV equal to PV.

METASOMA. Petiole barely visible, transverse, with several longitudinal costulae. Gaster ovate, length 1.75 × width (105:60) ( Fig. 87 View Figs 87–91 ); gt1 longest, width about 1.9 × length (60:32), with hind margin medially slightly produced; gt2–4 wider than long; gt5 strongly transverse; syntergum acutely pointed. Ovipositor sheaths slightly protruding beyond apex of gaster. Cercal setae not surpassing apex of gaster.

Male

Unknown.

Distribution

Dominican Republic.

Remarks

The only known female is somewhat similar to that of N. amethysta   sp. nov., but constitutes one of the most unique-looking species of Netomocera   because of its unique, intricate brownish fore wing colour pattern ( Fig. 95 View Figs 92–95 ).

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes