Netomocera gloriosa,

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan, 2019, Revision of Netomocera Bouček (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae), excluding the Oriental species, European Journal of Taxonomy 568, pp. 1-87: 39-42

publication ID

publication LSID

persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Netomocera gloriosa

sp. nov.

Netomocera gloriosa  sp. nov.

Figs 76–86View Figs 76–80View Figs 81–86


Both sexes

Head black ( Figs 77–78View Figs 76–80, 85View Figs 81–86). Macropterous; fore wing subhyaline ( Figs 84–85View Figs 81–86). Clypeal margin slightly produced ( Fig. 79View Figs 76–80). Scrobes deep and smooth ( Fig. 77View Figs 76–80). Upper face and vertex with eight large setae ( Fig. 78View Figs 76–80). Occiput margin blunt ( Fig. 78View Figs 76–80). Pronotal collar wide but not long ( Fig. 82View Figs 81–86). Mesepimeral sulcus shallow. Propodeum ( Fig. 83View Figs 81–86) without a well-defined V-shaped area basally. Visible part of petiole very short, distinctly transverse, with more or less obliterate sculpture ( Fig. 83View Figs 81–86).


Toruli distinctly below lower margins of eyes ( Fig. 77View Figs 76–80). Face with conspicuous piliferous punctures. Antenna with funicle gradually becoming brown towards clava; flagellum strongly clavate; clava conspicuously asymmetric; fu1 and fu7 strongly transverse ( Fig. 80View Figs 76–80). Mesoscutum width about 2.6× length. Fore wing with basal third extensively bare, except for several setae across basal cell ( Fig. 84View Figs 81–86).


Body length 1.2–1.5 mm. Mesosoma dorsally with reticulation not dense, alveolae shallow (cf. Fig. 82View Figs 81–86). Funicular segments slender and long, fu1 not wider than pedicel, length 2.0–2.1 × width ( Fig. 86View Figs 81–86).


The name of the species (adjective) indicates the locality where the type material was collected (Mount Glorious).

Material examined


AUSTRALIA • ♀; “ AUST.: Qld. 630m. Mt. Glorious S.F., Feb. 28-March 9, 84, L. Masner, MT ”; “Dry sclerophyl Eucalyptus for.”; “ Netomocera, det.  R. A. Burks ”; left flagellum missing, left fore wing glued aside, on triangular card; CNC. 


AUSTRALIA • ♂; “ AUST.: Qld. 630m. Mt. Glorious S.F., Feb. 28-March 9, 84, L. Masner, MT ”; CNC. 

Additional paratype

AUSTRALIA • 1 ♂; same data as for allotype; CNC  .


Female (habitus: Fig. 76View Figs 76–80)

COLOUR. Head ( Figs 77–78View Figs 76–80) black. Mandibles reddish, teeth reddish-brown. Antenna ( Fig. 80View Figs 76–80) with scape and pedicel light yellowish-brown; flagellum yellowish-brown basally, gradually becoming dark brown towards clava; clava yellowish ventrally. Mesosoma ( Figs 81–83View Figs 81–86) reddish-brown. Legs reddishyellow. Wings ( Fig. 84View Figs 81–86) subhyaline, venation and setation brown. Metasoma ( Fig. 76View Figs 76–80) with petiole and gaster reddish-brown. Body setation pale except for several large, symetrically arranged dark brown setae.

BODY LENGTH. 1.5 mm.

HEAD. Clypeus virtually smooth; apical margin slightly produced ( Fig. 79View Figs 76–80). Lower face reticulate, piliferous punctures distinct. Upper face, including vertex, with shallow reticulation ( Fig. 78View Figs 76–80); scrobes deep, smooth and shiny; parascrobal region extensively striate-reticulate ( Fig. 77View Figs 76–80). Occiput coriaceousalutaceous; margin blunt ( Fig. 78View Figs 76–80). Toruli with lower margins distinctly below lower margins of eyes ( Fig. 77View Figs 76–80). Antenna with flagellum strongly widening towards clava; clava conspicuously asymmetric ( Fig. 80View Figs 76–80). Upper face and vertex with eight large setae. Head in dorsal view with width about twice length (76:38) and in frontal view about 1.2× height (76:64). POL about 3.8× OOL (23:6). Eye height about 1.4 × length (45:32), about 3.2× malar space (45:14) and about 1.5× scape length (45:30). Head width about 1.2× length of pedicel plus flagellum (76:62). Fu1 length about 0.7× width (3.5:5.0); fu7 width about 1.6× length (10.5:6.5); clava length about 1.9× width (21:11).

MESOSOMA. Pronotal collar slightly narrower than mesoscutum, with eight large setae ( Fig. 82View Figs 81–86). Mesonotum moderately setose dorsally ( Fig. 82View Figs 81–86). Mesoscutum and axillae with extremely fine reticulation, appearing almost smooth ( Fig. 82View Figs 81–86). Scutellar disc as mesoscutum, but longitudinally striate on frenal area ( Figs 82–83View Figs 81–86). Mesepisternum mainly reticulate, less conspicuously so dorsally ( Fig. 81View Figs 81–86). Mesepimeron smooth; mesepimeral sulcus shallow. Propodeum mainly smooth, with intricate pattern of carinae, interspaces smooth to finely wrinkled ( Fig. 83View Figs 81–86). Macropterous; fore wing extensively bare on basal third, except for several setae across basal cell ( Fig. 84View Figs 81–86). Mesosoma length about 1.2 × width (75:62) and about 1.3× height (62:48). Pronotal collar 0.45 × as long as mesoscutum (11:24) and about 0.9× as wide as mesoscutum (55:62). Mesoscutum width about 2.6× length (62:24). Scutellum length 0.85 × width (30:35). Propodeum length about half scutellum length (15:30). Fore wing length 2.25 × width (135:60); MV 4× SV (40:10) and about 3.6× SV (40:11).

METASOMA. Petiole barely visible, transverse, smooth except for a few superficial longitudinal striae ( Fig. 83View Figs 81–86). Gaster ovate, length about 1.4× width (82:60) ( Fig. 76View Figs 76–80); gt1 long, length about 0.9× width (55:60), with hind margin straight to slightly produced; gt2–6 short; syntergum acutely pointed. Ovipositor sheaths slightly protruding beyond apex of gaster. Cercal setae surpassing apex of gaster.

Male (habitus: Fig. 85View Figs 81–86)

Differs from female mainly as follows. Body length: 1.2–1.5 mm. Flagellum uniformly dark brown or fu1 sometimes paler ( Fig. 86View Figs 81–86). Mesosoma dorsally yellowish to dark brown but in the latter case pronotal collar, metanotum and propodeum lighter; gaster dorsally yellowish, with darker margins to uniformly brown. Fu1 length 2.0–2.1× width, remaining funicular segments subequal in length to fu1; combined length of pedicel plus flagellum 2.4–2.6 × head width. Fore wing more setose on basal third, with small to medium bare region. Gaster (inflated) as long as or shorter than mesosoma, length 1.5–1.7 × width.




Both sexes are similar to those of N. sedlaceki  . This could be the macropterous form of the latter species, but differences in body setation, and the shape and colour of the antenna indicate it is a different species.


Mus. Tinro, Vladyvostok


Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes