Acrotaphus chedelae Gauld, 1991

Pádua, Diego G., Sääksjärvi, Ilari E., Monteiro, Ricardo F. & Oliveira, Marcio L., 2020, Review of the New World genus Acrotaphus Townes, 1960 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae), with descriptions of fifteen new species, Zootaxa 4719 (1), pp. 1-62: 17

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Acrotaphus chedelae Gauld, 1991
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Acrotaphus chedelae Gauld, 1991  

( Figs 38–46 View FIGURES 38–47 )

Acrotaphus chedelae Gauld, 1991: 327   . Holotype ♀ [#CRI001 101687], Costa Rica (MNCR) [examined by digital image].

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from all other species of Acrotaphus   by the combination of the following characters: 1) margin of gena behind eyes flat in dorsal view; 2) margin of gena 0.75–0.95× length of eye in dorsal view; 3) posterior ocelli separated from eyes by 0.4–0.7× its diameter in dorsal view; 4) metasoma entirely orange or orange with tergite V blackish centrally, tergites VI+ black; 5) hind leg usually orange, with apex of femur and tibia and all tarsus blackish; 6) ovipositor robust, 1.4–1.7× as long as hind tibia.

Comments. Additional characters to the original description (♀) are as follows: body [?] 11.0–19.0 mm; mar- gin of gena behind eyes flat in dorsal view; margin of gena [?] 0.75–0.95× length of eye in dorsal view; tarsal claw with basal lobe quadrangular, with claw apex slightly overtaking the posterior margin of lobe.

Male. ( Figs 41–42 View FIGURES 38–47 ). Similar to female in structure and coloration, except margin of gena 0.6–0.9× length of eye in dorsal view; posterior ocelli separated from eyes by 0.4–0.8× its diameter in dorsal view; sternite IX ( Fig 44 View FIGURES 38–47 ) longer than high, with lateral and anterior margins strongly sclerotised and slightly concave, with few bristles widely spaced posteriorly. Genital capsule ( Figs 45–46 View FIGURES 38–47 ): Paramere truncated apically, slightly narrower than the parameral lamina, with bristles except in posterior margin; volsellar lamina with bristles anteroapically spaced in anterior margin and with a set of three bristles in anterolateral region, just below the base of the digitus; cuspis robust with about five teeth aligned in the mid part until apex and with three few bristles spaced on apical region; digitus with teeth on apex, rounded distally and angular ventrally, with the margins of the apical region narrower than base; aedeagus with few teeth in apex and its apex slightly curved downward in lateral view.

Distribution. Argentina *, Brazil, Colombia **, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay ** and Trinidad and Tobago ** ( Fig 47 View FIGURES 38–47 ).

Biological notes. Parasitoid of the Argiope argentata (Fabricius, 1775)   and Metazygia   sp. [mentioned as Leucage mariana (Taczanowski, 1881) by Gauld (1991)] ( Gonzaga & Sobczak, 2011).

Material examined. Holotype: ♀, COSTA RICA, S.J. [=San Jose] San Antonio de Escazu, 1300 m., ii.1984 (W. Eberhard), INBIO # CRI001 101687, MNCR [digital image sent by Ronald Zuñiga]. Argentina: Misiones, 19.iv.1909 (without collector), ♀, #512–2/34, MLP. Brazil: AM [= Amazonas], Novo Airão , AM 352, Ramal Km 10, 02°42’56,5’’S / 60°56’26,7’’W, 30.viii.2011, Mobile Light Trap, 00:00–03:00 hs. (J.A. Rafael, D. Takiya & J. T. Câmara), ♂ [with the genitalia extracted], INPA GoogleMaps   ; RO [= Rondônia], PEGM [?], 20.i.1998 (J. R. M. Santos), ♂ [with the genitalia extracted], UFV GoogleMaps   ; Goyaz [= Goiás], Pyrenopolis [= Pirenópolis], 22.v.1938 (F. Lane col.), ♀, #24416, MZUSP GoogleMaps   ; Mato Grosso, Sinop, xi.1975, Mal. [= Malaise] Trap (M. Alvarenga), ♀, CNC GoogleMaps   ; BA [= Bahia], Ruy Barbosa, Serra do Orobó , Riacho da Pratinha , 12°18’58,1’’S / 40°29’28,5’’W, 10.xi.2015 (F. Bravo et al. cols.), 2♀, UFES GoogleMaps   ; MG [= Minas Gerais], Belo Horizonte, Estação Ecológica , 19°52’30’’S / 43°58’20’’W, 842 m., 15– 21.x.1991 (A.F. Kumagai), ♀, IHY #1500525, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 10.xi.1991, ♀, IHY #1500534, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 29.x–04.xi.1991, ♀, IHY #1500526, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 17–23.ix.1991, 2♀, IHY #1500528, #1500529, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 28.vii.1999, ♀, IHY #1500535, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 10–16.ix.1991, ♀, IHY #1500532, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 27.viii–02.ix.1991, ♀, IHY #1500530, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 10–16.ix.1991, ♀, IHY #1500531, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 01–07.x.1991, ♀, IHY #1500527, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but Serra do Salitre , RPPN Cachoeira do Campo , 19°09’45, 7’’S / 46°34’45,7’’W, 1063 m., 11–15.x.2012 (A.F. Kumagai), 3♀, IHY #1500536, #1500537, #1500538, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 23–26.x.2009, ♂, IHY #1500542, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but São Gonçalo do Rio Abaixo , Estação Ambiental Peti-CEMIG, 19°53’14’’S / 43°22’06’’W, 16.xi.2007 (Kumagai / Dias), ♀, IHY #1500539, UFMG GoogleMaps   ; idem, but Viçosa, 13.v.1994 (S. V. Paula), ♀, UFV GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 18.vi.1994 (J.B. Torres), ♂ [with the genitalia extracted], UFV GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 14.ix.1983 (Fiuza & Martins), ♀, UFV GoogleMaps   ; idem, but Capitólio, Trilha do Sol , Pont III, 23.ix.2012, Malaise (J.F. Nunes & F. Naves cols.), ♀, INPA GoogleMaps   ; ES [= Espírito Santo], Santa Teresa, Est. [= Estação] Biológica de Santa Lúcia , 10.i.2016, parasitizing Argiope argentata   ( T. G. Kloss leg.), ♀, INPA GoogleMaps   ; idem, but Sta. [= Santa] M. [= Maria] de Jetibá, Faz. [= Fazenda] Paulo Seick, 20°02’31,1’’S / 40°41’51,3’’W, 29.xi–06.xii.2002, Malaise B 1 (Tavares, Azevedo & eq. col), ♂ [with the genitalia extracted], #93787, UFES GoogleMaps   ; idem, but Alfredo Chaves, Cachoeira de Matilde , RPPN [=Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural] Oiutrem, 20°33’S / 40°48’W, 600–800 m., 14–21.x.2009, Malaise (C.O. Azevedo & team cols.), ♂, #75759, UFES GoogleMaps   ; Rio de Janeiro, Mt. [= Mata] Itatiaya [sic] [= Itatiaia], 700 m., 04.iv.1932 (J.F. Zikán), ♀, NHRS-HEVA #2712, ZMUT GoogleMaps   ; SP [= São Paulo], Cantareira, 11.xi.1951 (M. Carreira & M.A. V. An- dretta cols.), ♀, #24424, MZUSP GoogleMaps   ; idem, but Luiz Antônio, Est. [= Estação] Ecológica de Jataí , Mata ciliar, Pont I, 21°36’47’’S / 47°49’04’’O, 19.xii.2007, Light trap ( R.I. R. Lara and team cols.), ♀, APTA GoogleMaps   ; idem,, but 27.xi.2008, ♀, APTA GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 25.xi.2009, ♂ [with the genitalia extracted], APTA GoogleMaps   ; idem, but Pont II, 27.xi.2008, ♀, APTA. Colombia: Meta, PNN [= Parque Nacional Naturale] Sierra de La Macarena , Caño Curía, Sendero Cachicamos, 03°21’N / 73°56’W, 460 m., Malaise, 17.i–09.ii.2003 (W. Villalba leg.), M.3529[?], 3♀, #53001, #53002, #53004, IAVH GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 10–21.xii.2002 (M. Duarte leg.), M.2985[?], ♀, #53003, IAVH. Costa Rica: Sn. [= San] José Pv. [= Provincia], Cd. [= Cidad] Colon [sic], 800 m., Finca Sn. [= San] Luis, i–ii.1990 (Hanson), ♀, BNHM GoogleMaps   ; Guana- caste Prov. [= Provincia], Santa Rosa National Park , 300 m., i.1984 (D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs), ♂, BNHM. Panama: Barro Colorado I. [= Island], Canal Zone, 01.iv.1956 (C.W. & M.E. Rettenmeyer), ♀, CNC. Paraguay: Canindeyú Prov. [= Provincia], R.N.B. [=Reserva Natural del Bosque] Mbaracayu, 300 m., Horqueta Mi, in Cer- rado, viii.1996 (without collector), ♀, BNHM GoogleMaps   . Peru: Dept. [= Department] of Loreto, Iquitos area , Allpahuayo, 30°57’74’’S / 73°25’00’’W, Malaise (3 week 15), 29.viii–04.ix.2011 (Gómez & Sääksjärvi leg.), ♀, ZMUT GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 04–10.vii.2011, Malaise (3 week 7), ♀, ZMUT GoogleMaps   ; idem but 15–21.viii.2011, Malaise (3 week 13), ♀, ZMUT GoogleMaps   ; idem, but 31.v–05.vi.2011, Malaise (2 week 2), ♀, ZMUT GoogleMaps   ; idem but 05–11.viii.2011, Malaise (1 week 16), ♀, ZMUT GoogleMaps   ; idem but 08–14.viii.2011, Malaise (4 week 12), ♀, ZMUT GoogleMaps   ; idem but 22–28.viii.2011, Malaise (1 week 14), ♀, ZMUT GoogleMaps   ; idem but 22–28.viii.2011, Malaise (1 week 14), ♀, MUSM GoogleMaps   ; idem but 25–31.vii.2011, Malaise (2 week 10), ♀, MUSM GoogleMaps   ; idem but 12–18.ix.2011, Malaise (1 week 17), ♀, MUSM GoogleMaps   ; idem but 31.x–06.xi.2011, Malaise (2 week 24), 3♀, MUSM GoogleMaps   ; idem but 28.xi–04.xii.2011, Malaise (1 week 28), ♀, ZMUT GoogleMaps   ; idem but 12–18.ix.2011, Mal- aise (3 week 17), ♀, MUSM GoogleMaps   ; idem but 27.vi–03.vii.2011, Malaise (3 week 6), ♀, MUSM GoogleMaps   ; idem but 11–17.vii.2011, Malaise (3 week 8), ♀, MUSM. Trinidad and Tobago: Trinindad, George, St. [= Saint] Augustine, ix.1976, Malaise Trap (F.D. Bennett), ♀, #1977–124, BNHM. GoogleMaps  

MNCR

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

MLP

Museo de La Plata

AM

Australian Museum

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

MZUSP

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

UFES

Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo

MG

Museum of Zoology

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

ZMUT

University of Tokyo, Department of Zoology

IAVH

Instituto de Ivestigacion de los Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt

BNHM

Beijing Natural History Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Acrotaphus

Loc

Acrotaphus chedelae Gauld, 1991

Pádua, Diego G., Sääksjärvi, Ilari E., Monteiro, Ricardo F. & Oliveira, Marcio L. 2020
2020
Loc

Acrotaphus chedelae

Gauld, I. D. 1991: 327
1991