Aleiodes sacharissa, Quicke & Butcher, 2012

Butcher, Buntika Areekul, Smith, M. Alex, Sharkey, Mike J. & Quicke, Donald L. J., 2012, A turbo-taxonomic study of Thai Aleiodes (Aleiodes) and Aleiodes (Arcaleiodes) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae) based largely on COI barcoded specimens, with rapid descriptions of 179 new species, Zootaxa 3457, pp. 1-232 : 192

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Aleiodes sacharissa

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Aleiodes sacharissa sp. nov.

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Holotype ♀, Thailand, Phetchabun Province, Thung Salaeng Luang NP, Kaeng Wang Nan Yen, 29.xi.2006, 102.167° E, 13.5° N, Malaise trap, unknown collector, (Collection code T1162) (voucher BCLDQ01254, Genbank JQ388363 View Materials ) ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 1 ♂, Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khao Yai NP, moist evergreen forest at Dan Chang, 22.xii.2002, 14° 28.285’ N, 101° 22.570’ E, 751m, Wirat Sook Kho (voucher BCLDQ00776, Genbank JQ388383 View Materials ) ( QSBG) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♂, Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khao Yai NP, moist evergreen forest at Dong Suer Paan, 22.xii.2002, 14° 27.511' N, 101° 22.408' E, 760m, Pong Sandow (voucher BCLDQ00770, Genbank JQ388384 View Materials ) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps .

Body length 5.8 mm, fore wing length 5.0 mm and antenna length 7.5 mm.

Antenna with 48 flagellomeres. Terminal flagellomere parallel-sided, strongly acuminate. Median flagellomeres 2.5 x (♀) and 3.5 x (♂) longer than wide. Occipital carina incomplete mediodorsally. Mesopleuron largely aciculate, precoxal sulcus weakly impressed with subverical striation, speculum absent. Midlongiudinal propodeal carina weak but complete. Propodeum largely aciculate. Fore wing vein 2-CU1 1.25 x 1-CU1. Apex of fore wing subbasal cell with distinct glabrous lozenge-shaped zone. Fore wing vein 3-SR 1.9 x vein r. Fore wing vein 2-SR+M 0.9 x vein r. Fore wing vein SR1 2.1 x vein 3-SR. Hind wing vein M+CU 1.5 x 1-M. Hind wing subbasal cell evenly setose. Hind wing vein M+CU virtually straight. Hind wing vein m-cu well developed, pigmented, straight, interstitial. Apex of hind tibia with comb of modified apressed setae medially and ventrally. Claws with pecten of 7 or 8 long, fine, pale brown teeth on basal lobe, these splaying and distinctly separated, and the penultimate ones longest. Basal lobes of 1 st tergite strongly protruding, angular, concave posteriorly. Midlongitudinal carina of 3 rd tergite distinct on anterior 0.6 of tergum.

Etymology. Named after he reporter character Sacharissa Cripslock in the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels.

Note. Male with markedly less extensive dark marks on metasoma and in particular 3 rd tergite with only small lateral black spot.













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