Gonatocerus (Cosmocomoidea) hispaniolus Triapitsyn & Huber

Triapitsyn, Serguei V., Huber, John T., Logarzo, Guillermo A., Berezovskiy, Vladimir V. & Aquino, Daniel A., 2010, Review of Gonatocerus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) in the Neotropical region, with description of eleven new species, Zootaxa 2456, pp. 1-243: 164-165

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Gonatocerus (Cosmocomoidea) hispaniolus Triapitsyn & Huber

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Gonatocerus (Cosmocomoidea) hispaniolus Triapitsyn & Huber   , sp. n.

( Figs 339–345 View FIGURES 339 – 342 View FIGURES 343 – 345 )

Type material. Holotype female [ CNCI] on slide: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. PEDERNALES, Sierra de Bahoruco, Alcoa Road (km 25), 700 m, 18.i.1989, L. Masner (dry montane forest)   . Paratypes: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. DUARTE, 2 km NE of San Fransisco de Macorís, Reserva Científica Loma Quita Espuela , 300 m, 18.iii.1991 [1 ♀ on point, CNCI]   . PEDERNALES, Sierra de Bahoruco: Alcoa Road (km 25), 700 m, 18.i.1989, L. Masner (dry montane forest) [3 ♀, 3 ♂ on points, CNCI; 1 ♂ on slide, UCRC]   . “ Las Abejas ”, 1300 m, 17–19.i.1989, L. Masner (cloud forest) [2 ♀ on points, CNCI, UCRC]   .

Description. FEMALE (holotype and paratypes). Body length (paratype) 2047 µm. Body and appendages generally yellowish-brown except trabeculae dark brown, F1–F5 brown, F6 and F7 whitish or yellowish, and F8 and clava dark brown.

Antenna ( Fig. 339 View FIGURES 339 – 342 ) with radicle about 0.25x total length of scape; rest of scape about 3.7x as long as wide, faintly striate; pedicel very small, much shorter than F1; F1 the longest funicle segment, a little longer than F2, neither segment with mps; F3–F8 each progressively a little shorter than preceding funicle segment, mps on F3 (2), F4 (2), F5–F8 (each with at least 1, possibly with 2 mps); clava with 8 mps, about 3.9x as long as wide, a little shorter than combined length of F5–F8.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 340 View FIGURES 339 – 342 ). Pronotum entire. Pronotum, mesoscutum, and scutellum with weak reticulate sculpture; dorsellum ( Fig. 341 View FIGURES 339 – 342 ) smooth, subtrapezoidal; propodeum ( Fig. 341 View FIGURES 339 – 342 ) with rows of punctures extending to its anterior margin, more numerous laterally. Forewing ( Fig. 342 View FIGURES 339 – 342 ) about 3.9x as long as wide; longest marginal seta about 0.2x maximum wing width; disc bare behind venation except for several setae just behind marginal and stigmal veins, and slightly, uniformly infumate. Hind wing about 19x as long as wide (widest part of disc not at apex of venation but beyond it); disc slightly infumate, with a row of setae along each margin and additional, 2 irregular rows of setae in the middle; longest marginal seta 1.6–1.7x maximum wing width. Metacoxa strongly reticulate, metafemur less so.

Metasoma ( Fig. 340 View FIGURES 339 – 342 ). Petiole reticulate, about 7x as long as wide. Gaster shorter than mesosoma. Ovipositor short, about 0.6x length of gaster, not exserted beyond gastral apex; ovipositor length: mesotibia length ratio 0.65:1.

Measurements (µm) of the holotype. Body (without head) 1790; mesosoma 775; petiole 430; gaster 615; ovipositor 424. Antenna: radicle 61; rest of scape 205; pedicel 73; F1 157; F2 148; F3 136; F4 118; F5 112; F6 97; F7 91; F8 85; clava 321. Forewing 1814:464; longest marginal seta 91. Hind wing 1396:73; longest marginal seta 121.

MALE (paratypes). Body length 1915–2047 µm. Similar to female except for normal sexually dimorphic features and the following. Antenna ( Fig. 343 View FIGURES 343 – 345 ) with scape light brown, remainder brown to dark brown; gastral terga with light brown or brown transverse bands. Forewing ( Fig. 344 View FIGURES 343 – 345 ) 3.8–3.9x as long as wide. Genitalia as in Fig. 345 View FIGURES 343 – 345 .

Diagnosis. Gonatocerus (Cosmocomoidea) hispaniolus   sp. n. is a member of the masneri   species group. It differs from G. (Cosmocomoidea) masneri Yoshimoto   , the only other known species from the same species group, in having F6 and F7 of the female antenna whitish ( Fig. 339 View FIGURES 339 – 342 ).

Etymology. The species name is derived from Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española), a major island in the Caribbean, comprising the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Hosts. Unknown.


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