Gryonoides glabriceps Dodd, 1920

Miko, Istvan, Masner, Lubomir, Ulmer, Jonah M., Raymond, Monique, Hobbie, Julia, Tarasov, Sergei, Margaria, Cecilia Beatriz, Seltmann, Katja C. & Talamas, Elijah J., 2021, A semantically enriched taxonomic revision of Gryonoides Dodd, 1920 (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae), with a review of the hosts of Teleasinae, Journal of Hymenoptera Research 87, pp. 523-573 : 523

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Gryonoides glabriceps Dodd, 1920


Gryonoides glabriceps Dodd, 1920

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Gryonoides glabriceps Dodd, 1920: 361 (original description); Masner, 1965: 98 (type information); Johnson, 1992: 513 (cataloged, type information).


Gryonoides glabriceps differs from all other Gryonoides species by having the lateral mesoscutellar spines curved distally ventrolaterally. Females of Gryonoides glabriceps possess two transverse, setiferous bands on the upper face. The species is most similar to G. mexicali and G. rugosus in having the dorsally closed torular triangle located ventrally of the horizontal midline of the upper face and differs from them in the setose dorsal metapleural area, the absence of the anterior propodeal pits and the distally ventrolaterally curving lateral mesoscutellar spines. The length of setae on male flagellomeres in G. mexicali and G. rugosus are shorter than flagellomere width whereas in G. glabriceps , setae are 2 times as long as flagellomere width.


Body length: 1900-2900 µm. Color of head (female): black, interantennal process brown, mouthparts yellow. Antenna color female: radicle yellow, scape, A2, A3, A4, A5 proximally, A8, A9, A10, A11, A12 browns, A5 distally, A6, A7 yellowish. Color of mesosoma (female): legs, tegula, lateral mesoscutellar spines, metascutellar spine yellowish, axillae, metanotum, lateral region of pronotal rim reddish, rest of mesosoma black. Color of metasoma (female): dark brown, laterotergites light brown. Female radicle length: elongate, scape 4-4.5 times as long as radicle. Length of setae on male flagellomeres: more than 2 times as long as flagellomere width. Torular triangle and central keel continuity: torular triangle closed dorsally, continuous complete central keel. Torular triangle: present. Torular triangle dorsal limit versus midlevel of upper face: torular triangle not extending to horizontal (transverse) midline of upper face. Transverse setal fields on upper face: present. Upper face sculpture: punctate dorsally. Trapezoid bare area extending medially to anterior ocellus present. Upper face concavity dorsal view: convex. Central keel: present. Head shape anterior view: head rounded in anterior view (longest head width in horizontal midline of head). Occipital carina structure dorsomedially: not crenulate. Facial striae dorsal end: not reaching midlevel of eye. Vertex sculpture: smooth. Notaulus: present. Notaulus anterior end: anterior to the transscutal line. Dorsal metapleural area: with setae. Anteromedial pits of propodeum: absent. Area between plica and lateral propodeal carina sculpture: carinate (1 or 2 carinae present). Number of longitudinal carinae between plica and longitudinal (dorsal) section of lateral propodeal carina: 1; 2. Medial region of lateral propodeal area pilosity: glabrous. Posterior propodeal projection length: more than two times as long as wide. Rugulose sculpture on T3: absent. T3 posterior 4/5th: sculptured.


Holotype: Male, Teapa, Tabasco, March, H.H.S.; Godman-Salvin Coll. 1904-1; BMNH type label; Gryonoides glabriceps Dodd (BMNH) . Paratype: MEXICO 1 male (BMNH) . Other material examined (CNC, USNM): Belize - 24 females and 12 males , Columbia - 5 females , Costa Rica - 177 females and 164 males , Ecuador - 15 female , El Salvador - 2 females , Honduras - 2 females , Mexico - 20 females and 4 males , Panama - 57 females and 42 males , Venezuela - 2 females .














Gryonoides glabriceps Dodd, 1920

Miko, Istvan, Masner, Lubomir, Ulmer, Jonah M., Raymond, Monique, Hobbie, Julia, Tarasov, Sergei, Margaria, Cecilia Beatriz, Seltmann, Katja C. & Talamas, Elijah J. 2021

Gryonoides glabriceps

Dodd 1920