Ondigus cuixmalensis Zaldivar-Riveron , Martinez , Ceccarelli & Shaw

Zaldivar-Riveron, Alejandro, Martinez, Juan Jose, Ceccarelli, Fadia Sara & Shaw, Scott R., 2012, Five new species of the genera Heerz Marsh, Lissopsius Marsh and Ondigus Braet, Barbalho and van Achterberg (Braconidae, Doryctinae) from the Chamela-Cuixmala biosphere reserve in Jalisco, Mexico, ZooKeys 164, pp. 1-23 : 16-17

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https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.164.2201

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scientific name

Ondigus cuixmalensis Zaldivar-Riveron , Martinez , Ceccarelli & Shaw
status

sp. n.

Ondigus cuixmalensis Zaldivar-Riveron, Martinez, Ceccarelli & Shaw   ZBK   sp. n. Figs 6 A–G

Diagnosis.

This species differs from the other described species of the genus, Ondigus bicolor   by having a vertex striate (smooth in Ondigus bicolor   ), propodeum without a median longitudinal carina and areola (Fig. 6C) [both present in Ondigus bicolor   (Fig. 6F)], dorsolateral carinae of first metasomal tergite ending before its anterior half (Fig. 6B) [running through the apical end of first metasomal tergite in Ondigus bicolor   (Fig. 6F)], and second metasomal tergite without a pair of sublateral depressions (Fig. 6B) [present in Ondigus bicolor   (Fig. 6F)].

Description.

Female. Colour: head and mesosoma dark brown, eye orbits honey yellow; scape and pedicel brown, flagellomeres brown, turning black to apex; palpi pale yellow; first metasomal tergite dark brown, with a semicircular area yellow apically; remaining metasomal tergites yellow, with brown irregular areas laterally; fore, middle and hind coxae, trochanter and trochantellus pale yellow, femora and tibiae pale yellow with irregular specks medially and apically, tarsi light brown to brown; wings hyaline, veins and pterostigma light brown, tegula pale yellow. Body length: 5.6 mm; ovipositor 2.5 mm. Head: face, frons and vertex striate, temple and gena smooth; malar space about 0.2 times eye height; occipital carina ending just before reaching hypostomal carina; ocello-ocular distance about the same length than diameter of lateral ocellus; eye 1.2 times higher than wide (lateral view); antennae broken, with at least 31 flagellomeres; scape longer than first flagellomere; first flagellomere longer than second. Mesosoma: length of mesosoma about 2.0 times its maximum height; pronotum rugose dorsally and ventrally, pronotal groove scrobiculate; mesoscutal lobes coriaceous, slightly transversally rugose at the edges of notauli; notauli deep and scrobiculate, joining before mesoscutum in a rugose area; scutellar disc coriaceous; scutellar sulcus large, deep and scrobiculate, interrupted by scutellar disc, with at least nine longitudinal carinae on each side; mesopleuron porcate-coriaceous dorsally, coriaceous medially and ventrally; precoxal sulcus complete, wide, deep and scrobiculate; venter of mesopleuron coriaceous; posterior mesopleural sulcus narrow and scrobiculate; metapleuron rugose-areolate with coriaceous microsculpture, propodeum longitudinally rugose with coriaceous microsculpture, with a median longitudinal carina on apical half. Legs: hind coxa, femur and tibia coriaceous, about 1.4 times longer than its maximum width. Wings: Fore wing length 3.7 times its maximum width, length of pterostigma 2.7 times its maximum width, vein m-cu interstitial to vein 2RS, vein 1cu-a clearly postfurcal to vein 1M; hind wing vein M+CU about the same length as vein 1M. Metasoma: first metasomal tergite about the same length as its apical width, costate with rugose microsculpture, with dorsolateral carinae ending before its anterior half; second metasomal tergite costate with rugose microsculpture; third metasomal tergite longitudinally striate with granulose microsculpture, with a deep, wide and scrobiculate transversal groove basally; suture between third and fourth metasomal tergites wide, deep, scrobiculate and sinuate; fourth metasomal tergite granulate with basal longitudinal striae; fifth to seventh metasomal tergites granulate, remaining ones smooth; ovipositor long, about 1.7 times length of metasoma.

Male. Smaller than female, body length 4.2 mm; vertex dark brown, rest of head honey yellow; mesopleuron and dorsal and lateral areas of pronotum dark brown to black, remaining part of mesosoma and basal two thirds of first metasomal tergite brown; 30 flagellomeres (complete); vein m-cu antefurcal to vein 2RS; hind wing with stigma; suture between second and third metasomal tergites straight.

Holotype. IB-UNAM CNIN. Female. Mexico, Jalisco, Estación de Biología de Chamela, UNAM, camino Calandria, 19.50N, -105.03W, 45 m, 3 September 2009, sweeping net, tropical dry forest, Hans Clebsch, Alejandro Zaldívar-Riverón, collectors. DNA voucher no. ASDOR464 (CHAM-368), GenBank accession nos HQ201295, HQ200886 (IB-UNAM CNIN).

Paratype. IB-UNAM CNIN, MACN. One specimen. Male. Mexico, Jalisco, Estación de Biología de Chamela, UNAM, camino Calandria, 19.50N, -105.03W, 45 m, 20 February 2010, light trap, tropical dry forest, Alejandro Zaldívar-Riverón, collector. DNA voucher no. ASDOR514 (CHAM-463), GenBank accession no. HQ201294 (IB-UNAM CNIN).

Distribution.

Mexico.

Remarks.

The COI sequences generated in this work allowed us to associate the only two collected specimens of Ondigus cuixmalensis   , one male and one female, as conspecific. This is the first known male for the genus, and is characterised by having a stigma-like enlargement on the hind wing.

Etymology.

The specific name refers to the CCBR, where this species was collected.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Ondigus