Orasema kulli Burks, Heraty & Dominguez, 2018

Burks, Roger A., Heraty, John M., Dominguez, Chrysalyn & Mottern, Jason L., 2018, Complex diversity in a mainly tropical group of ant parasitoids: Revision of the Orasema stramineipes species group (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eucharitidae), Zootaxa 4401 (1), pp. 1-107 : 55-57

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Orasema kulli Burks, Heraty & Dominguez

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Orasema kulli Burks, Heraty & Dominguez n. sp.

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Diagnosis. Head and mesosoma purple, with moderately long setae ( Figs 105, 106, 108, 109 View FIGURES 105–110 ).

No other species in this group is similar to O. kulli .

Description. Female. Length 2.8–2.9 mm.

Color: Head and mesosoma purple dorsally, becoming blue-green laterally. Pedicel yellowish brown; anellus yellowish brown; flagellum brown. Coxae brown with purple luster; legs beyond coxae yellow. Fore wing hyaline; venation yellowish to reddish brown. Petiole dark green; gaster brown with purple luster.

Head: Head width:head height 1.1–1.2; weakly rugulose to nearly smooth ventrally, becoming areolate dorsally; longitudinal groove between eye and torulus absent; eyes bare, inter-ocular distance:eye height 1.4; malar space:eye height 0.6; supraclypeal area longer than broad, smooth; clypeus smooth. Flagellum length:head height 1.4; F2 1.8–1.9× as long as broad, 1.2–1.3× as long as F3; following funiculars subequal in width, progressively shorter.

Mesosoma: Mesosoma length:height 1.3–1.4. Mesoscutal midlobe areolate with transverse carinae, with moderately long setae; lateral lobe areolate. Axilla areolate; mesoscutellar disc areolate; frenal line regularly foveate; frenum areolate; axillular groove anteriorly narrow, broad and foveate posteriorly; axillula areolate. Propodeum areolate, with irregular median carina; propodeal disc areolate; callus areolate-reticulate, with several long setae. Mesepisternum areolate-reticulate laterally, smooth ventrally, broadly rounded anterior to mid coxa. Upper mesepimeron weakly reticulate to smooth; lower mesepimeron; transepimeral sulcus distinct. Metepisternum laterally areolate-reticulate to reticulate. Hind coxa 2.3–2.6× as long as broad; hind femur 6.1–6.2× as long as broad. 2.5–2.6× as long as broad, 2.5–2.9× as long as mesothorax; stigma with 4 sensilla separated into pairs. Hind wing costal cell entirely setose.

Metasoma: Petiole 3.8–3.9× as long as broad, 1.3–1.4× as long as hind coxa, areolate-reticulate, anterior carina strong. Antecostal sulcus crossed by carinae; acrosternite posteriorly angulate.

Male. Length 2.9–3.0 mm. Head width:head height 1.2; scape yellow; flagellum length:head height 1.5, F2 1.8–1.9× as long as broad. Fore and mid femora yellow, hind femur with brownish area, all tibiae yellow. Petiole 6.3–7.9× as long as broad, petiole length:hind coxa length 2.0.

Distribution. Colombia, Costa Rica.

Material examined. Holotype: COLOMBIA: Valle central Hidroelectrica del rio anchicaya, 400m, 3°36'56"N, 76°54'29"W, 29.i.1972, C. Garcia [1 ♀, UCRCENT00425834 ], deposited in CNCI GoogleMaps . Paratypes: COLOMBIA: Nariño: Barbacoas , 6.iv.1974, M. Cooper [1 ♀, BMNH: UCRCENT00309930 ] . Valle del Cauca: Central de Anchicaya 30 km. E. Buenaventura , 560m, 3°52'56"N, 76°48'02"W, 10.vi.1975, R.C. Wilkerson, tropical very wet forest, MT [1 ♀, FSCA: UCRCENT00411893 ] GoogleMaps . Central de Anchicaya, 3°32'01"N, 76°52'06"W, 28.i.1975, R. Wilkerson, Malaise Trap [1 ♀, FSCA: UCRCENT00411894 ] GoogleMaps . COSTA RICA: Guanacaste: Est. Pitilla, 9 km S Santa Cecilia , P.N . Guanacaste, 700m, 10°59'28"N, 85°25'39"W, 21.iii–7.iv.1993, P. Rios [1♂, INBIO: INBIOCRI01386391 ]. Est. Pitilla, 9 km S Santa Cecilia, P.N GoogleMaps . Guanacaste, 700m, 10°59'28"N, 85°25'39"W, iv.1994, P. Rios [1♂, INBIO: INBIOCRI01793723 ] GoogleMaps . Puntarenas: R.F. Golfo Dulce 24km W Piedras Blancas , 200m, vii.1991, P. Hanson [1 ♀, MUCR: UCRCENT00479319 ] .

Etymology. The Quechua word for “purple.”


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