Glyptapanteles sp. 5

Fernandez-Triana, Jose, Buffam, Joel, Beaudin, Melanie, Davis, Hannah, Ana Fernandez-Galliano,, Griffin, Emily, Lin, Shang-Yao, McAulay, Megan K., Richter, Robin, Rodriguez, Freddy & Varkonyi, Gergely, 2017, An annotated and illustrated checklist of Microgastrinae wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Greenland, ZooKeys 691, pp. 49-101 : 60

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Glyptapanteles sp. 5


Glyptapanteles sp. 5 Fig. 19


NEA. High Arctic endemic.


Collected in Alert (during three different time periods: 1951, 2001 and 2008) and Hazen Camp (1963), both on Ellesmere Island. There are also two specimens from Greenland, one collected in 1966, and the other between 2009-2011 (no clear date established, see Várkonyi and Roslin 2013). Additionally, in the CNC collection there is a pin with host remnants and the wasp cocoons, clearly indicating that the parasitoid is a gregarious species. There are five full DNA barcodes from the 2008 samples, as well as three mini barcodes (134-144 base pairs) from specimens collected in 1951 which perfectly match the full barcode sequences. Glyptapanteles sp. 5 has 11 base pairs of difference (1.7 %) with the rest of the fulvipes (or near fulvipes ) barcoded specimens that are available in BOLD from all over the Holarctic, and the new species cluster is clearly distinct. Host: Polia richardsoni (Curtis, 1834) ( Noctuidae ), this is the second record of a Microgastrinae parasitoid for that Lepidoptera species (recently Microplitis lugubris had been reported from Greenland by Wirta et al. (2014)). Because of the unique barcode and lepidopteran host, we consider this to be a new Glyptapanteles species, to be described in a separate paper. The available DNA sequences for this species correspond in BOLD to BIN BOLD:ABY9539.