Aleiodes lidiae Shimbori & Shaw

Shaw, Scott R., Shimbori, Eduardo M. & Penteado-Dias, Angelica M., 2020, A revision of the Aleiodes bakeri (Brues) species subgroup of the A. seriatus species group with the descriptions of 18 new species from the Neotropical Region, ZooKeys 964, pp. 41-107: 41

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Aleiodes lidiae Shimbori & Shaw

sp. nov.

Aleiodes lidiae Shimbori & Shaw   sp. nov. Figs 59-63 View Figures 59–63

Type material.

Holotype, female ( MUSM) "PERU: MD, Madama, 12°29'3846"S, 65°1'34"W, 182m [19-20], vii.2009, M. Alvarado."

Paratypes, 1 female ( MUSM) "PERU: CU, La Convención, Echarate, CC. Timpia. 72°49'34.56"S, 12°06'47.04"W 519m. 20-21.x.2009. Light. M. Alvarado y E Rázuri.” 1 female ( MUSM) "PERU: JU, Pachitea River-System, Stat. Panguana am. Rio Llullapichis, trop. Tiefland-Regenwald. 260m. 9°37'S, 74°56'W, 2020.x.2009, G. Riedel."


Body length 6.7-7.8 mm. Fore wing length 6.5-7.0 mm.

Head (Figs 60 View Figures 59–63 , 61 View Figures 59–63 ). In dorsal view eye length/temple 4.0-5.0. Eye height/head width 0.41-0.43. Eye height/minimum distance between eyes 1.2-1.4. OD/POL 2.5-3.0. OD/OOL 2.5-4.0. Frons excavated. Frons lateral carina present. Occipital carina dorsally complete, weakly curved. Occiput in dorsal view nearly straight, not indented medially. Occipital carina ventrally meeting hypostomal carina. Mid-longitudinal crest at upper face present. Hypoclypeal depression/face width 0.35-0.39. Malar space/eye height 0.16-0.17. Face height/width 0.76-0.82. Clypeus height/width 0.7. Clypeus convex, granulate. Sculpture of head shiny granular-coriaceous. Face weakly rugose, transversely rugose-striate around median crest.

Antenna. Antennal segments 53-56. Antenna/body length 1.2. Scape/pedicel length 1.9-2.0. Length of first/second flagellomere 1.1-1.2. Fourth flagellomere length/apical width 1.3-1.5. Tip of apical segment of antenna pointed.

Mesosoma. Length/height 1.7-1.8. Width of mesoscutum/width of head 0.7. Mesoscutum length/width 1.2. Pronotal collar/vertex 0.8. Prescutellar sulcus with 3-5 distinct carinae. Mesoscutum posterior border with distinct complete carina. Metanotum with mid-longitudinal carina complete, connecting to a carinate pit posteriorly, carina bisecting posterior pit, although weaker posteriorly. Metanotum mid-pit present, delimited by carinae. Mid-longitudinal carina of propodeum present at basal 0.7, absent posteriorly, or nearly complete. Ventral mid-line of mesopleuron set within shallow smooth sulcus; pit at ventral mid-line present, shallow. Notauli weakly indicated anteriorly, indistinctly crenulate. Sternaulus weakly indicated anteriorly, rugose. Sculpture of mesosoma mostly granulate. Metapleuron rugose posteriorly. Pronotum rugose laterally, pronotal groove sparsely crenulate anteriorly, short subventral longitudinal carina present. Mesopleuron rugose below subalar groove. Subalar groove crenulate. Mid-posterior region of mesoscutum rugose, with a short mid-longitudinal carina posteriorly. Mesoscutellar trough entirely costate. Metanotum mostly smooth, with one or two pairs of lateral carinae. Propodeum mostly rugose.

Wings. Fore wing: Stigma length/height 3.3. Vein r/2RS 1.2-1.4. Vein r/RS+Mb 1.3-1.4. Vein 3RSa/2RS ~ 1.7. Vein 3RSa/2M 0.86-0.88. Vein 3RSa/3RSb 0.40-0.44. Vein 1CUa/1CUb 1.0. Vein 1CUa/2CUa 1.7-1.9. Vein 1cu-a weakly inclivous. Vein 1M weakly curved basally. Vein RS+Ma distinctly curved. Vein M+CU virtually straight. Vein 1-1A nearly straight. Vein 1a absent. Second submarginal cell trapezoidal. Subbasal cell glabrous, with two parallel rows of short setae subapically, a row of setae just below of vein 1CUa and M+CU apically, plus a row of setae apically just above vein 1-1A. Basal cell mostly glabrous, setose below costal vein and around dark spot near vein 1M. Hind wing: Vein RS bent at basal 0.3, with vein r present. Marginal cell narrowest at base. Vein M+CU/1M 1.3-1.4. Vein M+CU/r-m 1.2. Vein m-cu present, spectral. Vein m-cu position relative to vein r-m antefurcal. Vein 2-1A absent. Basal cell sparsely setose, bare posteriorly.

Hind legs. Femur length/width 4.8-5.0. Length of tibia/tarsi 0.96. Length of basitarsus/tarsi 2-4 ~ 0.7. Sculpture of hind coxa dorsally shiny granular-coriaceous. Tarsal claws not pectinate.

Metasoma. T1 length/apical width 1.0-1.1. T2 length/apical width 0.7-0.9. T3 length/apical width 0.5-0.6. Mid-longitudinal carina extending until basal 0.7 of T3. Metasoma sculpture T1 rugose, T2 and most of T3 striate-rugose, sculpture weaker at T3, remainder terga granular-coriaceous. Ovipositor sheath/hind basitarsus 0.3-0.5. Apex of ovipositor sheaths roughly rounded; apical point present, distinct (Fig. 62 View Figures 59–63 ).

Color (Figs 59-61 View Figures 59–63 ). Brownish yellow. Stemmaticum black. Antenna with basal 11-13 flagellomeres black, apical segments yellow; pedicel black; scape black, ventrally brownish yellow. Wings tinged yellow; stigma and most veins orange to yellow; veins 1M, 1CUa, apex of 1-1A and r dark brown, veins 2RS, 3RS and 2M sometimes brown, apex of 2CUb brown; infuscate areas around base of vein 1M and below apex of vein 1-1A. Hind femur mostly dark brown, roughly basal 0.2 ventrally and 0.25 dorsally brownish orange. Ovipositor sheaths dark brown.

Male. Essentially as in female. Body length 6.8 mm; fore wing length 5.6 mm; antenna broken.


Aleiodes lidiae   is most similar to A. gonodontivorus   , but differing by having the hind femur mostly dark brown (Fig. 59 View Figures 59–63 ) and conspicuous infuscate spots on the fore wing (Figs 59 View Figures 59–63 , 63 View Figures 59–63 ). It also resembles A. andinus   . The differences between these two species are discussed in the diagnosis given for A. andinus   .


This species in known only from localities in Peru.


The name is an honorary patronym for our friend and fellow braconidologist, Lidia Sulca.