Gryonoides mexicali Masner & Miko, 2021

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 mexicali Masner & Miko

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Gryonoides mexicali Masner & Miko sp. nov.

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G. mexicali is most similar to G. glabriceps and G. rugosus in having the dorsally closed torular triangle located ventrally of the horizontal midline of the upper face. G. rugosus and G. mexicali differ from G. glabriceps in having the dorsal metapleural area glabrous, female upper face without transverse patches of dense setation, presence of anterior propodeal pits and apically straight lateral mesoscutellar spines. G. mexicali differs from G. rugosus in having punctures of upper face not adjacent to each other, 2 times as high as wide compound eye in lateral view, rounded head capsule in anterior view (longest head width in horizontal midline of head), T3 without striation medially and absence of notauli and anterior propodeal pits adjacent to anterior end of lateral propodeal carinae.


Body length: 2200-2600 µm. Color of head (female): black, interantennal process borwn, mouthparts yellow. Antenna color female: scape distally, pedicel proximally, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, A11, A12 brown, A3, A4, A5 yellowish. Color of mesosoma (female): black, except tegula, tip of lateral mesoscutellar spinse and metascutellar spine light brown. Color of metasoma (female): dark brown, laterotergites light brown. Female radicle length: scape 6.5-7 times as long as radicle. Length of setae on male flagellomeres: setae on male flagellomeres shorter than 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: absent. Upper face sculpture: punctate dorsally. Two bare patches with diameter distinctly larger than 2-3 ocelli diameters lateral to dorsal region of torular triangle 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: absent. Dorsal metapleural area: glabrous. Anteromedial pits of propodeum: present. Anteromedial pits of the propodeum versus lateral propodeal carina: pits adjacent to anterior end of lateral propodeal carinae. 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: 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: scultpured.


Holotype: Female, CNCHymen_132014, Mexico: Oaxaca Comaltepec , 5-13.xii.2008 La Esparanza, 1600m 17.62661°N 96.36950°W A. Lopez Garcia, MT edge of montane cloud forest GoogleMaps . Paratypes: Guatemala - 9 females and 4 males (CNC), Mexico - 15 females and 9 males (CNC).