Gryonoides uruguayensis 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 uruguayensis Masner & Miko

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Gryonoides uruguayensis Masner & Miko sp. nov.

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Gryonoides uruguayensis shares the setous dorsal metapleural area with G. garciai and differs from that species in having the medial part of the lateral propodeal area glabrous (setose in G. garciai ). Besides the setose dorsal metapleural area, Gryonoides uruguayensis differs from all other members of the Gryonoides pulchellus group in the areolate-rugose lateral propodeal area and the coloration of the female antenna (scape in distal 2/3rd, pedicel, A3-A6 dark brown; clava yellow).


Body length: 2600-3100 µm. Color of head (female): black, interantennal process yellow, mouthparts yellow. Antenna color female: radicle, scape proximally, A7, A8, A9, A10, A11, A12 yellow, scape distally, pedicel, A3, A4, A5, A6 brown. Color of mesosoma (female): ochre except mesoscutellum laterally, medial mesoscutal area and lateral mesoscutal areas medially brown. Color of metasoma (female): dark brown, only anterior 4/5th of T3 orange; ochre, T4, T5, T6, S4, S5, S6 brownish. Female radicle length: elongate, scape 4-4.5 times as long as radicle. 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 extending to horizontal (transverse) midline of upper face. Transverse setal fields on upper face: absent. Upper face sculpture: granulous dorsally. Two bare patches equals the width of 2-3 ocelli diameter lateral to dorsal region of torular trinagle 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: crenulate. Facial striae dorsal end: not reaching midlevel of eye. Vertex sculpture: smooth. Notaulus: present. Notaulus anterior end: anterior to the transscutal line. Dorsal metapleural area: with setae. Anteromedial pits of propodeum: absent. Area between plica and lateral propodeal carina sculpture: areolate. Medial region of lateral propodeal area pilosity: glabrous. Posterior propodeal projection length: more than two times as long as wide. Rugulose sculpture on T3: present. T3 posterior 4/5th: smooth.


Holotype: Female, CNCHymen_132837 Uruguay: Tacuarembo Estancia Don Horacio 11-26.XII. 2002, 311m 31°15'36"S 56°03'30"W valley thicket S. & J Peck, FIT (CNC) GoogleMaps . Paratypes: Brazil - 2 females (CNC), Uruguay - 3 females and 1 male (CNC).