Gryonoides rugosus 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 rugosus Masner & Miko

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Gryonoides rugosus Masner & Miko sp. nov.

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Gryonoides rugosus is most similar to G. glabriceps and G. mexicali in having the dorsally closed torular triangle located ventrally of the horizontal midline of the upper face. Gryonoides rugosus and G. mexicali differs from G. glabriceps in having the dorsal metapleural area glabrous, female upper face without transverse patches of dense setation, of anterior propodeal pits and apically straight lateral mesoscutellar spines. G. rugosus differs from G. mexicali in having punctures of the upper face adjacent to each other, compound eye is 1.5 times as high as long in lateral view, triangular head capsule in anterior view (longest head width dorsal to horizontal midline of head), rugulose T3, of notauli and having anterior propodeal pits not adjacent (distinctly lateral to) anterior end of lateral propodeal carinae.


Body length: 2000-2500 µm. Color of head (female): black, interantennal process yellow, mouthparts yellow. Antenna color female: radicle, A3, A4, A5 yellow, scape, pedicel, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, A11, A12 brown. Color of mesosoma (female): legs, tegula, lateral mesoscutellar spines, metascutellar spine yellowish, axillae, metanotum, lateral region of pronotal rim reddish, rest of mesosoma black. Color of metasoma (female): dark brown, laterotergites light brown. Female radicle length: medium, 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: granulous dorsally. Two bare patches with diameter distinctly larger than 2-3 ocelli diameters present. Upper face concavity dorsal view: concave. Central keel: present. Head shape anterior view: head triangular in anterior view (longest head width dorsal to horizontal midline of head). Occipital carina structure dorsomedially: crenulate. Facial striae dorsal end: extending dorsally of midlevel of eye. Vertex sculpture: smooth. Notaulus: present. Dorsal metapleural area: with setae. Anteromedial pits of propodeum: present. Anteromedial pits of the propodeum versus lateral propodeal carina: pits lateral 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: 1. 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: sculptured.


Holotype: Female, CNCHymen_132847, Venezuela, Zuila El Tucuco, 200m primary rain for. 23.IV. 81 L. Masner (CNC) . Paratypes: Bolivia - 1 female (CNC), Brazil - 2 females and 2 males (CNC), Venezuela - 1 female and 4 males (CNC).