Cotesia eliniae Papp, 1989

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 : 54

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.691.14491

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cotesia eliniae Papp, 1989
status

 

Cotesia eliniae Papp, 1989 Fig. 3

Distribution.

NEA. High Arctic endemic (the species was described from Scoresby Sund, which is at the northern boundary of Low Arctic zone).

Notes.

Previously only known from Greenland, here also recorded from the CAA islands of Axel Heiberg, Banks, Devon, Ellesmere, Melville, and Victoria. The DNA barcodes of a few specimens cluster with some sequences of C. hallii and it is not clear if these two are indeed different species. The keys provided by van Achterberg (2006, 2015), based on Greenland material, do not always work for CAA specimens -nor for other Greenlandic specimens (e.g., Várkonyi and Roslin (2013)). The only reliable character that seems to delineate species is the sculpture on mediotergite 3, which ranges from almost to fully sculptured in C. eliniae , whereas is almost to fully smooth in C. hallii . No host record is known for C. eliniae . One series of specimens from Ellesmere, collected by J.R. Smith on July 1980, were reared from an unspecified caterpillar (the labels have no information on the identity of the host, but just a code number: ‘217’). The available DNA sequences for this species correspond in BOLD to BIN BOLD:ACE6464.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Cotesia