Zagrammosoma hobbesi LaSalle

Perry, Ryan K. & Heraty, John M., 2021, Read between the lineata: A revision of the tattooed wasps, Zagrammosoma Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), with descriptions of eleven new species, Zootaxa 4916 (1), pp. 1-108 : 57-60

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Zagrammosoma hobbesi LaSalle
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Zagrammosoma hobbesi LaSalle

( Fig. 21 View FIGURE 21 )

Zagrammosoma hobbesi LaSalle, 1989: 231–236 . Holotype ♀ [examined]. Locality: USA, California, Summit Valley , 14.v.1985, G. Gordh, host plant: Eriodictyon . Depository: USNM, UCRCENT471571.

Diagnosis. The main diagnostic characters for Zagrammosoma hobbesi are the combination of an all-black body and black “tiger stripes” on the yellow face ( Fig. 21A View FIGURE 21 ). This is very similar to Z. headricki ( Fig. 19A View FIGURE 19 ), however, the funiculars of Z. hobbesi are both longer than wide, whereas they are both wider than long in Z. headricki . As well, the parastigmal band does not reach the cubital fold of the fore wing in Z. hobbesi ( Fig. 21C View FIGURE 21 ).

Description. Female - body length 1.37–2.9 mm. Metallic luster on body absent. Scape yellow with black stripe dorsally. Lower face with dark median band. Vertex with 2 stripes above compound eye. Gena dark, with yellow spot at ventral margin. Occiput black with median yellow stripe. Pronotum black; no stripes laterally. Mesoscutum black. Propodeum black. Procoxa, mesocoxa, and metacoxa dark. Profemur and mesofemur yellow. Metafemur yellow with dark banding encircling femur. Fore wing: basal band absent; cubital band absent; parastigmal, stigmal, and postmarginal bands present, with perpendicular extension greater than that of stigmal apex; connections from parastigmal band to stigmal band, and from stigmal band to postmarginal band absent. Hind wing hyaline. Gaster dark.

Upper ocular sulcus present. Pedicel longer than wide. Funiculars symmetrical: first longer than wide (w:l = 0.61–0.73); second longer than wide (w:l = 0.88–0.93).

Pronotum, in dorsal view, bell-shaped (w:l = 1.61–1.8); 3–4 pairs of setae along posterior margin. Mesoscutum reticulate; small, scattered setae absent; intermediate setae present. Mesoscutellum subequal or wider than long (w:l = 1.0–1.14); submedian grooves present. Hind tibial spur distinctly shorter than basitarsus. Hind basitarsus subequal in length to 2 nd tarsomere (bst:2 nd = 1.0).

Fore wing l:w = 2.44–2.47. Submarginal vein with 5–8 setae dorsally. Basal fold setose. Cubital fold setose. Admarginal setae present. Uncus originating on stigma by more than own length from stigmal apex.

Male - as female, except: body length 1.11–1.5 mm; gaster black or with faint yellow medially ( Fig. 21E View FIGURE 21 ).

Remarks. This is a commonly collected species in the mountains in San Bernardino County, California, and should be easily distinguished from the other species of Zagrammosoma by the wing patterns and face markings.

Hosts. Reared from lepidopteran leaf miners. See Table 3. Lepidoptera : Gelechiidae .

Distribution. Nearctic: USA (CA) ( Fig. 22 View FIGURE 22 ).

Etymology. Named after the tiger “Hobbes” from the Calvin & Hobbes comic, as this species has yellow and black stripes on the face, similar to a tiger.

Type material examined. Paratypes: USA: California: San Bernardino Co., Mojave River Forks ~ 9 mi. S. Hesperia, 966m, 34°19’51”N, 117°15’48”W, 2.v.1985, J. D. Pinto [5♁ 5♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238204–238209 View Materials , GoogleMaps BMNH: NHMUK10370160, 10370166, CNC: CNC 508713, 508714]. Summit Valley, 1040m, 34°19’14”N, 117°23’2”W, 14.v.1985, G. Gordh, host plant: Eriodictyon sp. [3♁ 9♀, UCRC: UCRCENT312253–312264]. Summit Valley, 1040m, 34°19’14”N, 117°23’2”W, 14.v.1985, G. Gordh, host plant: Haplopappus sp. [3♁ 9♀, UCRC: UCRCENT312253–312264]. Summit Valley, 1040m, 34°19’14”N, 117°23’4”W, 14.v.1985, G. Gordh [3♀, USNM: UCRCENT425340–425342]. Verdemont, 544m, 34°11’50”N, 117°21’10”W, 25.iv.1946, A.L. Melander, host: Coelopoeta sp., host plant: Phacelia sp. [1?, USNM: UCRCENT425345]. Sonoma Co., 1 mi. SE Bodega Bay, 14m, 38°19’20”N, 123°02’9”W, 20.v.1983, D. L. Wagner, JAP No. 83D109, host: Coelopoeta sp., host plant: Phacelia sp. [3♀, USNM: UCRCENT425343, 425344, 425428].

Additional material examined. USA: California: San Bernardino Co., Hwy 138 (hydro line), 1015m, 34°19’22”N, 117°27’26”W, 3.v.2013, Heraty & Herreid, Chapparal, swp, H13-021[1♀, UCRC: UCRCENT 485243 View Materials ]. GoogleMaps Jct. 138 & Lone Pine Canyon rd. , 1002m, 34°18’57”N, 117°29’43”W, 18.v.2008, D. Yanega [1♀, UCRC: UCRCENT226454 View Materials ]. GoogleMaps Mill Creek Cyn. X Hwy 38 & Forest Falls turnoff, 1400m, 34°05’45”N, 116°57’11”W, 8.v.1996, M. Gates, host plant: Eriodictyon trichocalyx [1♀, UCRC: UCRCENT414305 View Materials ]. GoogleMaps Mojave River Forks ~ 9 mi. S. Hesperia, 966m, 34°19’51”N, 117°15’48”W, 2.v.1985, J. D. Pinto [1♁, ANIC: UCRCENT238210 View Materials ]. GoogleMaps Mormon Rocks, Hwy 138, 1034m, 34°19’10”N, 117°30’16”W, 8.v.2013, R. K. Perry, sweep [1♁ 3♀, UCRC: UCRCENT395931 View Materials (D3703)]. GoogleMaps San Bernardino Natl. Forest , 985m, 34°06’2”N, 117°01’29”W, 7.iv.2014, R. K. Perry, sweep, RP14/005 [1♀, UCRC: UCRCENT414594 View Materials (D4000), 485240 – 485242] GoogleMaps .

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Eulophidae

Genus

Zagrammosoma

Loc

Zagrammosoma hobbesi LaSalle

Perry, Ryan K. & Heraty, John M. 2021
2021
Loc

Zagrammosoma hobbesi

LaSalle, J. 1989: 236
1989