Zagrammosoma latilineatum Ubaidillah

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: 65-67

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Zagrammosoma latilineatum Ubaidillah


Zagrammosoma latilineatum Ubaidillah  

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Zagrammosoma latilineatum Ubaidillah, 2000: 223–225   . Holotype ♀. Locality: Indonesia, West Java, Pangalengan, Bandung, coll. A. Rauf, 11.xi.1988, host: Liriomyza huidobrensis   ( Diptera   : Agromyzidae   ), host plant: potato. Depository: Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Bogor, Indonesia.

Diagnosis. Zagrammosoma latilineatum   has a wide, dark band dorsally on the mesosoma, which is similar to the band found in Z. centrolineatum   and Z. seini   . The band is wider in Z. centrolineatum   and also continues through the gaster ( Fig. 10D, E View FIGURE 10 ). The band is wider than the band in Z. seini   , and there is darkening of the apical margin of the fore wing in Z. seini   ( Fig. 38C View FIGURE 38 ), which is absent in Z. latilineatum   .

Description. Female – body length 0.84–1.6 mm. Metallic luster on body absent. Scape yellow with black stripe dorsally. Lower face with median stripe absent. Vertex with 2 stripes above compound eye. Gena posteriorly with wide, dark band below compound eye. Occiput yellow with 2 dark, vertical stripes. Pronotum with median band complete; laterally with 2 black stripes. Prepectus yellow with dark stripe along dorsal margin. Mesoscutum with wide, dark band complete. Mesoscutellum with median band complete. Propodeum dark. Procoxa, mesocoxa, and metacoxa yellow. Profemur and mesofemur yellow. Metafemur with interrupted stripe dorsally. Fore wing: basal and cubital bands absent; parastigmal band present, at junction of parastigmal and marginal veins only; stigmal band present, with perpendicular extension less than that of stigmal apex; postmarginal band absent; connections from parastigmal band to stigmal band and from stigmal band to postmarginal band absent. Hind wing hyaline. Gaster yellow with dark median and transverse stripes present.

Upper ocular sulcus present. Pedicel longer than wide. Funiculars symmetrical: first longer than wide to wider than long (w:l = 0.65–1.08); second subequal or wider than long (w:l = 1.0–1.38).

Pronotum, in dorsal view, bell-shaped or more than twice as wide as long (w:l = 1.3–2.24); 3–4 pairs of bristles along posterior margin. Mesoscutum reticulate; small, scattered setae absent; intermediate setae present. Mesoscutellum wider than long (w:l = 1.06–1.11); submedian grooves present. Hind tibial spur distinctly shorter than basitarsus. Hind basitarsus shorter than second tarsomere (bst:2 nd = 0.78–0.85).

Fore wing l:w = 2.41–2.63. Submarginal vein with 4–5 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 0.85–1.29 mm; gaster yellow with dark lateral margin and two median spots on Gt 3–4 and Gt 5–6.

Remarks. One of two species in the Australasian and Indo-Malayan regions, and the only species found in Australia, where it is very widespread, being found even in the center of the country in the Amadeus Basin.

Hosts. Reared from dipteran and lepidopteran leaf miners. See Table 3. Diptera   : Agromyzidae   . Lepidoptera   : Gracillariidae   .

Distribution. Australasia: Australia (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, WA). Indo-Malay: Indonesia ( Fig. 27 View FIGURE 27 ).

Etymology. Latilineatum is Latin for “wide lined,”, describing the dark band on the dorsum of the mesosoma.

Type material examined. Paratypes: AUSTRALIA: QLD: Emerald , at Nogoa River, 181m, 23°31‘55“S, 148°09‘54“E, 13.iv.1988, J. D. Pinto & G. Gordh [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238203 View Materials ] GoogleMaps   . INDONESIA: West Java: Bandung , Pangalengan, 1600m, 7°10‘27“S, 107°36‘20“E, 20–28.xi.1997, host: Liriomyza huidobrensis   , host plant: potato [1♀, BMNH: NHMUK10370158] GoogleMaps   .

Additional material examined: AUSTRALIA: Australian Capital Territory: Canberra, Black Mtn., 686m, 35°16‘0“S, 149°06‘0“E, 16.iv.1968, light trap [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238664]. Yarralumla, 568m, 35°18‘19“S, 149°05‘55“E, 10–15.ii.1976, H. Cameron, host: Phyllonorycter messaniella   , host plant: Quercus   sp. [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238230]. New South Wales: Fowler’s Gap Res. Stn., 31°05‘16“S, 141°42‘24“E, 29.xi–2.xii.1981, J. C. Cardale [3♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238216, 238667, 238671]. Hermidale, 226m, 31°32‘43“S, 146°43‘17“E, 20.x.1975, K.J. Hedqvist [1♀, BMNH: NHMUK10370171]. Northern Territory: Amadeus Basin, 502m, 24°12‘39“S, 131°09‘16“E,, P. Ranford [1♁, ANIC: UCRCENT238665]. Queensland: 3.5–8 km N. Chillagoe, Rd to Chillagoe Crk. Xing, 314m, 17°05‘47“S, 144°30‘47“E, 27.iii.1992, E.C. Dahms & G. Sarnes [1♀, QM: UCRCENT491644]. 4 km SSE HS Noonbah Station, (NB3 M), 188m, 24°08‘31“S, 143°11‘46“E, 19.i–7.ii.2009, A. Emmott, sandy plain, ghost gums, MT [1♀, QM: UCRCENT241931 (D5332)]. Gordonvale, 16m, 17°06‘0“S, 145°47‘15“E, 3.i.1986, G. Gordh [1♁, UCRC: UCRCENT312317]. Karumba, 4m, 17°29‘20“S, 140°50‘13“E, 18.iv.1983, J.F. Donaldson [1♀, QM: UCRCENT491660]. Thursday Island, 15m, 10°35‘01“S, 142°13‘08“E, 4.viii.2018, photographed by E. Pirtle [1♀,]. Torres Strait, Horn Island, 6m, 10°35’32”S, 142°14’54”E,, L. Halling, LH1753a, host plant: Macroptilium atropurpureum   - Siratro [3♀, 1♁, LTB: UCRCENT536119 – 536122]. South Australia: 12 km E. Penong, 55m, 31°56‘0“S, 133°08‘0“E, 16.ix.1981, I.D. Naumann & J. C. Cardale [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238217]. Brookfield Cons. Pk., 150m, 34°12‘36“S, 139°19‘12“E, 26.xi.1992, I.D. Naumann, J. C. Cardale, swp from saltbush [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238669]. Elliston, 7m, 33°38‘54“S, 134°53‘50“E, 14.xi.1992, L.S. & R.B. Kimsey [4♀, UCDC: UCDC 00477672, 477674–477676]. Lake Tungketta, 33°45‘45“S, 135°06‘9“E, 30.xi.1992, I.D. Naumann & J. C. Cardale [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238668]. Nr Moonabbie Range, 192m, 33°10‘12“S, 137°06‘0“E, 28.xi.1992, I.D. Naumann, J. C. Cardale [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238670]. Victoria: 15 km S. Yarrara, 72m, 34°32‘25“S, 141°24‘38“E, 18.x.1983, I.D. Naumann & J. C. Cardale [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238666]. Knoxfield, 78m, 37°52‘49“S, 145°15‘0“E, 11.xi.2001, M. Robinson, 12d (IHD), host: Liriomyza chenopodii   , host plant: Chenopodium album   [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238201]. Knoxfield, 78m, 37°52‘49“S, 145°15‘0“E, 21.xi.2001, M. Robinson, 18c (IHD), host: Liriomyza chenopodii   , host plant: Chenopodium album   [9♁ 9♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238181– 238184, 238187–238200]. Knoxfield, 78m, 37°52‘49“S, 145°15‘0“E, 22.x.2001, M. Robinson, 5d (IHD), host: Liriomyza chenopodii   , host plant: Chenopodium album   [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238202]. West Australia: 60 km N. Tom Price on Hamersley Iron Rd., 600m, 22°18‘48“S, 117°40‘30“E, 20.iv.2003, F.D. Parker & M. E. Erwin, Flowering Eucalyptus   [1♀, CNC: CNC 508732 (D4672)]. Karijini Natl. Park: Johnson Gorge, 22°27‘10“S, 118°27‘18“E, 23.iv–15.iv.2003, C. Lambkin, near drying pool in rocky creek in Eucalyptus Acacia   scrub, MT, ANIC 2069 [1♀, ANIC: UCRCENT238538 (D5328)]. THAILAND: Chang Mai: Don Pao Tambon, Amphur Mae Wang, 419m, 18°42‘34“N, 98°45‘48“E, 1–10.iv.1997, S. Sonthichai [1♀, UCDC: UCDC 477671].


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Zagrammosoma latilineatum Ubaidillah

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

Zagrammosoma latilineatum

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