Iare mexicanus, Martínez, Juan José, Ceccarelli, Fadia Sara & Zaldívar-Riverón, Alejandro, 2010

Martínez, Juan José, Ceccarelli, Fadia Sara & Zaldívar-Riverón, Alejandro, 2010, The genus Iare Barbalho and Penteado-Dias (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae) in Mexico, with the description of two new species, Zootaxa 2685, pp. 30-38 : 32-33

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https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.199420



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Iare mexicanus

sp. nov.

Iare mexicanus   sp. nov.

Figs 1 A View FIGURE 1. A , 2 View FIGURE 2 A–D

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from the other species of the genus by the proportions of the mesosoma, 1.7 times longer than high and slightly tapering to rear, with the scutellum slightly convex. In other species of the genus the mesosoma is at least 2.0 times longer than high and not tapering to rear, and with the scutellum distinctly flat.

Description. Female. Body length 2.5–2.7 mm. Head: 1.7 –2.0 times wider than median length. Occipital carina complete and joining hypostomal carina before mandible. POL 1.3 times Od, 0.4 times OOL. Eye 1.2 times longer than wide, transverse diameter of eye 1.6–1.7 times longer than temple (dorsal view). Malar space 0.5 times eye height. Width of hypoclypeal depression 0.8 –1.0 times distance from edge of depression to eye. Antenna filiform, with 19–21 antennomeres. First flagellar segment 3.8 –4.0 times longer than wide, 1.2–1.3 longer than second segment. Penultimate segment 1.5 –2.0 times as longer than wide, 0.5 times as long as first segment.

Mesosoma: 1.7 times longer than high, 1.6–1.7 times longer than wide; higher anteriorly and slightly tapering to rear in lateral view. Mesoscutum 0.7 times as long as wide and uniformly rounded. Notauli almost completely absent, barely distinguishable on anterior edge of mesoscutum. Prescutellar depression with four transverse carinae. Sternaulus about 0.5 times as long as mesopleuron.

Wings:Fore wing with pterostigma about as long as R. Vein r 0.8 times as long as 3 RSa, 0.3 times as long as 3 RSb, and 0.6 times as long as 2 RS. (RS+M)a slightly sinuate. Discal cell 2.3 times longer than wide.

Legs: Hind coxa with distinct basoventral tooth. Hind femur 2.8 times longer than wide; hind tibia 5.3 times longer than wide and 2.7 times longer than basitarsus.

Metasoma: Almost as long as head and mesosoma combined ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 A). First tergite wider than long, about 0.7 times as long as its apical width; second tergite 0.4 times as long as wide and 1.3 times longer than third tergite. Ovipositor sheath 0.7 times as long as metasoma.

Sculpture and pubescence: Head mostly coriaceous except malar space, which is almost smooth, and median and lower face, which is weakly rugulose. Pronotum coriaceous, pronotal furrow scrobiculate, mesoscutum strongly coriaceous, notauli absent, only indicated by a few rugose sculptures on antero-lateral edges of mesoscutum; scutellum coriaceous. Mesopleuron strongly and uniformly coriaceous; subalar groove and sternaulus scrobiculate. Metapleuron coriaceous, turning weakly rugose on posterior edge. Propodeum with basolateral areas coriaceous; areolar carinae present, enclosing areola crossed by several carinae. Coxae mostly smooth except hind coxa, which is dorsally coriaceous; femora and tibiae coriaceous. First metasomal tergite with median area clearly delimited by carinae, anterior surface mostly coriaceous, turning striate apically. First three metasomal tergites longitudinally striate (except anterior area of first tergite), with coriaceous sculpture between ridges, third tergite turning smooth on posterior edge. Remaining tergites coriaceous, turning smooth on posterior edge.

Male: Unknown.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. the specific name refers to Mexico, country were the species was collected.

Material examined. Holotype ( IB-UNAM CNIN): Voucher no. ASDOR 033 (Cham-033), female, Mexico, Jalisco, Estación de Biología de Chamela, UNAM, near lab, 19.49814 N- 105.0444 W, 95 m, 23–24 June 2009, light trap, tropical dry forest. Hans Clebsch, Alejandro Zaldívar-Riverón, Andrew Polaszek collectors. Paratype ( IB-UNAM CNIN): ASDOR 030 (Cham-030), female, same data as holotype.


Coleccion Nacional de Insectos, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico


Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico