Charops katiae Santos & Onody, 2019

Santos, Alvaro Doria Dos, Onody, Helena Carolina & Brandão, Carlos Roberto Ferreira, 2019, Taxonomic contributions to the genus Charops Holmgren, 1859 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), with description of seven new species from Brazil, Zootaxa 4619 (1), pp. 45-76 : 55-57

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Charops katiae Santos & Onody

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Charops katiae Santos & Onody sp. nov.

( Figs 5 View FIGURE 5 A–H, 14)

Material examined: Holotype: ♀ ( DCBU 262238 View Materials ), BRASIL: Pará, Jacareacanga, Pousada Thaimaçu - Mata, 09º03’21”S 56º35’09”W, Armadilha Malaise (164m), 19.ix.2015 - Rio São Benedito , M. M. B. Lutz & J. C. M. Lutz cols. GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 1 ♀ ( DCBU 199825 View Materials ), BRASIL: Acre: Porto Velho, EMBRAPA, Remanescente florestal, 10º01’42.8”S 67º40’57.3”W, Armadilha Malaise 1, 167m, 24.viii.2016 GoogleMaps , E. N. Silva e equipe cols; 1 ♀ ( INPA), Amazonas, Barcelos, Rio Demeni Pirico, 00º19’30”S 62º47’21”W, Armadiha Malaise em Igarapé , viii.2008, A. Silva & R. Machado col. GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀ ( MZSP 21064 View Materials ), Ceará, Crateús, Serra das Almas , Grajaú , 05º07’05”S 40º52’25”W,, Brandão & Eq. col. GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀ ( DCBU 140059 View Materials ), Minas Gerais: Sete Lagoas, EMBRAPA Milho e Sorgo , 19º25’27.1”S 44º8’59”W, Armadilha Malaise - 704m, 25.i - 04.ii.2011, I. Cruz col GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀ ( DCBU 330666 View Materials ), same data except 28.ii–13.iii. 2000 GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀ ( DCBU 330665 View Materials ), same data except 27.iii-10.iv.2000 GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀ ( DCBU 143421 View Materials ), Timóteo, Parque Estadual do Rio Doce , 19º39’30.7”S 42º34’32.2”W, Armadilha Malaise, 266m, 18.x.2010, A. J. Santos col. GoogleMaps 1 ♀ ( INPA), Mato Grosso, Pantanal , Malaise J.A. Rafael & J. Vidal Brasil ; 1 ♀ ( DCBU 262263 View Materials ), Pará, same data as holotype GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀ ( DCBU 262291 View Materials ), same data except 09º02’47”S 56º35’16”W, 15.ii–26.iii.2016 GoogleMaps ; 1 ( MNRJ 000.031), Rio de Janeiro, Estrada Rio-São Paulo Km 47, 8.ix.1947, Zikán col.; 1 ♀ ( DCBU 177047 View Materials ), São Paulo, Jundiaí, Reserva Biológica da Serra do Japi , 23º13.92’S 46º56.50’W Armadilha Malaise 4 (1.197m), 08.v.2010 GoogleMaps , A. S. Soares & eq. cols.; 1 ♀ ( DCBU 115173 View Materials ), Pontal, Usina Bela Vista , 20º54’48”S 48º08’0.3”W, Ar- madilha Malaise (502m), 01.x.2010, I. F. Melo. col. GoogleMaps 1 ♀ ( DCBU 155036 View Materials ), Ribeirão Grande, Parque Estadual de Intervales , 24º16’23.6”S 48º25’21.8”W, Armadilha Malaise 5, 20.xii.2010 GoogleMaps , N. W. Perioto e eq. cols.; 1 ♀ ( DCBU 194890 View Materials ), Teodoro Sampaio, Parque Estadual Morro do Diabo , 22º36’17”S 52º18’5.8”W, Armadilha Malaise 3, (414m), 15.iv.2010 GoogleMaps , N. W. Perioto e equipe col.

Diagnosis. Relatively large sized, fore wing 5.9–7.1 mm; antenna with 46–47 flagellomeres; juxtacoxal carina complete with first perpendicular carina vestigial, second, third and fourth perpendicular carinae present, reaching pleural carina; ovipositor upcurved.

Description. Female ( Fig. 5A View FIGURE 5 ). Fore wing 5.9–7.1 mm.

Head. Densely punctate and covered with setae; lateral height of head 0.70–0.84× the size of mesopleuron; mandibles short and stout, apex 0.72–0.90× as wide as base, upper tooth broader than the lower tooth; malar space 0.4–0.61× as long as basal width of mandible; inner margin of eyes parallel near clypeus; supraclypeal area subquadrate ( Fig. 5A View FIGURE 5 ); width 0.80–1.17× its height; lateral ocellus separated from eye by 0.43–0.78× its own diameter; interocellar distance 0.73–0.88× diameter of lateral ocelli; interocellar area with sparse small setae; antenna with 46–47 flagellomeres; width of first flagellomere 3.25–4.3× its height; height of second flagellomere 0.53–0.64× the height of first flagellomere; last flagellomere cone shaped with a rounded apex, occipital area slightly imbricate.

Mesosoma . Pronotum dorsolaterally imbricate, laterally and ventrolaterally polished with transverse wrinkles; epomia present reaching the base of mesoscutum; mesoscutum punctate; scutellum and post scutellum densely covered with setae; mesopleuron dorsolaterally reticulate several complete wrinkles and covered with setae; speculum denudate with strong wrinkles ( Fig. 5C View FIGURE 5 ); epicnemial carina present, reaching the posterior part of pronotum; mesopleuron ventrally foveolate without wrinkles and covered with setae; sternaulus absent; posterior transverse carina of mesosternum forming two conspicuous teeth produced near the coxal area; metapleuron punctate and covered with setae with its posterior part densely covered with setae; juxtacoxal carina complete with first perpendicular carina vestigial, second, third and fourth perpendicular carinae present, reaching pleural carina; juxtacoxal area reticulate; pleural carina complete; spiracle elliptical with its width 0.42–0.58× the spiracle height; propodeum hairy and reticulose; petiolar area, areola and basal area with vestigial wrinkles ( Fig. 5B View FIGURE 5 ); lateral longitudinal carina of propodeum incomplete not reaching propodeum neck; median longitudinal carina of propodeum complete; propodeum neck 0.81–1.01× the size of hind coxa.

Legs. Height of fore t1 0.69–0.82× height of fore t2–t5, height of mid legs with t1 0.71–0.80× height of mid t2–t5; height of hind t1 0.64–0.94× height of hind t2–t5.

Wings. Hyaline and covered with small setae; fore wing: vein 1cu-a arising after of 1M+Rs; vein 3/Cu placed near 2/Cu; vein 1/Rs+M curved; bulla of 1/Rs+M placed after its midlength near 2/M; 2/RS 0.36–0.62× as long as 2/M; bulla of 2m-cu placed near 2/M 0.3-0.56× the distance between the bulla and 4/Cu vein; hind wing: vein 1-Rs forming a curve with 1r-m angle; hind wing with 5 hamuli.

Metasoma. Tergites imbricate; first tergite with sparse setae, first sternite glabrous with subpetiolar process inconspicuous; tergite II 0.82–0.92× the length of tergite I; remaining tergites and sternites finely punctate covered with small setae; thyridium rounded ( Fig. 5E View FIGURE 5 ); ovipositor sheath covered with long setae; ovipositor upcurved ( Fig. 5F View FIGURE 5 ) with 1.22–2.48mm long; ovipositor notch not deep ( Fig. 5G View FIGURE 5 ), distant from apex 0.16–0.28× length of ovipositor; ovipositor notch angle 52–75º; ovipositor ventral valve with a lobe near apex.

Color. Pubescence golden. Head: black; palpi pale-yellow; mandibles pale-yellow with brown teeth; ocelli orange brown; antenna dark brown, scape and pedicel bicolored, anteriorly yellow and posteriorly brown. Mesosoma : black; tegula, fore and mid leg pale-yellow with t5 brown; mid leg with brown and pale-yellow or totally black coxae, trochanter and t4 pale-yellow, t5 brown; hind leg coxae black with dark yellow trochanter and trochantellus femur with dorsal part dark brown and ventral part orange brown to dark brown, tibia to t5 dark brown, tibial spurs dark yellow Metasoma: first sternite light brown; first tergite orange brown ( Fig. 5D View FIGURE 5 ); tergite 2 dorsally black and ventrally orange brown with a distinct black stripe on its posterior part ( Fig. 5E View FIGURE 5 ), thyridium pale brown; sternite II dark yellow; remaining tergites dorsally black and ventrally orange brown; remaining sternites dark-yellow; ovipositor sheaths and cerci black, ovipositor reddish brown.

Male: Unknown.

Biology: Host unknown.

Comments: Very similar to Charops eduardoi sp. nov. from which it can be easily differentiated by its upcurved ovipositor (vs straight ovipositor).

Etymology: This species is named in honor of Katia Guarnieri Doria dos Santos, first author’s mother.


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