Nosodipara ferrana Desjardins, 2007

Desjardins, Christopher A., 2007, Phylogenetics and classification of the world genera of Diparinae (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), Zootaxa 1647 (1), pp. 1-88 : 72-73

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Nosodipara ferrana Desjardins

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Nosodipara ferrana Desjardins , New Species

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Type information: Holotype female, QM “Aust: QLD: NE: West, Claudia R, Iron Range, 4 Dec 1985, G. Monteith. QM Berlesate No. 691, 12.45S 143.14E, Rainforest 50m, sieved litter.” 1 Paratype female with same data except “ 3 Dec 1985. QM Berlesate No. 690.” GoogleMaps

Description: Female. 1.4 mm. Color: Mostly pale yellowish to orangish brown, with the following exceptions: clava white; flagellar segments 6–8, and to a lesser extend 5, brown; ventral third of mesepimeron orangish brown; small circle anterior to cercus brown. Head: Subcircular in frontal view; about 1.3X as high as wide; eyes bare; vertex with 2 long and 4 short strong, dark setae; head with sparse, white setae, becoming slightly more dense and twice as long ventrally; head mostly smooth, ocellar triangle and occiput coriaceous; lateral ocelli connected by dark carina; ratio of ocellocular: postocellar: mid-to-lateral ocellus distance: lateral ocellus diameter about 2:8:5:1; scrobe height about 0.75X distance from toruli to mid-ocellus; scrobal basin and walls coriaceous; interantennal area with wide carina reaching about 0.5X height of scrobe, continuing as weakly raised band to top of scrobe; toruli separated by about 1.75 torulus diameters; scape about 0.8X eye height; A1 3X as broad as long to A5 1.3X as broad as long (only flagellar segments 6 and 8 appearing to have mps); ratio of scape: pedicel: A1: A2: A3: A4: A5: F1: F2: F3 about 20:9:1:2:2.5:2.5:3:5:3:5; clypeus strongly delimited laterally, weakly delimited dorsally. Mesosoma: pronotum and scutum dorsally imbricate, scutellum granulose; ratio of pronotum: scutum: scutellum: propodeum about 2:3:2:1; pronotum posteriorly with a row of long, thin, white setae, these setae also sparsely present on scutum and scutellum; pronotum 2.3X as wide as long; pronotum postero-laterally with smooth, depressed area; scutum 1.7X as wide as long; scutellum slightly conical, gently rounded anteriorly and sharply rounded posteriorly; scutellum angled, with level of propodeum below level of scutum; posterior scutellar margin smooth; metanotum thin, smooth, depressed, most apparent posterior to axillae and medial region of scutellum; propodeum anteriorly with thin, smooth band, separated from remainder of finely areolate sculptured propodeum by carinate edge; plica absent; postspiracular area smooth, flat, facing postero-laterally; sulcus between postspiracular area and metapleuron vertical; spiracle 4X its own diameter from metanotum, facing postero-laterally; callus absent; prepectus triangular, not in same plane as prontum, abutting at about 135° angle; mesepimeron smooth, slightly depressed (mesepimeron = femoral depression), triangular in shape with longest side against metapleuron; metapleuron smooth; 1 metatibial spur, length about 1.5X width of metatibia at point of insertion; metabasitarsus 2.7X as long as wide, about 0.5X as long as remaining tarsi; metacoxa without striations; all coxae bare; metatibia spinose; apterous, forewing present as membranous lump with single strong, protruding bristle, hindwing completely absent. Metasoma: About 2.2X length of mesosoma; petiole short, broader than long, granulose; ratio of GT1:GT2–6:GT7:ovipositor sheaths about 3.9:2.6:1.4:1; setae sparsely distributed across GT1 and 7; ovipositor tip covered by sheaths. Male: Unknown.

Etymology: ferra-, meaning iron, from the Iron Range locality in which it was collected.

Distribution: Australia: Far North Queensland.

Hosts: Unknown.