Therophilus onodyi Iza-Campos & Penteado-Dias, 2021

Iza-Campos, Giulia & Penteado-Dias, Angélica, 2021, The rare genus Therophilus Wesmael (Braconidae: Agathidinae) in Brazil with description of two new species, Zootaxa 5005 (4), pp. 596-600 : 598-599

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Therophilus onodyi Iza-Campos & Penteado-Dias

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Therophilus onodyi Iza-Campos & Penteado-Dias sp. n.

( Figs. 8–14 View FIGURES 8–13 View FIGURE 14 )

Diagnosis. Therophilus onodyi sp. n. can be distinguished from other members in the genus by the following combination of characters: head entirely melanic; wings hyaline. Mesosoma black and orange; metasoma entirely melanic dorsally. This species is similar to T. anomalus Bortoni & Penteado-Dias, 2015 .

Material Examined. Holotype “ ♀ DCBU435184 View Materials Brasil-CE, Guaramiranga , APA da Serra de Baturité. 16.xi.2018, Malaise 1—seca. Approximate coordinates: S4°16’19.9” W38°56’24.5”. C.P. da Silva col.” GoogleMaps

Description. Holotype female (DCBU435184). Body length 4.20 mm. Syntergite 2+3 length: 0.69 mm, width: 0.53 mm. Ovipositor length 3.79 mm. Antenna with 30 flagellomeres. Head entirely black ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 8–13 ) except for orange mandibles and palpi. Interantennal space with one barely exerted keel-like carina. Propleuron black. Pronotum, mesopleuron and metapleuron bicolored, black ventrally and orange dorsally ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 8–13 ). Mesoscutum and scutelum orange ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 8–13 ), notauli meeting and sculptured in all its extension. Propodeum entirely black ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 8–13 ). Sclerite between coxae and metasomal foramen complete and narrow. Fore leg and mid leg orange, except for coxa which is bicolored, black on proximal 2/3 and orange after. Hind leg mostly melanic except for proximal portion of coxa, dorsal and apex of femur and ventral portion of tibia (orange), base of tibia with white annulum. Metasoma mostly melanic dorsally, laterally, and ventrally, except for first three terga laterally which are light yellow ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 8–13 ). First metasomal tergum striate on proximal 2/3, with two not well defined carinae that extend to 1/3 of tergum. Wings evenly hyaline ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 8–13 ). Fore wing cubital cell open, RS+M vein incomplete and tubular in less than 1/4 its length. Ovipositor longer than metasoma, shorter than body length.

Male. Unknown

Biology. Specimen collected in Caatinga (xeric shrubland).

Etymology. Species named in honor of Helena Carolina Onody our colleague and specialist in Ichneumonidae .













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