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- Archaeoteleia karere Early, John W., 2007, Zootaxa 1655: 13-15.
Description: Female. Length 3.0– 3.7 mm. Color: upper frons, dorsal head and mesosoma, metapleuron and entire metasoma dark brown; lower frons, genae, lateral pronotum, mesopleuron and legs pale yellowish. Head (Figs. 13–15): occipital carina weakly crenulate medially, without crenulae in genal region; striation of cheeks distinct but fine, strongest in malar region and up inner orbits; posterior gena smooth, with sparse setigerous punctures; A 1 4.0– 4.5 times longer than wide; A 2 2.4 –3.0 times longer than wide; A 3 3.7–3.9 times longer than A 2; flagellum with setae appressed, not conspicuously bristly in appearance. Mesosoma (Figs. 14–15): dorsal pronotum with transverse pronotal carina bowed in front of anterior margin of mesoscutum, epomial corners sharp; pronotal humeral carina distinct, shoulders moderately broad, at widest point 0.64 times tegula width; vertical epomial carina absent; lateral pronotum glabrous medially; netrion smooth, with sparse fine setigerous punctures; admedian lines usually distinct, V-shaped, 2.8 –3.0 times longer than their posterior separation; notaulus incomplete, well indicated and foveolate in basal 0.6– 0.8, becoming faint anteriorly and indicated by line of foveae, trajectory ending at or between epomial corners; parapsidal line weak; scutellum very weakly bilobate, a faint median longitudinal depression between the two lobes, posterior corners rounded, without spines; mesopleural carina absent or indicated anteriorly by faint aciculate line, becoming weaker posteriorly; mesepisternum below mesopleural depression with moderately dense fine setigerous punctulae; upper half of metapleuron with small glabrous triangular area; fore wings hyaline, cloud of pigmentation under marginal vein and stigmal vein usually absent, at most very faintly indicated; postmarginal vein 3.9–5.6 times longer than marginal vein, tubular through most of its length; basal vein strong, subtracheate. Metasoma (Figs. 12, 15) 3.6 –4.0 times longer than wide; T 1 about as long as wide, ovipositor horn almost raised to level of mesoscutum; T 2 –T 5 wider than long, T 6 1.8–2.4 times longer than wide; T 1 with complete longitudinal costae, strongest around base of horn, horn weakly coriarious laterally, posterior face highly polished from base to tip; T 2 –T 5 coriarious, with strongly costate anterior margins, costae strongest and longest on T 2, becoming progressively shorter and less well developed on posterior tergites; T 2 –T 5 coriarious medially, sculpture strongest anteriorly, becoming weaker on posterior tergites; T 6 finely coriarious, without longitudinal sculpture; S 2 with anterior lens-shaped region almost flat, never conspicuously rounded or tooth-like in profile.
Male. Differs from female as follows: Length: 2.6–3.2 mm; A 1 3.1–3.5 times longer than wide; A 2 1.3– 1.7 times longer than wide; A 3 5.1 –6.0 times longer than A 2; A 5 laterally expanded at apex of basal carina. Notauli almost complete; scutellum even less distinctly bilobate; dorsellum clearly differentiated, smooth and shiny posteriorly; propodeum completely areolate-rugose, without medial excavation and carinae. Metasoma 3.4–3.7 times longer than wide; anterior margin of T 1 only slightly raised, anterior corners acute but not distinctly produced or spinelike. Diagnosis: Recognized by the combination of the following characters: small size, female body length 3.2–3.7 mm, male 2.6–3.2 mm, scutellum without spines, no strong pigment cloud under marginal vein, notaulus not complete, female T 6 about twice as long as wide, and male antenna with only A 5 carinate, the basal carinal region being laterally expanded. Distribution: Found only in parts of the North Island of New Zealand (AK, BP, WO, TK, TO) where it is sometimes sympatric with A. chambersi. Link to Distribution Map. 210 /hymenoptera/eol_scelionidae.content _page?page_level= 3 &page_id=taxon_page_data&page_version= 190982 &page_option 1 =M Biology: Hosts unknown but presumed to be eggs of a macropathine rhaphidophorid. Etymology: In the Māori language karere means 'messenger'. Named for Mt. Messenger from which a number of specimens were taken. Material Examined: Holotype female. NEW ZEALAND, TK, Mt Egmont, E side, 850 m, 16.XII. 1983, J.W. Early, swept in kamahi forest, AMNZ64325. Deposited in AMNZ. Paratypes (35 males, 13 females): NEW ZEALAND: 2 females with same data as holotype, OSUC 163656, 163657 (CNCI, LUNZ); AK, Titirangi, Atkinson Park, Zigzag Track, 40 m, 2–6.IX. 2006, S.E. Thorpe, Damp gully, on plants above small stream, 4 males, female, AMNZ75168 (AMNZ, NZAC); TK, Mt Egmont West, 29.I.1977, 24.XII. 1981, F. Chambers, 3 males, AMNZ64326 – 63428 (AMNZ); TK, Mt Egmont, Dawson Falls, 820 m, 3–11.XII. 2005, J.W. Early, kamahi-podocarp forest, yellow pan trap, female, AMNZ71468 (AMNZ); TK, Mt Egmont North, 950 m, 20.III. 2005, J.W. Early, R.F. Gilbert, swept in forest, male, AMNZ73895 (AMNZ); TK, Mt Egmont, Stratford Mtn House, 860 m, 4–11.XII. 2005, J.W. Early, kamahi forest, yellow pan trap, 3 females, AMNZ74165–74167 (AMNZ); TK, Egmont National Park, Kaitake Ra., Lucy's Gully, 14.IV. 1983, F. Chambers, male, AMNZ64334 (AMNZ); TK, Mt Messenger, 15.XII. 1983, L. Masner, screen sweep, male (CNCI); TK, below Mt. Messenger; 15.XII. 1983, L. Masner, male, OSUC151833 (AEIC); TK, Mt Messenger, S side, 90 m, 15.XII. 1983, J.W. Early, sweeping grass, sedges and ferns in damp gully, 2 males, OSUC 163659, 163660 (LUNZ); TK, Mt Messenger, 11.III. 1985, F. Chambers, damp fern gully S end, 3 males, female, AMNZ64329–64331 (AMNZ); TK, Whangamomona Saddle, 25.III. 1985, F. Chambers, 2 males, AMNZ 64332, 64333 (AMNZ); TK, 21 km N of Ohura, 14.XII. 1983, L. Masner, screen sweep undergrowth in Nothofagus forest, 2 males (CNCI); TK, Tangarakau Gorge, Morgans Grave, 200 m, 6–10.XII. 2005, J.W. Early, forest, yellow pan trap, male, 2 females, AMNZ74169–74171 (AMNZ); TK, 23 km S of Aria, Pukerewe Scen. Res., 14.XII. 1983, L. Masner, screen sweep, male (CNCI); TK, Waitewhena Forest, 220–250 m, 2–10.XII. 2005, J.W. Early, yellow pan trap in forest, 10 males, 2 females, AMNZ74159–74164, OSUC179076–179078 (AMNZ, NZAC, OSUC); WO, Pirongia, Hihikiwi Track, 350 m, 1.IX. 1986, A.R. Plant, swept mossy bank under mixed bush, male, OSUC163661 (LUNZ); BP, Kaimai Forest, Wairere Track, 350 m, 22.III. 1988, A.R. Plant, swept from low foliage under 15– 20 m canopy bush, female (LUNZ); BP, Kaimai Ra., 4.XI. 1982, F.D. Chambers, male, AMNZ64335 (AMNZ); TO, Pureora Forest Park, 2.II. 1995, B.J. Sinclair, podocarp, yellow pan trap, male, OSUC146524 (CNCI).
- Early, John W.; Masner, Lubomír; Johnson, Norman F.; 2007: Revision of Archaeoteleia Masner (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Scelionidae), Zootaxa 1655: 13-15. doi