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- Archaeoteleia onamata Early, John W., 2007, Zootaxa 1655: 18-20.
Description: Female. Length 5.6–6.4 mm. Color: central upper frons, vertex and occiput pale golden brown to dark brown, sometimes almost black, particularly ocellar triangle; frons along inner orbits, genae, clypeus and mandibles pale; mesonotum medium golden brown to dark brown; pronotum, lateral mesosoma, coxae, trochanters and femora pale greenish to yellow; ovipositor horn of T 1 always dark brown to almost black, always the darkest part of the body; tergites dark brown medially, orange brown laterally; sternites paler, yellowish brown. Head (Figs. 21–23): vertex, temples and upper frons very finely coriaceous-punctate, setae short and very fine; occipital carina complete, finely crenulate medially but with only a few fine punctures in genal region; cheeks with dense, fine setigerous punctures, striation weak but strongest basally near mandibular articulation; striation of lower face most pronounced in malar region and on clypeus; central carina of frons very weak, fine, sometimes incomplete; frons with smooth shallow depression on side for reception of scape, without swelling by inner orbits, head not browed in dorsal view; A 1 4.0– 4.3 times longer than wide; A 2 2.4–3.4 times longer than wide; A 3 4.2 –5.0 times longer than A 2; flagellum not conspicuously bristly, with few erect setae, setae mostly appressed and short, less than half width of A 3; claval formula A 5–12 / 1-2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1. Mesosoma (Figs. 22–23): dorsal pronotum with transverse pronotal carina bowed in front of anterior margin of mesoscutum, epomial corners distinct but not raised or sharp; pronotal shoulders broad, at maximum width 0.75 times as wide as tegulae; vertical epomial carina absent; lateral pronotum with small narrow glabrous area medially; netrion punctulate, with short, fine, semi-appressed setae posteriorly directed; mesoscutum with dense, fine setulose punctures; admedian lines always clearly defined, long, 3.0– 4.4 times longer than separation of posterior ends; notaulus complete, finely crenulate, strongest posteriorly, becoming weaker and less distinct anteriorly, subparallel and diverging only slightly anteriorly, ending before epomial corners; parapsidal line clearly indicated; scutellum virtually not bilobate, without spines; mesopleural carina absent; anterior margin and mesepisternum below depression with dense setigerous punctulae, setae very fine, whitish, appressed and obliquely posteroventrally directed; mesopleural depression and area above entirely smooth and almost glabrous; upper half of metapleuron largely smooth and glabrous, lower half not distinctly swollen, densely finely punctulate and hairy like lower mesopleuron; medial excavation of propodeum smooth, flanked by carinae raised anteriorly to sharp tooth-like spine bearing long erect setae; fore wing hyaline, without infuscation under marginal vein between bulla and stigmal vein; stigmal vein distinctly curved basad; postmarginal vein long, 4.0–5.0 times longer than marginal vein, becoming indistinct gradually.
Metasoma (Fig. 20, 23) 5.0– 5.5 times longer than wide; T 1 and T 5 about as long as wide, T 2–4 only slightly wider than long, T 6 3.7–4.1 times longer than wide; sculpture very fine; T 1 with longitudinal costulae sometimes not well impressed around base of ovipositor horn and interrupted by coriaceous wrinkling, horn finely coriaceous, smooth and shining only on tip; T 2–5 with vague shallow longitudinal depression laterally, anterior margins costulate, costulae sometimes complete medially on T 2 and T 3 but usually only present laterally with broad finely coriaceous medial region. Male. Differs from female as follows: Length 4.8 –5.0 mm; upper frons, vertex, occiput, dorsal mesosoma and metasoma dark brown, always darker than female; A 1 2.9 –3.0 times longer than wide; A 2 1.4–1.7 times longer than wide; A 3 5.7 –6.0 times longer than A 2; only A 5 distinctly carinate but A 4 often with small vestige of a basal carina. Propodeum with indistinct weak medial depression flanked anteriorly by delicate propodeal carinae which are not distinctly raised or tooth-like. Metasoma 4.1–4.2 times longer than wide; T 1 longer than wide, anterior margin raised. Diagnosis: Recognized by the following combination of characters: large body size, female body length 5.6–6.4 mm, male 4.8 –5.0 mm; notaulus complete; scutellum barely bilobate and without spines at posterior corners; fore wing without pigment cloud under marginal vein; mesepisternum below mesopleural depression covered with dense, fine pilosity, male antenna with A 5 carinate, A 4 sometimes with small carina. Distribution: Found primarily in parts of the north of the South Island of New Zealand (SD, NN, BR, NC). It is sympatric with A. novaezealandiae and A. gilbertae in one locality (NN, Roding Valley), and also at the type locality with A. gilbertae. Link to Distribution Map. 210 /hymenoptera/eol_scelionidae.content _page?page_level= 3 &page_id=taxon_page_data&page_version= 190983 &page_option 1 =M Biology: Hosts unknown but presumed to be eggs of a large macropathine rhaphidophorid. Etymology: The word onamata in the Māori language means 'from ancient times' and reflects our belief that this is the most plesiomorphous species of the genus. Material Examined: Holotype female. NEW ZEALAND: NN, Abel Tasman National Park, Canaan, 720 m, 22.XII. 1983, J.W. Early, swept in Nothofagus forest, AMNZ64336. Deposited in AMNZ. Paratypes: NEW ZEALAND:3 males with same data as holotype, OSUC163672–163674 (LUNZ); NN, Abel Tasman N.P., Harwood's Track, 720 m, 3.II. 1981, J.W. Early, sweeping ferns and ground cover in Nothofagus forest, male, female OSUC 163691, 163692 (LUNZ); NN, Harwood's Hole, 21–25.II. 1993, L. Le Sage, Malaise trap in Nothofagus forest, male, OSUC146521 (CNCI); NN, Harwood's Hole, 800 m, 6–7.II. 1995, B.J. Sinclair, sphagnum in Nothofagus forest, yellow pan trap, male, OSUC146523 (CNCI); NN, Canaan, Harwood’s Hole Tk., 8.IV. 2003, J.W. Early, swept in Nothofagus forest, 3 females, AMNZ55809–55811 (AMNZ); NN, Abel Tasman N.P., Castle Rock - Torrent Bay Track, 4.II. 1981, J.W. Early, sweeping ferns and ground cover on forest floor, male, female, OSUC 163693, 163694 (LUNZ); NN, NW Nelson Forest Park, Mt Arthur Tableland, 1000 m, 17–18.II. 1995, B.J. Sinclair, Nothofagus forest, yellow pan trap, 2 males, OSUC146520 (CNCI); MB, Penk Saddle bet. Penk R and Dillon Ck, 1160 m, 8.II. 2001, I.R. Millar, grassy/scrub clearing in mountain beech forest, yellow pan trap, male, AMNZ73861 (AMNZ); BR, Nelson Lakes N.P., N slope Mt Robert, 860 m, 23–26.III. 1980, A. Newton & M. Thayer, Nothofagus spp, intercept trap, 2 males, female (CNCI); BR, L. Rotoiti, 610 m, 4.II. 1978, A.K. Walker, to Coleman lantern "Station C", male, OSUC163685 (NZAC); BR, L. Rotoiti, XII.1980, 24.XII. 1982, A.K. Walker, pan trap in Nothofagus forest, 5 males, OSUC163686–163690 (NZAC); BR, L. Rotoiti, 615 m, 19,20. XII. 1983, J.W. Early, swept in Nothofagus forest, male, OSUC163675 (LUNZ); 4 males, 3 females with same data but L. Masner, screen sweep (CNCI); BR, L. Rotoiti, 18–23.XII. 1983, J.W. Early & L. Masner, yellow pan trap in Nothofagus forest, 3 males, female, OSUC 163297, 163676 (CNCI, LUNZ); SD, Queen Charlotte Sound, Bay of Many Coves, 29– 31.XII.1985, 5– 11.I.1987, 27.XII. 1989 – 4.I. 1990, J.W.M. Marris, yellow pan trap in kanuka bush, 2 males, 7 females, AMNZ73862, OSUC163677–163684 (AMNZ, LUNZ); NC, Arthurs Pass, Bealy River Tr, 800 m, 11–12.II. 1995, B.J. Sinclair, yellow pan trap, male, OSUC146522 (CNCI). Other material: NEW ZEALAND: BR, Nelson Lakes N.P., Mt. Robert, 1200 m, 18–23.XII. 1983, L. Masner, Malaise trap, female, OSUC151834 (AEIC). BR, L. Brunner Moana Scenic Res., 14–15.II. 1995, B.J. Sinclair, yellow pan trap, male, OSUC146525 (CNCI).
- Early, John W.; Masner, Lubomír; Johnson, Norman F.; 2007: Revision of Archaeoteleia Masner (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Scelionidae), Zootaxa 1655: 18-20. doi