Archaeoteleia puncticeps

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Ordo: Hymenoptera
Familia: Scelionidae
Genus: Archaeoteleia


Archaeoteleia puncticeps MasnerWikispecies linkPensoft Profile

  • Archaeoteleia puncticeps Early, John W., 2007, Zootaxa 1655: 36-38.


Description: Female. Length 3.75 mm. Color: entire body, including top of horn, yellowish brown; antennal clava gradually darkened toward apex, A 6 yellow, A 7 darker, A 9 –A 12 dark brown, antenna otherwise yellowish brown. Head (Figs. 55–57): vertex, occiput, frons, gena entirely and evenly rugose punctate, with no parts of head left smooth, head covered with dense, appressed, fine pilosity; eye very sparsely setose; LOL slightly greater than OOL; occipital carina indistinctly crenulate; frontal keel delicate, disappearing dorsally amidst dense sculpture; facial striae fine, extending to middle of inner orbit; clypeus smooth, lateral corners strongly protruding; toruli contiguous with upper margin of clypeus; A 1 5.0 times as long as wide; A 2 2.4 times as wide as long; A 3 3.1 times as long as A 2; claval formula A 5 –A 12 / 1-2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1. Mesosoma (Figs. 56–57): transverse pronotal carina distinctly arched, anterolateral corners not pronounced; vertical epomial carina absent; horizontal epomial carina strongly approximated to mesoscutum, leaving very narrow pronotal shoulders; lateral pronotum with delicate, reticulate microsculpture, fine pilosity; netrion well developed, demarcated by anterior arc of deep foveae; mesonotum evenly, thimblelike punctured; admedian lines absent; notaulus complete, foveolate; parapsidal line fairly well impressed, rather long; transscutal articulation well indicated, crenulate laterally; scutellum transverse, length 0.5 times length of mesoscutum, punctate, setose; scutellar spines straight, not curved toward midline; mesopleural carina absent; upper portion of mesepisternum with large, smooth glabrous area, lower portion of mesepisternum with irregular rugulosity in epicnemial area; row of foveolae along posterior margin of mesopleuron complete, reaching mid coxal cavity; metapleuron rugulose, densely setose ventrally, above medial line of foveae with narrow smooth, glabrous area, otherwise setose; propodeum with longitudinal keels, sparsely setose; fore wing barely surpassing apex of metasoma, almost clear, with distinct cloud of pigmentation below stigma; M, basal vein well indicated; Cu, M, Rs vaguely infuscate; marginal vein very thick, subtriangular, markedly darkened; postmarginal vein absent; stigmal vein forming 45 angle, hooked apically, weakly arched; hind basitarsus long, narrow; hind coxa of normal size, posterior surface punctured.

Metasoma (Figs. 54, 57) slender, elongate, length 3.8 times width; length of T 1 very slightly greater than width, in lateral view top of horn reaching level of scutellum, apex of horn smooth, T 1 otherwise longitudinally rugulose, with microsculpture in furrows between rugulae; length of T 2 0.8 times width; length of T 3 0.7 times width; length of T 4 0.6 times width; length of T 5 0.5 times width, with fine longitudinal rugosity, posterior margin distinctly excavate; T 3 –T 5 with distinct basal row of foveolae; T 6 distinctly elongate, length 3.2 times width, with fine longitudinal rugulae in anterior half, otherwise smooth with scattered punctures. Male. Very similar to female and to the male of A. mellea, except both A 4 and A 5 with longitudinal keels, keel on A 5 shorter than on A 4, keel on A 4 does not exceed basal one-third of segment; length of A 1 3.9 times width; length of A 2 1.7 times width; length of A 3 1.8 times length of A 1. Diagnosis. Distinguished from A. penai and A. mellea by the uniformly yellowish brown color of the body; the entire head is rugose punctate, without smooth areas; the vertical epomial carina is absent; the metasoma is more elongate; and male A 5 with keel. The side of the pronotum is smooth or very delicately sculptured, unlike the punctured surface of A. penai. Etymology. The specific epithet puncticeps refers to the sculpture of the head. Link to Distribution Map. 210 /hymenoptera/eol_scelionidae.content _page?page_level= 3 &page_id=taxon_page_data&page_version= 190984 &page_option 1 =M Material examined. Holotype female: CHILE: Bío-Bío, Arauco, E of Contulmo, Pata de Gallina, II. 1989, P. Salinas, pan trap, OSUC174391. Deposited in CNCI. Paratypes: CHILE: Araucanía, 4.5 km W Los Portones entrance, 37 ° 49.25 'S7259.82 'W, 1300 m, P.N. Nahuelbuta, Prov. de Malleco, 21.XII– 7.II. 1997, A. Newton, M. Thayer, female, OSUC146579 (CNCI); E of Guardería Pinchinahuel, 37 ° 48.20 'S7301.41 'W, 1290 m, P.N. Nahuelbuta, Prov. de Malleco, 5–24.XII. 2002, A. Newton, M. Thayer, female, OSUC174440 (CNCI). Bío-Bío, Laraquete, S of Concepción, 10–25.I. 1993, P. Salinas, female, OSUC146578 (CNCI); Pata de Gallina, E of Contulmo, Arauco Prov., 10–25.I. 1993, II. 1989, P. Salinas, 104 males, 40 females, OSUC 146577, 163635, 163636, 174392, 203621 –203678, 203681– 203747 (CNCI).

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  • Early, John W.; Masner, Lubomír; Johnson, Norman F.; 2007: Revision of Archaeoteleia Masner (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Scelionidae), Zootaxa 1655: 36-38. doi
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