Pambolus rastafari

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Ordo: Hymenoptera
Familia: Braconidae
Genus: Pambolus


Pambolus rastafari Martínez & Ceccarelli & Zaldívar-Riverón, 2012 sp. n.Wikispecies linkZooBank linkPensoft Profile


Following the keys to Neotropical species of Pambolus (Braet and van Achterberg 2003[1]; van Achterberg and Braet 2004[2]), Pambolus rastafari runs to couplet three due to the presence of a white basal antennal band; however, it can easily be distinguished from Pambolus duplotaeniatus van Achterberg, Pambolus granulatus van Achterberg and Pambolus microstriatus van Achterberg by the basal white band being composed of a single white flagellomere. The three aforementioned species have a white band composed of at least three flagellomeres. This new species also differs from the above three species by its entirely smooth and polished head and mesoscutum.
Female. Color: Mostly chestnut brown (fig. 7); palpi, pedicel, second flagellomere, coxae, trochanters and trochantelli, all femora and all tibiae basally ivory white; flagellomeres beyond 12th and fore tarsus light brown; annellus of first flagellomere and apex of all trochantelli distinctly orange-brown; wings almost entirely infuscate, with subhyaline areas at junction of veins 2RS and 2M and along vein r-m; remaining veins light brown.
Head: Antenna broken, 13 flagellomeres remaining, first flagellomere 1.2 times longer than second, first and second flagellomeres 5.0 and 3.9 times longer than their maximum width, respectively. Scapus oblique apically. In dorsal view (fig. 9) length of eyes 1.9 times the length of temple; POL as long as OD and 0.4 times OOL; in dorsal view width of head 0.6 times its median length; face rather flattened and clypeus weakly convex in lateral view (fig. 10); face smooth and setose (fig. 8); clypeus smooth; anterior tentorial pit big and circular; frons smooth and slightly concave; vertex, temple and gena also smooth and shining; malar space 2.0 times basal width of mandible; occipital carina complete, strongly developed, meeting hypostomal carina ventrally.
Mesosoma: Length of mesosoma 1.4 times its maximum height and 1.6-1.7 times its maximum width; mesosoma setose; pronotum largely smooth, slightly coriaceous anteriorly, pronotal furrow present only medially and scrobiculate; propleuron convex and smooth; mesopleuron smooth (fig. 11), precoxal sulcus deep and scrobiculate, occupying two thirds the length of the mesopleuron, subalar and posterior mesopleural furrows scrobiculate; prepectal and postpectal carinae strongly developed; metapleuron irregularly rugose; mesoscutum smooth and shining (fig. 12); notauli wide and crenulate on anterior edge of mesoscutum, indistinct posteriorly; mesoscutum with a median V-shaped posterior pit; scutellar disc smooth; scutellar sulcus with five coarse and oblique carinae, its median length 0.5 times as long as scutellar disc; propodeum (fig. 13) areolate rugose, with a long and narrow areola medially, areola with a median longitudinal carina anteriorly and with three transverse carinae posteriorly, spines of propodeum 0.7 times as long as fore basitarsus.
Wings: Wings densely setose. Fore wing (fig. 14): veins r and 3-SR basally widened; r:3RSa:3RSb = 3:8:12; 2RS:2M:r-m = 9:17:5; veins (RS+M)b and r-m unpigmented; vein (RS+M)a straight; vein cu-a insterstitial; first subdiscal cell open. Hind wing (fig. 15): vein cu-a vertical; M+CU:1-M = 2:5.
Legs: Hind coxa largely finely striate dorsally; length of femur, tibia and basitarsus of hind leg 4.4, 8.4 and 5.3 times their width, respectively; hind femur very weakly coriaceous.
Metasoma: Length of first tergite 0.8 times its apical width, its median area wide and coarsely longitudinally striate (fig. 13), lateral areas smooth; remaining terga completely smooth and shining; combined length of second and third tergites as long as their maximum width; length of ovipositor sheath 0.4-0.5 times the length of metasoma.
Male. Unknown.


The specific epithet refers to the religious and social movement from Jamaica.

Material examined

Holotype female: Jamaica, Saint Andrew, New Castle, 18.06840, -76.7119, 860m, 11.xi.2010, F. S. Ceccarelli col. (CNIN IB-UNAM); GenBank accession no. JQ268750. Paratype: one female, same data as holotype (MACN).

Original Description

Other References

  1. Braet Y, Achterberg C (2003) New species of Pambolus Haliday and Phaenocarpa Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Pambolinae, Alysiinae) from French Guyana, Suriname and Panama. Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden 77: 153-179.
  2. Achterberg C, Braet Y (2004) Two new species of Pambolus Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Pambolinae) from Argentina. Zoologische Mededelingen 78: 337-344.