Glyptapanteles antinoe

General description: 

The following are unpublished notes taken in  2010 by Jose Fernandez-Triana while studying the following specimens deposited in the Naturhistorisches Museum of Vienna, Austria: ♀ Holotype, 3♀, 1♂ Paratype (examined) (Handlirsch, Modling, ?).

Color: Yellow: palpi, tegula, wing base, all legs except for basal half of metacoxa, basal half of sternite; light brown: antennae; brown: most of the tergites (T2-3 are lighter, in some specimens light brown, the rest are darker, and some specimens have them dark brown); rest black. Fore wing veins and stigma light brown. Vein RS 1.0-1.1 x as long as stigma and 3.5 x as long as distance between its end and end of 3RS. Vein r 0.6 x as long as stigma width. Scutellar sulcus wide (0.2 x scutellum length) and deep, with 8-9 well defined carinae. Mesoscutum and scutelum with coarse punctures, separated by 1.0 x or less than its own diameter (punctures sparser centrally right before the scutellar sulcus). Scutellar lunules almost linear (very weakly semicircular) and 0.3 x the lateral face height. Mesopleura smooth and without setae centrally, with setae and coarse punctures (separated by 1.0 x its diameter) along the anterior margin, setae also in the lower posterior margin (that corner also with a short lamellate carina); sternaulus well defined by a deep depression with carinae. Meso and metapleuron separated by a thin sulcus with carinae. Metapleura mostly smooth, with punctures and setae on the posterior margin; a sulcus running from middle of posterior margin to spiracle; metapleura with a lamellate carina. Metacoxa mostly smooth except for a flatten area dorsally with several coarse punctures. Metacoxa half the metasoma length. Propodeum irregularly covered by carinae (like in Cotesia), with a central carina well defined (like Cotesia). Metafemur 3.7 x as long as wide. Metatibial inner spur the same size of outer, and half the length of basal metatarsus. Tergite 1 narrowing towards apex (width at apex 2.0 x that of base), T1 smooth in the basal 0.6, the apical 0.4 with sparse punctures, mostly located along the lateral margins. T2 subtriangular, almost smooth. T3 smooth, rectangular and 2.0 x as T2. Hypopygium acute, its tip extending to about the same length of last tergites. Visible part of the ovipositor sheaths 0.2 x as long as metatibia, and with a few, sparse setae on the tip of the sheaths (setae as long as those on the hypopygium). I would consider this species under Glyptapanteles because of its lack of fore tarsi spur, but otherwise it would look like Protapanteles (especially because of the sculptured propodeum). One example of the weak limits between these two genera.

The following are unpublished notes taken in  2010 by Jose Fernandez-Triana while studying the following specimens deposited in the Naturhistorisches Museum of Vienna, Austria: ♀ Holotype, 3♀, 1♂ Paratype (examined) (Handlirsch, Modling, ?).

Color: Yellow: palpi, tegula, wing base, all legs except for basal half of metacoxa, basal half of sternite; light brown: antennae; brown: most of the tergites (T2-3 are lighter, in some specimens light brown, the rest are darker, and some specimens have them dark brown); rest black. Fore wing veins and stigma light brown. Vein RS 1.0-1.1 x as long as stigma and 3.5 x as long as distance between its end and end of 3RS. Vein r 0.6 x as long as stigma width. Scutellar sulcus wide (0.2 x scutellum length) and deep, with 8-9 well defined carinae. Mesoscutum and scutelum with coarse punctures, separated by 1.0 x or less than its own diameter (punctures sparser centrally right before the scutellar sulcus). Scutellar lunules almost linear (very weakly semicircular) and 0.3 x the lateral face height. Mesopleura smooth and without setae centrally, with setae and coarse punctures (separated by 1.0 x its diameter) along the anterior margin, setae also in the lower posterior margin (that corner also with a short lamellate carina); sternaulus well defined by a deep depression with carinae. Meso and metapleuron separated by a thin sulcus with carinae. Metapleura mostly smooth, with punctures and setae on the posterior margin; a sulcus running from middle of posterior margin to spiracle; metapleura with a lamellate carina. Metacoxa mostly smooth except for a flatten area dorsally with several coarse punctures. Metacoxa half the metasoma length. Propodeum irregularly covered by carinae (like in Cotesia), with a central carina well defined (like Cotesia). Metafemur 3.7 x as long as wide. Metatibial inner spur the same size of outer, and half the length of basal metatarsus. Tergite 1 narrowing towards apex (width at apex 2.0 x that of base), T1 smooth in the basal 0.6, the apical 0.4 with sparse punctures, mostly located along the lateral margins. T2 subtriangular, almost smooth. T3 smooth, rectangular and 2.0 x as T2. Hypopygium acute, its tip extending to about the same length of last tergites. Visible part of the ovipositor sheaths 0.2 x as long as metatibia, and with a few, sparse setae on the tip of the sheaths (setae as long as those on the hypopygium). I would consider this species under Glyptapanteles because of its lack of fore tarsi spur, but otherwise it would look like Protapanteles (especially because of the sculptured propodeum). One example of the weak limits between these two genera.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith