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Zookeys. 2017; (648): 1–136.
Published online 2017 January 30. doi:  10.3897/zookeys.648.10935
PMCID: PMC5345382

New World species of the genus Calliscelio Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Scelioninae)

Abstract

The genus Calliscelio Ashmead is presumed to be a diverse group of parasitoids of the eggs of crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). A least one species has been found to be an important factor in depressing cricket pest populations. The New World species of Calliscelio are revised. Forty-two species are recognized, 3 are redescribed: Calliscelio bisulcatus (Kieffer), Calliscelio laticinctus Ashmead, Calliscelio rubriclavus (Ashmead), comb. n.; and 38 are described as new: Calliscelio absconditum Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio absum Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio alcoa Chen & Masner, sp. n., Calliscelio amadoi Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio armila Chen & Masner, sp. n., Calliscelio bidens Chen & Masner, sp. n., Calliscelio brachys Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio brevinotaulus Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio brevitas Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio carinigena Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio crater Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio crena Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio eboris Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio extenuatus Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio flavicauda Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio foveolatus Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio gatineau Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio glaber Chen & Masner, sp. n., Calliscelio granulatus Chen & Masner, sp. n., Calliscelio latifrons Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio levis Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio longius Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio magnificus Chen & Masner, sp. n., Calliscelio migma Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio minutia Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio paraglaber Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio pararemigio Chen & Masner, sp. n., Calliscelio prolixus Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio punctatifrons Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio remigio Chen & Masner, sp. n., Calliscelio ruga Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio rugicoxa Chen & Masner, sp. n., Calliscelio sfina Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio storea Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio suni Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio telum Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio torqueo Chen & Johnson, sp. n., Calliscelio virga Chen & Johnson, sp. n. Four species are treated as junior synonyms of Calliscelio rubriclavus (Ashmead): Anteris nigriceps Ashmead, syn. n., Caloteleia marlattii Ashmead, syn. n., Caloteleia grenadensis Ashmead, syn. n., and Macroteleia ruskini Girault, syn. n.

Keywords: Egg parasitoid, key, revision, Gryllidae

Introduction

The genus Calliscelio Ashmead was first erected for a single species, Calliscelio laticinctus Ashmead, from the Lesser Antilles (Ashmead 1893). For nearly 80 years it was considered to be a valid genus although it remained narrowly defined. Kieffer (1926), for example, included only two species in his monograph on world Scelionidae (= Platygastridae sensu Sharkey 2007). Masner (1972) treated Calliscelio as a junior synonym of Calotelea Westwood. Shortly thereafter, though, Masner (1976) rejected this hypothesis, treated Calliscelio as valid, and also significantly expanded the extent of the genus. Kieffer had described seven other genera over the years, all of which Masner (1976) treated as junior synonyms of Calliscelio (see generic synonymy below). Recently, in a survey of external morphology across the superfamily Platygastroidea, Talamas et al. (2016) found that the prioniform sensillum on the mandible is synapomorphy for the genus Calliscelio and treated Crama Galloway, Lispoteleia Galloway, Xentor Masner and Johnson, and Yunkara Galloway as junior synonyms of Calliscelio.

The current concept of Calliscelio is a relatively large genus in the subfamily Scelioninae, comprising 77 known species (including 3 fossil species; Johnson 2016). It is a worldwide genus, with species found in all six major biogeographic regions. Interestingly, at least two species, i.e., Calliscelio rubriclavus (Ashmead) and Calliscelio elegans (Perkins), have extraordinarily broad geographic distributions possibly due to increased globalization of human commerce (Masner et al. 2009). This phenomenon leads to the question: from which part of the world did these species originate? Also, although Calliscelio was originally erected based on species in the New World, only 6 species were reported from this region to date, suggesting that more species remain to be discovered. Thus, a comprehensive revision of species of Calliscelio based on extensive sampling from the New World is needed to provide a more accurate understanding of the diversity and interrelationships among species in the genus.

Even though Calliscelio is a diverse, common, and widespread genus, the available biological data are extremely scanty. The only host record is for Calliscelio teleogrylli Hill, which was reported to attack the eggs of Teleogryllus commodus (Walker) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae), a widespread pest in pastures in the Pacific region (Hill 1983). By comparison with Calliscelio teleogrylli, Masner et al. (2009) suggested that Calliscelio elegans may attack the eggs of one or more species of Gryllidae associated with sugar cane.

The goal of this work is to reevaluate the known species of Calliscelio from the New World, expand the biogeographic data associated with these species, and to describe new species. The contributions of the authors are as follows. H-y Chen and N.F. Johnson: character definition, generic concept development, species concept development, imaging, key development, manuscript preparation; L. Masner: character definition, generic concept development, species concept development. The authors of the new species are indicated in the heading of each description.

Materials and methods

This work is based upon specimens in the following collections, with abbreviations used in the text: AMNH , American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; ANIC , Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra, Australia; BMNH , The Natural History Museum, London, UK; BPBM , Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI; CAS , California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA; CMNH , Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA; CNCI , Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa, Canada; FSCA , Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, FL; IAVH , Instituto Alexander von Humboldt, Villa de Leyva, Columbia; MNHNPY , Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay, San Lorenzo; INHS , Illinois Natural History Survey, Urbana, IL; MAIC , M.A. Ivie Private Collection, Bozeman, MT; MEMU , Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; MHNG , Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; MNHN , Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; MPEG , Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, PA, Brazil; MZLU , Lund Museum of Zoology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; MZSP , Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo Sao, Brazil; NMNH , National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC; OSUC , C.A. Triplehorn Insect Collection, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; UCDC , R.M. Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA; UCFC , The Stuart M. Fullerton Collection of Arthropods at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; UCMC , University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; UCRC , University of California, Riverside, CA; USNM , National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

Abbreviations and morphological terms used in text: A1, A2...A12: antennomere 1, 2…12; claval formula: distribution of the large, multiporous basiconic sensilla on the underside of apical antennomeres of the female, with the segment interval specified followed by the number of sensilla per segment (Bin 1981); EH : eye height, length of compound eye measured parallel to dorsoventral midline of head; IOS : interocular space, minimal distance on frons between compound eyes; OD : ocellar diameter, greatest width of ocellus; OOL : ocular ocellar line, shortest distance from inner orbit and outer margin of posterior ocellus (Masner 1980); T1, T2, ... T7: metasomal tergite 1, 2, ... 7; S1, S2, … S7: metasomal sternite 1, 2, … 7. Morphological terminology otherwise generally follows Masner (1980) and Mikó et al. (2007).

Morphological terms used in this work are as in the Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology (Yoder et al. 2010) (Appendix 1). Identifiers (URIs) in the format HAO_XXXXXXX represent concepts in the HAO and are provided to enable readers to confirm their understanding of the concepts being referenced. To find out more about a given concept, including additional images, notes, references and other metadata, use the identifier as a search term at http://glossary.hymao.org or use the identifier as a web-link.

In the Material Examined section, the specimens studied are recorded in an abbreviated format, using unique identifiers (numbers prefixed with “OSUC”, “CASENT”, “UCFC”, “CMNH”, “MHNG”) for the individual specimens. The label data for all specimens have been georeferenced and recorded in the Hymenoptera On-Line database, and details on the data associated with these specimens can be accessed at the following link, hol.osu.edu, and entering the identifier in the form (note the space between the acronym and the number). The electronic version of the paper contains hyperlinks to external resources. Insofar as possible, the external information conforms to standards developed and maintained through the organization Biodiversity Information Standards (Taxonomic Database Working Group). All new species have been prospectively registered with ZooBank (Polaszek et al. 2005, http://www.zoobank.org), and other taxonomic names, where appropriate, have been retrospectively registered.

Data associated with the genus Calliscelio can be accessed at hol.osu.edu/index.html?id=461. The generic and species descriptions were generated by an xBio:D platform application, vSysLab (vsyslab.osu.edu), designed to facilitate the production of a taxon by character data matrices, and to integrate those data with the existing taxonomic, bibliographic and specimen-level database. Data may be exported in both text format and as input files for other applications. The text output for descriptions is in the format of “Character: Character state (s)”. Polymorphic characters are indicated by semicolon-separated character states.

Images and measurements were made using Combine ZP and AutoMontage extended-focus software, using JVC KY-F75U digital camera, Leica Z16 APOA microscope, and 1X objective lens. Images were post-processed with Abobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. A standard set of images is provided for each species: dorsal habitus, lateral habitus, dorsal and lateral views of the head and mesosoma, and anterior view of head. The individual images are archived in Specimage (specimage.osu.edu), the image database at The Ohio State University.

Taxonomy

Calliscelio

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Ashmead

Description

(based on New World species). Length: 1.27–3.88 mm; body moderately to markedly elongate, robust.

Head. Head shape in dorsal view: transverse. Hyperoccipital carina: absent; present. Occipital carina: present, complete medially; present laterally, broadly interrupted medially; completely absent. Occipital carina sculpture: crenulate; unsculptured. OOL: lateral ocellus nearly contiguous with inner orbits, OOL < 0.5 OD; lateral ocellus contiguous with inner orbit. Upper frons: convex, without frontal shelf. Scrobe shape: frons broadly convex, without distinct scrobe. Frons sculpture: scrobe largely smooth, otherwise granulate or variably punctate. Submedian carina: absent. Orbital carina: absent. Inner orbits: diverging ventrally. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH; IOS slightly greater than EH. Interantennal process: short, often excavate medially. Central keel: present; absent. Torulus opening: laterally on interantennal process. Lower frons striae: absent. Malar sulcus: present. Compound eye size: of normal proportions, not significantly reduced. Compound eye setation: glabrous; sparsely setose; densely setose. Gena: broad, convex, distinctly produced behind eye. Clypeus shape: narrow, slightly convex medially, lateral corner not produced. Apical margin of clypeus: straight. Anteclypeus: absent. Postclypeus: absent. Labrum: not visible. Mandible shape: moderate. Mandibular teeth: apex with 3, acute, subequal teeth. Arrangement of mandibular teeth: transverse. Number of maxillary palpomeres: 4. Shape of maxillary palpomeres: cylindrical. Number of labial palpomeres: 2.

Antenna. Number of antennomeres in female: 12. Number of antennomeres in male: 12. Insertion of radicle into A1: parallel to longitudinal axis of A1. Shape of A1: more or less cylindrical, not flattened. Length of A3 of female: distinctly longer than A2. Number of clavomeres in female antenna: 6. Claval formula of female antenna: A12–A7/1-2-2-2-2-1. Arrangement of doubled multiporous plate sensilla on female clava: in longitudinal pairs. Tyloid distribution on male antenna: A5 only. Shape of male flagellum: filiform.

Mesosoma. Mesosoma shape in dorsal view: longer than wide. Mesosoma shape in lateral view: longer than high. Medial portion of transverse pronotal carina: weakly indicated laterally; absent. Posterior apex of pronotum in dorsal view: straight, bifid apically to articulate with tegula. Vertical epomial carina: absent. Dorsal epomial carina (lateral portion of transverse pronotal carina of Vilhelmsen et al. 2010): present. Anterior face of pronotum: oblique, visible dorsally, short. Lateral face of pronotum: weakly concave below position of dorsal epomial carina. Netrion: present. Netrion shape: narrow to moderately wide, open ventrally. Anterior portion of mesoscutum: vertical, flexed ventrally to meet pronotum. Mesoscutum shape: semielliptical, excavate at base of wings. Skaphion: absent. Notauli: present, percurrent; present, abbreviated. Parapsidal lines: absent. Admedial lines: absent. Transscutal articulation: well-developed, narrow. Shape of mesoscutellum: quadrate to trapezoidal. Armature of mesoscutellum: absent. Surface of mesoscutellum: convex throughout. Median longitudinal furrow on mesoscutellum: absent. Shape of axillula: small, dorsal margin sinuate. Metascutellum: clearly differentiated. Metascutellar armature: absent. Metascutellar setation: glabrous. Metapostnotum: not defined externally. Extent of metasomal depression of propodeum: percurrent, extending anteriorly to anterior margin of propodeum. Lateral propodeal projection: absent. Mesopleural carina: present, extending at least to sternaulus; absent or strongly abbreviated, present only near mid coxa. Mesal course of acetabular carina: projecting as small spur anteriorly, not separating fore coxae. Mesopleural pit: present. Sternaulus: absent. Posterodorsal corner of mesopleuron: rounded anteriorly.

Legs. Number of mid tibial spurs: 1. Number of hind tibial spurs: 1. Dorsal surface of hind coxa: smooth; transversely rugose. Hind tibia shape: cylindrical, ecarinate. Trochantellus: indicated by transverse sulcus on femur.

Wings. Wing development of female: macropterous. Wing development of male: macropterous. Tubular veins in fore wing: present. Bulla of fore wing R: absent. Extent of marginal venation of fore wing: distinct marginal or postmarginal veins developed. Origin of r-rs in fore wing: arising from marginal vein along costal margin. Development of basal vein (Rs+M) in fore wing: spectral; nebulous, strongly pigmented; absent. Development of R in hind wing: elongate, extending to costal margin.

Metasoma. Number of external terga in female: 6. Number of external sterna in female: 6. Number of external terga in male: 7. Number of external sterna in male: 7. Shape of metasoma: lanceolate. Laterotergites: present, narrow. Laterosternites: present. T1 of female: more or less evenly convex; produced medially into cylindrical or elliptical horn housing ovipositor. Relative size of metasomal segments: T2–T4 largest, subequal in size. Terga with basal crenulae: T2. Sublateral carinae on tergites: absent. Median longitudinal carina on metasomal terga: absent. Shape of female T6: flattened. Shape of posterior margin of male T7: rounded. Anterior margin of S1: not produced anteriorly, concave. Distribution of felt fields: absent. Ovipositor type: Scelio-type (Austin and Field 1997).

Diagnosis.

Calliscelio may be distinguished from other genera of the subfamily by the combination of the following characters: eyes glabrous in many species but in some with short hairs or even densely hairy; skaphion never developed; metanotum medially produced into a transverse plate or lamella, neither spinose nor toothed laterally; propodeum usually unarmed, often excavate to contain T1 horn, only in a few species with posterolateral corner acute; T6 in females often elongate, sword-like, depressed dorsoventrally. Calliscelio is most similar to Holoteleia Kieffer and Probaryconus Kieffer in the tribe Calliscelionini and Calotelea in Psilanteridini in body shape and some external characters. The following key is used to separate these genera with the fewest characters possible.

Key to separate Calliscelio, Calotelea, Holoteleia and Probaryconus

1Skaphion indicated posteriorly by more or less distinct rim Calotelea Westwood
Skaphion never developed, no rim posteriorly 2
2Genal striae present; epomial carina present Probaryconus Kieffer
Genal striae absent; epomial carina absent 3
3Metanotum medially notably wider than at sides, expanded into lamella Calliscelio Ashmead
Metanotum narrow, strip-like, medially not produced into lamella Holoteleia Kieffer

New World species of Calliscelio Ashmead

Calliscelio absconditum Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio absum Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio alcoa Chen & Masner, sp. n.

Calliscelio amadoi Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio armila Chen & Masner, sp. n.

Calliscelio bidens Chen & Masner, sp. n.

Calliscelio bisulcatus (Kieffer, 1910)

Calliscelio brachys Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio brevinotaulus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio brevitas Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio carinigena Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio crater Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio crena Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio eboris Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio elegans (Perkins)

Calotelea tanugatra Narendran

Calliscelio extenuatus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio flavicauda Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio foveolatus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio gatineau Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio glaber Chen & Masner, sp. n.

Calliscelio granulatus Chen & Masner, sp. n.

Calliscelio laticinctus Ashmead, 1893

Calliscelio latifrons Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio levis Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio longius Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio magnificus Chen & Masner, sp. n.

Calliscelio migma Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio minutia Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio paraglaber Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio pararemigio Chen & Masner, sp. n.

Calliscelio prolixus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio punctatifrons Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio remigio Chen & Masner, sp. n.

Calliscelio rubriclavus (Ashmead, 1887), comb. n.

Anteris nigriceps Ashmead, 1893, syn. n.

Caloteleia Marlattii Ashmead, 1893, syn. n.

Caloteleia grenadensis Ashmead, 1896, syn. n.

Macroteleia ruskini Girault, 1920, syn. n.

Calliscelio ruga Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio rugicoxa Chen & Masner, sp. n.

Calliscelio sfina Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio storea Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio suni Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio telum Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio torqueo Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio virga Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Key to females of Calliscelio of the New World

1Occipital carina complete medially (Figs (Figs19,19, ,37,37, ,43,43, ,49,49, ,55,55, ,73,73, ,91,91, 103, 109, 115, 121, 133, 139, 145, 151, 157, 163, 169, 181, 193, 199, 217, 235, 247, 259, 271) 2
Occipital carina interrupted medially (Figs (Figs25,25, ,31,31, ,61,61, ,67,67, ,79,79, ,85,85, ,97,97, 127, 175, 187, 205, 229, 241, 253, 265) 28
2Eye bare (Figs (Figs38,38, ,74,74, ,92,92, 110, 116, 122, 140, 152, 158, 164, 170, 182, 194, 218) 3
Eye setose (Figs (Figs44,44, ,56,56, ,50,50, 103, 133, 146, 200, 236, 248, 260, 272) 17
3A4 distinctly shorter than A3 (Figs (Figs18,18, ,36,36, ,72,72, ,90,90, 114, 118, 182) 4
A4 approximately as long as or distinctly longer than A3 (Figs (Figs10,10, 140, 150, 162, 166, 190) 11
4Horn on T1 weakly developed, smooth (Figs 117, 183) 5
Horn on T1 large and distinct, variably sculptured (Figs (Figs21,21, ,39,39, 123, 217) 6
5Metascutellum without a longitudinal median carina (Fig. 181); foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli smaller than those along margin of axilla (Fig. 181); posterior vertex smooth throughout (Fig. 181) Calliscelio paraglaber Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Metascutellum with a longitudinal median carina (Fig. 115); foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli as large as those along margin of axilla (Fig. 115); posterior vertex smooth to coriaceous (Fig. 115) Calliscelio foveolatus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
6T6 strongly elongate, at least 2.0× longer than wide (Figs (Figs63,63, ,9393) 7
T6 short, at most 1.5× longer than wide (Figs (Figs21,21, ,39,39, 123, 224) 8
7Setae on frons short (Fig. (Fig.74);74); posterior vertex granulate to rugulose or densely punctate (Fig. (Fig.73);73); mesoscutum largely coriaceous with dense and fine punctures at posterior extreme (Fig. (Fig.7373) Calliscelio brevitas Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Setae on frons long (Fig. (Fig.92);92); posterior vertex largely smooth with sparse fine punctures (Fig. (Fig.91);91); mesoscutum with anterior margin rugulose, remainder smooth (Fig. (Fig.9191) Calliscelio crena Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
8R1 as long as r-rs (Figs (Figs13,13, 212); IOS slightly less than or greater than EH (Figs 122, 218) 9
R1 as long as 2.0× length of r-rs (Figs (Figs21,21, ,39);39); IOS distinctly less than EH (Figs (Figs20,20, ,3838) 10
9Mesepisternum below mesopleural depression densely punctate (Fig. 211); horn on T1 large and distinct, granulate or rugose dorsally (Fig. 217) Calliscelio rubriclavus (Ashmead)
Mesepisternum below mesopleural depression smooth (Fig. 119); horn on T1 present as a small bulge, dorsally granulate medially, with V-shaped keels on edge (Fig. 123) Calliscelio gatineau Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
10Posterior vertex largely smooth with sparse fine punctures (Fig. (Fig.37);37); Rs+M dark, nebulous (Fig. (Fig.39);39); T1 horn transversely striate (Fig. (Fig.3939) Calliscelio amadoi Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Posterior vertex granulate to rugulose (Fig. (Fig.19);19); Rs+M spectral (Fig. (Fig.21);21); T1 horn with V-shaped striae (Fig. (Fig.2121) Calliscelio absconditum Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
11T6 short, at most 1.5× longer than wide (Figs 111, 153, 171, 195) 12
T6 strongly elongate, at least 2.0× longer than wide (Figs 159, 165) 15
12Horn on T1 absent or weakly developed (Figs 153, 195); dorsal propodeum not excavate medially, lateral propodeal carinae meeting anteromedially (Figs 151, 193) 13
Horn on T1 present as a small bulge (Figs 111, 171); dorsal propodeum shallowly excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated (Fig. 109, 169) 14
13A4 distinctly longer than A3 (Fig. 192); upper frons densely setose (Fig. 194); T1 longitudinally striate medially (Fig. 195) Calliscelio prolixus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
A4 as long as A3 (Fig. 150); upper frons sparsely setose (Fig. 152); T1 smooth medially (Fig. 153) Calliscelio levis Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
14Scutoscutellar sulcus strongly foveolate medially (Fig. 109); upper frons densely setose (Fig. 110); T3 smooth throughout (Fig. 111) Calliscelio flavicauda Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Scutoscutellar sulcus weakly foveolate medially (Fig. 169); upper frons sparsely setose (Fig. 170); T3 with longitudinal submedian striae (Fig. 171) Calliscelio migma Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
15Horn on T1 smooth (Fig. 165); foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli smaller than those along margin of axilla (Fig. 163) Calliscelio magnificus Chen & Masner, sp. n.
Horn on T1 at least partly transversely striate (Figs 139, 159); foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli as large as those along margin of axilla (Fig. 139, 157) 16
16A4 distinctly longer than A3 (Fig. (Fig.10);10); A5 longer than A3 (Fig. (Fig.1010) Calliscelio longius Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
A4 slightly longer than A3 (Fig. 140); A5 shorter than A3 (Fig. 140) Calliscelio laticinctus Ashmead
17Median keels on propodeum present (Figs (Figs49,49, 235) 18
Median keels on propodeum absent (Figs (Figs43,43, ,55,55, 103, 133, 145, 199, 247, 259, 271) 19
18Horn on T1 absent, anterior margin of T1 longitudinally striate (Fig. (Fig.81);81); hind coxae smooth (Fig. (Fig.47);47); T6 short, slightly longer than wide (Fig. (Fig.5151) Calliscelio bidens Chen & Masner, sp. n.
Horn on T1 weakly developed, rugose dorsally (Fig. 237); hind coxae rugose (Fig. 233); T6 distinctly elongate, 2.0× longer than wide (Fig. 237) Calliscelio rugicoxa Chen & Masner, sp. n.
19T6 strongly elongate, at least 2.0× longer than wide (Figs 135, 261) 20
T6 short, at most 1.5× longer than wide (Figs (Figs45,45, ,57,57, 105, 147, 201, 249, 273) 22
20Fore wing strikingly banded, with dark bands basally, medially and apically, separated by light bands; R1 only slightly longer than r-rs Calliscelio elegans (Perkins)
Fore wing hyaline; R1 approximately as long as 2.0× length of r-rs 21
21Setae of upper frons short, dense (Fig. 134); netrion rugose (Fig. 131); horn on T1 longitudinally striate (Fig. 135) Calliscelio granulatus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Setae of upper frons long, sparse (Fig. 260); netrion smooth (Fig. 257); horn on T1 rugulose (Fig. 261) Calliscelio telum Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
22Horn on T1 absent (Fig. 105); dorsal propodeum not excavate medially (Fig. 103) Calliscelio extenuatus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Horn on T1 present (Figs (Figs45,45, ,57,57, 147, 201, 249, 273); dorsal propodeum excavate medially (Figs (Figs43,43, ,55,55, 145, 199, 247, 271) 23
23Horn on T1 variably sculptured (Figs (Figs45,45, 147, 249) 24
Horn on T1 smooth (Figs (Figs57,57, 201, 273) 26
24Notaulus abbreviated, at most reaching middle of mesoscutum (Fig. 145); T3 with submedian longitudinal striae (Fig. 147) Calliscelio latifrons Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Notaulus percurrent (Figs (Figs43,43, 247); T3 smooth throughout (Figs (Figs45,45, 249) 25
25Horn on T1 rugulose (Fig. 249); legs orange throughout (Fig. 244) Calliscelio storea Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Horn on T1 smooth to rugulose medially, with V-shaped keels laterally (Fig. (Fig.45);45); legs with coxae and femora white, otherwise pale yellow throughout (Fig. (Fig.4040) Calliscelio armila Chen & Masner, sp. n.
26Frons below median ocellus densely punctate (Fig. 200); posterior vertex densely punctate (Fig. 199); R distinctly longer than r-rs (Fig. 201) Calliscelio punctatifrons Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Frons below median ocellus largely smooth with sparse fine punctures (Figs (Figs56,56, 272); posterior vertex granulate (Figs (Figs55,55, 271); R approximately as long as r-rs (Fig. 268) 27
27Metascutellum approximately 4.0× wider than long, smooth (Fig. 271); mesopleural carina absent (Fig. 269); mesepisternum below mesopleural depression smooth throughout (Fig. 269) Calliscelio virga Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Metascutellum approximately 2.0× wider than long, rugose anteriorly, smooth posteriorly (Fig. (Fig.55);55); mesopleural carina present (Fig. (Fig.53);53); mesepisternum below mesopleural depression with a row of foveae along mesopleural carina Calliscelio bisulcatus (Kieffer)
28Horn on T1 absent or at most weakly developed (Figs (Figs27,27, ,63,63, ,99,99, 177, 261) 29
Horn on T1 present (Figs (Figs33,33, ,69,69, ,87,87, 129, 189, 207, 243, 267) 34
29Notaulus abbreviated, at most reaching middle of mesoscutum (Figs (Figs25,25, ,6161) 30
Notaulus percurrent (Figs (Figs97,97, 175, 229, 259) 31
30A4 distinctly shorter than A3 (Fig. (Fig.22);22); postgena behind outer orbit coriaceous (Fig. (Fig.2323) Calliscelio absum Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
A4 as long as A3 (Fig. (Fig.60);60); postgena behind outer orbit smooth (Fig. (Fig.5959) Calliscelio brachys Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
31Eye hairy (Fig. 229); A6 distinctly longer than wide Calliscelio ruga Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Eye bare (Figs (Figs98,98, 176, 260); A6 subquadrate or distinctly transverse 32
32Fore wing hyaline with an infuscate band in the middle (Fig. 174); A4 distinctly shorter than A3; postgena behind outer orbit granulate (Fig. 173) Calliscelio minutia Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Fore wing entirely hyaline (Figs (Figs99,99, 258); A4 as long as A3; postgena behind outer orbit smooth (Figs (Figs95,95, 257) 33
33Central keel of frons absent (Fig. 260); frons below median ocellus smooth (Fig. 260); Rs+M nebulose, weakly pigmented (Fig. 261) Calliscelio suni Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Central keel of frons present (Fig. (Fig.98);98); frons below median ocellus coriaceous (Fig. (Fig.98);98); Rs+M spectral (Fig. (Fig.9999) Calliscelio eboris Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
34Frons and posterior vertex smooth (Figs 127, 128, 187, 188, 205, 206, 265, 266) 35
Frons and posterior vertex variably sculptured (Figs (Figs31,31, ,32,32, ,67,67, ,68,68, ,79,79, ,80,80, ,85,85, ,86,86, 241, 242) 38
35T6 strongly elongate, approximately 3.0× longer than wide (Figs 189, 207); Metascutellum finely granulate (Figs 187, 205) 36
T6 short, slightly longer than wide (Figs 129, 267); Metascutellum finely smooth (Figs 127, 265) 37
36Head strongly transverse in dorsal view (Fig. 205); T1 horn transversely striate (Fig. 207) Calliscelio remigio Chen & Masner, sp. n.
Head subglobose in dorsal view (Fig. 187); T1 horn densely and concentrically striate anteriorly, smooth posteriorly (Fig. 189) Calliscelio pararemigio Chen & Masner, sp. n.
37A4 distinctly longer than A3 (Fig. 264); horn on T1 smooth (Fig. 267) Calliscelio torqueo Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
A4 distinctly shorter than A3 (Fig. 126); horn on T1 concentrically striate (Fig. 129) Calliscelio glaber Chen & Masner, sp. n.
38Hyperoccipital carina present (Figs (Figs79,79, ,8585) 39
Hyperoccipital carina absent (Figs (Figs31,31, ,67,67, 241) 40
39Postgena behind outer orbit with large foveae (Fig. (Fig.83);83); horn on T1 large and distinct, rugose medially, with V-shaped keels laterally (Fig. (Fig.8787) Calliscelio crater Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Postgena with a carina along outer orbit (Fig. (Fig.77);77); horn on T1 weakly indicated, smooth to somewhat transversely striate (Fig. (Fig.6969) Calliscelio carinigena Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
40Mesoscutum densely punctate (Fig. (Fig.31);31); horn on T1 densely and transversely striate (Fig. (Fig.33);33); T6 strongly elongate, tapering apically (Fig. (Fig.3333) Calliscelio alcoa Chen & Masner, sp. n.
Mesoscutum granulate (Figs (Figs67,67, 241); horn on T1 with V-shaped striae (Figs (Figs69,69, 243); T6 short, subtriangular (Figs (Figs69,69, 243) 41
41Notaulus abbreviated, at most reaching anteriorly to middle of mesoscutum (Fig. (Fig.67);67); ventral metapleural area largely smooth (Fig. (Fig.65);65); S3 largely smooth with sparse fine punctures Calliscelio brevinotaulus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Notaulus percurrent (Fig. 241); ventral metapleural area rugose throughout (Fig. 239); S3 densely punctate medially, longitudinally striate laterally Calliscelio sfina Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Key to males

(unknown for Calliscelio amadoi, Calliscelio bidens, Calliscelio brevitas, Calliscelio foveolatus, Calliscelio gatineau, Calliscelio levis, Calliscelio prolixus, Calliscelio rugicoxa, Calliscelio ruga and Calliscelio storea)

1Occipital carina complete medially (Figs (Figs19,19, ,43,43, ,55,55, ,91,91, 103, 109, 133, 139, 145, 157, 163, 169, 181, 199, 217, 259, 271) 2
Occipital carina interrupted medially (Figs (Figs25,25, ,31,31, ,61,61, ,67,67, ,79,79, ,85,85, ,97,97, 127, 175, 187, 205, 241, 259, 265) 19
2Eye bare (Figs (Figs20,20, ,92,92, 110, 140, 158, 164, 170, 182) 3
Eye setose (Figs (Figs44,44, 103, 133, 200, 260, 272) 11
3Rs+M spectral (Figs (Figs21,21, 212); R distinctly shorter than r-rs 4
Rs+M nebulose, pigmented (Figs (Figs15,15, ,90,90, 159, 165, 171, 183); R as long as or longer than r-rs 5
4Mesepisternum below mesopleural depression densely punctate (Fig. 211); IOS slightly less than EH (Fig. 218); R1 as long as r-rs Calliscelio rubriclavus (Ashmead)
Mesepisternum below mesopleural depression smooth (Fig. (Fig.17);17); IOS distinctly less than EH (Fig. (Fig.20);20); R1 approximately as long as 2.0× length of r-rs Calliscelio absconditum sp. n.
5Upper frons densely setose (Figs 110, 140, 158, 164) 6
Upper frons sparsely setose (Figs (Figs92,92, 170, 182) 9
6Metascutellum smooth (Fig. 163) Calliscelio magnificus Chen & Masner, sp. n.
Metascutellum rugose (Figs 109, 139, 157) 7
7A11 approximately 4.5× longer than wide Calliscelio longuis Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
A11 approximately 3.0× longer than wide 8
8T3 smooth throughout (Fig. 111); hind femora brown Calliscelio flavicauda Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
T3 with longitudinal submedian striae; hind femora yellow Calliscelio laticinctus Ashmead
9A11 approximately 2.0× longer than wide; length of T5 tyloid greater than 0.5× length of A5 Calliscelio crena Chen & Johnson, sp.n
A11 approximately 4.0× longer than wide; length of T5 tyloid approximately 0.3× length of A5 10
10Mesoscutum smooth throughout (Fig. 181); T3 smooth throughout (Fig. 183) Calliscelio paraglaber Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Mesoscutum coriaceous or smooth with sparse punctures (Fig. 169); T3 with longitudinal submedian striae (Fig. 171) Calliscelio migma Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
11R1 approximately as long as r-rs 12
R1 at least 2.0× length of r-rs 14
12Fore wing strikingly banded, with dark bands basally, medially and apically, separated by light bands Calliscelio elegans (Perkins)
Fore wing hyaline (Figs (Figs54,54, 268) 13
13Metascutellum rugose (Fig. (Fig.55);55); mesepisternum below mesopleural depression largely smooth with a row of foveae along mesopleural carina Calliscelio bisulcatus (Kieffer)
Metascutellum smooth (Fig. 271); mesepisternum below mesopleural depression smooth throughout (Fig. 269) Calliscelio virga Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
14 IOS slightly greater than EH (Fig. 146); antennal flagellomeres moniliform, A11 as long as wide (Fig. (Fig.55) Calliscelio latifrons Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
IOS less than EH (Figs (Figs44,44, 104, 134, 200, 260); antennal flagellomeres filiform, A11 at least 2.5× longer than wide (Fig. (Fig.22) 15
15Posterior vertex densely punctate (Fig. 199); mesostutellum smooth with sparse fine punctures (Fig. 199) Calliscelio punctatifrons Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Posterior vertex granulate (Figs (Figs43,43, 103, 133, 259); mesoscutellum granulate (Figs (Figs43,43, 103, 133, 259) 16
16R1 greater than 3.0× length of r-rs Calliscelio extenuatus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
R1 approximately as long as 2.0× length of r-rs 17
17Frons below median ocellus largely smooth with sparse fine punctures (Fig. (Fig.44);44); IOS slightly less than EH (Fig. (Fig.4444) Calliscelio armila Chen & Masner, sp. n.
Frons below median ocellus granulate (Figs 134, 260); IOS distinctly less than EH (Figs 134, 260) 18
18Rs+M nebulose, strongly pigmented; dorsal propodeum with one or two longitudinal keels lateral to median keels Calliscelio telum Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Rs+M spectral; dorsal propodeum rugose rugose throughout, only with medial keels Calliscelio granulatus Chen & Masner, sp. n.
19Notaulus abbreviated, at most reach anteriorly to middle of mesoscutum (Figs (Figs15,15, ,61,61, ,6161) 20
Notaulus percurrent (Figs (Figs31,31, ,79,79, ,85,85, ,97,97, 127, 175, 187, 205, 241, 259, 265) 22
20Netrion rugose (Fig. (Fig.65);65); mesopleural carina absent (Fig. (Fig.6565) Calliscelio brevinotaulus Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Netrion smooth (Figs (Figs23,23, ,59);59); mesopleural carina present (Figs (Figs23,23, ,5959) 21
21Postgena behind outer orbit smooth (Fig. (Fig.59);59); length of A5 tyloid approximately 0.3× length of A5; dorsal propodeum with one or two longitudinal keels lateral to median keel Calliscelio brachys Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Postgena behind outer orbit coriaceous (Fig. (Fig.23);23); length of A5 tyloid longer than 0.5× length of A5; lateral propodeal area rugose throughout Calliscelio absum Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
22Frons below median ocellus smooth (Figs 128, 188, 206, 260, 266) 23
Frons below median ocellus sculptured (Figs (Figs32,32, ,80,80, ,86,86, ,98,98, 176, 242) 27
23Rs+M nebulose, pigmented (Figs 258, 264) 24
Rs+M spectral (Figs 126, 186, 204) 25
24Metascutellum rugose (Fig. 259); R distinctly shorter than r-rs; T3 smooth throughout (Fig. 261) Calliscelio suni Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Metascutellum smooth (Fig. 265); R approximately as long as r-rs; T3 with longitudinal submedian striae (Fig. 267) Calliscelio torqueo Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
25Mesopleural carina absent (Fig. 125); mesoscutellum smooth throughout (Fig. 127) Calliscelio glaber Chen & Masner, sp. n.
Mesopleural carina present (Figs 185, 203); mesoscutellum with sparse fine punctures (Fig. 187, 205) 26
26Head strongly transverse in dorsal view (Fig. 205); S3 densely punctate or punctate rugose (Fig. 207) Calliscelio remigio Chen & Masner, sp. n.
Head subglobose in dorsal view (Fig. 187); S3 largely smooth with sparse fine punctures (Fig. 189) Calliscelio pararemigio Chen & Masner, sp. n.
27Mesoscutum densely punctate (Fig. (Fig.31);31); R approximately as long as r-rs; Calliscelio alcoa Chen & Masner, sp. n.
Mesoscutum coriaceous or granulate (Figs (Figs79,79, ,85,85, ,97,97, 175, 241); R distinctly shorter than r-rs; 28
28Hyperoccipital carina present (Figs (Figs79,79, ,85,85, ,9797) 29
Hyperoccipital carina absent (Figs 175, 241) 31
29Postgena behind outer orbit with large foveae (Fig. (Fig.8383) Calliscelio crater Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Postgena behind outer orbit without foveae (Figs (Figs77,77, ,9595) 30
30Posterior vertex transversely striate (Fig. (Fig.97);97); postgena behind outer orbit smooth (Fig. (Fig.9595) Calliscelio eboris Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
Posterior vertex granulate to rugulose (Fig. (Fig.79);79); postgena behind outer orbit with a carina along outer orbit (Fig. (Fig.7777) Calliscelio carinigena Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
31S3 smooth (Fig. 177); fore wing hyaline with infuscate band in the middle (Fig. 174); ventral metapleural area smooth dorsally, densely punctate ventrally (Fig. 173) Calliscelio minutia Chen & Johnson, sp. n.
S3 densely punctate medially, longitudinally striate laterally (Fig. 243); fore wing hyaline throughout (Fig. 240); ventral metapleural area rugose (Fig. 239) Calliscelio sfina Chen & Johnson, sp. n.

Calliscelio absconditum

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

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Figures 16–21

Figures 16 21.
16 Calliscelio absconditum sp. n., female, paratype (OSUC 134791), dorsal habitus 17–20 Calliscelio absconditum sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 323924). 17 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 18 Dorsal habitus 19 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 20 ...

Description.

Body length of female: 2.04–2.54 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 1.70–2.36 mm (n=20). Color of head: variably brown to black. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, long setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth to coriaceous. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: coriaceous. Sculpture of posterior vertex: granulate to rugulose. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: complete, weakly crenulate throughout. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: largely smooth with small granulate area. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, as long as wide. Shape of female A6: distinctly wider than long. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 2.0× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: greater than 0.5× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Color of mesosoma in male: variably orange to pale brown; dark brown throughout. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: smooth. Notaulus: percurrent. Sculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: as large as those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: smooth with sparse fine punctures. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin straight, approximately 3.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: shallowly excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: absent. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth with an oblique carina. Color of legs: pale yellow throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: spectral. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: approximately as long as 2.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Color of metasoma in male: brown throughout. Horn on T1 in female: large and distinct. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: smooth to rugulose medially, with V-shaped keels laterally; with V-shaped striae. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching posterior margin of T2. Sculpture of T3: smooth; smooth medially, coriaceous laterally. Shape of T6 in female: short, wider than long. Sculpture of S3: smooth to coriaceous.

Diagnosis.

This species is similar to Calliscelio brevinotaulus, Calliscelio carinigena, Calliscelio crater and Calliscelio sfina in color pattern, size, and habitus. It may be distinguished by the complete occipital carina and granulate to rugulose posterior vertex (Fig. (Fig.1919).

Etymology.

The epithet is used as a noun in apposition derived from the Latin word for hidden, in reference to the obscurity of the occipital carina from dorsal view.

Link to distribution map.

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Material examined.

Holotype, female: PARAGUAY: Canindeyú Dept., Jejuí-mí, Bosque Mbaracayú Natural Reserve, 10.I.1997, B. Garcete, OSUC 323924 (deposited in MNHNPY). Paratypes: (59 females, 104 males) BOLIVIA: 7 females, OSUC 534032, 534038, 534040, 534054534055, 534058, 534186 (CNCI). BRAZIL: 11 females, 28 males, OSUC 534520 (CNCI); OSUC 10439, 10444, 10601, 10610, 10653, 110189, 131761, 131787, 131827, 134436, 134786, 134875, 510887, 826 (MZSP); OSUC 10040, 10502, 10557, 10633, 10718, 10949, 110085, 110139, 110159, 110215, 11065, 112, 12321, 130, 131695, 131754, 131816, 131840, 131892, 133022, 133090, 134370, 134681, 134791 (OSUC). PARAGUAY: 41 females, 76 males, OSUC 534107534115, 534559 (CNCI); OSUC 534683, 534695534697, 534699534700, 534702, 534704, 534706534707, 534713534714, 534726534728, 534731534749, 570521570525, 570527570534 (MNHNPY); OSUC 150602150603, 150606, 150610150611, 165099, 176064, 276773276777, 276796, 278657278658, 278661278662, 278664278665, 278668278670, 278673, 278676, 278679, 322990, 323001323003, 323027323029, 323032, 323035, 323920323923, 323925323927, 412079412082, 412085, 534725, 570526, 577174, 577176, 577178577180, 577188577189, 577340, 577343, 577346, 577349577350 (OSUC).

Calliscelio absum

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

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Figures 22–27

Figures 22 27.
Calliscelio absum sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 190716). 22 Lateral habitus 23 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 24 Dorsal habitus 25 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 26 Head, anterior view 27 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 1.49–2.58 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 1.49–1.60 mm (n=20). Color of head: black throughout; dark brown; orange throughout. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, short setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth to granulate. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: smooth; coriaceous. Sculpture of posterior vertex: smooth; coriaceous. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: interrupted. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: coriaceous. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, as long as wide. Shape of female A6: distinctly wider than long. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 2.5× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: greater than 0.5× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout; black throughout; orange to pale brown. Color of mesosoma in male: orange throughout; dark brown throughout; black throughout. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: smooth. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth throughout; smooth anteriorly, granulate posteriorly. Sculpture of netrion: smooth. Notaulus: abbreviated, at most reaching middle of mesoscutum. Sculpture of mesoscutum: coriaceous. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: smaller than those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: coriaceous; anterior half granulate, posterior half smooth. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin rounded, approximately 3.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: with short longitudinal carinae. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: not excavate medially, lateral propodeal carinae meeting anteromedially. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth with an oblique carina. Color of legs: pale yellow throughout; white throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: spectral. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: dark brown; orange throughout; yellow throughout. Color of metasoma in male: orange throughout; brown throughout. Horn on T1 in female: absent; weakly developed. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: smooth. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching the middle of T2 medially; reaching posterior margin of T2. Sculpture of T3: smooth; smooth medially, longitudinally striate laterally. Shape of T6 in female: short, wider than long. Sculpture of S3: smooth.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio brachys in size and abbreviated notaulus. It may be distinguished from Calliscelio brachys in having A4 distinctly shorter than A3, A6 distinctly transverse in the female.

Etymology.

The specific epithet is to be treated as a noun in apposition, derived from the Latin for “be away,” and refers to the abbreviated notaulus.

Link to distribution map.

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Material examined.

Holotype, female: COLOMBIA: Magdalena Dept., Zaino, M.567, 50m, 11°20'N 74°02'W, Tayrona Natural National Park, 28.VII–14.VIII.2000, Malaise trap, R. Henriquez, OSUC 190716 (deposited in IAVH). Paratypes: (146 females, 106 males) BELIZE: 42 females, 27 males, OSUC 534029 (CNCI); OSUC 185847, 185849185851, 185854, 237727237729, 246215246217, 247494, 342738342741, 397563, 398893, 47953, 47963, 47971, 4804948052, 48054, 64034, 64038, 64041, 64043, 64073, 64077, 64090, 6409664097, 64102, 64109, 64111, 64116, 91676, 91685, 91687, 91689, 91693, 9169591696, 9169991700, 91702, 93079, 93526, 9359093593, 93714, 93735, 93743, 93745, 9404194042, 9404694047, 9408394084, 9408794089 (OSUC). COLOMBIA: 75 females, 59 males, OSUC 557540557545, 557558, 557560, 557574557575, 557586, 557629557632 (CNCI); OSUC 188886, 188888, 189393189394, 189397, 190667190669, 190675190676, 190679, 192201, 192203, 192206192207, 192210, 192212192213, 192217192223, 192382192384, 192391192392, 192395192396, 192398192399, 194186194188, 194190, 194192, 194195 (IAVH); OSUC 170498170502, 189905, 189907189909, 190096, 190099, 190101, 190711190712, 190714, 190717190718, 190993, 191058191060, 191063, 191144, 191240, 191244, 191252, 191264191266, 191269191271, 191277, 191279191280, 191282, 191740, 192208, 192224, 193702193703, 193705, 193771, 193773193776, 193808, 194191, 194197, 194199, 259569259571, 259578, 259580259581, 259584259587, 259590259591, 279453, 279455279459, 364087364089, 369978, 370059, 370061370062, 370065370067 (OSUC). COSTA RICA: 1 female, OSUC 532552 (CNCI). HONDURAS: 12 females, OSUC 399367, 399373, 399383, 399388399390, 399406, 399408, 410435, 410440, 410443, 410447 (MZLU). MEXICO: 7 females, 13 males, OSUC 534463, 534465534470, 534479534482, 534487 (CNCI); OSUC 55922, 55928, 55937, 55949, 576983576986 (OSUC). TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: 2 females, OSUC 546012, 546025 (CNCI). VENEZUELA: 7 females, 7 males, OSUC 545849545850, 545854, 545856545857, 545870, 545900545901, 545975545978, 557666, 557677 (CNCI).

Calliscelio alcoa

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Masner sp. n.

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Figures 7–9 , 28–33

Figures 1 12.
1 Calliscelio punctatifrons sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 191124), Antenna. 2–3 Calliscelio punctatifrons sp. n., male, paratype (OSUC 191125) 2 Antenna 3 Tyloid 4 Calliscelio latifrons sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 323077), Antenna 5–6 ...
Figures 28 33.
Calliscelio alcoa sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 458212). 28 Lateral habitus 29 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 30 Dorsal habitus 31 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 32 Head, anterior view 33 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 2.86–3.10 mm (n=10). Body length of male: 2.42–2.54 mm (n=16). Color of head: orange throughout. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): A7 dark orange, remainder dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with dense, short setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: granulate to finely punctate. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: largely smooth with sparse fine punctures. Sculpture of posterior vertex: densely punctate. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: interrupted. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: smooth. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, distinctly longer than wide. Shape of female A6: distinctly longer than wide. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 3.0× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: approximately 0.3× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout. Color of mesosoma in male: orange throughout. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth anteriorly, punctate rugulose posteriorly. Sculpture of netrion: rugulose. Notaulus: percurrent. Sculpture of mesoscutum: densely punctate. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: smaller than those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: smooth with sparse fine punctures. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin somewhat rounded, approximately 4.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose anteriorly, smooth posteriorly. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: deeply excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated, running subparallel to accommodate T1 horn. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose with one or two longitudinal keels lateral to median keel. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: smooth. Color of legs: pale yellow throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: nebulose, weakly pigmented. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: approximately as long as r-rs. Length of R1: approximately as long as 2.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: yellow to dark brown. Color of metasoma in male: T3 yellow, otherwise brown to dark brown. Horn on T1 in female: large and distinct. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: densely and transversely striate. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching posterior margin of T2. Sculpture of T3: smooth medially, longitudinally striate laterally. Shape of T6 in female: distinctly elongate, approximately 3.5× longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: largely smooth with sparse and fine punctures.

Diagnosis.

The medially interrupted occipital carina, densely punctate mesoscutum and densely and transversely striate T1 horn in the female distinguish this species of Calliscelio from all others.

Etymology.

The specific epithet refers to the locality on the label of the holotype and should be treated as a noun in apposition.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=362051]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Pedernales Prov., 25km of Alcoa Road, dry montane forest, Baoruco (Bahoruco) Mountains, 700m, 18.I.1989, L. Masner, OSUC 458212 (deposited in CNCI). Paratypes: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: 9 females, 16 males, CMNH-486,529 (CMNH); OSUC 458213458232, 458251, 458327458328, 534379 (CNCI).

Calliscelio amadoi

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/6571E5B9-E640-47B3-AD2C-D654DC26829F

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/384810

Figures 34–39

Figures 34 39.
Calliscelio amadoi sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 193589). 34 Lateral habitus 35 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 36 Dorsal habitus 37 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 38 Head, anterior view 39 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 1.35–2.05 mm (n=20). Color of head: brown throughout; yellow throughout; yellow, becoming darker at vertex. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): A7 orange, remainder dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: present. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, long setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth with sparse punctures. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: largely smooth with sparse fine punctures. Sculpture of posterior vertex: largely smooth with sparse fine punctures. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: complete, weakly crenulate throughout. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: smooth. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, slightly longer than wide. Shape of female A6: as long as wide.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout; yellow throughout; dark brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth anteriorly, granulate posteriorly. Sculpture of netrion: smooth. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: coriaceous. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: as large as those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: smooth with sparse fine punctures. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin straight, approximately 4.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: smooth with a longitudinal, median carina. Dorsal propodeum in female: shallowly excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: absent. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: smooth. Color of legs: pale yellow throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: nebulose, strongly pigmented. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: approximately as long as r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange to pale brown; orange throughout; yellow throughout. Horn on T1 in female: large and distinct. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: rugulose; transversely striate. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: present on anterior margin of T2 medially, reaching posterior margin of T2 laterally. Sculpture of T3: smooth with longitudinal submedian striae. Shape of T6 in female: short, approximately 1.5× longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: smooth.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio levis and Calliscelio migma. It may be separated from Calliscelio levis by the well-developed T1 horn in the female, from Calliscelio migma by having A5 in female slightly longer than wide, and A6 quadrate, whereas both antennomeres are distinctly longer than wide in Calliscelio migma.

Etymology.

The epithet is used as a genitive noun derived from the name of the collector of the holotype.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=384810]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: COLOMBIA: Amazonas Dept., Amacayacu Natural N.P., M.840, 150m, 03°46'S 70°18'W, San Martín, 16.IX–24.IX.2000, Malaise trap, B. Amado, OSUC 193589 (deposited in IAVH). Paratypes: (50 females) BRAZIL: 4 females, OSUC 322670, 348261, 371852, 376063 (OSUC). COLOMBIA: 7 females, OSUC 191148, 193587 (IAVH); OSUC 178096, 191040, 259754, 262600, 276046 (OSUC). ECUADOR: 15 females, OSUC 458510, 458533, 534249534251, 553237, 553242553243, 553246, 553406553407, 553530, 553651, 553687 (CNCI); OSUC 534659 (OSUC). FRENCH GUIANA: 10 females, OSUC 458384, 458413, 458421, 458459458460, 458474, 546106546108, 546135 (CNCI). GRENADA: 6 females, OSUC 534255534260 (CNCI). PERU: 5 females, OSUC 553952, 553955, 553967, 554016, 554021 (CNCI). TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: 3 females, OSUC 534601, 534605534606 (CNCI).

Calliscelio armila

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Masner sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/6AB94D9B-DEF6-4FE0-BC1B-5F5BAB7A15F1

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/362054

Figures 40–45

Figures 40 45.
Calliscelio armila sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 458342). 40 Lateral habitus 41 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 42 Dorsal habitus 43 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 44 Head, anterior view 45 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 2.12–2.51 mm (n=11). Body length of male: 2.05–2.27 mm (n=13). Color of head: black throughout; dark brown. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, long setae. IOS/EH: IOS slightly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth to rugulose. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: largely smooth with sparse fine punctures. Sculpture of posterior vertex: coriaceous. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: weakly developed, irregularly sculptured. Length of OOL: greater than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: coriaceous. Ocular setae: sparse, short. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, as long as wide. Shape of female A6: distinctly wider than long. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 3.0× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: approximately 0.3× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: variably orange to pale brown. Color of mesosoma in male: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: largely smooth, granulate ventrally and posteriorly. Sculpture of netrion: rugose. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: smaller than those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: granulate. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin straight, approximately 3.5× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose anteriorly, smooth posteriorly. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: deeply excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated, running subparallel to accommodate T1 horn. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugulose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: absent. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: smooth. Color of legs: coxae to femur white, remainder of the legs pale yellow. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: spectral. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: approximately as long as 2.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange to pale brown. Color of metasoma in male: T3–T4 orange, otherwise brown. Horn on T1 in female: large and distinct. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: smooth to rugulose medially, with V-shaped keels laterally. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: present on the anterior margin of T2. Sculpture of T3: smooth. Shape of T6 in female: short, slightly longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: largely smooth with sparse and fine punctures.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio latifrons in the female T1 horn, size and habitus but can be easily distinguished by its smooth upper frons and T3.

Etymology.

The specific epithet is to be treated as a noun in apposition, derived from the Latin for “bracelet” and refers to the rim on T1 horn.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=362054]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: HAITI: Sud Dept., Hotte Mts., S slope of Mt. Formon, 31km NW Les Cayes, disturbed forest & fields, 1405m, 18°20'N, 74°01'W, Formond, 7.IX–8.IX.1995, R. Davidson, G. Onore & J. Rawlins, OSUC 458342 (deposited in CNCI). Paratypes: HAITI: 10 females, 13 males, OSUC 458334458341, 458343458357 (CNCI).

Calliscelio bidens

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Masner sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/0200D54C-C0FF-41DC-9D85-829CCD8BF6AE

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/362052

Figures 46–51

Figures 46 51.
Calliscelio bidens sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 458326). 46 Lateral habitus 47 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 48 Dorsal habitus 49 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 50 Head, anterior view 51 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 3.35 mm (n=1). Color of head: brown throughout. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: present. Setation of upper frons: with dense, short setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth with sparse punctures. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: granulate to finely punctate. Sculpture of posterior vertex: punctate rugose. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: complete, strongly crenulate throughout. Length of OOL: greater than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: smooth. Ocular setae: sparse, short. A4 in female: as long as A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, distinctly longer than wide. Shape of female A6: distinctly longer than wide.

Color of mesosoma in female: dark brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: areolate. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth dorsally, rugulose ventrally. Sculpture of netrion: rugulose. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: densely punctate. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: as large as those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: densely punctate. Shape of metascutellum: posterior marging rounded, approximately 4.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: not excavate medially, lateral propodeal carinae meeting anteromedially. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: present. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth, rugose ventrally. Color of legs: orange yellow. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: nebulose, strongly pigmented. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: dark brown. Horn on T1 in female: absent. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching posterior margin of T2. Sculpture of T3: smooth. Shape of T6 in female: short, slightly longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: smooth.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio rugicoxa with which it shares the characters of the hairy compound eyes and the median keels on propodeum in female. It can be distinguished by its smooth hind coxa and the absence of a T1 horn in the female.

Etymology.

The specific epithet means “with two teeth,” refering to the median keels of propodeum of the species and should be treated as a noun in apposition.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=362052]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: COLOMBIA: Valle del Cauca Dept., 650m, 03°26'N, 76°48'W, Farallones de Cali Natural National Park, 8.V–19.VI.2001, Malaise trap, S. Sarria, OSUC 458326 (deposited in CNCI).

Calliscelio bisulcatus

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

(Kieffer)

http://zoobank.org/3C2921D8-CDFA-4CDA-86F2-C61304A4730B

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/4139

Figures 52–57

Figures 52 57.
Calliscelio bisulcatus (Kieffer), female, holotype (CAS Type No. 9590). 52 Lateral habitus 53 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 54 Dorsal habitus 55 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 56 Head, anterior view 57 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters. ...
  • Baryconus bisulcatus Kieffer, 1910a: 320 (original description, keyed).
  • Baryconus (Baryconus) bisulcatus Kieffer: Kieffer 1910b: 84 (subgeneric assignment).
  • Glyptoteleia bisulcata (Kieffer): Kieffer 1926: 487 (generic transfer, description).
  • Calliscelio bisulcatus (Kieffer): Masner 1976: 38 (description, generic transfer, type information).

Description.

Body length of female: 1.75–2.18 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 1.70–2.12 mm (n=20). Color of head: black throughout; dark brown; orange throughout. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, long setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth with sparse punctures. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: largely smooth with sparse fine punctures. Sculpture of posterior vertex: granulate. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: complete, strongly crenulate throughout. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: granulate. Ocular setae: dense, long. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, as long as wide. Shape of female A6: distinctly wider than long. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 2.0× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: greater than 0.5× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Color of mesosoma in male: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: rugose. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: smooth with sparse punctures. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: as large as those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: smooth with sparse fine punctures. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin straight, approximately 2.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose anteriorly, smooth posteriorly. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: shallowly excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: largely smooth with a row of foveae along mesopleural carina. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: smooth dorsally, densely punctate ventrally. Color of legs: orange throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: spectral. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: approximately as long as r-rs. Length of R1: approximately as long as r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Color of metasoma in male: variably orange to pale brown. Horn on T1 in female: present as a small bulge. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: smooth. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching the middle of T2 medially. Sculpture of T3: smooth. Shape of T6 in female: short, slightly longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: smooth.

Diagnosis.

This species is similar to Calliscelio punctatifrons in the shape of metascutellum and sculpture of T1 horn in the female but can be distinguished by its largely smooth upper frons, granulate posterior vertex and smaller body size.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=4139]

Material examined.

Holotype, female, Baryconus bisulcatus: BRAZIL: PA, no date, Baker, CAS Type No. 9590 (deposited in CASC). Other material: (216 females, 71 males) ARGENTINA: 8 females, 8 males, OSUC 534117534124, 534436, 534440534442 (CNCI); OSUC 63157 (OSUC); OSUC 577254, 577258577259 (UCRC). BELIZE: 14 females, 1 male, OSUC 534192, 534199534200, 534202, 534206534210, 534302534307 (CNCI). BOLIVIA: 6 females, 2 males, OSUC 534027534028, 534044, 534049534053 (CNCI). BRAZIL: 43 females, 23 males, OSUC 534521534522, 557242, 557297, 557299, 557309557310 (CNCI); OSUC 110142, 110175, 110182, 111340, 111379, 111382, 111522, 111527, 111531, 111633, 111693111694, 111697, 111701, 111712111713, 111920, 111922, 111939, 112040, 112070, 112090, 112186, 112453, 112781, 112806, 113027, 12276, 12356, 130739, 130748, 131475, 132140, 132282, 132534, 132690132691, 132717, 133048, 133057, 133124, 134453, 134484, 137972, 138060, 232036, 374721374722, 374726374727, 48518, 48526, 48548, 48563, 48565, 48568, 48573, 55927, 813 (OSUC). COLOMBIA: 2 females, 3 males, OSUC 557536, 557576, 557624557625 (CNCI); OSUC 369977 (OSUC). COSTA RICA: 10 females, 1 male, OSUC 532493, 532618532622, 532646, 532718532719, 532722, 532740 (CNCI). ECUADOR: 34 females, 10 males, OSUC 458496, 458498, 458500, 458503, 458505458506, 458508, 458515, 458529, 534229, 534235, 534239534240, 534242, 553262, 553386553387, 553389, 553399, 553408553410, 553497553499, 553551, 553559, 553594553595, 553622, 553625, 553634553636, 553649553650, 553681, 577329577330, 577335 (CNCI); OSUC 534658, 534660534661, 534672 (OSUC). FRENCH GUIANA: 15 females, OSUC 458392, 458398, 546112, 546119, 546122, 546127546128, 546136546138, 546140546141, 546144546145, 546148 (CNCI). MEXICO: 2 females, OSUC 534459 (CNCI); OSUC 377895 (OSUC). PANAMA: 3 females, OSUC 534083, 534085, 553877 (CNCI). PARAGUAY: 7 females, 18 males, OSUC 185325, 276696, 276729276731, 276901276907, 280295, 323025323026, 323054323055, 323067, 577193577194, 577341, 577354, 583310583311, 583314 (OSUC). PERU: 14 females, 1 male, OSUC 534389 (CNCI); OSUC 323933323937, 323940323943, 323945, 323947, 323949323951 (OSUC). SURINAME: 19 females, OSUC 534562534567, 534570534571, 534573534579, 534582, 553631553633 (CNCI). TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: 22 females, OSUC 545999, 546002546003, 546013, 546027546028, 546050546052, 546057, 546077, 546082, 546086, 546088546089, 546093546096, 546099546100, 553676 (CNCI). URUGUAY: 5 females, OSUC 534610534614 (CNCI). VENEZUELA: 12 females, 4 males, OSUC 545881, 545884, 545887, 545893, 545895, 545897545898, 545942545943, 557648557649, 557651557654 (CNCI); OSUC 55923 (OSUC).

Calliscelio brachys

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/D4F29FBA-909B-4DE6-969B-BBA983996BD5

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/384702

Figures 58–63

Figures 58 63.
Calliscelio brachys sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 193349). 58 Lateral habitus 59 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 60 Dorsal habitus 61 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 62 Head, anterior view 63 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 1.52–1.85 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 1.45–1.88 mm (n=20). Color of head: orange throughout. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): A7–A9 brown, A10–A12 yellow. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, short setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth to coriaceous. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: coriaceous. Sculpture of posterior vertex: smooth; smooth to transversely striate. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: interrupted. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: smooth. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: as long as A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, distinctly longer than wide. Shape of female A6: as long as wide. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 3.5× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: approximately 0.3× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout; orange to pale brown. Color of mesosoma in male: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: smooth. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: smooth. Notaulus: abbreviated, at most reaching middle of mesoscutum. Sculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: smaller than those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: granulate. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin rounded, approximately 2.5× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugulose with a longitudinal, median carina. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: not excavate medially, lateral propodeal carinae meeting anteromedially. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose with one or two longitudinal keels lateral to median keel. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth with an oblique carina. Color of legs: orange throughout; pale yellow throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: spectral. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Color of metasoma in male: variably orange to pale brown. Horn on T1 in female: absent. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: present on the anterior margin of T2. Sculpture of T3: smooth. Shape of T6 in female: short, slightly longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: smooth.

Diagnosis.

This species shares the character of the abbreviated notaulus with Calliscelio absum and Calliscelio brevinotaulus. It can be separated from Calliscelio absum by having A4 as long as A3 in the female and the length of the A5 tyloid in the male is approximately 0.3× length of A5; from Calliscelio brevinotaulus it may be distinguished by the absence of the T1 horn in the female.

Etymology.

The epithet is derived the Greek word for short, in reference to the abbreviated notaulus, and is intended to be treated as a noun in apposition.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=384702]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: COLOMBIA: Amazonas Dept., Amacayacu Natural N.P., M.842, 150m, 03°46'S 70°18'W, San Martín, 16.VIII–24.VIII.2000, Malaise trap, B. Amado, OSUC 193349 (deposited in IAVH). Paratypes: (74 females, 26 males) BOLIVIA: 1 female, OSUC 534149 (CNCI). COLOMBIA: 63 females, 24 males, OSUC 557548, 557582 (CNCI); OSUC 152149152150, 152152, 152154, 182229, 182592, 188678, 188682, 188955, 189186, 189190189191, 189193, 189195, 189226, 193282, 193284, 193541, 193570, 193584, 193597, 193903, 231811, 249895, 253463, 259760, 259762, 272083, 272087, 275804275805, 276184, 276236, 276244276245, 279657, 363591, 364075 (IAVH); OSUC 152162, 162499, 162501, 162509, 162584, 162586162587, 162594, 162596, 162599, 162606162607, 162609, 170495, 182596, 182722182723, 182740, 188551, 188941, 188944, 188963, 189183, 189267189268, 189271, 189273, 189279, 191094, 191150, 192353, 192358, 193320193321, 193329, 193338, 193340, 193538, 193598193599, 193814, 231829, 267807, 267962, 280198, 372644372645 (OSUC). ECUADOR: 5 females, 1 male, OSUC 458488, 458497, 458536, 534237, 553561, 577338 (CNCI). PERU: 5 females, 1 male, OSUC 553970, 553972, 554010, 554023554024, 554032 (CNCI).

Calliscelio brevinotaulus

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/9D986838-195F-44DD-BF84-3D933502679D

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/363559

Figures 64–69

Figures 64 69.
Calliscelio brevinotaulus sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 190678). 64 Lateral habitus 65 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 66 Dorsal habitus 67 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 68 Head, anterior view 69 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 1.78–2.98 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 1.78–2.41 mm (n=20). Color of head: black throughout; variably orange to dark brown. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, short setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: transversely rugulose to granulate. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: granulate. Sculpture of posterior vertex: granulate. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: interrupted. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: largely smooth with small granulate area. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, as long as wide. Shape of female A6: subquadrate. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, approximately 2.0× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: greater than 0.5× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Color of mesosoma in male: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth throughout; smooth anteriorly, granulate posteriorly. Sculpture of netrion: rugose. Notaulus: abbreviated, at most reaching middle of mesoscutum. Sculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: smaller than those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: granulate. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin rounded, 2.5× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: shallowly excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose with one or two longitudinal keels lateral to median keel. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: absent. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth, rugose ventrally. Color of legs: orange throughout; mid and hind coxae dark brown to black, otherwise yellow throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: spectral. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Color of metasoma in male: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Horn on T1 in female: weakly indicated. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: with V-shaped striae. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching posterior margin of T2. Sculpture of T3: smooth; largely smooth with submedian longitudinal striae. Shape of T6 in female: short, slightly longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: largely smooth with sparse and fine punctures.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio brachys in color, size and the abbreviated notaulus but can be distinguished by the granulate upper frons and that A4 is shorter than A3.

Etymology.

The epithet refers to the short notauli in this species and is intended to be used as a noun in apposition.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=363559]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: COLOMBIA: Magdalena Dept., Zaino, M.564, 50m, 11°20'N 74°02'W, Tayrona Natural National Park, 14.VIII–30.VIII.2000, Malaise trap, R. Henriquez, OSUC 190678 (deposited in IAVH). Paratypes: (264 females, 99 males) BELIZE: 7 females, 5 males, OSUC 534277, 534279, 534283534284, 534290534292, 534301, 534308, 534310534311, 534313 (CNCI). BRAZIL: 29 females, 1 male, OSUC 348007, 348118, 353716, 363846, 366704366705, 371850, 374564, 374566, 374593, 376520376521, 380186, 577137 (MZSP); OSUC 326244, 347202, 347274, 347666, 347738, 347969, 348098, 349378, 349773, 351396, 351679, 351831351832, 351839351840, 351843 (OSUC). COLOMBIA: 70 females, 61 males, OSUC 557546, 557554, 557559, 557561, 557569557573, 557584, 557621, 557628, 557634557639 (CNCI); OSUC 170449170452, 170497, 170503170504, 170506, 188889, 189906, 189910, 190095, 190097190098, 190100, 190124, 190706190707, 190709, 190986, 190988190989, 190992, 190994, 191057, 191061, 191143, 191739, 191742191743, 191745, 192204, 192211, 192214, 193379, 193701, 193706193709, 193772, 259573, 259583, 269666, 273785, 364080364086, 370058, 370060, 370063370064 (IAVH); OSUC 188887, 188890, 189390189391, 189396, 189398, 190666, 190672190673, 190677, 190680190681, 190683, 191064, 191241191242, 191245, 191247, 191249191250, 191253191258, 191268, 191272191276, 191278, 192202, 192215192216, 192385192390, 192394, 193704, 193778, 194185, 194189, 194194, 194200, 259572, 259574, 259577, 259579, 259582, 259588259589, 279454 (OSUC). COSTA RICA: 52 females, 22 males, OSUC 532464, 532479532486, 532506, 532516, 532518532519, 532523532526, 532532, 532565, 532572532574, 532577532578, 532583, 532585532588, 532590532591, 532602532608, 532611, 532632532634, 532643, 532665532666, 532675532676, 532678532681, 532685, 532687, 532698532700, 532717, 532720532721, 532732, 532734532735, 532737532739, 532751532752, 532756532757, 532788, 532790, 532834, 532919 (CNCI); OSUC 237329 (OSUC). CURAÇAO: 2 males, OSUC 532749532750 (CNCI). ECUADOR: 30 females, OSUC 458501458502, 458532, 458543458544, 534228, 553383553384, 553396, 553398, 553404, 553417, 553483, 553500, 553537, 553548, 553558, 553591, 553593, 553626, 553629, 553637553639, 553679, 553683, 553710, 553712, 553737, 553746 (CNCI). HONDURAS: 4 females, OSUC 534142534144, 534146 (CNCI). MEXICO: 19 females, 4 males, OSUC 533982533997, 534001534003, 534025, 534460, 534488534489 (CNCI). PANAMA: 26 females, 2 males, OSUC 534066534068, 534082, 534084, 534101534102, 553773553775, 553808553809, 553814, 553816, 553820, 553872, 553904, 553919, 553926553927, 553938553940, 553944553947 (CNCI); OSUC 55955 (OSUC). PERU: 1 female, OSUC 554025 (CNCI). SURINAME: 1 female, OSUC 534585 (CNCI). VENEZUELA: 25 females, 2 males, OSUC 532724, 545833545834, 545847545848, 545851, 545864545868, 545879545880, 545899, 545958545959, 545968545973, 557656, 557658, 557673 (CNCI); OSUC 334558, 360696 (OSUC).

Calliscelio brevitas

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/10B4E8E2-0970-4E2A-85EC-7B373111AFDF

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/367290

Figures 70–75

Figures 70 75.
Calliscelio brevitas sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 190705). 70 Lateral habitus 71 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 72 Dorsal habitus 73 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 74 Head, anterior view 75 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 1.83–2.88 mm (n=20). Color of head: black throughout; orange throughout; variably orange to dark brown. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): A7 dark orange, remainder dark brown to black; dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: present. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, short setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: granulate; smooth with sparse punctures. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: largely smooth with sparse fine punctures. Sculpture of posterior vertex: densely punctate; granulate to rugulose. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: complete, weakly crenulate throughout. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: smooth. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, distinctly longer than wide. Shape of female A6: as long as wide.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout; black throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth throughout; largely smooth, granulate ventrally and posteriorly. Sculpture of netrion: smooth; rugose. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: largely coriaceous with dense and fine punctures at poster end. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: as large as those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: smooth with sparse fine punctures. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin straight, approximately 4.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: deeply excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated, running subparallel to accommodate T1 horn. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: absent. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: smooth; largely smooth, rugose ventrally. Color of legs: pale yellow throughout; coxae pale yellow, otherwise orange to pale brown. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: nebulose, strongly pigmented. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: approximately as long as r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: variably yellow to pale brown. Color of metasoma in male: brown throughout; reddish brown. Horn on T1 in female: large and distinct. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: transversely striate. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching posterior margin of T2; present on anterior margin of T2 medially, reaching posterior margin of T2 laterally. Sculpture of T3: smooth with longitudinal submedian striae. Shape of T6 in female: distinctly elongate, at least 2.0× longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: densely punctate.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio laticinctus and Calliscelio longius in color, size and habitus. It may be distinguished from them by having A6 quadrate in female, whereas A6 is distinctly longer than wide in Calliscelio laticinctus and Calliscelio longius.

Etymology.

The epithet is used as a noun in apposition derived from the Latin word for shortness, in reference to the shortened A5 and A6.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=367290]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: COLOMBIA: Magdalena Dept., Zaino, M.567, 50m, 11°20'N 74°02'W, Tayrona Natural National Park, 28.VII–14.VIII.2000, Malaise trap, R. Henriquez, OSUC 190705 (deposited in IAVH). Paratypes: (355 females) BRAZIL: 11 females, OSUC 534537, 534539 (CNCI); OSUC 121827, 252086, 323928, 326208, 348271, 349206, 355169, 376519, 376528 (OSUC). COLOMBIA: 126 females, OSUC 557562557564, 557568, 557581, 557583, 557590, 557592557597, 557603, 557626557627 (CNCI); OSUC 144164, 144230, 162601, 166586, 170369170371, 178098, 178162, 178174, 178192178193, 178195, 190125, 191183, 191206, 191212, 191243, 191248, 191381, 191383, 193128, 193130, 193179, 193193, 193294, 193322, 193326, 193328, 193863193864, 193866193868, 193879, 193906, 193910, 193913, 262616, 267805, 363594, 76997 (IAVH); OSUC 178021, 178191, 182228, 182482, 182754182756, 182762, 188688, 188726, 188730, 188951, 188954, 189176, 189199, 189277, 189282, 189285, 189287, 189291189292, 189297, 190310, 191096, 191098, 191827, 192354192355, 192359, 193166, 193293, 193560, 193563, 193565193566, 193572, 193576, 193689193691, 194196, 202078, 232297232298, 253454253455, 268911, 269217, 269350, 269356, 275800, 275803, 275808, 275811, 279350, 279899, 279903, 279908279909, 279911, 280179, 280181, 280195, 280204280205, 363600, 374718, 377424 (OSUC). COSTA RICA: 133 females, OSUC 532458, 532503, 532535, 532570, 532616532617, 532627532628, 532630532631, 532635, 532637532639, 532660, 532771, 532774, 532784532785, 532825, 532841532845, 532847532848, 532850, 532852532868, 532870532872, 532875532885, 532887532888, 532891532892, 532899532901, 532903532916, 532928, 532935, 532938532940, 532942532949, 534138, 557113557132, 557134557139, 557142557154 (CNCI). ECUADOR: 29 females, OSUC 458494, 553255, 553376, 553440, 553443, 553461, 553469553471, 553473, 553478, 553510553511, 553513553514, 553518, 553524553526, 553540, 553542, 553565, 553568553570, 553590 (CNCI); OSUC 534663, 534668, 534670 (OSUC). FRENCH GUIANA: 25 females, OSUC 458393458397, 458404458405, 458410458411, 458423, 458427, 458444458446, 458462, 458464, 458469, 458472458473, 458478, 458480458481, 546104, 546132, 546149 (CNCI). PANAMA: 17 females, OSUC 534100, 553747, 553756, 553767553770, 553782, 553784, 553810, 553905, 553915, 553924553925, 553930553932 (CNCI). PERU: 12 females, OSUC 534416, 553991, 553993, 554035, 554043, 554047, 554049 (CNCI); OSUC 570539570540, 570546 (OSUC); OSUC 228135, 228191 (USNM). SURINAME: 1 female, OSUC 534583 (CNCI). VENEZUELA: 1 female, OSUC 557696 (CNCI).

Calliscelio carinigena

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/ADB95787-EBBB-4A36-B75D-5CE10D93826F

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/363281

Figures 76–81

Figures 76 81.
Calliscelio carinigena sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 343907). 76 Lateral habitus 77 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 78 Dorsal habitus 79 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 80 Head, anterior view 81 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 1.70–2.46 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 2.00–2.29 mm (n=20). Color of head: black throughout; orange throughout; variably brown to black. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, long setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth to granulate. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: granulate. Sculpture of posterior vertex: granulate to rugulose above hyperoccipital carina, smooth below. Hyperoccipital carina: present. Occipital carina medially: interrupted. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: with a carina along outer orbit. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, as long as wide. Shape of female A6: distinctly wider than long. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 3.0× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: longer than 0.5× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout. Color of mesosoma in male: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: smooth. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: smaller than those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: granulate. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin rounded, 2.5× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: shallowly excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth, rugose ventrally. Color of legs: orange throughout; pale yellow throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: spectral. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange throughout; yellow throughout; T1 horn and T6 pale brown, otherwise orange throughout. Color of metasoma in male: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Horn on T1 in female: weakly developed. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: smooth to somewhat transversely striate. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: smooth medially, longitudinally striate laterally. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching the middle of T2 medially. Sculpture of T3: smooth. Shape of T6 in female: short, wider than long. Sculpture of S3: smooth.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio crater and Calliscelio sfina. It can be separated from Calliscelio crater by the presence of a carina along the outer orbit on the postgena rather than large foveae, and from Calliscelio sfina by the presence of the hyperoccipital carina.

Etymology.

The epithet is a compound noun in reference to the genal carina along the outer orbit. It is intended to be used as a noun in apposition.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=363281]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: BRAZIL: SP, Pilões Trail, Boracéia Biological Station, pt.4, 23°39'05.0"S 45°53'40.1"W, Salesópolis, 19.X–22.X.2002, yellow pan trap, A. P. Aguiar & J. S. Freitas, OSUC 343907 (deposited in MZSP). Paratypes: (941 females, 591 males) ARGENTINA: 1 female, OSUC 534443 (CNCI). BOLIVIA: 4 females, 1 male, OSUC 534041534043, 534056, 534064 (CNCI). BRAZIL: 929 females, 582 males, OSUC 557167557179, 557182557187, 557189557196, 557210557219, 557221557241, 557244557245, 557247, 557249557253, 557256557281, 557284557295, 557300557308, 557311557317, 557322557324, 557326557336, 557339, 557341, 557343557348, 557350557359, 557363557374, 557378557394, 557396557408 (CNCI); OSUC 577148, 577309577311, 577313, 577379577381, 577384577387, 577389 (MNHN); OSUC 135930, 135955, 136029, 136037, 136420, 136453, 136953, 136964, 137063, 137244, 137263, 137306, 137403, 137408, 137429, 137694137695, 137702, 137711137712, 137740, 137743, 137753, 137762, 137766, 137768, 137771, 137775, 137777, 137806, 137890, 137894, 137912, 137916, 137927, 138530, 138536, 138542138543, 138546, 138693, 138699138701, 138721138722, 138724, 138894, 138987, 139006, 139016, 139029, 150129150152, 150154150155, 150157, 150208150250, 150265150279, 150281150285, 150357, 150371150372, 150393150394, 150419, 237725237726, 318263318266, 318268318276, 318278318280, 318961318963, 319014319021, 319023319027, 319080319139, 319340319348, 319390319400, 320901, 322525322527, 322529322531, 322541322543, 322550322551, 323094323098, 323286, 323308, 323324, 323328, 323336, 343702, 343899343906, 343908343913, 343915343931, 345915345917, 345919, 345922, 345925, 345938, 345945, 345955, 345958345959, 345962345965, 345967345968, 345970345978, 345980345983, 345985345988, 345991, 345997, 346002, 346004346006, 346011346012, 346021, 346056346057, 346059, 346062, 346068, 346072346075, 346095, 346097346099, 346112346113, 349591, 349593, 352850352856, 352859352861, 353270353272, 353870353873, 356331, 356946356947, 356949356950, 356967356969, 356973, 356975, 356982, 357249, 357251, 357253357254, 357259357261, 357264, 357319, 363768363773, 363880, 366659, 371817371823, 371825371827, 372536, 372539, 373870373872, 374591, 374599374621, 375255, 375261, 375288, 375290, 375293, 375296, 376556, 376921, 376959, 377461377465, 377467377480, 377933377959, 377961377968, 377970377977, 378977, 378982378984, 381077381078, 381080381085, 433842, 433844, 433852, 576982, 577005577013, 577034577035, 577048, 577058577059, 577064577066, 577071, 577097, 577100, 577113577115, 577122577124, 577217, 577221577223, 577228577229, 577237577245, 577262577267, 577269577271, 577277577278, 577281577282, 577284577286, 577289, 577294, 583206583208, 583213583225, 583233, 583235, 583240, 583242, 583259583265, 583269, 583281583288, 583293583295, 583297 (MZSP); OSUC 135931, 135938, 135952135953, 135966, 135979, 135989135990, 136007, 136009, 136125, 136128, 136135, 136190, 136192, 136195, 136217, 136225, 136242, 136364136365, 136368, 136370, 136373, 136375, 136379136380, 136392, 136423, 136450, 136511136512, 136519, 136526, 136529, 136535, 136547136548, 136550, 136560, 136567, 136571, 136618, 136628, 136638, 136646, 136648, 136659, 136669, 136696, 136705, 136709, 136735136736, 136760136761, 136785, 136834, 136839136840, 136843, 136849, 136852, 136858, 136864136865, 136874, 136881, 136883, 136892, 136906, 136910, 136913, 136919, 136928, 136933, 136950136951, 136959, 136962, 136967, 136969136970, 136972, 136983, 136986, 136998, 137005, 137008, 137010, 137013, 137017137018, 137027, 137054137055, 137059, 137068137069, 137075, 137079, 137084, 137119, 137134, 137173137174, 137178, 137180, 137185, 137188137189, 137200, 137206, 137212137213, 137223137224, 137227, 137230, 137234137235, 137238, 137241, 137246, 137248, 137250, 137256, 137311, 137314, 137336, 137342, 137344137345, 137349, 137354, 137357, 137361137362, 137368137370, 137372, 137379, 137384, 137393, 137398137401, 137409, 137413, 137419137423, 137428, 137434137435, 137438, 137441137442, 137448, 137455, 137507, 137509, 137523, 137525, 137531, 137533137535, 137543, 137547137549, 137551, 137555, 137564137565, 137573, 137576, 137581, 137587, 137591, 137606137609, 137646, 137649137650, 137653137654, 137656, 137660137661, 137663137664, 137668, 137685, 137718, 137729137730, 137738, 137745, 137788, 137796, 137809, 137822, 137834, 137840, 137849, 137852137853, 137861, 137863, 137865, 137873, 137880, 137886137887, 137889, 137899, 138421, 138426, 138431138432, 138434138435, 138438, 138441138445, 138448138449, 138452, 138455, 138460138462, 138465, 138468138469, 138471, 138473, 138478, 138484, 138489, 138508138509, 138515, 138520138521, 138525, 138553138554, 138560, 138562, 138566138568, 138573, 138575, 138583, 138585138586, 138593, 138597, 138613138615, 138622, 138627, 138631138632, 138636138637, 138639, 138641, 138643, 138647, 138651, 138669138670, 138677138678, 138680, 138682, 138685, 138688, 138691138692, 138705, 138710, 138713, 138715, 138725, 138737, 138739, 138743, 138746, 138749138750, 138753, 138755138757, 138760138761, 138770138771, 138774, 138776, 138783, 138786, 138788, 138791, 138805, 138808, 138813, 138815, 138819, 138821138822, 138824, 138828, 138833, 138841, 138846, 138857, 138873, 138876, 138878, 138880, 138889138890, 138892, 138895138896, 138898, 138900, 138906, 138922, 138925, 138942, 138955, 138958, 138982, 139013, 139015, 139017, 139021, 139065, 139067, 139079139080, 139089, 139091, 139093139094, 139096, 139102, 139106, 139109, 139113, 139117139119, 139121, 139130139131, 139133, 139136139137, 139143, 139146139147, 139152, 139157139159, 139164139166, 139168, 139172, 139175, 139179139180, 150158, 150160150163, 150696150700, 150736150737, 150743, 150964, 150985, 151153151154, 151163, 151189151193, 151216151223, 151225151226, 151247151252, 151254, 151267, 151270151271, 151290151293, 151309, 151344151345, 151368151373, 151384, 151386, 151398151399, 151410, 151452151480, 151488, 151492151494, 151498, 151506, 151517151519, 151526, 151593, 151629151632, 319022, 322988, 323099, 323319, 323526, 334296334298, 343914, 346078, 352843352845, 352847352849, 359023359025, 365999366000, 366656, 367439, 377481, 377960, 378585, 378591378592, 40024, 40036, 40046, 40061, 40071, 40099, 40164, 40175, 40303, 42295, 4230642309, 42312, 42315, 42320, 4232842330, 42334, 42338, 4234242343, 42354, 42361, 4236342364, 4236742368, 42375, 4237842379, 427454, 433823, 433832, 433837, 463268, 463307463308, 510886, 510888, 510893, 5590955921, 5595755997, 577015577016, 577018, 577020, 583270583280, 583298583304, 583306583307, 58793, 61197, 61236, 62250, 62261, 62268, 62284, 62287, 62301, 62312, 62333, 62348 (OSUC). COLOMBIA: 3 males, OSUC 162611, 191322, 191324 (OSUC). ECUADOR: 4 males, OSUC 534673534675, 534679 (OSUC). PARAGUAY: 1 female, 1 male, OSUC 278829, 577183 (OSUC). TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: 2 females, OSUC 546058, 546060 (CNCI). VENEZUELA: 4 females, OSUC 545888, 545891545892, 557655 (CNCI).

Calliscelio crater

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/3643BD0B-9BF3-4C41-A861-2AB72C701CA3

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/363278

Figures 82–87

Figures 82 87.
Calliscelio crater sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 276803). 82 Lateral habitus 83 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 84 Dorsal habitus 85 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 86 Head, anterior view 87 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 1.74–2.35 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 1.86–2.36 mm (n=20). Color of head: black throughout; variably orange to dark brown. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, long setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth to granulate. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: granulate. Sculpture of posterior vertex: granulate above hyperoccipital carina, smooth to rugulose below. Hyperoccipital carina: present. Occipital carina medially: interrupted. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: with large foveae. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, as long as wide. Shape of female A6: subquadrate. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 2.0× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: greater than 0.5× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout. Color of mesosoma in male: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth anteriorly, granulate posteriorly. Sculpture of netrion: smooth. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: smaller than those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: granulate. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin straight, approximately 2.5× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: shallowly excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: absent. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth, rugose ventrally. Color of legs: orange throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: spectral. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: approximately as long as 2.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange throughout; T1 horn and T6 pale brown, otherwise orange throughout. Color of metasoma in male: variably orange to pale brown. Horn on T1 in female: present as a small bulge. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: rugose medially, with V-shaped keels laterally. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching the middle of T2 medially. Sculpture of T3: coriaceous; granulate; smooth medially, coriaceous laterally; longitudinally striate throughout. Shape of T6 in female: short, slightly longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: smooth to coriaceous.

Diagnosis.

This species is similar to Calliscelio carinigena and Calliscelio sfina in color, size and habitus, but it can be easily recognized by the large foveae on the postgena (postgena of Calliscelio sfina granulate, whereas Calliscelio carinigena with a carina along outer orbit).

Etymology.

The specific epithet refers to the foveae on the postgena and should be treated as a noun in apposition.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=363278]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: PARAGUAY: Guairá Dept., Amambay Stream, Pa'i Thermal Waterfall, second growth forest, 221m, 25°44'56"S 56°15'12"W, Melgarejo, 24.III–25.III.2005, yellow pan trap, Garcete, OSUC 276803 (deposited in MNHNPY). Paratypes: (228 females, 322 males) BOLIVIA: 8 females, OSUC 534035534037, 534039, 534057, 534059, 534161, 534165 (CNCI). BRAZIL: 202 females, 276 males, OSUC 534519, 534524, 534546534547, 534621 (CNCI); OSUC 577298, 577305 (MNHN); OSUC 10431, 10463, 10584, 10625, 10833, 10857, 110188, 110198, 131683, 134141, 134350, 134445, 134795, 134802, 134829, 134845, 135140, 135614, 135652-135653, 137956, 137964, 137982, 138015, 138041, 138116, 138181, 147790, 151160, 151162, 232033, 232035, 323264323266, 323269323271, 323273323274, 323276323279, 323281, 323283323285, 323288323291, 323296323297, 323299323301, 323303323304, 323311323316, 323318, 323320, 323322, 323326, 323332323335, 323525, 323529323530, 323533323537, 323539323541, 323543, 323545, 323548, 323550, 323553323557, 323561323562, 323564323565, 323914, 323918, 356945, 357216357223, 357226357228, 357257357258, 357262357263, 357273, 357278, 358790, 358944, 358984, 375277, 375285375287, 375295, 375300, 376550376551, 376553, 376555, 376947376954, 376956376958, 376960376961, 376964, 433819, 510906, 534641534642, 534647, 577019, 577022577031, 577036, 577039577042, 577044577045, 577047, 577049577057, 577062, 577091577093, 577095, 577098, 577102, 577109577112, 577198, 577205577210, 577212577214, 577218577219, 577230577233, 577235577236, 577249577252, 577268, 577276, 577279577280, 577283, 577288, 577290577292, 577295, 583228583229, 583234, 583237583239, 583241, 583243583245, 583267583268 (MZSP); OSUC 10135, 10363, 10467, 10473, 1052310524, 10527, 1057210573, 10581, 10702, 10712, 12201, 12262, 12266, 12325, 131326, 131681, 131720, 131771, 131825, 131923, 131942, 131997, 134140, 134185, 134523, 134565, 134682, 13550, 137264, 137987, 138000, 138479, 13902, 150741150742, 150744, 150746150747, 150749150750, 150956, 150959, 150974, 150984, 151097, 151152, 151155151158, 151161, 151266, 151268151269, 151346, 151383, 151385, 151387, 151401151404, 151416151423, 151485151487, 151549, 159, 187, 206, 216, 323511323512, 323514, 323516, 323523323524, 323912, 323919, 347618347619, 349106, 357241357242, 357247357248, 357250, 357252, 357312357313, 357315357318, 357320, 357323, 357325, 358786358788, 358942, 358974, 358981358983, 358992, 363867, 363869363875, 363877363879, 363883363887, 363889363891, 366657, 366665, 372528, 372530372534, 372538, 372540372544, 375246, 375248375250, 375252, 375254, 375256375260, 375262, 375264375268, 375270375276, 375278375284, 375297, 376552, 376557376564, 376922, 376924376929, 376931376932, 376934, 376936376940, 376944376946, 376965, 477163477164, 48517, 48537, 48543, 48552, 510889510892, 510894510898, 510900, 510905, 534643534645, 534649, 534651534656, 539, 577021, 577046, 712 (OSUC). PARAGUAY: 17 females, 46 males, OSUC 348870, 404893404894, 534698, 534701, 534703, 534705, 534708534712, 534715534719, 577175, 577184577187, 577339, 577348, 577351577353 (MNHNPY); OSUC 577177, 577181577182, 577190, 577342 (MZSP); OSUC 150604, 150608150609, 150612, 185381, 266183, 276794276795, 276797, 276799276802, 277313277314, 278659278660, 278671278672, 278680, 278827, 278831, 280439, 323004, 323030323031, 323033, 323913, 353273, 534729534730 (OSUC). VENEZUELA: 1 female, OSUC 545855 (CNCI).

Calliscelio crena

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/C53F1631-C068-4EF9-AB3D-39BA37F7A09F

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/384634

Figures 88–93

Figures 88 93.
Calliscelio crena sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 553462). 88 Lateral habitus 89 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 90 Dorsal habitus 91 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 92 Head, anterior view 93 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 2.95–3.51 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 2.24–2.37 mm (n=6). Color of head: black throughout; dark brown. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): dark brown to black. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, long setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth with sparse punctures. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: largely smooth with sparse fine punctures. Sculpture of posterior vertex: largely smooth with sparse fine punctures. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: complete, strongly crenulate throughout. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: smooth. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, distinctly longer than wide. Shape of female A6: as long as wide. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 2.0× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: greater than 0.5× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: brown. Color of mesosoma in male: brown throughout. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth anteriorly, granulate posteriorly. Sculpture of netrion: rugulose. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: anterior margin rugulose, remainder smooth. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: as large as those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: smooth with sparse fine punctures. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin straight, approximately 4.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: deeply excavate medially, with lateral propodeal carinae widely separated, running subparallel to accommodate T1 horn. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose with one or two longitudinal keels lateral to median keel. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: absent. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth, rugose ventrally. Color of legs: orange throughout; coxae to femurs pale yellow, otherwise orange. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: nebulose, strongly pigmented. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: approximately as long as r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: dark brown. Color of metasoma in male: brown throughout. Horn on T1 in female: large and distinct. Sculpture of T1 horn dorsally: transversely striate. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching posterior margin of T2. Sculpture of T3: smooth with longitudinal submedian striae. Shape of T6 in female: distinctly elongate, approximately 3.0× longer than wide. Sculpture of S3: smooth.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio brevitas in color, size and habitus but can be distinguished by its strongly crenulate occipital carina and relatively smooth posterior vertex (Calliscelio brevitas with occipital carina weakly crenulate, posterior vertex densely punctate).

Etymology.

The epithet is used as a noun in apposition derived from the Latin word for notch, in reference to the strongly crenulate occipital carina medially.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=384634]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: ECUADOR: Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Prov., 16km SE Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Tinalandia, 680m, 4.V–25.VII.1985, malaise trap/flight intercept trap, S. Peck & J. Peck, OSUC 553462 (deposited in CNCI). Paratypes: (28 females, 6 males) COLOMBIA: 3 females, OSUC 534555, 557567 (CNCI); OSUC 279904 (OSUC). ECUADOR: 25 females, 6 males, OSUC 534227, 553367, 553373, 553382, 553437553439, 553450553451, 553456, 553464553466, 553468, 553547, 553600, 553653, 553669, 553675, 553680, 553692553699, 553705, 553707, 553717 (CNCI).

Calliscelio eboris

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/71300D0B-D933-4E9B-A689-0C7EA098F418

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/384800

Figures 94–99

Figures 94 99.
Calliscelio eboris sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 193404). 94 Lateral habitus 95 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 96 Dorsal habitus 97 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 98 Head, anterior view 99 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 1.83–2.27 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 1.94–2.19 mm (n=20). Color of head: variably pale yellow to brown; reddish orange throughout. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): A7–A9 brown, A10–A12 white; A7 brown, remainder orange. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: present. Setation of upper frons: with sparse, long setae. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth to coriaceous. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: coriaceous. Sculpture of posterior vertex: transversely striate. Hyperoccipital carina: present. Occipital carina medially: interrupted. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: smooth. Ocular setae: absent. A4 in female: as long as A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, distinctly longer than wide. Shape of female A6: as long as wide. Form of male antennal flagellomeres: filiform, A11 approximately 3.0× longer than wide. Length of A5 tyloid in male: greater than 0.5× length of A5.

Color of mesosoma in female: variably yellow to pale brown; reddish orange throughout. Color of mesosoma in male: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: smooth. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: coriaceous. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: as large as those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: smooth with sparse fine punctures. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin rounded, approximately 3.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: smooth with a longitudinal, median carina. Sculpture of metascutellum in male: smooth with longitudinal, median carina. Dorsal propodeum in female: not excavate medially, lateral propodeal carinae meeting anteromedially. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose with one or two longitudinal keels lateral median keel. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in male: rugose with one or two longitudinal keels lateral median keel. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: present. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth, rugose ventrally. Color of legs: orange throughout; pale yellow throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: spectral. Setae on R: short, decumbent, hardly exceeding the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown. Color of metasoma in male: variably orange to pale brown. Horn on T1 in female: absent. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Sculpture of T1 in male: longitudinally striate. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching the middle of T2 medially. Sculpture of T3: smooth. Shape of T6 in female: short, wider than long. Sculpture of S3: smooth.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio brachys and Calliscelio suni. It can be separated from Calliscelio brachys by the percurrent notaulus, and from Calliscelio suni by the spectral Rs+M and the presence of a central keel on the frons.

Etymology.

The epithet is used as a noun in apposition derived from the Latin word for ivory, in reference to the white A11–A12 of the female antennae.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=384800]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: COLOMBIA: Amazonas Dept., Amacayacu Natural N.P., M.84, 150m, 03°41'S 70°15'W, Matamata, 6.IV–15.IV.2000, Malaise trap, A. Parente, OSUC 193404 (deposited in IAVH). Paratypes: (58 females, 26 males) BOLIVIA: 12 females, 5 males, OSUC 534030, 534150534151, 534156534157, 534166534171, 534173534176, 534178534179 (CNCI). COLOMBIA: 30 females, 19 males, OSUC 557578557580 (CNCI); OSUC 143977, 152163, 152166, 162512, 162608, 176895, 189272, 193278, 193324193325, 193327, 193424, 193461, 193932, 269448, 274572, 276241 (IAVH); OSUC 152164, 182227, 182485, 182492182493, 182496, 182591, 182718182720, 182733, 188948, 188959, 188962, 189175, 189205, 189216, 189275, 189283, 189290, 190305190306, 192356, 193583, 193600, 231804, 231821, 272090, 279658 (OSUC). PERU: 11 females, 2 males, OSUC 553953, 553956, 553965, 554055554064 (CNCI). VENEZUELA: 5 females, OSUC 223877223881 (USNM).

Calliscelio elegans

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

(Perkins)

http://zoobank.org/6B386A5E-E5DF-48CB-A4C9-C82160E262C5

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/245756

Diagnosis.

Callliscelio elegans is easily distinguished within Calliscelio based on the combination of the following characters: fore wing with three darkened and two white bands; head and mesosonotum granulose; metascutellum extremely narrow and weakly concave medially to accommodate T1 horn (Masner et al. 2009).

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=245756]

Material examined.

Non-type material: (61 females) AUSTRALIA: 1 female, OSUC 256856 (CNCI). BELIZE: 4 females, OSUC 256871256874 (CNCI). BENIN: 3 females, OSUC 256882256884 (CNCI). CHRISTMAS ISLAND: 4 females, OSUC 256857256860 (ANIC). FIJI: 2 females, FBA015304, OSUC 256864 (BPBM). FRENCH POLYNESIA: 8 females, OSUC 256861256863 (CNCI); OSUC 256866256867 (UCDC); UCRC ENT 111562, 135651-135652 (UCRC). GUAM: 1 female, OSUC 256854 (CNCI). INDIA: 3 females, OSUC 256899256901 (CNCI). INDONESIA: 4 females, OSUC 256893256896 (CNCI). IVORY COAST: 2 females, OSUC 256885256886 (CNCI). MADAGASCAR: 2 females, CASENT 2029779, OSUC 215759 (CAS). MAURITIUS: 1 female, MHNG 0002 (MHNG). MEXICO: 5 females, OSUC 256868256870 (CNCI); OSUC 256875 (NMNH); OSUC 583205 (OSUC). NEPAL: 4 females, OSUC 256890256892, 256898 (CNCI). NIGERIA: 1 female, OSUC 256881 (CNCI). PUERTO RICO: 2 females, OSUC 256876256877 (CNCI). SAMOA: 1 female, OSUC 256865 (BPBM). SRI LANKA: 2 females, OSUC 256902256903 (CNCI). THAILAND: 3 females, OSUC 256897, 256907, 321997 (OSUC). UNITED STATES: 3 females, OSUC 256855 (CNCI); OSUC 256878 (NMNH); UCFC 0 079 680 (UCFC). VENEZUELA: 2 females, OSUC 256879256880 (CNCI). YEMEN: 3 females, OSUC 256887256889 (CNCI).

Calliscelio extenuatus

Keywords: Animalia, Hymenoptera, Platygastridae

Chen & Johnson sp. n.

http://zoobank.org/CE5AD0AA-DCC9-4645-AE36-45C93748A3EF

http://bioguid.osu.edu/xbiod_concepts/384360

Figures 100–105

Figures 100 105.
Calliscelio extenuatus sp. n., female, holotype (OSUC 48454). 100 Lateral habitus 101 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 102 Dorsal habitus 103 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 104 Head, anterior view 105 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Description.

Body length of female: 1.34–1.74 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 1.81 mm (n=1). Color of head: brown throughout; orange throughout; orange to pale brown. Color of antennal clava (A7–A12): dark brown to black; A7, A8 brown, A9–A12 white to pale yellow. Shape of head: subglobose. Central keel of frons: absent. Setation of upper frons: glabrous. IOS/EH: IOS distinctly less than EH. Sculpture of ventrolateral frons: smooth to coriaceous; smooth to granulate. Sculpture of frons below median ocellus: smooth; smooth to granulate. Sculpture of posterior vertex: rugose; granulate to rugulose. Hyperoccipital carina: absent. Occipital carina medially: weakly indicated, irregularly sculptured. Length of OOL: less than 0.5× ocellar diameter. Sculpture of postgena behind outer orbit: largely smooth with small granulate area. Ocular setae: sparse, short. A4 in female: distinctly shorter than A3. A5 in female: shorter than A3, as long as wide. Shape of female A6: distinctly wider than long.

Color of mesosoma in female: orange throughout; yellow throughout; orange to pale brown. Sculpture of dorsal pronotal area: rugose. Sculpture of lateral pronotal area: smooth throughout. Sculpture of netrion: smooth. Notaulus: percurrent or nearly so. Sculpture of mesoscutum: granulate. Shape of mesoscutellum: semiellipsoidal. Foveolae of scutoscutellar sulcus between notauli: smaller than those along margin of axilla. Sculpture of mesoscutellum: granulate. Shape of metascutellum: posterior margin rounded, approximately 3.0× wider than long. Sculpture of metascutellum in female: rugose. Dorsal propodeum in female: not excavate medially, lateral propodeal carinae meeting anteromedially. Sculpture of dorsal propodeum in female: rugose. Median keels on propodeum in female: absent. Mesopleural carina: absent. Sculpture of mesepisternum below mesopleural depression: smooth. Sculpture of ventral metapleural area: largely smooth, rugose ventrally. Color of legs: orange throughout; pale yellow throughout. Sculpture of hind coxa: smooth.

Color of fore wing: hyaline. Rs+M: nebulose, weakly pigmented. Setae on R: long, erect, surpassing the margin of the wing. Length of R: distinctly shorter than r-rs. Length of R1: greater than 3.0× length of r-rs.

Color of metasoma in female: orange throughout; variably orange to pale brown; yellow throughout. Horn on T1 in female: absent. Sculpture of posterior margin of T1 in female: longitudinally striate throughout. Development of longitudinal striae on T2 in female: reaching the middle of T2 medially; reaching posterior margin of T2. Sculpture of T3: smooth. Shape of T6 in female: short, wider than long. Sculpture of S3: largely smooth with sparse and fine punctures.

Diagnosis.

This species is most similar to Calliscelio ruga and Calliscelio suni in size and habitus. It can be separated from Calliscelio ruga by the complete occipital carina and the shortened A6, from Calliscelio suni by the hairy compound eyes.

Etymology.

The epithet is an adjective, the Latin word for faint, weak and reduced, in reference to the weakly indicated occipital carina.

Link to distribution map.

[http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=384360]

Material examined.

Holotype, female: VENEZUELA: Aragua St., Rancho Grande Biological Station, 1100m, 10°22'N, 67°41'W, Henri Pittier National Park, 10.VIII–13.VIII.1994, flight intercept trap, M. Archangelsky, OSUC 48454 (deposited in OSUC). Paratypes: (170 females, 1 male) COLOMBIA: 1 female, OSUC 279960 (OSUC). COSTA RICA: 1 female, OSUC 237330 (OSUC). TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: 5 females, OSUC 546023, 546097546098, 546101546102 (CNCI). VENEZUELA: 163 females, 1 male, OSUC 545835545846, 545853, 545858545861, 545873545878, 545902, 545905545934, 545938, 545944545947, 545951545954, 545960545967, 545979545990, 557647, 557650, 557661557663, 557709557710 (CNCI); OSUC 146712, 146714,