Afroanomalia pseudoclistopyga Varga

Varga, Oleksandr, 2018, Afroanomalia pseudoclistopyga, a new genus and species of pimpline parasitoid wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) from the Afrotropical region, Zootaxa 4461 (1), pp. 146-150: 147-149

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Afroanomalia pseudoclistopyga Varga

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Afroanomalia pseudoclistopyga Varga  , sp. n.

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Material examined. Type material. Holotype: female (both antennae are broken, with 13 flagellomeres remaining attached to the head and 19 glued to a triangle), Burundi, Kibira National Park, 2.93315° S, 29.50583° E, 2177 m, miXed forest, Malaise trap, bamboo near small meadow, 29.i–12.ii.2010, leg. R. Copeland, (deposited in: MRACAbout MRAC)GoogleMaps  . Paratype: male, idem, (deposited in: MRAC). Additional material. Female (metasoma lost), South Sudan, Didinga District, Nagiehot, 2042 m [6,700 ft], Xii.1925 – i.1926, Dr G.D.H. Carpenter, B.M. 1926-101 (deposited in: BMNH)  .

Description. Holotype. Female ( Fig. 1 View Figure ). Body length approXimately 9.0 mm, fore wing 7.0 mm.

Head ( Fig. 1b, c, d View Figure ) generally smooth and shiny, minutely punctate and sparsely pubescent; eyes bare; face with sparse and almost non-eXistent punctation on smooth surface, with sparse, relatively long pubescence; clypeus with sparse, long pubescence; malar space granulate; frons and verteX smooth and shiny, almost impunctate.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 1c, d View Figure ). Propleuron smooth and shiny, more densely pubescent than face; pronotum smooth and shiny, impunctate, minutely pubescent only in upper hind corner; mesoscutum, scutellum and metapleuron smooth and shiny, impunctate and without pubescence; mesopleuron with the same sculpture and pubescence as mesoscutum, minutely pubescent only ventrally; propodeum minutely pubescent on granulate surface.

Metasoma ( Fig. 1f View Figure ) generally granulate and sparsely punctate, with pubescence sparser on tergites 1–3, denser on remaining tergites.

Сolour. Body generally yellowish-cream with brown, eXcept mandible centrally, frons along ocelli, occiput along occipital carina, pronotum centrally, mesoscutum proXimally and laterally, propodeum centrally, middle and hind trochanter basally, pterostigma and ovipositor sheaths, and metasomal tergites 2–3 apicolaterally black. Hind tibia subbasally and apically banded.

Male ( Fig. 2 View Figure ) generally resembles female, but has smaller body (length approXimately 7.0 mm, fore wing 5.0 mm), and some differences in colouration: metasoma with first tergite black, and tergites 2–4 black apicolaterally; hind tibia with indistinct bands.

Distribution. Currently known from Kibira National Park ( Burundi) and Didinga Mountains ( South Sudan).

Etymology. This species is named after its similarity with species from the genus Сlistopyga.


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