Heptascelio anthonyi Masner & Johnson

Johnson, Norman F., Masner, Lubomír, Musetti, Luciana, Noort, Simon Van, K, Rajmohana, Darling, Christopher & Polaszek, Antonia , 2008, Revision of world species of the genus Heptascelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Platygastridae), Zootaxa 1776, pp. 1-51: 10-11

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Heptascelio anthonyi Masner & Johnson

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Heptascelio anthonyi Masner & Johnson  , new species

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Description. Female body length: 3.4 mm (n= 1). Male body length: unknown. Body color of female: entirely dark, dark brown to black. Color of female antenna: A 1 brown, A 2 –A 5 light brown, A 6 –A 12 dark brown. Color of wing membrane: hyaline basally, infuscate in apical two-thirds, streak below submarginal vein weak. Color of legs: coxae dark brown, femora largely brown, legs otherwise brownish yellow. Body color of male: unknown. Color of male antenna: unknown.

Sculpture of occiput and posterior vertex: with strong transverse rugae. Sculpture of frons below ocellus in female: areolate rugose. Shape of dorsal margin of frontal scrobe: evenly arcuate, weakly produced. Sculpture of frontal depression in female: irregularly areolate ventrally, smooth dorsally and medially. Sculpture of gena: with irregular dorsoventral rugae. Setation of gena: with short, uniform setae, with few short bristles interspersed. Shape of mandibles: normal length, crossed transversely below head when closed, tips overlapping.

Sculpture of dorsal pronotum: areolate rugose. Notaulus: absent or obscured by coarse surface sculpture. Sculpture of mesoscutum in female: longitudinally strigose, with strong transverse sculpture in interspaces. Sculpture of mesoscutum in male: unknown. Parapsidal line: absent. Mesoscutellum shape: distinctly narhttp://atbi.biosci.ohio-state.edu/HymOnline/map-large.html?id= 223418 18. http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:specimen:C0775940- 4 D04- 4364 - 945 F- 10 BD035D 2 B 78 http://www.morphbank.net/?id= 224268

rowed apically, with median longitudinal depression. Sculpture of female mesoscutellum: areolate rugose. Scutellar points of female: narrow, elongate, acute. Sculpture of male mesoscutellum: unknown. Scutellar points of male: unknown. Posterior surface of propodeum: with distinct straight longitudinal paramedian keel arising from apex of inner propodeal projection. Length of outer propodeal projection in female: rather short, extending at most to midlength of T 1, distinctly longer than inner propodeal projection. Sculpture of propodeum between inner and outer propodeal projections: areolate rugose. Netrion shape: strongly narrowed, nearly linear, foveae on surface nearly as high as wide. Netrion setation: glabrous. Sculpture of lateral pronotum posterior to epomial carina: with smooth field dorsally, elsewhere areolate rugose. Setation of posterior half of lateral pronotum: with numerous scattered setae, densest near spiracle. Sculpture of mesopleural scrobe: smooth. Sculpture of lower mesepisternum: rugulose to punctate. Sculpture of metapleuron: irregularly longitudinally rugose, with smooth field medially. Fore wing venation: well-developed, with R, r-rs clearly visible. Submarginal vein bristles: with dark bristles extending length of submarginal vein. Long dark bristles on legs: absent.

T 1 depression: glabrous or sparsely setose. Sublateral lamella on T 1: indicated as low carina. Sculpture of T 2 –T 4: longitudinally striate, with fine cross striae, punctures, smooth or finely punctulate transverse band apically. Setation of laterotergites: very sparsely setose. Sculpture of S 2, S 3 of female: strongly longitudinally rugose. Sculpture of S 2, S 3 of male: unknown. Distribution of felt fields: present on S 2 –S 3.

Diagnosis. Distinguished from the similar H. watshami  , H. albipes  , and H. strigatus  by the areolate sculpture of the mesoscutum (Fig. 9).

Etymology. Named in recognition of the contributions to understanding of Hymenoptera  diversity of the Rev. Anthony Watsham.

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Material Examined. Holotype female: ZIMBABWE: Harare, III. 1979, Malaise trap, A. Watsham, OSUCAbout OSUC 192924 (deposited in CNCIAbout CNCI) 21.


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