Bocchus brooksi Olmi, 2003

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 268-269

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Bocchus brooksi Olmi, 2003


3. Bocchus brooksi Olmi, 2003 

( Fig. 101CView FIGURE 101)

Bocchus brooksi Olmi 2003: 31  ; Azevedo et al. 2010: 886; Olmi et al. 2015: 354.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 4.1–4.2 mm. Head and mesosoma completely testaceous-reddish; an- tenna of holotype testaceous, except antennomeres 9–10 brown; antenna of specimen from Madagascar, 19°08.31’S 44°49.41’E, testaceous, except antennomeres 5–10 brown; antenna of two ♀♀ from Madagascar, 16°00.36’S 45°15.54’E, completely testaceous; metasoma brown-black; legs testaceous, except stalk of metafemur with inner side brown; legs of two ♀♀ from Madagascar, 16°00.36’S 45°15.54’E, totally testaceous. In specimen from Kenya, 0.32442°N 38.05038°E, frons and mesoscutum partly darkened. In specimen from Kenya, 2.07836°S 38.22517°E, head testaceous-reddish, except ocellar triangle brown; antenna testaceous, except antennomeres 4–10 brown. Antenna distally thickened, short, usually with antennomeres 5–9 approximately as long as broad, occasionally (in specimen from Kenya, 2.07836°S 38.22517°E) with antennomeres 5–9 slightly longer than broad; antennomeres in following proportions: 18:8:12:8:8:7:6:6:6:10. Head convex, dull, covered with short setae, completely reticulate rugose; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 4; OL = 3.5; OOL = 12; OPL = 12; TL = 11. Pronotum crossed by strong transverse impression, dull, reticulate rugose; pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Mesoscutum, mesoscutellum and metanotum dull, reticulate rugose. Notauli complete, posteriorly separated; minimum distance between notauli much longer than greatest breadth of lateral ocelli (10:4). In specimen from Kenya, 0.32442°N 38.05038°E, notauli not visible among areolae of mesoscutum. Mesopleuron dull, reticulate rugose. Metapleuron dull, sculptured by numerous strong transverse keels. Metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel, dull, rugose, with few very large areolae (inner surface of areolae shiny and slightly rugose); propodeal declivity dull, with two complete longitudinal keels and median and lateral areas sculptured by numerous transverse keels. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein approximately as long as proximal part (11:11); 2R1 cell open. Petiole long, much shorter than half of metasoma. Protarsomeres in following proportions: 65:12:10:44:60. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 101CView FIGURE 101) with one row of 5–11 teeth and one bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 101CView FIGURE 101) with one preapical lamella, inner band and three-eight bristles (in specimen from Kenya, 2.07836°S 38.22517°E, two bristles). Tibial spurs 1/1/1 (for mistake 1/1/ 2 in original description).

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Toliara, Beza Mahafaly Reserve , 23°42’S 41°42’E, 21.XI.1984, MT, Robert W. Brooks leg. ( NAMUK).GoogleMaps  Other material: KENYA: Eastern Prov., Kasaala area , 2.07836°S 38.22517°E, 733 m, 24.IV–10.V.2015GoogleMaps  , MT, just inside isolated woodland patch, R. Copeland leg., 4♀♀ (3 in NMK, 1 in MOLC); same locality label, 10–24.IV.2015GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMK); same locality label, 3–17.V.2016GoogleMaps  , 2♀♀ ( NMK, MOLC); Eastern Prov., Kasaala area , Mulu Musingila’s Farm, 13–27.XII.2016  , MT, near gully, R. Copeland leg., 1♀ ( NMK); Eastern Province, Ngaia Forest , 0.32442°N 38.05038°E, 1057 m, bottom of forest, 23.VII– 6.VIII.2011GoogleMaps  , MT, inside indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg., 1♀ ( NMK); same locality label, 3–17.IX.2011GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMK); same locality label, 8–22.VI.2011GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC); same locality label, 9–23.VII.2011GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMK); Rift Valley Prov., Matthews Range , 1.00661°N 37.38631°E, 1006 m, 26.XII.2015GoogleMaps  9.I.2016GoogleMaps  , MT, Sarara campsite, shrubland, R. Copeland leg.  , 1♀ ( NMK). MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Diana Region, Orangea dry forest, Ramena , Baie de dune, 900 m E of Camp Minier , 12°13.97’S 49°21.99’E, 15–22.VI.2011GoogleMaps  , M. Irwin, R.Harin’Hala leg., MT, dry forest, elev. 152 m, MG-62-27, 1♀ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Italaviana , 35 km SSE of Antsirabe, 20°10.40’S 47°05.16’E, 1360 m, 6–20.V.2004GoogleMaps  , MT in Uapacca Forest , M. Irwin & R.Harin’Hala leg., MA-24-47  , 1♀ ( CAS); Mahajanga, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, 3.4 km 93° E Bekopaka, Tombeau Vazimba , 19°08.31’S 44°49.41’E, 50 m, 6–10.XI.2001GoogleMaps  , MT, tropical dry forest, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF 4233, 1♀ ( CAS); Mahajanga, Baie de Baly National Park , 12.4 km 337° NNW Soalala, 16°00.36’S 45°15.54’E, 10 m, 26–30.XI.2002GoogleMaps  , MT, tropical dry forest, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF 6811, 2♀♀ ( MOLC); Toliara, Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, Mitoho Forest , 24°02.91’S 43°45.14’E, 120 m, 26.II–2.III.2009GoogleMaps  , MT, transitional forest, M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala leg., MG-53C-19, 1♀ ( MOLC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya, Madagascar.


National Museums of Kenya


California Academy of Sciences














Bocchus brooksi Olmi, 2003

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van 2019

Bocchus brooksi

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 886
Olmi, M. 2003: 31