Bocchus obscurus Olmi, 1994

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 288-289

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Bocchus obscurus Olmi, 1994


23. Bocchus obscurus Olmi, 1994 

( Figs 109E, FView FIGURE 109)

Bocchus obscurus Olmi 1994c: 9  ; Azevedo et al. 2010: 887.

Description. ♂. Fully winged; body length 2.1–2.9 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna brown, except scape and pedicel testaceous; mesosoma and metasoma black; legs brown, except tarsi and protibia testaceous. Antenna filiform, with antennomere 6 less than twice as long as broad (5:3.5); antennomeres in follow- ing proportions: 9:5:7:6:5:5:4.5:4:4:6.5. Head dull, completely reticulate rugose; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 3; OL = 2.5; OOL = 6; OPL = 6; TL = 4. Mesoscutum, mesoscutellum and metanotum dull, reticulate rugose. Notauli complete, posteriorly separated; minimum distance between notauli longer than greatest breadth of lateral ocelli (6:2.5). In specimen from Madagascar, 25°00.40’S 46°18.20’E, notauli hardly visible. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose, without transverse posterior keel; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, without longitudinal keels (occasionally one or two tracks of longitudinal keels visible). In specimen from Madagascar, 21°13.22’S, 45°19.296’E, propodeal declivity with two tracks of longitudinal keels and median area shiny, unsculptured. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein as long as proximal part (10:10). Genitalia in Fig. 109EView FIGURE 109. In specimens from Madagascar, 25°00.40’S 46°18.20’E and 22°48.09’S 43°45.54’E, apex of basivolsella with inner pointed apophysis ( Fig. 109FView FIGURE 109). Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♂ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Toliara, 12 km NW of Amboasary, Berenty , 5–15.V.1983  , B.M. 1983–201, J.S. Noyes & M.C. Day leg. ( NHMUK). Paratypes: same locality label as  holotype, 13♂♂ (5 in NHMUK, 8 in AMNH). Other material: MADAGASCAR: Toliara, Berenty Special Reserve , 8 km NW Amboasary, 25°00.40’S 46°18.20’E, 85 m, 24.III–3.IV.2003GoogleMaps  , MT, gallery forest, M. Irwin, F. Parker, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA- 02-22-20, 1♂ ( MOLC); same locality label, 25.II–7.III.2003GoogleMaps  , MA- 02-22-17, 8♂♂ (5 in CAS, 3 in MOLC); same locality label, 30.XI–7.XII.2002GoogleMaps  , MA- 02-22-07, 1♂ ( CAS); same locality label, 17–26.I.2003GoogleMaps  , MA- 02-22-13, 4♂♂ ( CAS); Toliara, Manombo , 22°48.09’S 43°45.54’E, 227 m, 9–14.IV.2004GoogleMaps  , MT, dry forest, Frontier Wilderness Project, MGF102, 3♂♂ (2 in CAS, 1 in MOLC); Toliara, Fiherenana , 23°14.07’S 43°52.15’E, 50 m, 16.X–16.XI.2002GoogleMaps  , MT, degraded gallery forest, MGF047, Frontier Wilderness Project, 1♂ ( CAS); Toliara, Fiherenana , 23°10.37’S 43°57.39’E, 100 m, 31.X–6.XI.2002GoogleMaps  , MT, gallery forest, MGF045, Frontier Wilderness Project, 1♂ ( CAS); Toliara, Makay Mts. , 21°13.22’S, 45°19.296’E, 490 m, 24.XI-1.XII.2010GoogleMaps  , MT, gallery forest, sandy soil, B.L. Fisher et al. leg., BLF25846View Materials  , 1♂ ( MOLC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.


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Bocchus obscurus Olmi, 1994

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

Bocchus obscurus

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 887
Olmi, M. 1994: 9