Afrocampe prinslooi

Gumovsky, Alex, 2018, A new genus of Tetracampidae (Hymenoptera) from South Africa, European Journal of Taxonomy 447, pp. 1-13: 8-10

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.447

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/741A87D3-FFC4-FF88-8066-FC77FD37D711

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Plazi

scientific name

Afrocampe prinslooi
status

gen. et sp. nov.

Afrocampe prinslooi  gen. et sp. nov.

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Figs 1–4View Fig. 1View Fig. 2View Fig. 3View Fig. 4

Etymology

The species is named after Gerhard Prinsloo, a famous expert on South African Chalcidoidea, who collected part of the type series and also first noticed and sorted out the SANC specimens as unusual tetracampids.

Material examined

Holotype

SOUTH AFRICA: ♀, Bathhurst, C.P., Jan. 1979, G.L. Prinsloo leg. (deposited in SANC).

Paratypes

SOUTH AFRICA: 1 ♀, Bathurst, C.P., Jan. 1979, G.L. Prinsloo leg., National Coll. of Insects , Pretoria, S. Afr. ( NMPAbout NMP)  ; 2 ♀♀, Nieu Bethesda, Feb. 1990, G.L. Prinsloo leg., National Coll. of Insects , Pretoria, S. Afr. ( NMPAbout NMP)  ; 1 ♀, C.P., Nature’s Valley , 33.59° S, 23.34° E. 26 Nov. 1983, G.L. Prinsloo and N.C. Grobbelaar leg., National Coll. of Insects , Pretoria, S. Afr. ( NMPAbout NMP)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, C.P. , Knysna, 34.02° S, 23.03° E. 26 Nov. 1983, G.L. Prinsloo and N.C. Grobbelaar leg., National Coll. of Insects , Pretoria, S. Afr. ( NMPAbout NMP)GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♀♀, 1 ♂, C.P., Baviaanskloof , 23–24 Nov. 1983, G.L. Prinsloo and N.C. Grobbelaar leg. ( SANCAbout SANC)  ; 1 ♀, Grahamstown, C.P. , Jan. 1979, G.L. Prinsloo leg. ( SANCAbout SANC)  ; 1 ♂ (headless), C.P., Humansdorp , 34.02° S, 24.46° E, 27 Nov. 1983, G.L. Prinsloo and N.C. Grobbelaar leg. ( SANCAbout SANC)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, Western Cape, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve , 33°59.030′ S, 20°49.128′ E, 340 m a.s.l., 5 Nov. 2009 – 27 Feb. 2010, Malaise trap, afromontane forest, S. van Noort leg. ( GVB10-FOR1-M01, SAM- HYM-P067822) ( SAMCAbout SAMC)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, Eastern Cape, Winterberg, the Hoek farm , 32°21.260′ S, 26°23.001′ E, 1879 m a.s.l., 26 Jul.–6 Oct. 2010, yellow pan trap, Amathole mistbelt grassland, S. van Noort leg. ( WTB09-GRA1-Y05, SAM-HYM-P067823) ( SAMCAbout SAMC)GoogleMaps  .

Description

Female

LENGTH. 1.4–1.6 mm.

COLOUR. Body with yellow and blue-green markings: head mostly yellow apart from black scrobal depression and green metallic occiput and vertex; meso- and metasoma mostly metallic green, except for yellow pronotum, prepectus, acropleuron, tegulae and shoulders of mesoscutum; legs and antennae yellow-brown, except for green metallic anterior parts of hind coxae and black pretarsi ( Figs 2 View Figure , 3A–C View Figure , 4A–B View Figure ). Wings transparent, veins pale brown, dorsal bristles pale ( Fig. 4C View Figure ).

HEAD. In dorsal view about 2.0 × as long as broad, vertex smoothly transits to occiput, so occipital margin not traceable ( Fig. 2D View Figure ). POL about 2.0× OOL, OOL about 2.3× MDO. Head in frontal view 1.2× as wide as high; eye approximately 2.3× as high as broad; ventral margin of torulus situated slightly above virtual line connecting lower margins of eye orbits ( Fig. 2B View Figure ). Minimum distance between inner orbits about 0.6× width of head. Face smooth, width of scrobal depression about 0.3× that of face ( Fig. 2B View Figure ). Mouth opening about 1.3 × as wide as malar space (malar space about 0.7–0.8 × as long as mouth opening, Fig. 3F View Figure ). Inner margins of eyes slightly diverging. Genae nearly straight. Mandibles oriented downwards, bidentate ( Fig. 3F View Figure ). Malar suture sulcate, complete. Antenna ( Fig. 3E View Figure ) with scape about 4.8 × as long as wide, pedicel 1.7 × as long as broad. F1 1.5–1.6 × as long as broad, F2 1.2× as long as broad, F3 1.3× as long as broad, F4 and F5 slightly longer than wide, club slightly more than 2.0 × as long as broad, club 3.0 × as long as F5, its segments separated by sutures, terminal spine very short.

MESOSOMA. About 1.5 × as long as broad, weakly alutaceous ( Fig. 2D–F View Figure ). Pronotum short, conical, about 0.2× as long as mesoscutum. Mesoscutum about 1.8 × as broad as long; mesoscutellum slightly wider than long and slightly longer than mesoscutum, with 2 pairs of strong bristles, its surface alutaceous, posterior ¼ smoother ( Fig. 2D–F View Figure ). Axilla with two strong bristles. Mesopleuron smooth and flat, mesopleural suture present as a very shallow groove ( Fig. 3A, D View Figure ). Propodeum as narrow stripe, smooth, without sculpture ( Fig. 3C View Figure ), its callus with 10 setae.

METANOTUM. With relatively wide, smooth dorsellum, about 0.15 × as long as mesoscutellum ( Fig. 3C View Figure ). Metapleuron subrectangular, with alutaceous sculpture, nearly flat ( Fig. 3A, D View Figure ).

FORE WING. Approximately 2.4–2.5× as long as broad ( Fig. 4C View Figure ), slightly longer than body ( Figs 2A, C, E View Figure , 4A View Figure ). Subcosta of SMV tapering, but not broken when transiting to parastigma, with 5 dorsal bristles ( Fig. 4C View Figure ), MV slightly longer (about 1.1×) than costal cell, about 0.6× wing width, STV with short petiole, nearly perpendicular to MV, with subtriangular or spherical stigma and short, relatively wide uncus, PMVAbout PMV about 3.4–3.8 × as long as STV ( Fig. 4C View Figure ). Marginal fringe long, as long as STV, about 2.0–2.5 × as long as width of MV at its broadest part ( Fig. 4C View Figure ).

LEG. Front leg with a short calcar, about as long as width of its tibia, evenly acute and nearly straight; midtibial spur about 2.0× as long as width of its tibia; hindtibial spur 1.2× as long as width of its tibia.

METASOMA. 1.1–1.2 × as long as mesosoma ( Figs 2A, E View Figure , 4A View Figure ); petiole rather transverse, lightly sculptured ( Figs 2A, C, E View Figure , 4A View Figure ). Gaster about 1.5 × as long as wide in dorsal view ( Fig. 3B–C View Figure ). Gt2–5 with posterior margins straight ( Fig. 3C View Figure ); Gt6 nearly straight posteriorly, bearing gastral spiracles ( Figs 3C View Figure , 4B View Figure ); syntergum with a pair of short cerci (each with three long, straight setae) and with a membranous lobe at its posterior end ( Figs 3C View Figure , 4B View Figure ).

Male

Length about 0.9 mm. Very similar to female ( Fig. 4D View Figure ), but with somewhat longer flagellar segments ( Fig. 4E View Figure ), 4-segmented tarsi and shorter gaster.

Biology

Unknown.

Distribution

South Africa: Eastern and Western Cape.

SANC

South Africa, Pretoria, South African National Collection of Insects

NMP

Czech Republic, Prague, National Museum (Natural History)

SAMC

South Africa, Cape Town, Iziko Museum of Capetown (formerly South African Museum)

NMP

Natal Museum

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

PMV

Provincial Museum