Afrobethylus bapedi Ramos & Azevedo

Ramos, Magno S. & Azevedo, Celso O., 2016, Afrobethylus Ramos & Azevedo, gen. nov., a new remarkable Afrotropical genus of Bethylinae (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae), Zootaxa 4097 (4), pp. 495-510: 501-503

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4097.4.3

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A21487B9-1F07-FFF6-FF4D-FB87FD25D190

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scientific name

Afrobethylus bapedi Ramos & Azevedo
status

sp. nov.

Afrobethylus bapedi Ramos & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 4View FIGURE 4 A –D)

Description. Holotype. Female. Body length 3.96 mm; forewing 2.7 mm long. Colour. Head dark castaneous, mandible dark castaneous. Mesosoma  dark castaneous. Metasoma dark castaneous.

Head. In profile subrectangular, almost glabrous, dorsal view longer than wide. Mandible with apical combshaped teeth. Clypeus with median lobe angled, projected; median carina present, arched in profile, extending far back into frons; lateral lobe inconspicuous. Antenna 1.18 mm; flagellar pubescence sparse; with many outstanding erect setae. First five antennal segments in ratio of about 6: 3: 2: 2: 2. Eye not gibbous, large, glabrous, located more laterally, area between anterior margin of eye and demarcation of median clypeal lobe almost straight. Frons coriaceous-punctate. Ocelli small; posterior ocelli close to vertex crest; ocellar triangle compact; anterior ocellus not surpassing imaginary top eye line. Vertex crest convex, thick setae absent. Hypostomal carina straight.

Mesosoma  . Pronotal disc shorter than wide, coriaceous-punctate; anterior corner rounded; posterior margin sinuous. Parapsidal furrow inconspicuous. Mesoscutellum extending beyond anterior margin of metapostnotum. Metapectal-propodeal complex with metapleural carina conspicuous.

Wings. Forewing with distal margin of 2 R 1 cell forming right angle; RS+M vein absent; Flexion lines not forming rectangular area, when is present only one longitudinal flexion line. Hind wing with three distal hamuli, adjacent.

Metasoma. 2.25 × as long as wide, polished, whole surface with few setae. Ventral carina of petiole present, incomplete.

Genitalia. Sting (1 vv+ 2 vv) as long as body of genitalia; Fu wide; 1 vf with apex angled; d 1 vf large; dorsal ramus of 2 vf with superior margin of anterior region rounded, anterior margin strongly projected; 2 vv as long as to 1 vv; iva long, wide; pp 2 vf long, narrow.

Male. Unknown.

Material examined. Holotype ♀. SOUTH AFRICA, Eastern Cape, Asante Sana Game Reserve, 34 º 14.990 'S 24 º 55.962 'E, 2183 m, 23 Feb [ruary]- 7 April 2010, S. van Noort, Karoo Escarpment Grassland, Malaise trap ASA09- GRA 1 -M03, SAM-HYM A026916 ( ISAM).

Distribution. South Africa.

Remarks. This species is similar to A. antemoro  sp. nov. by having the head almost without setae, the vertex crest convex, and with thick setae absent, the area between anterior margin of eye and demarcation of median clypeal lobe clearly concave, and sting as long as the body of genitalia. However this species has the median clypeal carina not extending back into frons, the anterior corner of pronotal disc rounded, the mesoscutellum extending beyond anterior margin of metapostnotum, and the forewing with flexion lines not forming a rectangular area, whereas A. antemoro  sp. nov. has the median clypeal carina extending back into frons, the anterior corner of pronotal disc angled, the mesoscutellum not extending beyond anterior margin of metapostnotum, and the forewing with flexion lines forming a rectangular area.