Polynema (Polynema) dikobraz species-group

Noort, Simon van & Triapitsyn, Serguei V., 2018, Revision of the Polynemadikobraz species-group with description of a remarkable new species from South Africa (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Mymaridae), ZooKeys 783, pp. 67-84: 67

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.783.26872

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E02FE8DE-9C9E-5F75-56F8-F7D10EA80717

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scientific name

Polynema (Polynema) dikobraz species-group
status

 

Polynema (Polynema) dikobraz species-group 

Diagnosis.

The Polynema dikobraz  species-group is characterized by the possession of modified microtrichia on the fore wing disc ( Triapitsyn 2017).

Affinities.

This species-group belongs to the nominate subgenus of Polynema  based on absence of pits near the toruli; an “open” prosternum; a characteristic short marginal vein on the fore wing; petiole attached posteriorly to the gastral tergum; and male genitalia with digital hooks ( Triapitsyn and Fidalgo 2006, Triapitsyn 2017).

Distribution.

Madagascar, South Africa.

Habitat.

Associated with montane rainforest and fynbos.