Phanerotoma bushblitz, Kittel & Austin, 2015

Kittel, Rebecca N. & Austin, Andrew D., 2015, New species of Australian arid zone chelonine wasps from the genera Phanerotoma and Ascogaster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) informed by the ‘ Bush Blitz’ surveys of national reserves, Journal of Natural History 50, pp. 211-262: 246-248

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2015.1074747

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:054A948A-5B2F-4A23-BC77-A8F9239094C0

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4332168

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0384A331-D513-6C46-1787-FB50FC18ACDB

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Phanerotoma bushblitz
status

sp. nov.

Phanerotoma bushblitz   sp. nov.

( Figures 10a – d View Figure 10 , 16 View Figure 16 )

Description

Body measurements. Length of body 3.25 – 3.5 mm females, 3.0 mm males; ratio of antenna to body 0.8 – 0.9; ratio of length of fore wing to body 0.83 – 0.86; ratio of length of metasoma to mesosoma 0.8 females, 1.0 males.

Head. Ratio of length of third antennomere to fourth 1.0 – 1.1; ratio of length of third, fourth, penultimate and terminal antennomere 4.6, 4.2, 2.0 and 2.5 in females, 5.0, 5.0, 4.0 and 5.0 in males times their width, respectively; ratio of length of eye in dorsal view to length of temple 2.9 – 3.3; ratio of width of face in anterior view to its height 1.7; ratio of width of clypeus to its height 1.4 – 1.5; clypeus with two teeth; ratio of length of malar space to base of mandible 0.64; face, vertex and frons rugose; ratio posterior ocelli:LOL: POL:OOL 1.0:0.8:0.8:1.8 – 2.7.

Mesosoma. Middle lobe of mesoscutum rugose; notauli weakly present; mesoscutellum fine punctate; mesopleuron fine punctate; precoxal sulcus weakly present; ratio of height of mesosoma to its length 2.1 in females, 1.8 in males; propodeal tubercles absent; blister on mid tibia present; ratio of length of hind tibia to hind tarsus 1.0; ratio of length of posterior spur to length of basal tarsus 0.38 – 0.42; ratio hind coxa, hind femur, hind tibia and hind tarsus 2.1 – 2.3, 3.0 – 4.0, 4.5 – 4.8 and 15.0 – 16.0 their width, respectively; fore wing: 2-R1 present; ratio of length of 2-R1 to length of 1-R1 10.0 – 11.0; ratio of length of 1-R1 to length of pterostigma 1.0 – 1.2; ratio of width of pterostigma to its length 2.9 – 3.7; ratio r:3-SR:SR-1:r-m 1.0:2.6 – 3.0:12.0 – 15.0:2.0 – 2.2; 1-SR+M emanating from parastigma; 2-SR+M antefurcal or interstitial.

Metasoma. Shape of metasoma oval in dorsal view, ratio of width of metasoma to its length 0.6 – 0.7; carapace flat in lateral view; ratio of keel to length of metasoma 0.17 – 0.21; carapace rugose; sutures straight; posterior end of carapace indented; ratio of the three metasomal tergites 1.0:1.0:1.2 – 1.5.

Colour. Scape, pedicel and head orange; antenna brown; interocellar area dark; mesosoma reddish brown; fore and mid legs yellow; hind leg with brown tibia and femur; first two metasomal tergites beige; second tergite on the margin with a dark stripe; third tergite brown; wings golden infused; wing venation, parastigma and pterostigma brown.

Diagnosis

The wing venation 2-SR+M antefurcal makes this species unique among all Australian Phanerotoma   .

Specimens examined

Holotype, Australia (South Australia): 1 ♀, “ 28 October 2010, Bon Bon Station 30° 25'28 “ S, 135°28'40 “ E, S. Mantel, at light; Bush Blitz survey SM178'' ( SAM) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes, Australia (South Australia): 1 ♀, 1 ♂, as holotype ( SAM); 1 ♀, Bon Bon Stn, 30°25.48'S, 135°28.69'E, 24 – 30 October 2010, G GoogleMaps   . Taylor, LT, Bush Blitz survey ( SAM)   . Other material, Australia (South Australia): 1 ♀, Bon Bon Stn , 30°25'28 “ S, 135°28'39 “ E, 28 October 2010, R GoogleMaps   . Kittel, Bush Blitz survey RK133, LT (SAM).

Biology

Unknown.

Etymology

Species names refers to the Bush Blitz programme, during which this species was discovered.

Distribution

South Australia (Bon Bon Station; Figure 16 View Figure 16 ).

CO1 sequence

Genbank accession numbers for this species are KJ438627 and KJ438628.

SAM

South African Museum