Bocchus whiteleyi, Olmi, 2007

Olmi, Massimo, 2007, New species of Afrotropical Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea), with description of a new genus and a new subfamily, African Invertebrates 48 (2), pp. 199-232 : 211-212

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Bocchus whiteleyi

sp. nov.

Bocchus whiteleyi sp. n.

Fig. 11 View Figs 11, 12

Etymology: This species is named after Mr Earle Whiteley.



Fully winged; length 2.50–3.18 mm (holotype 3.18 mm). Head black, with mandibles testaceous; mesosoma black; gaster brown; antennae testaceous-brown; legs brown, with articulations, tarsi and fore tibiae testaceous.Antennae filiform; antennal segments in following proportions: 13:7:9:8:8:8:8:8:7.5:9.5; antennal segment 6 more than twice as long as broad (8.5:3.5). Head convex, dull, covered with short hairs, completely reticulate rugose; clypeus reticulate rugose; frontal line complete or incomplete (in this last case only present in anterior third of face near clypeus); occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 4; OOL = 9; OPL = 4; TL = 6. Scutum, scutellum and metanotum dull, completely reticulate rugose. Notauli absent. Mesopleura dull, reticulate rugose. Metapleura dull, sculptured by numerous strong transverse keels. Propodeum with strong transverse keel between dorsal and posterior surface; dorsal surface dull, reticulate rugose; posterior surface with two complete longitudinal keels and median area almost completely shiny, smooth and without sculpture, rugose only near margins; lateral areas of posterior surface completely reticulate rugose. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of stigmal vein slightly longer than proximal part (13:10); marginal cell open. Genitalia in Fig. 11 View Figs 11, 12 . Tibial spurs 1, 1, 2 .

Female. Unknown.

Holotype: ơ “ SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal, Ramsgate, Butterfly Sanctuary , 30 ° 53.3'S: 30 ° 20.4'E, 26– 28.iii.2004, yellow pan trap, M. Mostovski ”; [red] “ Bocchus whiteleyi sp. n. M. Olmi det. 2005, ơ” (NMSA). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: Same data as holotype,–9.vii.2004, 9.vii–9.viii.2004, 9.viii–2.ix.2004, 3.ix–2.x.2004, 5ơ (NMSA); same data as holotype,–9.vii.2004, 1 ơ (MOLC) GoogleMaps .

Hosts: Unknown.

Comparison: The male of B. whiteleyi is similar to that of B. mkomazianus Olmi, 2005 , but its antennae are more slender and the antennal segment 6 is more than twice as long as broad. In B. mkomazianus , the antennae are less slender and the antennal segment 6 is less than twice as long as broad.













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