Sania masneri Sharkey

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348: 338-342

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.20.108

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4AA0293D-DEC8-424C-9053-1CDD965CCC82

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3791213

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E3014C-FF80-FF92-D0A8-057CFE5D412A

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Sania masneri Sharkey
status

sp. n.

Sania masneri Sharkey   , sp. n.

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Holotype female. Body Length. 5.2 mm <male 4.2. mm>. Color. Mottled black and brown except laterotergite 1 and margins of most metasomal sclerites whitish, otherwise metasoma mostly brown ( Fig. 26 View Figure 26 ). Forewing clear basally, infuscate in apical half ( Fig. 27E View Figure 27 ). Head. Number of flagellomeres 28 <male also 28>. Scape flared apicoanteriorly with expanded apical surface ( Fig. 27B View Figure 27 ). Antennal scrobe shallow ( Fig. 27B View Figure 27 ); smooth medially, transversely striate laterally. Clypeus mostly smooth with weak punctures ( Fig. 27A View Figure 27 ); without median tooth ( Fig. 27A View Figure 27 ). Gena mostly smooth with weak punctures ( Fig. 27A View Figure 27 ). Face mostly punctate with some weak rugae especially dorsally ( Fig. 27A View Figure 27 ). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye with protuberance, or without protuberance. Vertex with weak punctures ( Fig. 26A View Figure 26 ). Posterior orbit of eye with distinct crenulate margin ( Fig. 27B View Figure 27 ), or lacking distinct crenulate margin. Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures ( Fig. 27C View Figure 27 ). Notauli entirely crenulate ( Fig. 27C View Figure 27 ). Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures ( Fig. 26C View Figure 26 ). Sternaulus long occupying most of length of mesopleuron, or only present at midlength, or absent or difficult to discern due to dense sculpture of mesopleuron ( Fig. 26C View Figure 26 ). Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) crenulate. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area ( Fig. 26C View Figure 26 ). Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally ( Fig. 27C View Figure 27 ). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 distinctly narrowed posteriorly ( Fig. 27C View Figure 27 ); partly smooth with punctures especially posteriorly, with weak rugae or microsculpture anteriorly ( Fig. 27C View Figure 27 ). Hypopygium subequal to half length of metasoma (Figs. 1D, 26B); extending past apical tergum (Figs. 1D, 26B). Ovipositor more than half as long as metasoma (Figs. 1D, 26B). Setae of ovipositor sheath as much as 3 or 4× as long as width of sheath (Figs. 1D, 26B).

Male. Antenna highly sexually dimorphic with the female antennae shorter and tapering much more rapidly than those of male. Genitalia large ( Fig. 2D View Figure 2 ).

Diagnosis. Scape flared apicoanteriorly with expanded apical surface ( Fig. 27B View Figure 27 ); median tergite 1 distinctly narrowed posteriorly and smooth with punctures posterolaterally ( Fig. 27D View Figure 27 ).

Material Examined. Holotype female: South Africa, Western Cape, 10 km S. Clanwilliam, Malaise on sandy hill, 32°13’39”S, 18°5:0’50”E, 140m, 5–25.X.2004, ME Irwin, FD Parker, M Hauser ( SAMC)  

Paratypes. 2 males, same data as holotype ( SAMC, HIC).

Distribution. Distribution map is available at http://sharkeylab.org/sharkeylab/ Misc/generalmapper.php?table= khoikhoiinae   &genus= Sania   &species=masneri.

Etymology. Dedicated to Lubomír Masner for his dedication to systematics and for the inspiration that he has given to so many of us.

Note. This species is referred to as Sania   sp. n. 1 in the molecular study by Murphy et al. (2008).

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

HIC

Hymenoptera Institute Collection, University of Kentucky

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Sania