Sania henryi Mason, 1983

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348: 334-336

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3791217

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scientific name

Sania henryi Mason, 1983
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Sania henryi Mason, 1983  

Holotype male. Body Length. 4.4 mm. Color. Mottled black and brown except laterotergite 1 and margins of most metasomal sclerites whitish, otherwise metasoma mostly brown ( Figs. 22A, B View Figure 22 ). Forewing entirely infuscate ( Fig. 22 View Figure 22 ). Head. Number of flagellomeres 24 <20–28>. Scape not flared apicoanteriorly and lacking expanded apical surface ( Fig. 23B View Figure 23 ). Antennal scrobe shallow ( Fig. 23B View Figure 23 ); mostly smooth lacking punctures and microsetae, with very weak irregular sculpture laterally. Clypeus mostly smooth with weak punctures ( Fig. 23A View Figure 23 ); without median tooth ( Fig. 23A View Figure 23 ). Gena with weak rugose microsculpture ( Fig. 23A, B View Figure 23 ). Face mostly punctate with some weak rugae especially dorsally ( Fig. 23A View Figure 23 ). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye without protuberance ( Fig. 23A View Figure 23 ). Vertex with weak punctures ( Fig. 22A View Figure 22 ). Posterior orbit of eye with distinct crenulate margin ( Figs. 22C View Figure 22 , 23B View Figure 23 ), or lacking distinct crenulate margin. Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures ( Fig. 23C View Figure 23 ). Notauli entirely crenulate ( Fig. 23C View Figure 23 ). Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures ( Fig. 22C View Figure 22 ). Sternaulus long, occupying most of length of mesopleuron ( Fig. 22C View Figure 22 ). Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) crenulate. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area ( Fig. 22C View Figure 22 ), or partly rugose but with a large smooth lightly punctate area ( Fig. 22C View Figure 22 ). Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally ( Fig. 23D View Figure 23 ). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 distinctly narrowed posteriorly ( Fig. 23D View Figure 23 ); completely rugose ( Fig. 23D View Figure 23 ).

Female. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Scape not flared apicoanteriorly and lacking expanded apical surface ( Fig. 23B View Figure 23 ); discrimen crenulate; mesosoma partly or entirely brown ( Fig. 22C View Figure 22 ).

Material Examined. Holotype male: South Africa, Garies , Cape, 30°33’35.77”S, 17°59’24.91”E, 223m, 23.IX.1970, H. & M. Townes ( AEI). GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Distribution map is available at http://sharkeylab.org/sharkeylab/ Misc/generalmapper.php?table= khoikhoiinae   &genus= Sania   &species=henryi. Together with the single specimen of Khoikhoia townesi   (Eastern Cape Province) these are the only two representatives of Khoikhoiinae   collected outside of the Western Cape Province. Sania henryi   is the only Khoikhoiinae   so far recorded as being associated with the Succulent Karoo biome, a biodiversity hotspot ( Myers et al. 2000). We expect that further undiscovered species will be collected in this habitat.

Etymology. Not mentioned in Mason (1983) but clearly a patronym for Henry Townes.

AEI

American Entomological Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Sania