Sania capensis Mason, 1983

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348 : 333-334

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Sania capensis Mason, 1983


Sania capensis Mason, 1983 View in CoL

Holotype male. Body Length. 4.0 mm. <4.0– 4.1 mm> Color. Mottled black and brown except laterotergite 1 and margins of most metasomal sclerites whitish, left and right sides of the holotype vary considerably with the right side much lighter ( Fig. 20 View Figure 20 ). Forewing mostly weakly infuscate, but less so anterobasally and at midlength (Fig. 21E), or clear basally, infuscate in apical half. Head. Number of flagellomeres 26 (23–29). Scape not flared apicoanteriorly and lacking expanded apical surface (Fig. 21B). An-

Figure 2 View Figure 2 |. Sania capensis Mason, 1983 , male, holotype A head anterior view B head, lateral view C mesosoma, dorsal view D propodeum, metasomal tergites, dorsal view E wings F data labels.

tennal scrobe flat (Fig. 21A); smooth with weak punctures medially, weakly and irregularly transverse-striate laterally. Clypeus mostly smooth with weak punctures (Fig. 21A); without median tooth (Fig. 21A). Gena mostly smooth with weak punctures (Fig. 21A). Face weakly punctate throughout (Fig. 21A). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye without protuberance (Fig. 21A). Vertex with weak punctures ( Fig. 20A View Figure 20 ). Posterior orbit of eye lacking distinct crenulate margin ( Figs. 20C View Figure 20 , 21B). Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures (Fig. 21C). Notauli entirely crenulate (Fig. 21C). Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures ( Fig. 20C View Figure 20 ). Sternaulus only present at midlength ( Fig. 20C View Figure 20 ). Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) smooth or with a few barely perceptible crenulae. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area ( Fig. 20C View Figure 20 ). Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally (Fig. 21C). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 distinctly narrowed posteriorly (Fig. 21D); partly smooth with punctures especially posteriorly, with weak rugae or microsculpture anteriorly (Fig. 21D).

Female. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Discrimen smooth or with a few barely perceptible crenulae; metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area ( Fig. 20C View Figure 20 ).

Material Examined. Holotype male: South Africa: Jonkershoek , near Stellenbosch, 33°57’33.74”S, 18°55’10.23”E, 227m, 18.XII.1970, V. Whitehead ( AEI) GoogleMaps

Paratypes. 2 males, South Africa: Jonkershoek, near Stellenbosch, 33°57’33.74”S, 18°55’10.23”E, 227m, 11.I.1971, V. Whitehead ( AEI).

Distribution. Distribution map is available at Misc/generalmapper.php?table= khoikhoiinae &genus= Sania &species=capensis.

Etymology. Not mentioned in Mason (1983), but obviously a reference to the Cape region of South Africa.


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