Sania masoni Sharkey

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348: 343-344

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.3791221

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E3014C-FF8B-FF94-D0A8-0088FBFE457C

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Sania masoni Sharkey
status

sp. n.

Sania masoni Sharkey   , sp. n.

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Holotype female. Body Length. 4.8 mm <4.7–5.2>. Color. All black except: mandible and parts of all segments of fore- and midlegs reddish or yellowish brown, hind tibia reddish brown basally, laterotergite and sternum of metasomal tergum 1 whitish ( Fig. 28 View Figure 28 ) <pale color, reddish or yellowish brown, varies from as in the holotype to completely absent, although laterotergite and sternum of metasomal tergum 1 always whitish>. Forewing mostly weakly infuscate but less so anterobasally and at midlength, or clear basally, infuscate in apical half ( Fig. 29E View Figure 29 ). Head. Number of flagellomeres 24 <22–24>. Scape not flared apicoanteriorly and lacking expanded apical surface ( Figs. 3B View Figure 3 , 29A, B View Figure 29 ). Antennal scrobe flat ( Figs. 3B View Figure 3 , 29B View Figure 29 ); variable, from mostly transverse-striate, to mostly smooth with punctures. Clypeus mostly smooth with weak punctures ( Fig. 29A View Figure 29 ), without median tooth ( Fig. 29A View Figure 29 ). Gena mostly smooth with weak punctures ( Fig. 29A View Figure 29 ). Face mostly punctate with some weak rugae especially dorsally ( Fig. 29A View Figure 29 ). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye with protuberance ( Fig. 29A View Figure 29 ), or without protuberance. Vertex with weak punctures ( Fig. 28A View Figure 28 ). Posterior orbit of eye lacking distinct crenulate margin ( Fig. 29B View Figure 29 ). Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures ( Fig. 29C View Figure 29 ). Notauli entirely crenulate ( Fig. 29C View Figure 29 ). Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures ( Figs. 3F View Figure 3 , 28C View Figure 28 ). Sternaulus only present at midlength, or absent ( Figs. 3F View Figure 3 , 28C View Figure 28 ). Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) crenulate. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area ( Fig. 28C View Figure 28 ). Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally ( Fig. 29C View Figure 29 ). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 not distinctly narrowed posteriorly ( Fig. 29D View Figure 29 ); partly smooth with punctures especially posteriorly, with weak rugae or microsculpture anteriorly ( Fig. 29D View Figure 29 ). Hypopygium less than 1/3 length of metasoma (Figs. 1B, 28B); not extending past apical tergum (Figs. 1B, 28B). Ovipositor barely exserted, much shorter than metasoma (Figs. 1B, 28B). Setae of ovipositor sheath not longer than 2× width of ovipositor sheath (Figs. 1B, 28B).

Male. Antenna slightly sexually dimorphic with the female antennae shorter and tapering slightly more rapidly than those of male. Metasoma ( Fig. 2E View Figure 2 ).

Diagnosis. Scape not flared apicoanteriorly and lacking expanded apical surface ( Figs. 3B View Figure 3 , 29A, B View Figure 29 ); discrimen crenulate; mesosoma black ( Fig. 28A, C View Figure 28 ).

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

Paratypes. 3 females, 18 males, South Africa, Western Cape, 15km N Citrusdal, Koedoeskop Farm, Malaise across hillside trail, 32°29’18”S, 18°57’30”E, 220m, 5–25.X.2004, ME Irwin, FD Parker, SA-34 ( SAMC, AEI, HIC, CNCI, INHS).

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

Etymology. Dedicated to the late W.R.M. (Bill) Mason for his many contributions to Hymenopterology including the discovery of the subfamily Khoikhoiinae   .

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

AEI

American Entomological Institute

HIC

Hymenoptera Institute Collection, University of Kentucky

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Sania