Khoikhoia lission Mason, 1984

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348 : 314-317

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Khoikhoia lission Mason, 1984


Khoikhoia lission Mason, 1984 View in CoL

Holotype female. Body Length. 4.7 mm. Color. Mottled dark brown and yellowish brown except laterotergite 1 whitish, otherwise metasoma mostly pale brown, head and

mesothorax predominantly yellowish brown ( Fig. 6 View Figure 6 ). Forewing entirely infuscate ( Fig. 7E View Figure 7 ). Head. Number of flagellomeres 34. Scape flared apicoanteriorly with expanded apical surface. Antennal scrobe deep ( Fig. 7B View Figure 7 ); entirely transversely rugosostriate. Gena transversely rugosostriate anteriorly, rugosopunctate at midlength, longitudinally rugosostriate posteriorly ( Fig. 7B View Figure 7 ). Face entirely rugose ( Fig. 7A View Figure 7 ). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye with protuberance ( Fig. 7A View Figure 7 ). Vertex with weak punctures ( Fig. 7B View Figure 7 ). Posterior orbit of eye with distinct crenulate margin ( Fig. 7B View Figure 7 ). Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures ( Fig. 7C View Figure 7 ). Notauli entirely crenu- late ( Fig. 7C View Figure 7 ). Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures ( Fig. 6C View Figure 6 ). Sternaulus weakly indicated by a slight depression, not differentially sculptured ( Fig. 6C View Figure 6 ) <this is likely to be variable>. Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) crenulate. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area ( Fig. 6C View Figure 6 ). Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally ( Fig. 7C View Figure 7 ). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 not distinctly narrowed posteriorly ( Fig. 7D View Figure 7 ), completely rugose but with rugae weak posterolaterally ( Fig. 7D View Figure 7 ).

Diagnosis. Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures ( Fig. 6C View Figure 6 ); notauli entirely crenulate; mesosoma partly or entirely brown; median tergite 1 completely rugose ( Fig. 7C View Figure 7 ).

Male. Unknown.

Material Examined. Holotype female: South Africa, Witzenberg Vall., S.W. Cape Prov., 914m, 19.I.1921, R. E. Turner ( BMNH).

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

Etymology. Mason (1984) did not include the etymology but the interpretation seems rather straightforward. Lission (Greek) is the diminutive of lissos, meaning smooth or polished and referring to the mesosoma which is smooth relative to other members of the genus.


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