Khoikhoia anthelion Sharkey

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348: 312-314

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.3791227

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E3014C-FFAA-FFB6-D0A8-0299FC4440BF

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Khoikhoia anthelion Sharkey
status

sp. n.

Khoikhoia anthelion Sharkey   , sp. n.

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Holotype female. Body. Length. 6.8 mm. Color. Mostly black with laterotergite 1 pale and the following areas yellowish brown: gena, posterodorsal apex of pronotum, tegula, legs except coxae, trochanters, and some tarsomeres ( Fig. 4 View Figure 4 A–C). Forewing mostly weakly infuscate but less so anterobasally and at midlength ( Fig. 5E View Figure 5 ). <Male paratype very similar to holotype, with somewhat more extensive yellowish brown color on the pronotum.> Head. Number of flagellomeres 29 <29–30>. Scape flared apicoanteriorly with expanded apical surface ( Fig. 3C View Figure 3 ). Antennal scrobe shallow ( Fig. 3C View Figure 3 ); rugose medially, smooth laterally except with few transverse striae immediately posterad antennal insertion ( Fig. 3C View Figure 3 ). Gena with wide irregular punctures, lacking distinct rugose striae ( Fig. 5A View Figure 5 ). Face entirely rugose ( Fig. 4E View Figure 4 ). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye with weak protuberance ( Fig. 4E View Figure 4 ). Vertex with strong coarse punctures ( Fig. 4F View Figure 4 ). Posterior orbit of eye with distinct crenulate margin ( Fig. 5A View Figure 5 ). Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures ( Fig. 4D View Figure 4 ). Notauli entirely crenulate ( Fig. 4D View Figure 4 ). Mesopleuron entirely rugosopunctate or rugose ( Figs. 3D View Figure 3 , 4C View Figure 4 ). Sternaulus long, occupying most of length of mesopleuron, indicated by vertically elongated crenulae ( Figs. 3D View Figure 3 , 4C View Figure 4 ). Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) crenulate. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area ( Fig. 4C View Figure 4 ). Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally ( Fig. 5C View Figure 5 ). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 not distinctly narrowed posteriorly ( Figs. 2A View Figure 2 , 5C View Figure 5 ), completely rugose ( Figs. 2A View Figure 2 , 5C View Figure 5 ). Hypopygium less than 1/3 length of metasoma ( Fig. 5D View Figure 5 ); extending past apical tergum ( Fig. 5D View Figure 5 ). Ovipositor barely exserted, much shorter than metasoma ( Figs. 2F View Figure 2 , 5D View Figure 5 ). Length of setae of ovipositor sheath as much as 4x as long as width of sheath ( Figs. 2F View Figure 2 , 5D View Figure 5 ).

Male. Antenna highly sexually dimorphic with the female antennae shorter and tapering much more rapidly than those of male.

Diagnosis. Mesopleuron entirely rugosopunctate or rugose ( Fig. 4C View Figure 4 ); middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures ( Fig. 4D View Figure 4 ).

Material Examined. Holotype female: South Africa, Western Cape, Kogelberg Nature Reserve , MT, KO98 - M42, Mesic Mtn. Fynbos, last burnt c. 1988, 34°16.481’S, 19°01.033’E, 199m, 16.IX-16.X.1999, S. van Noort. SAM-HYM-P0024705 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps  

Paratype. Male same data as holotype ( HIC).

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

Etymology. Anthelion (Greek) is the diminutive of anthele, tuft or plume of a reed.

The name refers to the unique tuft of setae on the ovipositor sheaths.

MT

Mus. Tinro, Vladyvostok

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

HIC

Hymenoptera Institute Collection, University of Kentucky