Khoikhoia solata Mason, 1983

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348 : 321-324

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Khoikhoia solata Mason, 1983


Khoikhoia solata Mason, 1983 View in CoL

Holotype male. Body. Length. 7.2 mm. Color. Mottled black and brown, except laterotergite 1 whitish, otherwise metasoma mostly brown with some pale yellowishbrown areas on mesosoma and ventral gena (Fig. 12). Forewing entirely infuscate (Fig. 13E). Head. Number of flagellomeres 32 <32–33>. Scape flared apicoanteriorly with expanded apical surface (Fig. 13A, B). Antennal scrobe deep (Fig. 13B); entirely transversely rugosostriate (Fig. 13B). Gena entirely longitudinally rugosos- triate, striae weaker posteriorly (Fig. 13A, B). Face entirely rugose (Fig. 13A). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye with protuberance (Fig. 13A). Vertex with weak punctures (Fig. 12A). Posterior orbit of eye with distinct crenulate margin (Fig. 13B). Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures (Fig. 13C). Notauli entirely crenulate (Fig. 13C). Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures (Fig. 12C). Sternaulus absent or difficult to discern due to dense sculpture of mesopleuron (Fig. 12C). Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) crenulate. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly

Figure |2. Khoikhoia solata Mason, 1983 , male, holotype A habitus, dorsal view B habitus, lateral view. C head, mesosoma, lateral view.

punctate area (Fig. 12C). Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally (Fig. 13C, D). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 not distinctly narrowed posteriorly (Fig. 13D), partly smooth with punctures especially posteriorly, with weak rugae or microsculpture anteriorly (Fig. 13D).

Female. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Tergite 1 partly smooth with punctures posteriorly (Fig. 13D); notauli entirely crenulate (Fig. 13C).

Figure |3. Khoikhoia solata 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.

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). Distribution. Distribution map is available at Misc/generalmapper.php?table= khoikhoiinae &genus= Khoikhoia &species=solata. Etymology. “From Latin meaning sunburned, an allusion to the color and to the fully infuscated wings.” ( Mason 1983: p. 54).

Figure |4. Khoikhoia townesi Mason, 1983 , female, holotype A habitus, dorsal view B habitus, lateral view C head, mesosoma, lateral view.


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