Khoikhoia semiadusta Mason, 1983

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348: 319-321

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Khoikhoia semiadusta Mason, 1983


Khoikhoia semiadusta Mason, 1983  

Holotype male. Body. Length. 7.0 mm. Color. Mostly black with reddish brown infusions on temple, lateral frons, tegula, and parts of legs; laterotergite 1 whitish; lower gena and malar space yellowish white (Fig. 10). Forewing clear basally, infuscate in apical half (Fig. 11E). Head. Number of flagellomeres 37. Scape flared apicoanteriorly with expanded apical surface (Fig. 11B). Antennal scrobe deep (Fig. 11B); entirely transversely rugosostriate. Gena entirely longitudinally rugosostriate, striae weaker posteriorly (Fig. 11B). Face entirely rugose (Fig. 11A). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye with protuberance (Fig. 11A). Vertex with strong coarse punctures (Fig. 10A). Posterior orbit of eye with distinct crenulate margin (Fig. 11B). Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures (Fig. 11C). Notauli entirely crenulate (Fig. 11C). Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures (Fig. 10C). Sternaulus weakly indicated at midlength with slightly deeper sculpture (Fig. 10C). Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) crenulate. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area. Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally (Fig. 11C). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 not distinctly narrowed posteriorly (Fig. 11D), completely rugose (Fig. 11D).

Figure |0. Khoikhoia semiadusta Mason, 1983   , male, holotype A habitus, dorsal view B habitus, lateral view C head, mesosoma, lateral view.

Female. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Body of mesosoma entirely black except tegula brown (Fig. 10).

Material Examined. Holotype male: South Africa: Jonkershoek , near Stellenbosch, 33°57’33.74”S, 18°55’10.23”E, 227m, 24.XII.1970, V. Whitehead ( AEI). GoogleMaps  

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

Etymology. “From the Latin meaning half tanned by the sun in reference to the wings, which are brown apically and hyaline basally.” ( Mason 1983: p. 55).

Figure ||. Khoikhoia semiadusta Mason, 1983   , male, holotype A head anterior view B head, lateral view. C mesosoma, dorsal view D metasomal tergites, dorsal view E wings F data labels.


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