Khoikhoia oligospilos Sharkey

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348: 318-319

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.3791235

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E3014C-FFB4-FFAD-D0A8-0089FCE0439C

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Khoikhoia oligospilos Sharkey
status

sp. n.

Khoikhoia oligospilos Sharkey   , sp. n.

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Holotype male. Body. Length. 6.0 mm. Color. Mottled black and brown except laterotergite 1 whitish, otherwise metasoma mostly brown ( Fig. 8 View Figure 8 ). Forewing mostly weakly infuscate but less so anterobasally and at midlength ( Fig. 8A View Figure 8 ). Head. Number of flagellomeres 31. Scape flared apicoanteriorly with expanded apical surface ( Fig. 9B View Figure 9 ). Antennal scrobe deep ( Fig. 9E View Figure 9 ); entirely transversely rugosostriate, somewhat smoother dorsomedially. Gena with wide irregular punctures, lacking distinct rugose striae ( Fig. 9B View Figure 9 ). Face entirely rugose ( Fig. 9A View Figure 9 ). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye with protuberance ( Fig. 9A View Figure 9 ). Vertex with weak punctures ( Fig. 9E View Figure 9 ). Posterior orbit of eye with distinct crenulate margin ( Fig. 9B View Figure 9 ). Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum entirely smooth with punctures ( Fig. 9C View Figure 9 ). Notauli crenulations weak and partly effaced ( Fig. 9C View Figure 9 ). Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures ( Fig. 8C View Figure 8 ). Sternaulus absent ( Fig. 8C View Figure 8 ). Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) crenulate. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area, or partly rugose but with a large smooth lightly punctate area. Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally ( Fig. 9D View Figure 9 ). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 not distinctly narrowed posteriorly ( Fig. 9D View Figure 9 ), partly smooth with punctures especially posteriorly, with weak rugae or microsculpture anteriorly ( Fig. 9D View Figure 9 ).

Female. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Notaular crenulations weak and partly effaced ( Fig. 9C View Figure 9 ).

Material Examined. Holotype female: South Africa, Western Cape, Langberg Farm, 3 km 270° W Langebaanweg, MT, LW02 - N2 -M229, Sand Plain Fynbos , 32°58.461’S, 18°07.344’E, 51m, 29.X-5.XI.2003, S. van Noort. SAM-HYM- P0024985 ( SAMC). GoogleMaps  

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

Etymology. Oligo- is from the Greek, oligos meaning few, and spilos meaning spot. The name refers to the reduction of crenulae on the notauli.

MT

Mus. Tinro, Vladyvostok

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town