Khoikhoia turneri Mason, 1984

Sharkey, Michael, van Noort, Simon & Whitfield, James, 2009, Revision of Khoikhoiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), ZooKeys 20 (20), pp. 299-348: 326-329

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Khoikhoia turneri Mason, 1984


Khoikhoia turneri Mason, 1984  

Holotype female. Body. Length. 6.8 mm. Color. Mottled black and brown except laterotergite 1 whitish, body, particularly metasoma, predominantly dark brown to black (Fig. 16). Forewing entirely infuscate (Fig. 17E). Head. Number of flagellomeres 34 <30–38>. Scape flared apicoanteriorly with expanded apical surface (Fig. 17B). Antennal scrobe deep (Fig. 17B); entirely transversely rugosostriate. Gena entirely longitudinally rugosostriate, striae weaker posteriorly (Fig. 17A). Face entirely rugose (Fig. 17A). Area between antennal scrobe and inner orbit of eye with protuberance (Fig. 17A). Vertex with strong coarse punctures (Fig. 16A). Posterior orbit of eye with distinct crenulate margin (Fig. 17B). Mesosoma. Middle lobe of scutum smooth with punctures anteromedially, otherwise rugosopunctate (Fig. 17C). Notauli entirely crenulate (Fig. 17C). Mesopleuron entirely rugosopunctate or rugose (Fig. 16C). Sternaulus absent or difficult to discern due to dense sculpture of mesopleuron (Fig. 16C). Discrimen (median longitudinal ventral sulcus between mesopleura) crenulate. Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area (Fig. 16C). Propodeum entirely rugose without smooth area posterolaterally (Fig. 17D). Metasoma. Median tergite 1 not distinctly narrowed posteriorly (Fig. 17D); completely

Figure |6. Khoikhoia turneri Mason, 1984   , female, holotype A habitus, dorsal view B habitus, lateral view. C head, mesosoma, lateral view.

rugose (Fig. 17D). Hypopygium less than 1/3 length of metasoma (Fig. 1E, 16B); not extending past apical tergum (Fig. 1E, 16B). Ovipositor barely exserted, much shorter than metasoma (Fig. 1E, 16B). Setae of ovipositor sheath not longer than 2× width of ovipositor sheath (Fig. 1E).

Male. Unknown.

Diagnosis. Middle lobe of scutum smooth with punctures anteromedially, otherwise rugosopunctate (Fig. 17C); mesopleuron entirely rugosopunctate (Fig. 16C).

Material Examined. Holotype female: South Africa, Ceres , Cape Province, 33°22’14.08”S, 19°18”22.10”E, 457m, I.1921, R. E.Turner ( BMNH).  

Figure |7. Khoikhoia turneri Mason, 1984   , female, holotype A head anterior view B head, lateral view. C mesosoma, dorsal view D propodeum, metasomal tergites, dorsal view E wings F data labels.

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

Etymology. Although not specified in Mason (1984), this is a patronym for R. Turner, the collector of the holotype.


Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile