Pristomerus hansoni Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Rousse, Pascal & Noort, Simon van, 2015, Revision of the Afrotropical species of Pristomerus (Ichneumonidae: Cremastinae), with descriptions of 31 new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 124, pp. 1-129: 46-47

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Pristomerus hansoni Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013


Pristomerus hansoni Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013  

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Diagnosis (range of variation from Rousse et al. 2013)

Head whitish yellow with frons, inter-ocellar area and occiput black; remainder of body orange; face mostly smooth with some shallow punctures laterally; inner margins of eyes subparallel; clypeus transverse, quite smooth; malar line moderately long; frons, vertex and temple coriaceous; occipital carina joining hypostomal carina at mandible base; antenna with 33–39 flagellomeres, penultimate flagellomere slightly elongate; mesosoma elongate; pronotum quite smooth; mesopleuron and metapleuron moderately and shallowly punctate with ventral half of speculum smooth; mesoscutum moderately punctate-granulate; punctation on scutellum sparser, inter-punctures spaces smooth; area superomedia elongate; female femoral tooth absent; ovipositor very long, apically strongly sinuous. B 7.6–9.2; A 5.0–6.4; F 4.7–6.7; CT 1.9; ML 0.6; POL 0.6; OOL 0.9; Fl n–1 1.2; ASM 2.3; OT 2.8–3.2; FFT 0. Male with mesosoma smoother, ocelli and femoral tooth enlarged; otherwise similar to female. POL 0.3; OOL 0.2.

Differential diagnosis

White faced species from Madagascar, chiefly characterized by the very long ovipositor, much longer than in any other Afrotropical species of Pristomerus   .

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MADAGASCAR: ♀, “ MADAGASCAR, Rogez , forêt côte est, XII.30, EY 0000003620” ( MNHN).





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