Bocchus hova Olmi, 2004,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 275-276

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Bocchus hova Olmi, 2004


9. Bocchus hova Olmi, 2004 

( Figs 104FView FIGURE 104, 108View FIGURE 108 CView FIGURE 108)

Bocchus hova Olmi 2004d: 96  ; Azevedo et al. 2010: 886.

Description. ♂ ( Fig. 104FView FIGURE 104). Fully winged; body length 1.6–1.7 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous and clypeus brown; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; antenna testaceous-brown; legs testaceous, except club of metafemur and metatibia slightly darkened; in ♂ specimens from Madagascar, 18°28.24’S 47°57.36’E and 23°02.667’S 43°36.917’E, legs testaceous, except part of metacoxa brown; in three specimens from Madagascar, 23°31.27’S 44°07.17’E, legs testaceous, except metacoxa, metafemur and metatibia brown. Antenna filiform; antennomeres in following proportions: 8:4:3.5:3.5:4:4:4:4:4:5.5. Head convex, dull, covered with short setae, completely granulate; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 5.5; OL = 3; OOL = 3.5; OPL = 2; TL = 3. Mesoscutum dull, completely granulate. Notauli complete, posteriorly separated; minimum distance between notauli much longer than greatest breadth of lateral ocelli (7:2). Mesoscutellum shiny, finely punctate, unsculptured among punctures; in specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E, mesoscutellum slightly granulate. Metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Mesopleuron dull, granulate. Metapleuron dull, sculptured by numerous strong transverse keels. Metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel, dull, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity dull, with two complete longitudinal keels and median and lateral areas completely reticulate rugose (in three specimens from Madagascar, 23°31.27’S 44°07.17’E, median area partly smooth). Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein shorter than proximal part (4:8); 2R1 cell open; veins surrounding R an 1Cu cells diaphane (apparently only costal cell enclosed by pigmented veins). Volsella slightly shorter than paramere ( Fig. 108CView FIGURE 108). Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♂ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Ankarana Special Reserve , 13.6 km 192° SSW Anivorano Nord, 12°51.49’S 49°13.33’E, 210 m, 16–20.II.2001GoogleMaps  , MT, tropical dry forest, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF 3011 ( CAS). Paratypes: same locality label as holotypeGoogleMaps  , 2♂♂ ( CAS, MOLC). Other material: MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo, 11.5 km 147° SSE of Anjozorobe, 3 km 41°NE of Andranomay, 18°28.24’S 47°57.36’E, 1300 m, 5–13.XII.2000GoogleMaps  , MT, montane rainforest, Fisher , Griswold et al. leg., BLF 2375  , 1♂ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Belle Vue at Talatakely , 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E, 1020 m, 15–22.XI.2001GoogleMaps  , MT, secondary tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09C-03, 1♂ ( CAS); same locality label, 4–14.VII.2002GoogleMaps  , MA-02-09C-34, 1♂ ( CAS); same locality label, 26–31.III.2002GoogleMaps  , MA-02-09C-22, 1♂ ( MOLC); same locality label, 16.X–8.XI.2001GoogleMaps  , MA-02-09C-01, 1♂ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park , radio tower at forest edge, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, 1130 m, 16.X–8.XI.2001GoogleMaps  , MT, mixed tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09B- 01, 1♂ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Radio tower 22 km SW of Hakaka, near Fianarantsoa / Tulear border, 22°46.75’S 45°01.50’E, 1100 m, 16–27.II.2002GoogleMaps  , MT, Uapacca forest , M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA- 02-12-09  , 1♂ ( MOLC); Fianarantsoa, Ananalava Forest , 29.6 km 280° W Ranohira, 22°35.30’S 45°07.42’E, 700 m, 1–5.II.2003GoogleMaps  , MT, tropical dry forest, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF7383, 2♂♂ ( CAS); Mahajanga, Ambovomamy Belembo , 20 km NW Port Berger, 15°27.07’S 47°36.80’E, 33 m, 19–25.IV.2007GoogleMaps  , secondary growth on white sand, MT, R. Harin’Hala, M. Irwin, F. Parker leg., MG-33-18, 1♂ ( CAS); Mahajanga, Analamanitra Forest , 14 km NE Misinjo, 15°55’S 45°57’E, 65 ft., 12–19.II.2008GoogleMaps  , MT, dense dry forest, M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala leg., MG-38-18, 1♂ ( CAS); Mahajan- ga, Sofia Disctrict, 45 km S Antsohihy, 5 km W of Anjiamangirana, Analagnambe dry degraded forest, 15°09.42’S 47°47.05’E, 97 m, 13–19.XII.2010GoogleMaps  , MT, M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala leg., MG-61-01, 2♂♂ ( CAS, MOLC). Toli- ara, Mite Forest , 20.7 km 29° WNW Tongobory, 23°31.27’S 44°07.17’E, 75 m, 27.II–3.III.2002GoogleMaps  , MT, gallery forest, Fisher , Griswold et al. leg., BLF 5849  , 1♂ ( CAS); Toliara, Andohahela National Park, Tsimelahy , parcelle II, 24°56.21’S 46°37.60’E, 180 m, 30.X–9.XI.2003GoogleMaps  , MT, transitional forest, M. Irwin, F. Parker & R. Harin’Hala leg., MA- 02-20-44, 1♂ ( MOLC); same locality label, 26.I–5.II.2003GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC); Toliara, Mikea Forest , NW of Manombo, 22°54.80’S 43°28.93’E, 37 m, 8–18.III.2002GoogleMaps  , MT, spiny forest, M. Irwin & R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02- 18B-16, 1♂ ( MOLC); Toliara, Ranobe , 23°02.667’S 43°36.917’E, 20 m, 26–29.I.2004GoogleMaps  , MT, spiny forest thicket, MGF093, Frontier Wilderness Project, 3♂♂ (2 in CAS, 1 in MOLC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.


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Bocchus hova Olmi, 2004

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van 2019

Bocchus hova

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 886
Olmi, M. 2004: 96