Bocchus granulatus Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 273

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Bocchus granulatus Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

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7. Bocchus granulatus Olmi, Copeland & van Noort   , sp. nov.

( Figs 104 View FIGURE 104 B–D, 108 View FIGURE 108 A)

Diagnosis. ♂ of Bocchus   with mesoscutum completely granulate ( Fig. 104D View FIGURE 104 ); notauli complete and posteriorly separated; mesoscutellum finely punctate, unsculptured among punctures; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein about as long as proximal part; propodeal declivity without longitudinal keels.

Description. ♂ ( Figs 104 View FIGURE 104 B–D). Fully winged; body length 2.4–2.6 mm. Head black, except mandible testa- ceous; antenna brown; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs brown, except articulations, tarsi and protibia testaceous. Antenna filiform; antennomere 6 more than twice as long as broad (8:2); antennomeres in following proportions: 11:6:8:8:7:8:8:8:7:11. Head dull, reticulate rugose; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 3.5; OOL = 6; OPL = 3; TL = 5; greatest breadth of posterior ocellus about as long as OPL. Mesoscutum dull, completely granulate. Notauli complete and posteriorly separated; minimum distance between notauli longer than greatest breadth of posterior ocellus (8:3). Notauli of paratype hardly visible. Mesoscutellum shiny, finely punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Metanotum unsculptured, shiny. Metapectal-propodeal disc and propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, without longitudinal and transverse keels. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein about as long as proximal part. Petiole short. Genitalia in Fig. 108A View FIGURE 108 . Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♂ holotype: SOUTH AFRICA: Northern Cape, Nieuwoudtville, Hantam National Botanical Garden, 31°24.845’S 19°09.443’E, 787 m, 27.X.2009 – 9.II.2010, MT, Nieuwoudtville Dolerite, Koppie Renosterveld, S. van Noort leg., SAM-HYM-A 022248 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   . Paratype: SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape, West Coast Fossil Park , 32°58.020’S 18°07.285’E, 3 km 280° E Langebaanweg, 23–30.X.2002, MT, rehabilitated mine dump, S. van Noort leg., SAM-HYM-A023974 GoogleMaps   , 1♂ ( SAMC)   .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. South Africa.

Etymology. The specific name granulatus   refers to the sculpture of the mesoscutum (granulate).


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