Odontosphaeropyx

Braet, Yves, Rousse, Pascal & Sharkey, Michael, 2012, New data on African Cheloninae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) show a strong biogeographic signal for taxa with spined propodea, Zootaxa 3385, pp. 1-32: 25-26

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.281743

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Odontosphaeropyx
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B. Odontosphaeropyx   (modified from Zettel, 1990)

1 Vein 3 -SR of fore wing subequal or longer than vein r; carapace oval in dorsal view, less than 2 x longer than wide........ 2

- Vein 3 -SR of fore wing shorter than vein r; carapace elongate in dorsal view, more than 2 x longer than wide............. 4

2 (1) Vein 3 -SR of fore wing longer than vein r; carapace 1.4 x to 1.7 x longer than wide.................................. 3

- Vein 3 -SR of fore wing subequal to vein r; carapace 1.7 x longer than wide. 11.7 mm; Kenya................................................................................................ O. maximus ( Zettel, 2002)   comb. nov.

3 (2) Mesosoma blackish and carapace yellowish, 1.4 x longer than wide. 8.5 mm; South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe................................................................................ O. fulviventris ( Brues, 1924)   comb. nov.

- Mesosoma and carapace yellowish, 1.7 x longer than wide. 8.3 mm; South Africa ( Figs 76–79 View FIGURES 76 – 79 )... O. ruficeps Cameron, 1910  

4 (1) Thorax rufous-orange, coxae brown to dark-brown; carapace black and second tergite with large transverse patch basally, first tergite basally rugulose-reticulate to finely reticulate apically, covered by dense short whitish setae, carapace 2.3 x longer than wide; Nigeria, D.R. of Congo ( Figs 48–51 View FIGURES 48 – 51 )............................... O. flavifasciatus   ( Zettel, 1990 a) comb. nov.

- Thorax black, fore and mid coxa mainly whitish, fore coxa black; carapace black, color of second tergite variable, sculptures on first tergite variable, length of carapace more than 2.5 x longer than wide; Madagascar............................ 5

5 (4) Fore and mid coxa and trochanters white ( Fig. 27 View FIGURES 22 – 29 ); first tergite 1.2 x as long as apical width, with two long dorso-lateral carina (reaching the middle of tergum), longitudinally rugose ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 22 – 29 ); vein 2 -SC+R of hind wing short; clypeus ventrally with blunt median tooth ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 22 – 29 ); second tergite with small lateral and one median semicircular patch basally, carapace 4.3 x longer than

wide ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 22 – 29 )................................................................. O. leucocoxus Braet   , sp. nov. - Fore and mid coxa whitish, more or less largely brownish basally, fore and mid trochanters whitish ( Fig. 69 View FIGURES 69 – 75 ); first tergite as long as apically wide, with two short dorso-lateral carina, rather areolate rugulose; vein 2 -SC+R of hind wing long; at most; clypeus ventrally with acute median tooth ( Fig. 74 View FIGURES 69 – 75 ); second tergite red-brownish, carapace 2.8 x longer than wide ( Fig. 75 View FIGURES 69 – 75 )................................................................................... O. gracilis Braet   , sp. nov.

Additional illustrations of O. fulviventris   and O. flavifaciatus   can be viewed on the WaspWeb web site housed at the Iziko institution (http://www.waspweb.org/) (accessed 31 May 2012).