Oodora rapuzzii Soliman & Gadallah
Soliman, Ahmed M., Gadallah, Neveen S. & Al Dhafer, Hathal M., 2019, First record of the genus Oodera Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Pteromalidae, Cleonyminae, Ooderini) from the Arabian Peninsula, with the description of four new species, ZooKeys 874, pp. 47-68: 47
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|Oodora rapuzzii Soliman & Gadallah|
Holotype ♀: SAUDI ARABIA, Al-Baha (Wadi Tourabah), 12.iv.2016, leg. P. Rapuzzi, e.l. Acacia [ KSMA]. Paratypes: 3♀ & 2♂: SAUDI ARABIA, Al-Baha (Al-Mikhwah, The Ain Village), 13.iv.2016, leg. D. Baiocchi, e.l. Acacia sp. [ KSMA]; 3♂: SAUDI ARABIA, Al-Baha (Wadi Shoqab), 12.iv.2016, leg. D. Baiocchi, e.l. Acacia sp. [ KSMA]; 1♂: SAUDI ARABIA, Al-Baha (Wadi Yabah), 15.iv.2016, leg. D. Baiocchi, e.l. Acacia sp. [ KSMA]; 1♂: SAUDI ARABIA, Asir (Wadi Sabian, 28 km S. Muhayil), 5.iv.2017, leg. D. Baiocchi, e.l. Acacia sp. [ KSMA]; 2♀ & 2♂: OMAN, Dhofar (Rawiyya), 16.i.2018, leg. D. Baiocchi, e.l. Acacia sp. [ KSMA]; 1♂: OMAN, Dhofar (Mirbat), 15−18.i.2018, leg. D. Baiocchi, e.l. Acacia sp. [ KSMA].
Both sexes (N = 16). See Table 1.
Female (holotype): Body length 5.6mm (excluding the ovipositor).
Colour. Head black on corona, scrobal depression and occiput, coppery on face (lower face with green luster), blue on gena ( Figs 5C, G View Figure 5 , 6C View Figure 6 ); scape red-brown on basal two-thirds, rest of antenna, maxillary and labial palpi dark brown to black ( Figs 3C View Figure 3 , 5C View Figure 5 , 7C View Figure 7 ). Mesosomal dorsum black with blue luster on pronotal disc, green on anterior half of mesoscutum, green and purple on anterior part of axilla and on all mesoscutellum, blue and purple on propodeum ( Figs 8C View Figure 8 , 9G View Figure 9 ); mesosomal venter with strong blue, green and purple luster ( Fig. 4C View Figure 4 ); coxae black with strong purple luster on ventral side of procoxa ( Fig. 4C View Figure 4 ); profemur black with green tint on outer face ( Fig. 3C View Figure 3 ); trochaters, meso- and metafemora brown, tarsi yellow-brown ( Fig. 4C View Figure 4 ). Metasoma black, with patches of green-purple on lateral sides of Gt2−4 ( Figs 2C View Figure 2 , 3C View Figure 3 , 4C View Figure 4 ). Wings hyaline, veins brown ( Fig. 10C View Figure 10 ).
Head. 1.66 × as wide as long ( Fig. 5C View Figure 5 ); hea.w 4.56 × eye.d ( Fig. 5C View Figure 5 ); face setiferous foveate-reticulate, setae lanceolate, white and short ( Fig. 5C View Figure 5 ); msp.l 0.43 × head height ( Fig. 5G View Figure 5 ); corona 0.6 × as long as eye.h ( Fig. 5C View Figure 5 ); POL 1.33 × OOL ( Fig. 6C View Figure 6 ); scape 3 × as long as pedicel; clava 0.15 × as long as funicle; flagellum 1.45 × as long as head width; F1 0.68 × as long as F2; F2 hardly longer than F3, 1.05 ×.
Mesosoma. Pronotum pentagonal, 0.5 × as long as mesonotum ( Fig. 8C View Figure 8 ); mesonotum 1.5 × as long as mesoscutum ( Fig. 8C View Figure 8 ); mesoscutum as long as wide ( Fig. 8C View Figure 8 ); mesoscutellum 0.44 × as long as mesoscutum ( Fig. 8C View Figure 8 ); propodeum laterally with a smooth ridge in front of the setose area ( Fig. 9G View Figure 9 ); profemur 1.29 × as long as protibia; pronotal disc and posterior part of mesoscutum with stout short white setae.
Forewing ( Fig. 10C View Figure 10 ). Forewing 2.84 × as long as wide; costal cell 0.35 × as long as forewing; marginal vein 0.21 × as long as forewing; marginal vein 3.62 × as long as stigmal vein; postmarginal vein 3.79 × as long as stigmal vein.
Similar to female but slightly darker in colour. Genitalia ( Fig. 11B, E View Figure 11 ) widely rounded above; volsella with four outwardly directed, sharp teeth, the innermost one is very short compared with the others.
Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) abdita Bílý, 1982, A. (H.) cf. angustipennis (Klug, 1829), A. (H.) kneuckeri zabranskyi Bílý, 1995, A. (H.) marginifera dhofarica Bílý, 2003, A. (H.) wittmeri Bílý, 1979; Chalcogenia halperini arabica Bílý, 2008 ( Buprestidae ).
Oman (Dhofar governorate); Saudi Arabia (Al-Baha and Asir regions).
The new species closely resembles O. formosa (Giraud), but differs from it in the following combination of characters: wing hyaline (partly infumate in O. formosa ); corona thick, 3.25−4.00 × as long as wide, with structure interrupted (thick to medium, 3.20−6.67, structure continuous in O. formosa ); metasomal length short to medium, 0.44−0.47 × as long as body (short to long, 0.43−0.55 in O. formosa ); ovipositor length rather long, 0.16−0.19 × as long as metasoma (usually short, 0.09−0.17 in O. formosa ); head and mesosoma with strong blue colour in some parts (never with blue evident in O. formosa ).
This species is named in honour of Pierpaolo Rapuzzi, who participated in the breeding of this species from the dead wood of Acacia sp.
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