Parabaeus armadillus Austin, 1990

Noort, Simon van, Lahey, Zachary, Talamas, Elijah J., Austin, Andrew D., Masner, Lubomir, Polaszek, Andrew & Johnson, Norman F., 2021, Review of Afrotropical sceliotracheline parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae), Journal of Hymenoptera Research 87, pp. 115-222 : 115

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/jhr.87.73770

publication LSID

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/5A20C478-9138-5FB9-AE25-4EA7B3BCD710

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scientific name

Parabaeus armadillus Austin
status

 

Parabaeus armadillus Austin  

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Parabaeus armadillus   Austin, 1990: 649, 658 (original description, species key, illustrated); Vlug 1995: 44 (catalogued, type information).

Material examined.

Holotype: South Africa • ♀; Port St Johns , Pondoland; Dec. 1923; R. E. Turner; Brit. Mus. 1924-97 ( NHMUK).  

Paratypes: South Africa • 5♀♀; 2 unknown sex: same data as holotype, but with different dates (Nov. 1923 - 25.ii.1924)   • 3♀♀; 1 unknown sex ( NHMUK) • 1♀, 1 unknown sex (SANC) • 1♀ (WARI) • 3♀♀, 3♂♂;Transvaal, 30 km W. Trichardt; Podocarpus   forest; 30.xii.1985; M. Sandbourne; 2♀♀, 2♂♂ in ( CNCI), 1♀, 1♂ in (WARI).

Additional material.

SOUTH AFRICA • 1♀, 1♂; Kwazulu-Natal, Umtamvuna Nature Reserve; 31°03.506'S 30°10.392'E, 160m; 15-16.xi.2000; S. van Noort; Malaise trap; KW00-M74; Coastal Forest ; SAM-HYM-P031787A; SAM-HYM-P031787B ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀; Kwazulu-Natal, Umtamvuna Nature Reserve; 31°03.506'S 30°10.392'E; 160m; 17-18.xi.2000; S. van Noort; Malaise trap; KW00-M114; Coastal Forest ; SAM-HYM-P031789 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀; Kwazulu-Natal, Umtamvuna Nature Reserve; 31°03.506'S 30°10.392'E, 160m; 18-19.xi.2000; S. van Noort; Malaise trap; KW00-M132, Coastal Forest ; SAM-HYM-P031790 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   2♀♀; Kwazulu-Natal, Umtamvuna Nature Reserve; 31°03.506'S 30°10.392'E, 160m; 15.xi.2000; S. van Noort; Winkler extraction leaf litter; KW00-W15; Coastal Forest ; SAM-HYM-P088559; SAM-HYM-P088560 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀; Eastern Cape, Asante Sana Game Reserve, Zuurkloof ; S 32 15.112 E 25 00.417; 2013m; 18-25 Nov 2009; J. Midgley; T2S5a; Pitfall trap; Karoo Escarpment Grassland, High altitude tussock grassland, few shrubs; SAM-HYM-P043319 ( SAMC)   3♀♀, 2♂♂; Eastern Cape, Asante Sana Game Reserve ; 32°14.990'S 24°55.962'E; 2183m; 23 Feb -7 April 2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan; Karoo Escarpment Grassland; ASA09-GRA1-Y05; SAM-HYM-P037510A to E ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀, 2♂♂; Eastern Cape, Asante Sana Game Reserve ; 32°14.990'S 24°55.962'E; 2183m; 29.x.2009 - 23.ii.2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan; Karoo Escarpment Grassland; ASA09-GRA1-Y04; SAM-HYM-P037635A to C ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀, 3♂♂; Eastern Cape, Asante Sana Game Reserve ; 32°14.990'S 24°55.962'E; 2183m; 7 Apr - 28 July 2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan; Karoo Escarpment Grassland; ASA09-GRA1-Y10; SAM-HYM-P038464A to D ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♂; Eastern Cape, Asante Sana Game Reserve; 32°14.930'S 24°56.975'E; 1642m; 7 Apr - 28 July 2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan; Southern Karoo Riviere , Leucosidea   dominated, ASA09-OUB1-Y11; SAM-HYM-P038465 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   4♂♂; Northern Cape, Swaarweerberg, Vredehoek Farm ; 1613m; 32°26.387'S 20°34.501'E; 31 March - 29 July 2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan trap; Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld; SWA09-SUC1-Y04; SAM-HYM-P040741A to D ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀; Northern Cape, Swaarweerberg, Vredehoek Farm ; 1613m; 32°26.387'S 20°34.501'E; 29 Aug - 28 Oct 2009; S. van Noort; Yellow pan trap; Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld; SWA09-SUC1-Y01; SAM-HYM-P040393 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀; Northern Cape, Swaarweerberg, Vredehoek Farm ; 1613m; 32°26.387'S 20°34.501'E; 29 July - 30 September 2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan trap; Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld; SWA09-SUC1-Y05; SAM-HYM-P040394 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀; Western Cape, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve; 33°59.030'S 20°49.128'E; 340m; 5.xi.2009 - 27.ii.2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan trap; Afromontane Forest ; GVB10-FOR1-Y01; SAM-HYM-P037636 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♂; Western Cape, Gamkaberg Nature Reserve ; 33°43.745'S 21°56.972'E; 1000m; 19 Feb - 30 Mar 2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan trap; Renosterveld; GB09-REN1-Y47; SAM-HYM-P038646 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♂; Western Cape, Gamkaberg Nature Reserve ; 33°43.745'S 21°56.972'E; 1000m; 30 Mar - 24 July 2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan trap; Renosterveld; GB09-REN1-Y56; SAM-HYM-P038647 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀; Western Cape, Gamkaberg Nature Reserve ; 33°39.504'S 21°53.947'E; 322m; 10 Sept - 4 Nov 2009; S. van Noort; Yellow pan trap; Gamka Thicket; GB09-SUC4-Y37; SAM-HYM-P038466 ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   1♀; Western Cape, Gamkaberg Nature Reserve ; 33°43.663'S 21°57.600'E; 940m; 30 Mar - 24 July 2010; S. van Noort; Yellow pan trap; Rooiberg Sandstone Fynbos; GB09-FYN1-Y58; SAM-HYM-P038648A to B ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   .

Comments.

There is the possibility that the additional material cited above may include two similar looking species. There is some variation present within the available material with regard to colouration, dimensions of the mesosoma, and degree of striation on the metasoma. Whether this is intra-specific variation, or indicative of the presence of additional species, requires a focused morphologically assessment, ideally with the additional aid of barcoding tools.

Distribution.

South Africa ( Austin 1990).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Platygastridae

Genus

Parabaeus

Loc

Parabaeus armadillus Austin

Noort, Simon van, Lahey, Zachary, Talamas, Elijah J., Austin, Andrew D., Masner, Lubomir, Polaszek, Andrew & Johnson, Norman F. 2021
2021
Loc

Parabaeus armadillus

Austin 1990
1990