Xorides mirabilis (Seyrig, 1932)

Varga, Oleksandr, 2019, Revision of theAfrotropical Xorides Latréille, 1809 (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae Xoridinae), with description of three new species, Zootaxa 4638 (1), pp. 57-80: 69-71

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4638.1.2

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Xorides mirabilis (Seyrig, 1932)
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Xorides mirabilis (Seyrig, 1932)  

(Fig. 7)

Material examined. Holotype. No locality and date: female,? leg. D. Suarez (deposited in: MNHN).  

Diagnosis. Xorides mirabilis   is characterized by the combination of the following characters: body generally brownish-orange; vertex smooth, sparsely punctate near the ocelli and wrinkled near the occipital carina; antenna subapically sharply angled at a single joint; face reticulate rugose; pronotum densely punctate except ventrally; epomia present; epicnemial carina absent; propodeum without carinae and tooth-like projections; fore and middle trochantelli without apical tooth; fore wing with vein cu-a basad of Rs&M by about 0.5 of its length; first metasomal tergite 1.7× as long as apical width, densely punctate, with transverse grooves present, carinae absent; ovipositor about 3.3× length of hind tibia.

Re-description. Female. Holotype (Fig. 7). Body length approximately 11.5 mm. Fore wing 10.0 mm.

Head (Figs 7A, 7B, 7C, 7H) depressed, temples parallel and short behind eyes, covered with white setae; frons transversely wrinkled centrally and rugulose laterally, with short carina-like projection between antennal sockets (apical part widened); length of the ocellar-ocular distance 1.6× maximum diameter of lateral ocellus; ocelli small, hind ocellus not extended behind eye; temples transversely wrinkled to the apex of eye; vertex smooth, sparsely punctate near the ocelli and wrinkled near the occipital carina; occipital carina complete; antenna subapically sharp-

Legs slender, hind femur 3.9× as long as wide; hind coxae densely punctate, fore and middle tibiae not swollen, narrower than femora; with V-shaped median ventral groove and subapical emargination; fore and middle trochantelli without apical tooth; tarsal claws simple.

Wings. Fore wing with vein 2 rs-m short, about 0.8× distance between 2 rs-m and 2 m-cu; vein cu-a basad of Rs&M by about 0.5 of its length; hind wing with distance between distal abscissa of Cu 1 and M about as long as vein cu-a.

Metasoma (Figs 7D, 7G) densely punctate; first tergite 1.7× as long as apical width, densely punctate, with lateral transverse grooves, carinae absent; second tergite 0.8× as long as apical width, strongly rugulo-punctate, with two large basolateral and third central triangular swellings delimited by basolateral and subapical transverse grooves; third tergite 0.7× as long as apical width, with the same sculpture and structure as previous tergite, weakly notched apically; the remaining tergites short, largely hidden under third tergite, weakly granulate; ovipositor about 3.3× length of hind tibia, with the apical teeth; ovipositor sheaths densely pubescent.

Colour. Head brown except face and frons laterally and centrally, clypeus proximally and temples centrally yellow; antenna brownish except flagellomeres 7–16 whitish; mesosoma orange; first metasomal tergite orange, second tergite brown with apical whitish band; third tergite brown; the remaining tergites proximally, whitish distally; all coxae, trochanters and hind femora orange, fore and middle tibia and tarsus brown-whitish, hind tibia and tarsus brown; pterostigma and three stripes on fore wing brown; ovipositor sheaths brown, whitish centrally.

Male. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar ( Townes & Townes, 1973).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle