Oodera heikewernerae, Werner & Peters, 2018
Werner, Jennifer & Peters, Ralph S., 2018, Taxonomic revision of the genus Oodera Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae, Cleonyminae), with description of ten new species, Journal of Hymenoptera Research 63, pp. 73-123 : 92-95
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BOTH SEXES (N = 12). Head and mesosoma mostly blackish with blue and coppery parts. Fore wing hyaline. Body robust to medium (mesonotum 1.22-1.40 × as long as wide). Head usually oval (1.45-1.65 × as high as long, with only 3 of 12 with head elongated). Eyes small to large (0.58-0.67 × as high as head) (Fig. 9b View Figure 9 ). Corona thick to medium (3.80-5.33 × as long as wide), structure continuous (Fig. 6b View Figure 6 ). Pronotum pentagonal with posterior part distinctly narrowing towards mesoscutum, with broadest part before midlength (Fig. 12b View Figure 12 ). Mesoscutellum normal to slender (0.58-0.77 × as long as wide), anterior margin usually convex (part anterior to imaginary transverse line connecting posterior margins of axillae more than 1/3 of mesoscutellum length; 0.26-0.47, with only 2 of 12 with anterior margin hardly convex), mesoscutellum completely densely lineate (Fig. 15b View Figure 15 ). Propodeum small to medium (0.05-0.14 × as long as mesoscutum) (Fig. 15b View Figure 15 ). Marginal vein usually medium (0.83-1.06 × as long as postmarginal vein, with only 1 of 12 with short marginal vein).
FEMALE. Small-sized (5.31-6.64 mm). Profemur robust to medium (1.71-2.04 × as long as wide). Metasoma short to medium (0.39-0.47 × as long as body). Ovipositor short to rather long (0.12-0.18 × as long as metasoma) (Fig. 3b View Figure 3 ).
MALE. Body length not available. Profemur elongated (2.29 × as long as wide).
BOTH SEXES. Colour (Figs 3b View Figure 3 , 6b View Figure 6 , 9b View Figure 9 , 12b View Figure 12 , 15b View Figure 15 ). Scape yellow, darkening apically, rest of antenna dark brown. Procoxa and profemur black with tinge of blue, all other parts of legs yellow to brown. Metasoma brown.
Head (Figs 6b View Figure 6 , 9b View Figure 9 ). Face completely reticulate. Head 1.45-1.75 × as wide as long. Head width 3.13-4.00 × eye distance. Malar space 0.34-0.42 × head height. Corona 0.53-0.67 × as long as eye height. POL 0.75-1.6 × OOL. Scape 2.33-3.32 × as long as pedicel. Clava 0.13-0.20 × as long as funicle. Flagellum 1.3-1.51 × as long as head width.
Mesosoma (Figs 12b View Figure 12 , 15b View Figure 15 ). Pronotum 0.77-1.07 × as long as wide. Pronotum 0.50-0.59 × as long as mesonotum. Mesonotum 1.33-1.46 × as long as mesoscutum. Mesoscutum 0.87-1.05 × as long as wide. Mesoscutellum 0.33-0.46 × as long as mesoscutum. Profemur 1.17-1.4 × as long as protibia.
Wings (Fig. 3b View Figure 3 ). Fore wing 2.67-3.52 × as long as wide. Costal cell 0.31-0.4 × as long as fore wing. Marginal vein 0.15-0.20 × as long as fore wing. Marginal vein 2.5-4.00 × as long as stigmal vein. Postmarginal vein 2.67-4.21 × as long as stigmal vein.
AFRICA. Botswana: female holotype, Serowe, Farmer’s Brigade, leg. P. Forchhammer, MT, XII. 1987 ( CNC) (OHe01); three female paratypes, Serowe, Farmer’s Brigade, leg. P. Forchhammer, MT, XII. 1992 ( CNC) (OHe03-04), ( ZFMK) (OHe09); female paratype, Serowe, Farmer’s Brigade, leg. P. Forchhammer, MT, I. 1993 ( CNC) (OHe08); female paratype, Serowe, Farmer’s Brigade, leg. P. Forchhammer, MT, XII. 1987 ( CNC) (OHe10); female paratype, Botswana (B9) Lake Ngami 2900 12 m. NE Sehitwa, 17.04.1972 ( NMP) (OHe11); Republic of South Africa: male paratype, E. Transvaal 15km NW Klaserie Guernsey Farm M. FITs, Woodland , leg. S. & J. Peck, 19- 31.07.1985 ( CNC) (OHe02); female paratype, E. Transvaal, 15km NW Klaserie, Guernsey Farm , M. FITs, leg. W. Mason, 19- 31.12.1985 ( CNC) (OHe05); female paratype, Cape Prov. Roaring Sands Resort nr. Witsand , leg. J. Londt, 17- 18.08.1982 ( CNC) (OHe06); female paratype, E. Transvaal, 15km NW Klaserie, yellow, leg. M. Sandborne, 19- 31.12.1985 ( CNC) (OHe07); female paratype, Natal. Weenen., H.P. Thomasset, 11.1925 -3.1929 ( NMP) (OHe12) GoogleMaps .
Botswana and South Africa.
Named in memory of Heike Werner, the mother of the first author, who sadly passed away during completion of this revision.
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