Oodera mkomaziensis,

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: 101-104

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/jhr.63.12754

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E054C035-9265-46ED-910F-F6C038DC06A3

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scientific name

Oodera mkomaziensis
status

sp. n.

Oodera mkomaziensis  sp. n. Figs 4bView Figure 4, 7bView Figure 7, 10bView Figure 10, 13bView Figure 13, 16bView Figure 16

Diagnosis.

FEMALE (N = 1). Medium-sized (7.20 mm). Head and mesosoma black, with tinges of dark green and purple. Fore wing hyaline. Body slender (mesonotum 1.50 × as long as wide). Head oval (1.56 × as high as long). Eyes large (0.63 × as high as head) (Fig. 10bView Figure 10). Corona thick (3.92 × as long as wide), structure interrupted (Fig. 7bView Figure 7). Pronotum oval, with broadest part at midlength (Fig. 13bView Figure 13). Mesoscutellum normal to slender (0.68 × as long as wide), anterior margin convex (part anterior to imaginary transverse line connecting posterior margins of axillae 1/3 of mesoscutellum length; 0.33), mesoscutellum lineate in anterior two thirds, finely areolate in posterior third (Fig. 16bView Figure 16). Propodeum medium (0.09 × as long as mesoscutum) (Fig. 16bView Figure 16). Profemur robust (1.31 × as long as wide). Marginal vein short (0.85 × as long as postmarginal vein). Metasoma long (0.52 × as long as body). Ovipositor short (0.14 × as long as metasoma) (Fig. 4bView Figure 4).

Redescription.

FEMALE. Colour (Figs 4bView Figure 4, 7bView Figure 7, 10bView Figure 10, 13bView Figure 13, 16bView Figure 16). Scape and pedicel light brown, rest of antenna dark brown. Procoxa and profemur black, all other parts of legs yellow to brown. Metasoma black.

Head (Figs 7bView Figure 7, 10bView Figure 10). Face completely reticulate. Head 2.21 × as wide as long. Head width 4.13 × eye distance. Malar space 0.37 × head height. Corona 0.73 × as long as eye height. POL 1.33 × OOL. Scape 3.19 × as long as pedicel. Clava 0.11 × as long as funicle. Flagellum 1.39 × as long as head width.

Mesosoma (Figs 13bView Figure 13, 16bView Figure 16). Pronotum 0.80 × as long as wide. Pronotum 0.41 × as long as mesonotum. Mesonotum 1.50 × as long as mesoscutum. Mesoscutum 1.11 × as long as wide. Mesoscutellum 0.68 × as long as mesoscutum. Profemur 1.21 × as long as protibia.

Wings (Fig. 4bView Figure 4). Fore wing 2.78 × as long as wide. Costal cell 0.36 × as long as fore wing. Marginal vein 0.19 × as long as fore wing. Marginal vein 3.40 as long as stigmal vein. Postmarginal vein 4.00 × as long as stigmal vein.

MALE. Unknown.

Material examined.

AFRICA. Tanzania: female, Mkomazi Game Reserve (now Mkomazi National Park), Ibaya Hill, 3°58.40'S 37°47.13'E, leg. S. van Noort, 15.- 30.04.1996 (SAM) (OMk01)GoogleMaps 

Biology.

Unknown.

Distribution.

Tanzania.

Etymology.

Named after the type locality, the Mkomazi National Park in northeastern Tanzania.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Pteromalidae

Genus

Oodera