Afrisolia Masner & Huggert, 1989

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

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

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scientific name

Afrisolia Masner & Huggert
status

 

Afrisolia Masner & Huggert

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Afrisolia Masner & Huggert, 1989: 34 (original description. Type: Afrisolia obesa Masner and Huggert, by original designation); Vlug 1995: 10 (catalogued, catalogue of world species); Veenakumari et al. 2019: 453 (key to genera of the Isolia -cluster, keyed); Lahey et al. 2019b: 44 (keyed).

Diagnosis.

Afrisolia is the only genus in the Isolia -cluster with a transepisternal line, which is strong and in a posteriorly facing cup-shape; fore wing with short, strong tubular submarginal vein; fore wing broad, with microtrichiae on disc transformed into bulbous spiculae, marginal cilia absent; anterior admedian depressions present, but may be weak. Species are stout and squat with black head and mesosoma and brown metasoma; surface sculpture micro-alutaceous, polished, matte, or delicately reticulate; notauli at same level with mesoscutum, surrounded by deep grooves; median foamy keels of propodeum spaced widely apart, with 3 slight elevations or abbreviated costae between them.

Species richness.

Afrisolia anyskop van Noort & Lahey, sp. nov. (South Africa) (Figs 1 View Figure 1 - 3 View Figure 3 ).

Afrisolia obesa Masner & Huggert, 1989 (South Africa) (Fig. 4 View Figure 4 ).

Afrisolia quagga van Noort & Lahey, sp. nov. (South Africa) (Figs 5 View Figure 5 - 7 View Figure 7 ).

Afrisolia robertsoni van Noort & Lahey, sp. nov. (South Africa) (Fig. 8 View Figure 8 ).

Distribution.

Afrotropical: South Africa ( Masner and Huggert 1989).

Biology.

Unknown.

Comments.

The Afrisolia species recorded from Iran (represented by two males) in Lotfalizadeh (2018) is a misidentification and these specimens are in fact a species of Isolia .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Platygastridae

Loc

Afrisolia Masner & Huggert

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

Afrisolia

Masner & Huggert 1989
1989
Loc

Afrisolia obesa

Masner & Huggert 1989
1989
Loc

Isolia

Foerster 1878
1878