Afrisolia obesa 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

publication ID

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

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/FB54017B-98F5-5C80-8666-9F62F7B2431F

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scientific name

Afrisolia obesa Masner & Huggert
status

 

Afrisolia obesa Masner & Huggert

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Afrisolia obesa Masner & Huggert, 1989: 35 (original description); Vlug, 1995: 10 (catalogued, type information).

Material examined.

Holotype: South Africa • ♀; Grahamstown, 24 June 1955, E. McCallan ( NHMUK).

Diagnosis.

Overall a much lighter-coloured species as in A. quagga , with a red-orange metasoma, and red-brown mesosoma and head, whereas A. anyskop and A. robertsoni have a dark brown-black body, and A. quagga has an orange-yellow metasoma contrasting strongly with the darker head and mesosoma; A. obesa has OOL shorter than LOL, whereas it is longer than LOL in A. quagga , and equal in length to LOL in A. anyskop and A. robertsoni ; notauli are broader, 3 × longer than wide as in A. quagga , whereas remaining species have narrower notauli, at least 5 × longer than wide; mesocutum polished between notauli as in A. robertsoni , alutaceous reticulate in A. anyskop and A. quagga ; only a single strong dorsal striation on mesopleuron, whereas other species have two or more striations.

Biology.

Unknown.

Distribution.

South Africa (Eastern Cape) ( Masner and Huggert 1989).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Platygastridae

Genus

Afrisolia

Loc

Afrisolia obesa Masner & Huggert

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

Afrisolia obesa

Masner & Huggert 1989
1989