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Pristomerus restio sp. nov.
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Small; head yellowish, medially, dorsally and posteriorly black; mesosoma mostly black with legs yellowish; metasoma mostly testaceous-brown; head densely and finely punctate-granulate, dorsally coriaceous; clypeus transverse; malar line long; ocelli reduced, widely separated; antenna with 28 flagellomeres, penultimate one distinctly elongate; entire mesosoma densely and finely rugose punctate, except pronotum centrally smoother; area superomedia stout and area petiolaris concave; fore wing with 2m-cu weakly apical to 2rs-m; female femoral tooth absent; ovipositor moderately short, evenly up-curved, apically swollen and down-curved but not sinuous. Male unknown.
See P. protea sp. nov.
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SOUTH AFRICA: ♀, “ SOUTH AFRICA, W. Cape, Koeberg Nature Reserve, 33°37.622’S 18°24.259’E, 20 Mar–17 April 1998, S. van Noort, Malaise trap, KO98–M29, West Coast Strandveld , SAM–HYM– P047408” ( SAMC).GoogleMaps
Female (holotype) B 3.9; A 2.8; F: 2.8; CT 1.7; ML 0.8; POL 2.1; OOL 1.5; Fl n-1 1.3; ASM 1.5; OT 1.4; FFT 0.
COLOUR. Head yellowish with frons, vertex and occiput black; mesosoma black with pronotum largely yellowish; metasoma testaceous-brown with tergites 1–2 blackened; antenna basally yellowish, fading to testaceous from flagellomere 3–4; legs yellow with hind coxa darker brown; wings hyaline, venation pale yellowish with pterostigma basally whitish.
HEAD. Face and clypeus finely and very densely punctate-granulate; inner margins of eyes weakly convergent ventrally; clypeus transverse; malar line long; frons, vertex and temple deeply coriaceous; ocelli strongly reduced, subcircular, remote from each other; occipital carina joining hypostomal carina distinctly above mandible base; antenna thin with 28 flagellomeres, penultimate one distinctly elongate.
MESOSOMA. Mesosoma moderately stout; entire mesosoma finely and very densely punctate-granulate, including entire speculum, except pronotum centrally smoother and somewhat crenulate anteroventrally; notaulus weak; area superomedia shortly elongate, fully delimited, area petiolaris concave and transversely strigose. Wings. Fore wing with 2m-cu unusually close to 2rs-m, 2rs-m twice as long as section of M between 2rs-m and 2m-cu. Legs. Female femoral tooth absent.
METASOMA. Tergite 2 and apical half of tergite 1 aciculate, following tergites coriaceous; thyridium small, subcircular; ovipositor moderately short, evenly up-curved, apically swollen and slightly downcurved but not sinuous.
See P. protea sp. nov.
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