Netomocera alboscapus Hedqvist, 1971,

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan, 2019, Revision of Netomocera Bouček (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae), excluding the Oriental species, European Journal of Taxonomy 568, pp. 1-87: 16-19

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Netomocera alboscapus Hedqvist, 1971
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Netomocera alboscapus Hedqvist, 1971 

Figs 12–22View Figs 12–16View Figs 17–22

Netomocera alboscapus Hedqvist, 1971: 238  (holotype (♀) in NHRM, examined).

Diagnosis

Both sexes

Macropterous ( Figs 12View Figs 12–16, 21View Figs 17–22). Toruli with lower margins above lower margins of eyes ( Fig.13View Figs 12–16). Mesepimeral sulcus conspicuous ( Fig. 17View Figs 17–22). Propodeum with well-defined V-shaped area basally ( Fig. 19View Figs 17–22). Visible part of petiole quadrate, with a few conspicuous longitudinal carinae ( Fig. 19View Figs 17–22).

Female

Occiput margin sharp ( Fig. 14View Figs 12–16). Eye height 1.60–1.75 × length. Scape 0.7–0.8 × as long as eye height.

Material examined

Holotype

D.R. CONGO • ♀; “ Congo ”; “ Holotypus Netomocera alboscapus  sp. n. ♀, K-J Hedqvist det. 1971”; “NHRS-HEVA000002236”; NHRM 000002236View Materials. 

Other material

CAMEROON • 1 ♀; “ Cameroun , Mbalmayo, VII.93. Maudsley”; “ ♀ Netomocera magna  sp. n., det. Z. Bouček 1993”; NMPC  .

D.R. CONGO • 1 ♀; “ Congo belge: Kivu, Rutshuru (riv. Fuku ), 1250 m. 5.VII.1935, G. F. de Witte: 1621”; RMCA  1 ♀; same data as for preceding; “ 1285 m., 12.VII.1935 ”; RMCA  1 ♀; same data as for preceding; “ 1285 m., 6.VII.1935 ”; RMCA  1 ♀; “ Congo Belge : P.N.A., 26-28-VIII-1953, P. Vanschuytbroeck & V. Hendrickx 4999-5005”; “Secteur Tshiaberimu, Riv. Mbulikerere, affl. dr. Talia N, 2720 m ”; RMCA  1 ♀; “ Congo belge: Uele Monga , 450 m. 18-IV- au 8-V-1935, G. F. de Witte: 1338”; RMCA  1 ♂; “ Congo Belge : P.N.A., 3-IX-1952, P. Vanschuytbroeck & J. Kekenbosch 931-33”; RMCA  1 ♂; same data as for preceding; “ 7-15-VII-1955, P. Vanschuytbroeck 13274-309”; RMCA  .

GABON • 1 ♀; “ Gabon, Province de l’ Ogooue-Maritime, Réserve des Monts Doudou , 25.2 km 304° NW Doussala, 2°13.63′ S, 10° 23.67′ E, 660m ”; “ 17.iii.2000, S. van Noort, Sweep, GA00-S126, Coastal Lowland Rainforest, undergrowth, low canopy in forest”; “SAM-HYM-P0023814”; SAMC P0023814View MaterialsGoogleMaps  .

IVORY COAST • 1 ♂; “Ivory Coast, Bouaké – rice field, III 1980, P. Cochereau ”; NMPC  .

ZIMBABWE • 1 ♂; “Rhodesia, Salisbury, A. Watsham / WF124, (ii)75”; NMPC  1 ♂; same data as for preceding; “WF99, xii.74 ”; NMPC  .

Description

Female (habitus: Fig. 12View Figs 12–16)

COLOUR. Head ( Figs 13–15View Figs 12–16) black. Mandibles reddish-brown. Antenna ( Fig. 16View Figs 12–16) with scape whitish to yellowish-brown; pedicel light brown to yellowish-brown; funicle light brown to yellowish-brown basally and increasingly darker towards dark brown to black clava. Mesosoma ( Figs 17–19View Figs 17–22) black. Legs with coxae dark brown; fore and mid trochanters and trochantelli brown, hind trochanter and trochantellus light brown to yellowish-brown; femora brown, apical apices lighter; tibiae yellowishbrown except fore and hind tibiae basally darker; tarsi whitish to yellowish-brown, pretarsi brown. Fore and hind wings slightly and uniformly infumate; venation brown; setation brown. Metasoma with petiole black ( Fig. 19View Figs 17–22); gaster dark brown to black. Body setation, including large, symmetrically arranged setae, dark brown.

BODY LENGTH. 2.75–3.25 mm.

HEAD. Clypeus finely coriaceous ( Fig. 15View Figs 12–16); apical margin very slightly produced. Lower face with shallow piliferous punctures among reticulation. Upper face reticulate, with reticulation becoming denser towards vertex; scrobes moderately deep, smooth; parascrobal area with elongated cells ( Fig. 13View Figs 12–16). Occiput alutaceous; margin sharp ( Fig. 14View Figs 12–16). Toruli with lower margins above lower margins of eyes ( Fig. 13View Figs 12–16). Antenna ( Fig. 16View Figs 12–16) with funicle strongly widening towards clava, with clava conspicuously asymmetric. Upper face and vertex with eight large setae. Head in dorsal view with width 2.0–2.2 × length (85:38) and in frontal view about 1.1× height (85:75). POL about 2.5× OOL (23:9). Eye height about 1.6× length (55:35), about 4.6× malar space (55:12) and about 1.4× as long as scape (55:40). Head width 0.80–0.85 × length of pedicel plus flagellum (85:100). Fu1 length 1.7–2.4× width (12:5); fu7 width 1.7–2.3× length (11.0:6.5); clava length 2.8–3.1× width (40:13).

MESOSOMA. Pronotal collar conspicuously narrower than mesoscutum, with six–eight large setae ( Fig. 18View Figs 17–22). Mesonotum moderately setose dorsally ( Fig. 18View Figs 17–22). Mesoscutum and axillae with dense reticulation ( Fig. 18View Figs 17–22). Scutellar disc similarly sculptured as mesoscutum and longitudinally striatereticulate on frenal area ( Fig. 18View Figs 17–22). Mesepisternum transversely striate-reticulate. Mesepimeron mainly smooth; mesepimeral sulcus well developed ( Fig. 17View Figs 17–22). Propodeum with intricate pattern of carinae forming a V-shaped area anteriorly, the rest with irregular carinae; interspaces smooth to slightly wrinkled ( Fig. 19View Figs 17–22). Macropterous; fore wing ( Fig. 20View Figs 17–22) uniformly and densely setose except for small, elongate bare region. Mesosoma length 1.4× width (100:73) and about 1.8× height (100:55). Pronotal collar about 0.3 × as long as mesoscutum (10:30) and about 0.8× as wide as mesoscutum (61:73). Mesoscutum width 2.3–2.4 × length (73:30). Scutellum length subequal to width (40:42). Propodeum length about 0.5× scutellum length (20:40). Fore wing length 2.4–2.8 × width (195:70); MV 3.4–3.9 × SV (55:14) and 1.9–2.3× PV (55:24).

METASOMA. Petiole ( Fig. 19View Figs 17–22) large, visible part quadrate, with several longitudinal costulae. Gaster ( Fig. 12View Figs 12–16) ovate, length twice width (100:50); gt1 longest, width about 0.9× length (50:58), with hind margin broadly emarginate; gt2–5 short, transverse; gt6 wider than long, triangular; syntergum acutely pointed. Ovipositor sheaths conspicuously protruding beyond apex of gaster. Cercal setae almost reaching gaster apex.

Male (habitus: Fig. 21View Figs 17–22)

Differs from female mainly as follows. Body length: 1.5–2.0 mm. Antenna ( Fig. 22View Figs 17–22) with flagellum dark brown. Fu1 length about 2.7× width; combined length of pedicel plus flagellum about 2.5 × head width. Gaster (when not inflated) much shorter than mesosoma, with only gt1 visible.

Distribution

D.R. Congo; Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe (new records).

Remarks

See N. africana  . Netomocera alboscapus  may be only a variant of N. africana  with larger eyes than the latter species, but more material is needed to clarify this.

NMPC

National Museum Prague

RMCA

Royal Museum for Central Africa

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Pteromalidae

Genus

Netomocera

Loc

Netomocera alboscapus Hedqvist, 1971

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan 2019
2019
Loc

Netomocera alboscapus Hedqvist, 1971: 238

Hedqvist K. J. 1971: 238
1971