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Afrocampe prinslooi gen. et sp. nov.
The species is named after Gerhard Prinsloo, a famous expert on South African Chalcidoidea, who collected part of the type series and also first noticed and sorted out the SANC specimens as unusual tetracampids.
SOUTH AFRICA: ♀, Bathhurst, C.P., Jan. 1979, G.L. Prinsloo leg. (deposited in SANC).
SOUTH AFRICA: 1 ♀, Bathurst, C.P., Jan. 1979, G.L. Prinsloo leg., National Coll. of Insects , Pretoria, S. Afr. ( NMP) ; 2 ♀♀, Nieu Bethesda, Feb. 1990, G.L. Prinsloo leg., National Coll. of Insects , Pretoria, S. Afr. ( NMP) ; 1 ♀, C.P., Nature’s Valley , 33.59° S, 23.34° E. 26 Nov. 1983, G.L. Prinsloo and N.C. Grobbelaar leg., National Coll. of Insects , Pretoria, S. Afr. ( NMP)GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, C.P. , Knysna, 34.02° S, 23.03° E. 26 Nov. 1983, G.L. Prinsloo and N.C. Grobbelaar leg., National Coll. of Insects , Pretoria, S. Afr. ( NMP)GoogleMaps ; 2 ♀♀, 1 ♂, C.P., Baviaanskloof , 23–24 Nov. 1983, G.L. Prinsloo and N.C. Grobbelaar leg. ( SANC) ; 1 ♀, Grahamstown, C.P. , Jan. 1979, G.L. Prinsloo leg. ( SANC) ; 1 ♂ (headless), C.P., Humansdorp , 34.02° S, 24.46° E, 27 Nov. 1983, G.L. Prinsloo and N.C. Grobbelaar leg. ( SANC)GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, Western Cape, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve , 33°59.030′ S, 20°49.128′ E, 340 m a.s.l., 5 Nov. 2009 – 27 Feb. 2010, Malaise trap, afromontane forest, S. van Noort leg. ( GVB10-FOR1-M01, SAM- HYM-P067822) ( SAMC)GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, Eastern Cape, Winterberg, the Hoek farm , 32°21.260′ S, 26°23.001′ E, 1879 m a.s.l., 26 Jul.–6 Oct. 2010, yellow pan trap, Amathole mistbelt grassland, S. van Noort leg. ( WTB09-GRA1-Y05, SAM-HYM-P067823) ( SAMC)GoogleMaps .
LENGTH. 1.4–1.6 mm.
COLOUR. Body with yellow and blue-green markings: head mostly yellow apart from black scrobal depression and green metallic occiput and vertex; meso- and metasoma mostly metallic green, except for yellow pronotum, prepectus, acropleuron, tegulae and shoulders of mesoscutum; legs and antennae yellow-brown, except for green metallic anterior parts of hind coxae and black pretarsi ( Figs 2View Fig. 2, 3A –CView Fig. 3, 4A –BView Fig. 4). Wings transparent, veins pale brown, dorsal bristles pale ( Fig. 4CView Fig. 4).
HEAD. In dorsal view about 2.0 × as long as broad, vertex smoothly transits to occiput, so occipital margin not traceable ( Fig. 2DView Fig. 2). POL about 2.0× OOL, OOL about 2.3× MDO. Head in frontal view 1.2× as wide as high; eye approximately 2.3× as high as broad; ventral margin of torulus situated slightly above virtual line connecting lower margins of eye orbits ( Fig. 2BView Fig. 2). Minimum distance between inner orbits about 0.6× width of head. Face smooth, width of scrobal depression about 0.3× that of face ( Fig. 2BView Fig. 2). Mouth opening about 1.3 × as wide as malar space (malar space about 0.7–0.8 × as long as mouth opening, Fig. 3FView Fig. 3). Inner margins of eyes slightly diverging. Genae nearly straight. Mandibles oriented downwards, bidentate ( Fig. 3FView Fig. 3). Malar suture sulcate, complete. Antenna ( Fig. 3EView Fig. 3) with scape about 4.8 × as long as wide, pedicel 1.7 × as long as broad. F1 1.5–1.6 × as long as broad, F2 1.2× as long as broad, F3 1.3× as long as broad, F4 and F5 slightly longer than wide, club slightly more than 2.0 × as long as broad, club 3.0 × as long as F5, its segments separated by sutures, terminal spine very short.
MESOSOMA. About 1.5 × as long as broad, weakly alutaceous ( Fig. 2D –FView Fig. 2). Pronotum short, conical, about 0.2× as long as mesoscutum. Mesoscutum about 1.8 × as broad as long; mesoscutellum slightly wider than long and slightly longer than mesoscutum, with 2 pairs of strong bristles, its surface alutaceous, posterior ¼ smoother ( Fig. 2D –FView Fig. 2). Axilla with two strong bristles. Mesopleuron smooth and flat, mesopleural suture present as a very shallow groove ( Fig. 3A, DView Fig. 3). Propodeum as narrow stripe, smooth, without sculpture ( Fig. 3CView Fig. 3), its callus with 10 setae.
METANOTUM. With relatively wide, smooth dorsellum, about 0.15 × as long as mesoscutellum ( Fig. 3CView Fig. 3). Metapleuron subrectangular, with alutaceous sculpture, nearly flat ( Fig. 3A, DView Fig. 3).
FORE WING. Approximately 2.4–2.5× as long as broad ( Fig. 4CView Fig. 4), slightly longer than body ( Figs 2A, C, EView Fig. 2, 4AView Fig. 4). Subcosta of SMV tapering, but not broken when transiting to parastigma, with 5 dorsal bristles ( Fig. 4CView Fig. 4), MV slightly longer (about 1.1×) than costal cell, about 0.6× wing width, STV with short petiole, nearly perpendicular to MV, with subtriangular or spherical stigma and short, relatively wide uncus, PMV about 3.4–3.8 × as long as STV ( Fig. 4CView Fig. 4). Marginal fringe long, as long as STV, about 2.0–2.5 × as long as width of MV at its broadest part ( Fig. 4CView Fig. 4).
LEG. Front leg with a short calcar, about as long as width of its tibia, evenly acute and nearly straight; midtibial spur about 2.0× as long as width of its tibia; hindtibial spur 1.2× as long as width of its tibia.
METASOMA. 1.1–1.2 × as long as mesosoma ( Figs 2A, EView Fig. 2, 4AView Fig. 4); petiole rather transverse, lightly sculptured ( Figs 2A, C, EView Fig. 2, 4AView Fig. 4). Gaster about 1.5 × as long as wide in dorsal view ( Fig. 3B –CView Fig. 3). Gt2–5 with posterior margins straight ( Fig. 3CView Fig. 3); Gt6 nearly straight posteriorly, bearing gastral spiracles ( Figs 3CView Fig. 3, 4BView Fig. 4); syntergum with a pair of short cerci (each with three long, straight setae) and with a membranous lobe at its posterior end ( Figs 3CView Fig. 3, 4BView Fig. 4).
South Africa: Eastern and Western Cape.
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