Netomocera rufa 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 : 68-72

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Netomocera rufa Hedqvist, 1971
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Netomocera rufa Hedqvist, 1971  

Figs 157–166 View Figs 157–161 View Figs 162–166

Netomocera rufa Hedqvist, 1971: 241   (holotype (♂) in BMNH, examined).

Diagnosis

Male

Head orange and mesosoma dark brown, without metallic reflections ( Figs 157–158 View Figs 157–161 ), or both head and mesosoma orange with distinct greenish metallic reflections dorsally ( Figs 159 View Figs 157–161 , 162 View Figs 162–166 ). Clypeal margin slightly produced ( Fig. 160 View Figs 157–161 ). Pronotal collar long, 0.75–0.80× as long as mesoscutum and wide, about 0.8× as wide as mesoscutum ( Figs 162–164 View Figs 162–166 ). MV 2.7–2.9 × SV. Visible part of petiole transverse to quadrate, without distinct longitudinal rugae ( Fig. 165 View Figs 162–166 ).

Material examined

Holotype

SOUTH AFRICA • ♂; “ Holotype ”; “ Port St. John, Pondoland. July 10 -31.1923.”; “ S. Africa. R. E. Turner. Brit. Mus. 1923-398”; “ HOLOTYPUS Netomocera rufa   sp. n. ♂, K-J Hedqvist det. 1971”; “B.M. TYPE HYM. 5.2257”; BMNH 5.2257 .  

Other material

SOUTH AFRICA • 1 ♂; “ Port St. John , Pondoland. Dec. 1923 ”; “ S.Africa. R. E. Turner. Brit. Mus. 1924- 54 ”; NMPC   .

ZIMBABWE • 1 ♂; “Rhodesia, Mazoe (i)75, A. Watsham ”; “78”; NMPC   .

Description

Male (habitus: Figs 157 View Figs 157–161 , 162 View Figs 162–166 )

COLOUR. Head ( Figs 158–159 View Figs 157–161 ) orange, occasionally gradually darker towards vertex, which then has distinct blue-green metallic reflections. Mandibles orange, teeth reddish-brown. Antenna ( Fig. 161 View Figs 157–161 ) with scape orange, pedicel and flagellum brown. Mesosoma ( Figs 162–165 View Figs 162–166 ) usually reddish-brown with pronotum lighter, but occasionally mesosoma dorsally, except reddish-brown propodeum, with distinct green reflections. Legs light brown, except hind coxa usually lighter. Wings ( Fig. 166 View Figs 162–166 ) hyaline, venation light brown; setation brown. Metasoma with petiole reddish-brown ( Fig. 165 View Figs 162–166 ). Gaster ( Figs 157 View Figs 157–161 , 162 View Figs 162–166 ) dark brown to black. Body setation light brown except for several large, symmetrically arranged, dark brown setae.

BODY LENGTH. 1.1–2.0 mm.

HEAD. Clypeus almost smooth; apical margin slightly produced ( Fig. 160 View Figs 157–161 ). Upper face including shallow scrobes and adjacent areas weakly reticulate, with reticulation becoming denser towards vertex ( Fig. 159 View Figs 157–161 ). Occiput smooth; margin blunt ( Fig. 159 View Figs 157–161 ). Toruli with lower margins slightly above or level with lower margins of eyes ( Fig. 158 View Figs 157–161 ). Upper face and vertex with eight large setae. Head in dorsal view with width 2.0–2.2 × length and in frontal view about 1.2× height. POL 1.5–1.6 × OOL. Eye height 1.3–1.4 × length, 1.4–1.7 × malar space and 0.75–0.80 × scape length. Flagellum very long, without differentiated clava ( Fig. 161 View Figs 157–161 ); combined length of pedicel plus flagellum about 2.4 × head width. Fu1 length 1.7–2.3× width; fu10 length 3.3–3.8 × width.

MESOSOMA. Pronotal collar narrower than mesoscutum, with four large setae ( Figs 162, 164 View Figs 162–166 ). Mesonotum moderately setose ( Fig. 164 View Figs 162–166 ). Mesoscutum and axillae with dense but superficial reticulation ( Figs 162, 164 View Figs 162–166 ). Scutellar disc densely but superficially reticulate and irregularly longitudinally striate on frenal area ( Figs 162, 164 View Figs 162–166 ). Mesepisternum densely reticulate, with several costulae posteriorly ( Fig. 163 View Figs 162–166 ). Mesepimeron mainly striate; mesepimeral sulcus conspicuous ( Fig. 163 View Figs 162–166 ). Propodeum mainly smooth, with intricate pattern of carinae ( Fig. 163 View Figs 162–166 ). Macropterous; fore wing uniformly and densely setose except for small, elongate bare region ( Fig. 166 View Figs 162–166 ). Mesosoma length 1.4–1.5 × width, width about 1.1× height. Pronotal collar 0.75–0.80× as long as mesoscutum and about 0.8× as wide as mesoscutum. Mesoscutum width 2.60–2.75 × length. Scutellum length about 1.1× width. Propodeum length 0.6–0.7× scutellum length. Fore wing length 2.3–2.4× width; MV 2.7–2.9 × SV and 2.7–3.6 × PV.

METASOMA. Petiole short, quadrate to slightly transverse, mainly rugose ( Fig. 165 View Figs 162–166 ). Gaster ovate, length about 1.2–1.5 × width; gt1 large, covering all other tergites, with hind margin straight ( Fig. 162 View Figs 162–166 ).

Female

Unknown.

Distribution

South Africa; Zimbabwe (new record).

Remarks

Previously known only from the male holotype. Presumably, females also have a large pronotal collar, making them similar to females of N. setifera   .

NMPC

National Museum Prague

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Pteromalidae

Genus

Netomocera

Loc

Netomocera rufa Hedqvist, 1971

Mitroiu, Mircea-Dan 2019
2019
Loc

Netomocera rufa

Hedqvist K. J. 1971: 241
1971