Megarhyssa babaulti Seyrig, 1937

Rousse, Pascal & Noort, Simon Van, 2014, A review of the Afrotropical Rhyssinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) with the descriptions of five new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 91, pp. 1-42: 37-39

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2014.91

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F6B6E184-448A-44EA-BF1B-D91122097847

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852042

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1509C719-C66D-437D-FDE7-F9BBFDD6C32B

treatment provided by

Tatiana

scientific name

Megarhyssa babaulti Seyrig, 1937
status

 

Megarhyssa babaulti Seyrig, 1937  

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Megarhyssa babaulti kapangaensis Seyrig, 1937: 116   .

Megarhyssa babaulti kapangaensis var. rubra Benoit, 1951: 385   .

Megarhyssa babaulti kapangaensis var. rubrerrima Benoit, 1951: 385   .

Diagnosis

Head orange with a black part of variable extent; mesosoma orange, posterior third sometimes dark brown; metasoma mostly black with pale yellow or orange markings of variable extent; flagellum twocolored, basally black and apically orange; wings blackish with lighter patch of variable extent; face moderately punctate to smooth, flat; clypeus smooth, with median subapical tubercle weak, ventral margin strongly produced laterally; frons smooth with a pair of submedian carinae diverging toward lateral ocelli; epicnemial carina laterally absent; subtegular ridge convex; fore wing with areolet strongly petiolate, receiving 2m–cu at its distal apex, opposite 3rs–m; tergite 1 very stout; tergites 1–4 smooth or mostly so, following tergites finely and densely punctate; apical margins of tergites 3–5 strongly concave. CT 3.4; ML 0.6; POL 1.2; OOL 1.7; Fl 1 4.4; Fl 15 2.3; Fl 39 1.0; T1 1.1; OT 4.8.

Material examined

Holotype

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: ♀, reg. Lac Kivu, Kadjudju [Kajuju, 02°09’S 28°54’E], 1932, G. Babault, MNHN EY8831. GoogleMaps  

Description

Female (holotype)

B 22.1; A 15.5; F 18.

COLOR. Head orange with isolated black parts to almost entirely black; antenna basally black, fading to orange from flagellomere 12; mesosoma orange, posterior third varying from orange to entirely black; legs orange with mid and fore legs variably orange to dark brown; metasoma black with tergites 1–3 varying from orange to black, tergite 4 and following largely pale yellow laterally, sternites pale yellow; ovipositor sheath black, apical half fading to reddish-orange; wings blackish with lighter yellowish parts of variable extension (color variation: Seyrig 1937; Benoit 1951).

HEAD. Face flat, laterally smooth, medially moderately punctate; clypeus smooth, with a weak median subapical tubercle, ventral margin strongly produced laterally; upper head almost smooth; frons with a pair of weak submedian carinae, carinae diverging below median ocellus, inner margins of toruli hardly produced backwards; occipital carina complete, mid-dorsally weak; antenna with 40 flagellomeres.

MESOSOMA. Mesosoma finely and moderately densely punctate, but mesonotum deeply transversely striate and anterior half of pronotum smooth; epomia indistinct; epicnemial carina absent except for a faint ventral remnant; apex of subtegular ridge convex, not flanged laterally; submetapleural carina barely expanded anteriorly and evenly narrowed toward apex.

WINGS. Fore wing with areolet strongly petiolate, receiving 2m–cu at its apex, cu–a strongly apical to Rs&M, Rs strongly bowed forwards; hind wing with distal abscissa of Cu joining Cu&cu–a shortly above middle of Cu&cu–a.

METASOMA. Tergite 1 stout, nearly as long as apically wide; tergites 1–3 quite smooth, tergite 4 smooth with some fine punctures basally, following tergites finely and densely punctate; apical margins of tergites 3–5 strongly concave.

Male

Unknown.

Distribution

Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ichneumonidae

Genus

Megarhyssa

Loc

Megarhyssa babaulti Seyrig, 1937

Rousse, Pascal & Noort, Simon Van 2014
2014
Loc

Megarhyssa babaulti kapangaensis var. rubra

Benoit P. L. G. 1951: 385
1951
Loc

Megarhyssa babaulti kapangaensis var. rubrerrima

Benoit P. L. G. 1951: 385
1951
Loc

Megarhyssa babaulti kapangaensis

Seyrig A. 1937: 116
1937