Meria deiandra, Boni, 2009

Boni, M., 2009, Afrotropical species of the ancient genus Meria ILLIGER 1807 (Hymenoptera, Tiphiidae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 41 (2), pp. 1817-1861: 1832

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Meria deiandra


Meria deiandra   nov.sp.

Holotype ♀ - Namibia = / Chulon , Narib Ost 602 24°10’S 17°42’E MARIENTHAL DISTRICT 30 May-5July 1982 M-L. Penrith Preser traps, dune/ / H58296 View Materials / / NNIC /, NNMW GoogleMaps  

Paratype ♀ - Namibia = (9) /Chulon, naribost 602 24°10’S 17°42’E MARIENTHAL DISTRICT 30 May-5June 1982 M-L.Penrith Preser traps, dune/ / NNIC /, NMW

Female. Holotype. Figs 37-44 View Figs 37-44 . Measurements: body length = 7.5 mm; forewing length = 4.5 mm.

Blackish, brown and light brown, whitish. Wings poorly darkened. Head and mesosoma are mostly blackish. Brown: most of the scape; tip of mandible; upper side of flagellum; most of legs; LaSt 2; pterostigma; petiole and most of 1 st tergum; shadows on other metameri. Clypeal lamella, mandible, tegula, veins, tarsi and the remainder of metasoma are light brown. Whitish: lateral spots on 2 nd and 3 rd terga; hair; spur; spines. Very short median furrow on the propodeal disk which show wrinkled lateral edges. Base of hypostoma semitransparent and slightly swollen; cOc unbroken ventrally even though weakened at the base of hypostoma. Densely packed p on ventral es 2 without pitless areas near LaSt 2 which show a stripe of p along inner border. St 3 largely p. Poligonal mR detectable at ✕ 50 throghout but areas on Es 2, Em 3, lateral P and legs. Transversal very fine mR on 1 st to 5 th metameri, longitudinal and greater on 6 th tergum.

Variability. Paratypes vary in size from 6 to 9 mm and in tonality of the dark colour of head and mesosoma.

Ecology: unknown.

Male: unknown.

Derivatio nominis. From the Greek δεϊ (it lacks) and ανδρ- (rooth of ανήρ, ανδρός = male).


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