Meria phainoprocta, Boni, 2009

Boni, M., 2009, Afrotropical species of the ancient genus Meria ILLIGER 1807 (Hymenoptera, Tiphiidae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 41 (2), pp. 1817-1861: 1830

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Meria phainoprocta


Meria phainoprocta   nov.sp.

Holotype ♀ - Namibia = / Richtofen 126 WINDHOEK 22°14’S 17°45’E Nov 1978 preservative traps S.Low, M-L. Penrith / / H44753 View Materials / / NNIC /, NNMW GoogleMaps  

Paratype ♀ - Namibia = (1) / Richtofen 126 WINDHOEK 22°14’S 17°45’E 1-28 Feb 1979 preservative traps S.Low, M-L.Penrith/ / H52152 View Materials / / NNIC /, NNMW

Female. Holotype. Figs 18-19 View Figs 18-19 . Measurements: body length = 9 mm; forewing length = 5 mm.

Black, brown and light ferruginous-brown. Forewing very poorly darkened. Brown: mid and hind coxae; basal four metameri with lighter shadows. Light ferruginous brown: ventral border of clypeus; most of mandibles (but dark brown tips); mandible condyles and base of hypostoma; antennae; semitransparent apical border of the N 1 disk and tegulae; apex of coxae and the remainder of legs, spines included; LaSt 2; veins and pterostigma; apical two metameri and 1 st laterotergum; bristles on clypeal disk and scape. Hair of the remainder of the body and spurs are whitish. PoG semitransparent, poorly developed and swollen; cOc ventrally entire, unbroken. Multiple rows of densely packed small p along the fore border of N 1 disk; lateral N 1 with well produced rugulae on its posteroventral corner. P disk with short median weak furrow and lateral wrinkles.

Variability. Paratype is 6.5 mm long.

Male. Unknown.

Ecology. Unknown.

Derivatio nominis. From the combination of the Greek nouns φαεινόσ (shining) and προκτός (back).