Meria dasymetopa, Boni, 2009

Boni, M., 2009, Afrotropical species of the ancient genus Meria ILLIGER 1807 (Hymenoptera, Tiphiidae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 41 (2), pp. 1817-1861 : 1837-1838

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5280195

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5284313

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/1F6387B8-FFF2-FF9E-D3FF-9C44E1D5FE55

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Meria dasymetopa
status

nov.sp.

Meria dasymetopa nov.sp.

Holotype Ƌ - South Africa = /CAP/ / capensis n.sp. Ss / (blue) /C.ne Saussure / / Tye / (red), MHNG Paratype Ƌ - - South Africa = /Hex river jan 9.84/ /C.ne Saussure/, MHNG

Male. Holotype. Figs 103-110 View Figs . Measurements: body length = 15 mm; forewing length = 8 mm.

Black, brown, pale yellow. Wings hyaline. Brown: tip of mandible; legs but fore and mid coxae and yellow areas; lateroterga partially. Yellow: tip of Tsa; most of mandible and clypeus; two lateral spots along the fore border and a subapical stripe on N 1 disk; most of tegula; tarsi, most of tibiae, ventral and apical femurs, large spot on coxae; Apical stripe with largely indented fore edge on 1 st to 6 th terga and 2 nd to 6 th sterna; two lateral spots on 7 th tergum. Transparent ventral edge of clypeus. Hypostoma semitransparent brown, swollen but not breaking cOc which is complete. Secu stripe a bit larger than 2/3 thickness of flagellomeri. Em 3 smooth. Mid femur fore surface smooth and hairless. Hind coxa with a strong supplementary longitudinal laminated keel on its inner (postero) ventral edge; its inner dorsal keel irregular and less raised. Densely set fine p on the lower frons, Tsa, clypeus, most of N 1 disk and P, bearing long white hair which almost conceals underlying integument. More scattered fine p elsewhere with long hair not concealing integument. Declivitous subtriangular surface of 1 st sternum with densely packed p throghout.

The paratype does not show significant differences.

Female: unknown.

Ecology: unknown.

Derivatio nominis: from the Greek words δασύς = hairy and µέτωπον = frons, because of the hairy frontal head.

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Fungi

Phylum

Ascomycota

Class

Leotiomycetes

Order

Helotiales

Family

Hemiphacidiaceae

Genus

Meria