Meria anomala, 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

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Meria anomala


Meria anomala nov.sp.

Holotype Ƌ - Namibia = / 15 km NE Sylvia hill Se 2514 Bb LÜDERITZ 16.16 Sept 1971 /, NNMW

Male. Holotype. Figs 92-102 View Figs . Measurements: body length = 14.5 mm; forewing length = 7 mm.

Black, brown, yellow. Wings hyaline. Brown: tip of mandible; veins and pterostigma; legs but yellow parts; narrow area along fore edge of the yellow bands on terga and sterna; apex of 8 th sternum. Yellow: apex of Tsa; two large lateral spots along fore bor- der and a large subapical stripe on N 1 disk; a small spot on Es 2; apex of LaSt 2; inner tegula (with transparent remainder); ventral and apical femurs, dorsal tibiae, mid and hind tarsi; apical stripe with waving edge on 1 st tergum, apical stripe encircling laterally brown spots on 2 nd to 4 th terga; apical stripe laterally indented on 5 th and 6 th terga, irregular spot on 7 th tergum, three spots becoming smaller from 2 nd to 6 th sterna. cOc incomplete broadly broken by the swollen semitransparent hypostomal basis. Secu stripe broa- der than thickness of flagellomeri. Sensilla basiconica larger than in other taxa of the genus, their size about 2✕ 10 - 2 mm like in Macromeria. No laminated keel along the fore border of N 1 disk. Em 3 as smooth as anteroventral lateral P. Disk of P distinctly flattened posteriorly, subhorizontal and subvertical areas forming a 45° angle. St 3 with sub conical ventral processes. Fore surface of mid femur completely smooth. Strong laminated keel along anterior (inner) ventral edge of X 3. Basal hind tarsomerus without appressed hair on its postero-dorsal surface. Hollowed declivitous 1 st tergum, well distinct from the strongly transversal upper disk. Graduli on 2 nd to 7 th terga. sul present from 1 st to 6 th terga.

Note. Well distinct taxon from the remainder of genus. Good autapomorphies are the great Sensilla basiconica, sub conical ventral processes of St 3, the lacking of appressed hair on basal hind tarsomerus, hollowed 1 st tergum, short petiole.

Female. Unknown.

Ecology. Unknown.

Derivatio nominis. Because of its anomalies compared to the other taxa.