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Key to Afrotropical species of Ooctonus

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Mymaridae)

ClassificationIdentification keys


1A

Clava white, contrasting strongly with the preceding three, brown segments; fore wing without brown bands; scutellum posterior to frenal line with coarse reticulations; propodeum with anterolateral areole (abutting dorsellum) smooth between carinae Ooctonus albiclavus Huber

1B

Clava brown, not contrasting in colour with the preceding segments; fore wing with one or two brown bands; scutellum posterior to frenal line with finer reticulations; propodeum with anterolateral areole (abutting dorsellum) sculptured between carinae 2


2A

Fore wing relatively wide (length/width 3.44), without brown band behind marginal vein except slightly at base; mesosoma without longitudinal groove medially in posterior half and sculpture with margins of reticulations raised, higher than inner areas Ooctonus capensis Huber

2B

Forewing relatively narrow (length/width 5.13), with two distinct brown bands, including one below marginal vein; mesosoma with longitudinal groove medially in posterior half and sculpture pebbly, the margins of the reticulations lower than the inner areas Ooctonus infuscatus Huber


References

Huber, J., Read, J.D. & van Noort, S. 2010. The genus Ooctonus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) in the Afrotropical region, with comments on other southern hemisphere species. African Entomology 18: 221-234.

Credits

Keys developed by Simon van Noort and John Huber. Images included in the keys John Huber & Jennifer Read (Canadian National Collection of Insects).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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