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Key to species of Afrisolia

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family: Platygastridae; Subfamily: Sceliotrachelinae)

ClassificationIdentification keys


1. Gena distinctly concave in anterior view (A); pronotal shoulders well-developed, pronotum anteriorly with well-defined neck (B); notauli narrow, 7x longer than wide (B) Afrisolia anyskop van Noort and Lahey, 2021



- Gena straight or convex in anterior view (a); pronotal shoulders more evenly rounded, pronotum anteriorly with weakly defined neck (b); notauli broad, at most 5x longer than wide (b) 2

 



2. Metasoma dark brown, not strongly contrasting with head and mesosomal coloration (A); notauli 5x longer than wide (B); OOL equal to LOL (C) ...Afrisolia robertsoni van Noort and Lahey, 2021



- Metasoma yellow-orange or red-orange, contrasting with darker head and mesosoma (a); notauli at most 3x longer than wide (b); OOL either distinctly shorter (c) or distinctly longer than LOL ...3

 



3. Notauli posteriorly widely spaced relative to scutellar width (red lines), meeting the mesoscutellar sulcus less than the posterior notaular width from the lateral margins of the scutellum (white lines) (A); mesoscutum polished between the notauli (A); OOL shorter than LOL, two-fifths of POL, (B); single dorsal striation on mesopleuron (C) ...Afrisolia obesa Masner and Huggert

 


- Notauli positioned closer together relative to scutellar width (red lines), meeting the mesoscutellar sulcus at least double the posterior notaular width from the lateral margins of the scutellum (white lines) (a); mesoscutum with alutaceous reticulation between the notauli (a); OOL longer than LOL, two-thirds of POL (b); two or more dorsal striations on mesopleuron (c) ...Afrisolia quagga van Noort and Lahey, 2021
 


References

van Noort S, Lahey Z, Talamas EJ, Austin AD, Masner L, Polaszek A, Johnson NF 2021. Review of Afrotropical sceliotracheline parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). In: Lahey Z, Talamas E (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea III. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 87: 115222. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.87.73770

Credits

Key developed by Simon van Noort. Photographs included in the key Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or Zachary Lahey (OSUC), or Andrew Polaszek (NHMUK)


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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