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Key to species of Khoikhoiinae

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Braconidae; Subfamily: Khoikhoiinae)


 

1A

Clypeus with medial tooth (Khoikhoia) 2

 

1B

Clypeus without medial tooth (Sania) ...8


 

2A

Several large punctures arranged in a longitudinal row on middle lobe of mesoscutum posteromedially Khoikhoia anthelion Sharkey

 

2B

Medial lobe of mesoscutum lacking longitudinal row of large punctures posteromedially 3


 

3A

Notauli entirely crenulate 4

 

3B

Notauli crenulations weak and partly effaced Khoikhoia oligospilos Sharkey


 

4A

Mesopleuron entirely rugosopunctate or rugose 5


 

4B

Mesopleuron at least partly smooth with punctures 6


 

5A

Middle lobe of scutum smooth with punctures anteromedially, otherwise rugosopunctate Khoikhoia  turneri Mason


 

5B

Middle lobe of scutum entirely rugosopunctate Khoikhoia townesi Mason


 

6A

Mesosoma entirely black except tegula somewhat paler Khoikhoia semiadusta Mason


 

6B

Mesosoma partly brown 7


 

7A

Median tergite 1 mostly smooth with weak microsculpture Khoikhoia solata Mason


 

7B

Median tergite 1 mostly rugose Khoikhoia lission Mason


 

8A

Discrimen smooth or with a few barely perceptable crenulae 9


 

8B

Discrimen crenulate 10

 

9A

Metapleuron mostly rugose, lacking a large smooth lightly punctate area Sania capensis Mason


 

9B

Metapleuron partly rugose but with a large smooth lightly punctate area Sania browni Sharkey


 

10A

Shape of scape flared apicoanteriorly with expanded apical surface 11


 

10B

Shape of scape not flared apicoanteriorly and lacking expanded apical surface 12


 

11A

Median tergite 1 partly smooth posterolaterally, rugose anteriorly; posterolateral margin straight Sania masneri Sharkey


 

11B

Median tergite 1 completely rugose; posterolateral margin curved Sania marjoriae Mason


 

12A

Median tergite 1 partly smooth posterolaterally, rugose anteriorly Sania masoni Sharkey


 

12B

Median tergite 1 completely rugose Sania henryi Mason



Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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