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Botsvania cretacea Rasnitsyn and Brothers 2007 (ensign wasp)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Evaniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 203481

Botsvania cretacea Rasnitsyn & Brothers, gen. et sp. n.: (5) Holotype, BP/2/26835/1; (6) Drawing, with composite forewing below. Antenna: S  scape, P  pedicel, 112 flagellomeres; wing veins labelled conventionally. Scale bar = 1 mm.

Full reference: A. P. Rasnitsyn and D. J. Brothers. 2007. Two new hymenopteran fossils from the mid-Cretaceous of southern Africa (Hymenoptera: Jurapriidae, Evaniidae). African Invertebrates 48(1):193-202

Belongs to Botsvania according to L. F. Li et al. 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BP/2/26835/1, an exoskeleton (almost complete female). Its type locality is Orapa (Bernard Price Institute), which is in a Turonian lacustrine - large mudstone in Botswana.


Average measurements (in mm): antenna length 3.40, body length 4.20, forewing length 2.00, mesosoma length 1.30