Gonatopus obscurus ( Ceballos, 1936 ),

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 557-558

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Gonatopus obscurus ( Ceballos, 1936 )


131. Gonatopus obscurus ( Ceballos, 1936) 

( Fig. 245View FIGURE 245 BView FIGURE 245)

Mercetia obscura Ceballos 1936: 45  ; Benoit 1954: 399; Rey del Castillo & Izquierdo 1989: 254.

Echthrodelphax obscurus (Ceballos)  : Olmi 1984: 1155; 1994c: 10.

Gonatopus obscurus (Ceballos)  : Olmi 1996a: 182; Azevedo et al. 2010: 897.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 4.5–6.9 mm. Holotype with head ferruginous-reddish, except occiput and ocellar region black; antenna testaceous, except antennomere 10 darkened; mesosoma and metasoma black; legs testaceous, except clubs of femora darkened. In specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, head ferruginous, except vertex, occiput and posterior half of ventral side black; legs brown, except part of procoxa and protrochanter testaceous. Antenna clavate; in holotype antennomeres in following proportions: 10:6:22:12:11:9:8:6:5:8. ADOs present in antennomeres 6–10. In holotype head dull, bare, granulate; occipital carina incomplete, only present behind and shortly on sides of lateral ocelli (laterally not reaching eyes); ocellar triangle equilateral. In specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, POL = 3; OL = 3; OOL = 11. Palpal formula 6/3. In holotype pronotum crossed by strong transverse impression, dull, bare, smooth, alutaceous, with some punctures on disc; disc humped; posterior edges of pronotum rounded, not produced into lobes. Mesoscutum dull, bare, granulate. In holotype and in specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, notauli complete, posteriorly very close and strongly converging; minimum distance between notauli shorter than POL (1:3). Mesoscutellum of holotype shiny, unsculptured. Mesoscutellum of specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, dull, granulate. Metanotum very reduced and short, reticulate rugose. Holotype and specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, with metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose, with two median subparallel longitudinal keels; propodeal declivity with two longitudinal keels. In holotype forewing with two dark transverse bands. Forewing of holotype with distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much longer than proximal part (31:10). Hind wing with distal region dark. Protarsomere 1 shorter than 4 (15: 19 in holotype). Enlarged claw ( Fig. 245BView FIGURE 245) with one large subapical tooth and one row of 10–12 lamellae. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 245BView FIGURE 245) with two rows of about 29 lamellae; apex with group of 25 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/0/1.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Toamasina, Périnet, XI.1930, A. Seyrig leg. ( MNMS). Other material: MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park , radio tower at forest edge, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, 1130 m, 4–12.III.2002, MT, mixed tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09B–19GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( CAS); Mahajanga, Namoroka National Park , 16.40818S 45.31437E, 21–31.X.2016, MT, C. Villemant leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MNHN)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.


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Gonatopus obscurus ( Ceballos, 1936 )

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van 2019

Mercetia obscura

Castillo, C. & Izquierdo, I. 1989: 254
Benoit, P. L. G. 1954: 399
Ceballos, G. 1936: 45

Echthrodelphax obscurus

Olmi, M. 1994: 10
Olmi, M. 1984: 1155

Gonatopus obscurus

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 897
Olmi, M. 1996: 182