Gonatopus wikstrandae Olmi, Copeland & van Noort,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 550-551

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Gonatopus wikstrandae Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

sp. nov.

125. Gonatopus wikstrandae Olmi, Copeland & van Noort  , sp. nov.

( Figs 241DView FIGURE 241, 242View FIGURE 242)

Diagnosis. Apterous ♀ of Gonatopus with palpal formula 6/3; head excavated; temple without sharp carina; me- sosoma ferruginous ( Fig. 242View FIGURE 242); pronotum crossed by strong transverse furrow; mesoscutum less than twice as long as broad, without lateral pointed apophyses; mesopleuron without lateral pointed apophysis; metanotum deeply ex- cavated behind mesoscutellum; meso-metapleural suture distinct and complete; metapectal-propodeal disc without strong median furrow, shiny, unsculptured; protarsomere 1 shorter than 4; enlarged claw ( Fig. 241DView FIGURE 241) with one small subapical tooth situated far from apex and some peg-like setae.

Description. ♀ ( Fig. 242View FIGURE 242). Apterous; body length 4.0 mm. Ferruginous, except petiole black and antennomeres 9–10 darkened. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 10:7:20:13:9:8:7:6:5:8. Head excavated, shiny, with frons partly unsculptured and partly rugose; temple granulate; frontal line complete; occipital carina almost completely absent (shortly present on sides of lateral ocelli, not reaching eyes); occiput setose, partly dull and granulate, partly shiny and unsculptured; POL = 2; OL = 2; OOL = 10. Palpal formula 6/3. Pronotum, crossed by strong transverse impression, shiny, with anterior collar and disc slightly granulate. Mesoscutum less than twice as long as broad, shiny, sculptured by longitudinal keels, laterally without pointed apophyses ( Fig. 242CView FIGURE 242). Mesoscutellum shiny, smooth, sloping anteriorly. Metanotum short, excavated behind mesoscutellum ( Fig. 242BView FIGURE 242). Metapectalpropodeal disc shiny, unsculptured; propodeal declivity, mesopleuron and metapleuron transversely striate. Mesometapleural suture distinct and complete. Protarsomeres in following proportions: 17:3:6:22:32. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 241DView FIGURE 241) with one small subapical tooth and one row of two peg-like setae + one bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 241DView FIGURE 241) with two rows of 3 (proximal) + 29 lamellae; apex with approximately 12 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/0/1.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype, NMK/INV/T-645: KENYA: Eastern Prov. , Kasaala area, 2.07836°S 38.22517°E, 733 m, 24.IV–10.V.2015, MT, just inside isolated woodland patch, R. Copeland leg. ( NMK)GoogleMaps  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya.

Etymology. The species is named after Carol Jean Wikstrand, renowned immunologist, teacher and longtime friend of one of the authors (RSC).


National Museums of Kenya