Gonatopus trochantericus ( Benoit, 1954 ),

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 546

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4630.1.1

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Gonatopus trochantericus ( Benoit, 1954 )
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121. Gonatopus trochantericus ( Benoit, 1954) 

( Figs 240GView FIGURE 240, H, KView FIGURE 240)

Eucamptonyx trochantericus Benoit 1954: 387  .

Gonatopus scutellaris Benoit 1954: 396  (synonymized by Olmi 1984); type locality: Bekily ( Madagascar).

Gonatopus trochantericus (Benoit)  : Olmi 1984: 1631; 1994c: 11; 2006: 51; Azevedo et al. 2010: 900.

Description. ♀. Apterous; body length 2.5–4.5 mm. Head black, except mandible, clypeus and anterior region of frons (more along orbits) yellow (in very large specimen (4.5 mm) from Madagascar, 22°18.48’S 45°17.30’E, frons black, mandible and clypeus yellow); antenna yellow-reddish, except antennomeres 6–10, or 7–10, or 9–10 yellow; occasionally antenna totally brown, or testaceous, except antennomere 10 brown; mesosoma and metasoma black; legs yellow-reddish, except coxae and clubs of femora brownish; occasionally legs brown, except trochanters, tibiae and tarsi testaceous. Head excavated, shiny, unsculptured, except occiput and anterior region of frons granulate. Palpal formula 5/2 (in scutellaris  ), or 6/3 (in trochantericus  ). Pronotum crossed by strong transverse impression, shiny, unsculptured, bare. Mesoscutum shiny, with some longitudinal keels, with two pointed apophyses laterally ( Fig. 240GView FIGURE 240). Metanotum excavated behind mesoscutellum ( Fig. 240HView FIGURE 240). Metapectal-propodeal disc shiny, unsculptured; propodeal declivity more or less transversely striate. In specimen from South Africa, 33°37.622’S 18°24.259’E, top of metapectal-propodeal disc with track of median longitudinal furrow. Mesopleuron not transversely striate. Metapleuron transversely striate. Meso-metapleural suture distinct and complete. Protarsomere 1 shorter than 4 (14:21). Enlarged claw ( Fig. 240KView FIGURE 240) with one small subapical tooth and 1–9 peg-like setae or bristles. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 240KView FIGURE 240) with inner side proximally not serrate and two rows of 25–38 lamellae; apex with 7–15 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/0/1.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype of E. trochantericus  : MADAGASCAR: Toliara, Bekily , IV.1937  , A. Seyrig leg. ( MNHN); ♀ holotype of G. scutellaris  : MADAGASCAR: Toliara, Bekily , I.1939  , A. Seyrig leg. ( MNHN). Paratype of E. trochantericus  : same locality label as holotype, V.1937, 1  ♀ ( MRAC). Paratypes of G. scutellaris  : same locality label as holotype, V.1937, 2  ♀♀ ( MNHN); same locality label as holotype, VIII.1938, 1  ♀ ( MNHN); same locality label as holotype, X.1938, 1  ♀ ( MRAC); same locality label as holotype, XI.1938, 1  ♀ ( MRAC). Other material: MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa, Isalo, Analalava   , 1♀ ( AMNH); Fianarantsoa, Isalo National Park, Sahanafa River , 29.2 km 351° N Ranohira, 22°18.48’S 45°17.30’E, 500 m, 10–13.II.2003GoogleMaps  , MT, gallery forest, BLF7652, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., 4♀♀ (3 in CAS, 1 in MOLC); Mahajanga, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, 2.5 km 62° ENE Bekopaka, Ankidrodroa River , 19°07.56’S 44°48.53’E, 100 m, 11–15.XI.2001GoogleMaps  , sifted litter, tropical dry forest on Tsingy, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF 4340, 1♀ ( CAS). SOUTH AFRICA: Northern Cape, Three Sisters   , 1♀ ( SANC); Northern Cape, 36 km N Garies , roadside N7, 9. VIII.2008  , R. Whar- ton leg., 1♀ ( TAMU); Western Cape, Matjesfontein , 4.XII.1931  , R.E. Turner leg., 1♀ ( NHMUK); Western Cape, Koeberg Nature Reserve , 33°37.622’S 18°24.259’E, 17.IV–15.V.1998GoogleMaps  , MT, West Coast Strandveld , S. van Noort leg.  , 1♀ ( SAMC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar, South Africa.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

TAMU

Texas A&M University

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Alismatales

Family

Araceae

Genus

Gonatopus

Loc

Gonatopus trochantericus ( Benoit, 1954 )

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

Eucamptonyx trochantericus

Benoit, P. L. G. 1954: 387
Loc

Gonatopus scutellaris

Benoit, P. L. G. 1954: 396
Loc

Gonatopus trochantericus

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 900
Olmi, M. 1994: 11
Olmi, M. 1984: 1631