Vannoortia capensis Olmi, 2007,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 590-591

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Vannoortia capensis Olmi, 2007


1. Vannoortia capensis Olmi, 2007 

( Figs 263A, BView FIGURE 263, 264A, BView FIGURE 264)

Vannoortia capensis Olmi 2007c: 33  . Description. ♂ ( Figs 263A, BView FIGURE 263). Fully winged; length 1.4–1.7 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous (with teeth dark) and clypeus brown; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; antenna and legs brown. Antenna filiform, very slender and long, slightly longer than body ( Fig. 263AView FIGURE 263); antennomeres in following proportions: 8:5:8:7.5:6.5:7:7:6. 5:6:7. Head convex, dull, strongly granulate; occiput concave, smooth, unsculptured; frontal line absent; central area of frons with slight short median longitudinal furrow; occipital carina complete; POL = 4; OL = 2.5; OOL = 3; OPL = 1; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli slightly shorter than OL (2:2.5); minimum distance from eye to occipital carina as long as OOL; temple very long, shorter than eye (3.5:5.5); clypeus with short median longitudinal keel; mandible with four irregular teeth. Palpal formula 6/3. Mesoscutum dull, completely granulate; notauli complete, posteriorly separated; minimum distance between notauli less than twice as long as breadth of posterior ocelli (3.5:2). In one of the two specimens from South Africa, 33°56.232’S 18°57.711’E, notauli incomplete, almost reaching posterior margin of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Epicnemium exposed. Mesosternum distinct ( Fig. 264AView FIGURE 264). Metapectal-propodeal disc and propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, with areolae at least partly as large as tegulae. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein longer than proximal part (8:7); 2R1 cell open. Hind wing hyaline, without dark transverse band. In one specimen from South Africa, 33°59.030’S 20°49.128’E, fore- and hind wings slightly darkened. Paramere ( Fig. 264BView FIGURE 264) without inner apical and pointed expansion; basivolsella with apex parallel to distivolsella ( Fig. 264BView FIGURE 264). Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♂ holotype: SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape, Walker Bay Nature Reserve , 34°27.41’S 19°21.39’E, IX–XII.1997, MT, S. van Noort leg., SAM-HYM-P024845 ( SAMC). Paratypes: same locality label as holotype, SAM-HYM-P024845GoogleMaps  , 6♂♂ ( SAMC); same locality label as holotypeGoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC). Other material: SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape, Fynbos Estate, Dragonridge , 33°34.092’S 18°47.680’E, 635 m, 2.IV–30.VII.2010, YPT, Boland Granite Fynbos, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Kogelberg Nature Reserve, 34°16.481’S 19°01.033’E, 16.II–16.III.1999, MT, Mesic Mountain Fynbos, last burnt c. 1978, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 3♂♂ (2 in SAMC, 1 in MOLC); same locality label, 16.I–16.II.1999GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( SAMC); same locality label, 16.III–16.IV.1999GoogleMaps  , 90♂♂ (86 in SAMC, 4 in MOLC); same locality label, 16.IV–16.V.1999GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Western Cape, Banghoek Valley, Dwarsriviershoek Farm , 33°56.232’S 18°57.711’E, 410 m, 14.IV– 2.VI.2014, MT, Mesic Mountain Fynbos, BH 12-FYN3-M18, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 2♂♂ ( SAMC); same locality label, 6–28.VI.2013, Burnt Mesic Mountain Fynbos, BH 12-FYN3-M10GoogleMaps  , 5♂♂ (3 in SAMC, 2 in MOLC); same locality label, 10.XII.2012 – 24.I.2013, BH12-FYN3-M05GoogleMaps  , 42♂♂ (39 in SAMC, 3 in MOLC); same locality label, 16.V– 6.VI.2013, BH12-FYN3-M09GoogleMaps  , 12♂♂ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve , 33°59.030’S 20°49.128’E, 340 m, 13.V–21.VI.2012, MT, over stream, Afromontane Forest, S. van Noort leg., GVB12-FOR1- M10GoogleMaps  , 5♂♂ (3 in SAMC, 2 in MOLC); same locality label, 18.V–30.VI.2013, GVB12-FOR1-M18GoogleMaps  , 2♂♂ ( SAMC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. South Africa.


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Vannoortia capensis Olmi, 2007

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

Vannoortia capensis

Olmi, M. 2007: 33