Gonatopus acuminatus ( Olmi, 1984 ),

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 440-443

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Gonatopus acuminatus ( Olmi, 1984 )


21. Gonatopus acuminatus ( Olmi, 1984) 

( Figs 177CView FIGURE 177, 178View FIGURE 178 AView FIGURE 178, 179View FIGURE 179 AView FIGURE 179, 180View FIGURE 180 AView FIGURE 180)

Agonatopoides acuminatus Olmi 1984: 1324  .

Gonatopus acuminatus (Olmi)  : Guglielmino & Olmi 2014a: 38; Olmi et al. 2015: 364. Description. ♀ ( Figs 177CView FIGURE 177, 178AView FIGURE 178). Apterous; body length 3.1–3.7 mm. Holotype with head brown-reddish, except mandible, clypeus and anterior region of frons yellow; antenna yellow, except antennomeres 8–10 brown; mesosoma brown-reddish, except distal extremity of propodeal declivity yellow; petiole black; metasoma brown-reddish; legs brown-reddish, except tarsi yellow. Specimen from Kenya, 04°23.456’S 39°41.687’E, completely testaceous, except vertex of head darkened, metasoma partly brown and club of profemur darkened. Specimen from South Africa, 33°34.092’S 18°47.680’E, with head brown, except mandible testaceous; antenna, mesosoma and metasoma brown; legs mostly brown. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 8:6:20:11:9:7.5:5.5:6:5:9. Head excavated, dull, granulate; POL = 1; OL = 2; OOL = 9. Palpal formula 5/3. Pronotum shiny, with short irregular keels, crossed by strong transverse impression. Mesoscutum sculptured by longitudinal keels. Mesoscutellum shiny and smooth. Metanotum little excavated behind mesoscutellum ( Fig. 180AView FIGURE 180), with sides protruding; lateral protrusions pointed. Metapectal-propodeal disc shiny, as sculptured as pronotum with strong median longitudinal furrow; propodeal declivity transversely striate. Holotype with mesopleuron and metapleuron not transversely striate; in specimen from Kenya, 04°23.456’S 39°41.687’E, mesopleuron and metapleuron transversely striate. Mesometapleural suture distinct and complete. Protarsomeres in following proportions: 9:2:4:10:16. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 179AView FIGURE 179) with one large subdistal tooth and one row of five-seven lamellae. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 179AView FIGURE 179) with two rows of approximately 10–17 lamellae; apex with approximately 16–20 lamellae. In specimens from Kenya, 04°23.456’S 39°41.687’E and 1.2233°S 36.8967°E, protarsomere 5 with medial lamellae situated in distal half of protarsomere (two rows of 2+7 lamellae in specimen from Kenya, 1.2233°S 36.8967°E). Tibial spurs 1/0/1.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Haut-Lomami, Up- emba National Park, Lusinga , right tributary of Kenia (right tributary of Lufwa ), 1585 m, 19.XII.1947, G.F. de Witte Mission ( MRAC)  . Other material: KENYA: Coast Prov., Shimba Hills National Park, 04°23.456’S 39°41.687’E, 389 m, MT, just inside Longomwagandi Forest , 19.XI–3.XII.2008, R. Copeland leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMK); Nairobi Prov., ICIPE Campus, Kasarani , 1.2233°S 36.8967°E, 1600 m, 25.II–6.III.2014, MT, along stream, meadow in degraded shrub-/grassland, R. Copeland leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC). SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape, Fynbos Estate, Dragonridge , 33°34.092’S 18°47.680’E, 635 m, 28.IX–28.XII.2010, YPT, Boland Granite Fynbos, S. van Noort leg., DRA09- FYN1-Y10GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SAMC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, South Africa.


Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale


National Museums of Kenya


Iziko Museums of Cape Town














Gonatopus acuminatus ( Olmi, 1984 )

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

Agonatopoides acuminatus

Olmi, M. 1984: 1324