Thaumatodryinus sokokensis Olmi, 2007,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 392-393

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Thaumatodryinus sokokensis Olmi, 2007


9. Thaumatodryinus sokokensis Olmi, 2007 

( Figs 159View FIGURE 159 E, FView FIGURE 159)

Thaumatodryinus townesi Olmi 1984: 692  , partim (only ♂).

Thaumatodryinus sokokensis Olmi 2007b: 213  ; Olmi et al. 2015: 361.

Description. ♂. Fully winged; body length 1.6–3.0 mm. Head black or brown, except mandible testaceous; antenna testaceous, except antennomeres 3–10 darkened; prothorax testaceous; mesoscutum black, except notauli and medi- an region between notauli testaceous; rest of mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous. In specimens from Kenya, 3.47908°S 38.34162°E, mesosoma black, except pronotum brown. Occasionally mesosoma brown.Antenna filiform; antennomeres in following proportions: 6:6:9:12:11:12:11:10:8:10. Head dull, granulate and reticulate rugose; frontal line absent; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 2; OOL = 6; OPL = 1; TL = 4. Mesoscutum dull, granulate and slightly reticulate rugose. Notauli complete, posteriorly separated; minimum distance between notauli as long as POL, longer than greatest breadth of lateral ocelli (5:4), longer than breadth of each lateral region of mesoscutum measured at posterior margin of mesoscutum ( Fig. 159FView FIGURE 159). Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured (occasionally punctate, unsculptured among punctures). Metapectal-propodeal disc dull, reticulate rugose, without transverse keels; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose without longitudinal keels. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein longer than proximal part. Inner side of paramere ( Fig. 159EView FIGURE 159) without mosaic pattern. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♂ holotype: KENYA: Coast Prov., Sokoke Forest , 8.V.1976  , Ian Bampton leg. ( AEIC). Other material: KENYA: Coast Prov., Taita Hills, Chawia Forest , 3.47908°S 38.34162°E, 1614 m, 24.VII– 7.VIII.2011GoogleMaps  , MT, next to small forest pond, R. Copeland leg., 1♂ ( NMK); same locality label, 7–21.VIII.2011GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK); same locality label, 27.V–10.VI.2012GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC); Coast Prov., Taita Hills, Vuria Forest , 3.41428°S 38.29178°E, 2162 m, 11–25.I.2012GoogleMaps  , MT, just inside indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg., 1♂ ( NMK); Coast Prov., Kaya Kinondo , 4.39382°S 39.54567°E, 10 m, 22.VIII–5.IX.2011GoogleMaps  , MT, coral rag canopy forest, R. Copeland leg., 1♂ ( NMK); Coast Prov., Muhaka Forest , 4.32664°S 39.52462°E, 41 m, 12–26.VII.2014GoogleMaps  , MT, indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg., 2♂♂ ( NMK, MOLC); same locality label, 23.VIII–8.IX.2015GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK); same locality label, 18.V–1.VI.2016GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK); same locality label, 6–20.IX.2015GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya.

Remarks. The ♂ tentatively attributed to Pseudodryinus townesi  by Olmi (1984) cannot be a Pseudodryinus  , because the minimum distance between notauli is longer than the greatest breadth of the lateral ocelli. For this reason, it is now associated with Thaumatodryinus sokokensis  . However, it may be the opposite sex of one of the other African species known only on the basis of ♀ specimens.


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Thaumatodryinus sokokensis Olmi, 2007

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

Thaumatodryinus townesi

Olmi, M. 1984: 692

Thaumatodryinus sokokensis

Olmi, M. 2007: 213