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
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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.

AEIC

American Entomological Institute

NMK

National Museums of Kenya

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Dryinidae

Genus

Thaumatodryinus

Loc

Thaumatodryinus sokokensis Olmi, 2007

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

Thaumatodryinus townesi

Olmi, M. 1984: 692
Loc

Thaumatodryinus sokokensis

Olmi, M. 2007: 213