Gonatopus orangensis Olmi, 1998,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 463-464

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Gonatopus orangensis Olmi, 1998


42. Gonatopus orangensis Olmi, 1998 

( Figs 192View FIGURE 192 IView FIGURE 192, 194View FIGURE 194 CView FIGURE 194)

Gonatopus orangensis Olmi 1998d: 178  ; 2006: 46; Azevedo et al. 2010: 897.

Description. ♀. Apterous; body length 2.9–3.9 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna brown, except ventral side of scape testaceous; mesosoma and metasoma black; legs brown, except distal extremities of coxae, trochanters, stalks of femora, proximal half of tibiae and tarsi testaceous. In specimen from South Africa, Kruispad Farm, head black, except mandible and part of clypeus testaceous; antenna brown, except flagellomere 8 and ventral side of scape whitish; mesosoma black, except lateral regions of pronotum, posterior margin of disc of pronotum, part of mesoscutum and posterior extremity of propodeal declivity testaceous; metasoma brown; legs brown, except articulations testaceous.Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 7:6:12:7:6.5:6.5:5.5:5:5.5:8. Head excavated, shiny, with occiput granulate and frons unsculptured, except narrow and slightly rugose area near clypeus; frontal line complete; occipital carina absent; POL = 1; OL = 1; OOL = 9. Palpal formula 6/3. Pronotum shiny, unsculptured, crossed by strong transverse impression. Mesoscutum shiny, sculptured by numerous longitudinal striae, with two strong lateral pointed apophyses ( Fig. 192IView FIGURE 192). Mesoscutellum shiny, sloping anteriorly. Metanotum deeply excavated behind mesoscutellum. In specimen from South Africa, 32°21.260’S 26°23.001’E, metanotum weakly excavated behind mesoscutellum. Metapectal-propodeal disc swollen, shiny, unsculptured; metapleuron and propodeal declivity transversely striate; mesopleuron partly transversely striate. Meso-metapleural suture distinct and complete. Protarsomeres in following proportions: 13:2.5:4.5:13.5:22. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 194CView FIGURE 194) with one large subdistal tooth and one row of 8–9 lamellae. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 194CView FIGURE 194) with two rows of 16–24 lamellae; apex with 10–20 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/0/1.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: SOUTH AFRICA: Free State, 9 km S of Harrismith, 300 m after Junc- tion R74–712, along R74 to Sterkfontein, 25.I.1997, sweeping on grass, M. Olmi leg. ( AMNH). Other material: MADAGASCAR: Mahajanga, Tsimembo Forest , 8.7 km 336° NNW Soatana, 19°01.17’S 44°26.26’E, 20 m, 21– 25.XI.2001, beating low vegetation, tropical dry forest, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF 4510GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( CAS). SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape, Winterberg, The Hoek Farm , 32°21.260’S 26°23.001’E, 1879 m, 6.X.2010 – 18.I.2011, YPT, Amathole Mistbelt Grassland, S. van Noort leg., MTB09-GRA1-Y06GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC); Gauteng, near Roode- poort, Discovery , about 26°09.5’S 27°53.5’E, 28.IX.1961, H.N. Empey leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( DJBC); Western Cape, 10 km SE of Velddrif, Kruispad Farm , 32°50’S 18°15’E, 10.XI.1992, M. Picker leg., swept from Salicornia  , SAM-HYM- PO03778GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SAMC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar, South Africa.


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Gonatopus orangensis Olmi, 1998

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

Gonatopus orangensis Olmi 1998d: 178

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 897
Olmi, M. 1998: 178