Dryinus alticolus (Benoit, 1951),

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 309

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Dryinus alticolus (Benoit, 1951)


2. Dryinus alticolus (Benoit, 1951) 

( Figs 121A, BView FIGURE 121)

Lestodryinus alticola Benoit 1951c: 4  .

Dryinus alticolus (Benoit)  : Olmi 1984: 758.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 4.5–5.0 mm. Head ferruginous, except one elongate brown spot on ocellar region and partly on frons (in specimen from Congo, 01°56’49.49’’N 30°02’19.58’’E, elongate spot on ocellar triangle and along frontal line); ventral side of head ferruginous, with brown spot (in specimen from Congo, 01°56’49.49’’N 30°02’19.58’’E, ventral side completely ferruginous); antenna testaceous; propleuron black, with dorsal reddish spot; pronotum ferruginous; rest of mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous, except meso- and metacoxa partly brown. Head ( Fig. 121AView FIGURE 121) excavated, dull, granulate, with temple very prominent and posterior margin of vertex excavated; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; TL about 3 × as long as POL; OL slightly longer than POL; lateral ocelli touching occipital carina in holotype, almost touching in specimen from Congo, 01°56’49.49’’N 30°02’19.58’’E). Pronotum dull, granulate; pronotum crossed by slight anterior transverse impression and strong posterior transverse furrow; anterior collar slight; posterior collar distinct; pronotal tubercle not reaching tegula. Mesoscutum dull, granulate, with some areolae near posterior margin. Notauli incomplete, approximately reaching 0.75 × length of mesoscutum (in specimen from Congo, 01°56’49.49’’N 30°02’19.58’’E, notauli almost reaching posterior margin of mesoscutum). Mesoscutellum dull, granulate. Metanotum rugose. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, without longitudinal keels. Forewing with three brown transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much longer than proximal part (17:4). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 20:4:6:19:30. Protarsomere 3 produced into hook. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 121BView FIGURE 121) with one large subdistal tooth and one row of 14 lamellae. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 121BView FIGURE 121) with two rows of 24–30 lamellae; apex with approximately 10–20 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: North Kivu , Rutsh- uru-Kilinga, 1.IV.1936, L. Lippens leg. ( MRAC)  . Paratype: CAMEROON: Littoral Region, Moungo Department, N’Kongsamba , pont du N’Kam, 1939, P. Lepesme, R. Paulian & A. Villiers leg.  , 1♀ ( MNHN). Other material: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Haut-Uele, Wamba Territory, Kikongo Mission , 04°15’S 17°10’E, VII.2008, MT, T. Chapman leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( DEUCD); Ituri, Djugu Territory, Mongbwalu mining camp, Mr. Beguin’s house, 01°56’49.49’’N 30°02’19.58’’E, 75 YPT traps, 1–8.III.2015, A. Gumovsky & C. Dhendro leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SIZK)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale


Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle


Schmaulhausen Institute of Zoology






Dryinus alticolus (Benoit, 1951)

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

Lestodryinus alticola

Benoit, P. L. G. 1951: 4

Dryinus alticolus

Olmi, M. 1984: 758