Dryinus aberrans Benoit, 1954,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 360-361

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Dryinus aberrans Benoit, 1954


44. Dryinus aberrans Benoit, 1954 

( Fig. 144EView FIGURE 144)

Dryinus aberrans Benoit 1954: 412  ; Olmi 1994c: 10; 2004a: 356; Azevedo et al. 2010: 888.

Alphadryinus aberrans (Benoit)  : Olmi 1984: 980.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 5.0– 5.2 mm. Head black, except mandible and clypeus testaceous; antenna testaceous; propleuron black; pronotum black, except margins and posterior collar reddish; rest of mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous, except coxae and clubs of femora brown; occasionally tibiae brown. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 9:4:25:13:9:5.5:5:5:4.5:6. Head dull, granulate; occipital carina complete; lateral ocelli touching occipital carina; holotype with POL = OL; in specimen from Madagascar, 16°22.36’S 45°19.36’E, POL = 4; OL = 3; OOL = 7; OPL = 0; TL = 3; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli about as long as OL. Pronotum dull, granulate, crossed by slight anterior transverse impression and strong posterior transverse furrow; posterior collar short; pronotal tubercle not reaching tegula. Mesoscutum shiny, granulate. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.65 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum dull, granulate. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, without longitudinal keels. Forewing with two dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein about twice as long as proximal part; in specimen from Madagascar, 16°22.36’S 45°19.36’E, 2r-rs&Rs vein with distal part less than twice as long as proximal part (9:6). Holotype with protarsomere 1 longer than 4 (17:10); protarsomere 3 produced into hook. In specimen from Madagascar, 16°22.36’S 45°19.36’E, Protarsomeres in following proportions: 18:3:6:10:18. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 144EView FIGURE 144) with two small subdistal teeth and one row of five lamellae. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 144EView FIGURE 144) with two rows of approximately 15–17 lamellae; apex with approximately 9–19 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Toliara, Bekily, X.1938, A. Seyrig leg. ( MNHN). Paratype: same locality label as holotype, IV.1937, 1  ♀ ( MRAC). Other material: MADAGASCAR: Mahajanga, Namoroka National Park , 17.8 km 329° WNW Vilanandro, 16°22.36’S 45°19.36’E, 100 m, 8–12.XI.2002, YPT, in tropical dry forest, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF 6511GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( CAS)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.


Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle


Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale


California Academy of Sciences






Dryinus aberrans Benoit, 1954

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

Dryinus aberrans Benoit 1954: 412

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 888
Olmi, M. 2004: 356
Olmi, M. 1994: 10
Benoit, P. L. G. 1954: 412

Alphadryinus aberrans

Olmi, M. 1984: 980