Dryinus milleri Olmi, Copeland & van Noort,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 332-333

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Dryinus milleri Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

sp. nov.

23. Dryinus milleri Olmi, Copeland & van Noort  , sp. nov.

( Figs 135BView FIGURE 135, 136View FIGURE 136)

Diagnosis. ♀ of Dryinus  with head mostly black; head completely and strongly reticulate rugose, with region of vertex along occipital carina sculptured by numerous short longitudinal keels; mesosoma black, except prothorax red ( Fig. 136View FIGURE 136); protarsomere 1 almost 3 × as long as 4; enlarged claw ( Fig. 135BView FIGURE 135) approximately as long as protarsomere 5, with one row of peg-like setae.

Description. ♀ ( Figs 136View FIGURE 136). Fully winged; body length 5.5 mm. Head black, except mandible, clypeus, malar space and narrow stripe between antennal toruli and between eyes and antennal toruli testaceous-reddish; antenna testaceous, except antennomere 3 slightly darkened; mesosoma black, except prothorax red; metasoma testaceousreddish, except distal third black; proleg testaceous; meso- and metaleg testaceous, except femur, tibia and part of coxa brown. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 15:6:27:14:12:10:10:8:8:10; antennomere 3 about ten × as long as broad (27:2.5). ADOs present on antennomeres 5–10. Head ( Fig. 136CView FIGURE 136) dull, slightly convex, granulate and completely reticulate rugose (with region of vertex along occipital carina sculptured by numerous short longitudinal keels); frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 3; OOL = 10; OPL = 5; TL = 7; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli shorter than POL (4:5). Pronotum shiny, punctate and slightly rugose, crossed by transverse furrow; disc slightly humped; posterior collar very short; pronotal tubercle not reaching tegula. Mesoscutum dull, granulate and reticulate rugose. Notauli incomplete, reaching about 0.7 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum strongly punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Metanotum granulate and rugose. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose, approximately as long as propodeal declivity; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, with two short incomplete longitudinal keels. Forewing ( Fig. 136DView FIGURE 136) with two dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein longer than proximal part (19:12). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 31:3:6:11:19. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 135BView FIGURE 135) with one large subdistal tooth and one row of 6 peg-like setae. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 135BView FIGURE 135) with one row of 15 lamellae; apex with about 6 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype, NMK/INV/T-643: KENYA: Nairobi Prov. , ICIPE Campus, Kasara- ni, 1.22281°S 36.89714°E, 1600 m, 17–25.I.2017, MT, near stream, shaded area under trees, R. Copeland leg. ( NMK)GoogleMaps  ;

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya.

Etymology. This species is named in honour of Scott Miller, formerly Programme Leader, Biodiversity and Conservation, and Principal Scientist at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, on whose campus this striking wasp was collected.


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