Anteon musmani 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: 174-175

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Anteon musmani Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

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68. Anteon musmani Olmi, Copeland & van Noort  , sp. nov.

( Figs 58FView FIGURE 58, 61View FIGURE 61, 63EView FIGURE 63)

Diagnosis. Macropterous ♀ of Anteon  with head granulate ( Fig. 58FView FIGURE 58); propodeal declivity with two complete longitudinal keels; protarsomere 4 much longer than basal part of 5.

Description. ♀ ( Figs 58FView FIGURE 58, 61View FIGURE 61). Fully winged; body length 2.2 mm. Head reddish-brown-, except mandible partly testaceous; antenna testaceous; mesosoma reddish-brown, except dorsal region of metapectal-propodeal disc and propodeal declivity black; metasoma and legs testaceous. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 9:5:5:5:3.5:3.5:3.5:4:4:6. Head ( Fig. 61CView FIGURE 61) dull, granulate; frontal line complete; frons with two lateral keels near orbits and directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 4; OL = 4; OOL = 4; OPL = 4; TL = 5; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli shorter than OL (2:4). Pronotum dull, strongly crossed by transverse keels, with posterior surface weakly granulate, shorter than mesoscutum (10:14) and much longer than anterior surface (10:4); pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Mesoscutum dull, weakly granulate. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.5 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity with two complete longitudinal keels, lateral areas reticulate rugose and median area rugose and with areolae less wide than those of lateral areas. Forewing ( Fig. 61DView FIGURE 61) hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (3:7). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 6:2:3:10:18; protarsomere 4 much longer than basal part of 5 (10:5). Enlarged claw ( Fig. 63EView FIGURE 63) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 63EView FIGURE 63) with basal part much shorter than apical part (5:13), with two rows of 5 + 17 lamellae; apex with three lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype, NMK/INV/T-636: KENYA: Coast Prov. , Marenje Forest, 4.52814°S 39.24028°E, 76 m, 18.IX–2.X.2014, MT, indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg. ( NMK)GoogleMaps  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya.

Etymology. The species is named in honour of a longtime friend of one of the authors (RSC), Jeffrey L. Musman, legal expert and exceptional 3 rd baseman.


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