Anteon merinum Olmi, 2004,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 172

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Anteon merinum Olmi, 2004


64. Anteon merinum Olmi, 2004 

( Figs 58EView FIGURE 58, 63BView FIGURE 63)

Anteon merinum Olmi 2004d: 95  ; Azevedo et al. 2010: 878.

Description. ♀ ( Fig. 58EView FIGURE 58). Fully winged; body length 1.6–2.2 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; clyp- eus of holotype testaceous-brown; clypeus of specimen from Madagascar, 14°26.06’S 49°45.36’E, black; antennomeres 1–7 of holotype yellow (antennomeres 8–10 missing in holotype); antenna of specimen from Madagascar, 14°26.06’S 49°45.36’E, yellow, except antennomere 10 darkened; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs yellow. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 9:4.5:5:3.5:4:4:4 (antennomeres 8–10 missing in unique known specimen). Head convex, dull, granulate and with many irregular striae; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 3; OOL = 4.5; OPL = 3; TL = 3.5. Pronotum anteriorly crossed by slight transverse impression, dull, rugose; posterior surface rugose, much shorter than mesoscutum (5:11), with posterior margin shiny and smooth; pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Mesoscutum shiny, slightly granulate or with some irregular striae. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.5–0.6 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, finely punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel, dull, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity dull, reticulate rugose, without complete longitudinal keels. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (2:8). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 6:2:2:4:10. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 63BView FIGURE 63) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 63BView FIGURE 63) with inner side straight, with basal part slightly longer than apical part (5.5:5), with distal extremity of extended part divided into two lobes (incision between them receiving distal extremity of enlarged claw), one of them bearing one very large lamella; second lobe with one row of lamellae continuing in the extended part of protarsomere 5 (reaching a total of 10–17 lamellae). Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo, 11.5 km 147° SSE of Anjozorobe, 3 km 41°NE of Andranomay, 18°28.24’S 47°57.36’E, 1300 m, 5–13.XII.2000, MT, montane rainforest, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF 2375 ( CAS)GoogleMaps  . Other material: MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Montagne d’Ambre National Park , 12°30’52’’S 49°10’53’’E, 960 m, 4–19.III.2001, MT, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-01-01A-08GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( CAS)  ; Antsira- nana, Marojejy National Park, Manantenina River , 27.6 km 327° NNW Manantenina, 14°26.06’S 49°45.36’E, 775 m, 15–18.XI.2003, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), rainforest, B.L. Fisher et al. leg., BLF8872GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.


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Anteon merinum Olmi, 2004

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

Anteon merinum

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 878
Olmi, M. 2004: 95