Anteon nigropictum 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: 180-181

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Anteon nigropictum Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

sp. nov.

73. Anteon nigropictum Olmi, Copeland & van Noort  , sp. nov.

( Fig. 67BView FIGURE 67)

Diagnosis. Macropterous ♀ of Anteon  with colour mostly black; head granulate, with slight irregular striae and areolae; pronotum with posterior surface much shorter than mesoscutum; mesoscutum granulate; forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; propodeal declivity rugose, without longitudinal keels; protarsomere 4 at most 0.5 × as long as basal part of 5; protarsomere 5 with basal part much longer than distal part ( Fig. 67BView FIGURE 67).

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 2.1 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna brown, except scape and pedicel testaceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs brown-testaceous. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 10:4:4:4:4:5:4:4:5:6. Head dull, granulate, with slight irregular striae and areolae; frontal line absent; frons without lateral keels near orbits directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 7; OL = 3; OOL = 4; OPL = 5; TL = 4; greatest breadth of posterior ocellus shorter than OPL (1:5). Pronotum dull, transversely striate, except posterior surface almost completely unsculptured; posterior surface very short, shorter than anterior surface and shorter than mesoscutum (3:12); pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Mesoscutum dull, granulate. Notauli incomplete, shortly visible near anterior margin of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, without longitudinal keels. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (2:7). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 9:1:2:2:6. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 67BView FIGURE 67) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 67BView FIGURE 67) with basal part much longer than apical part (5:1), with two medial bristles and one distal lamella. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape, Winterberg, The Hoek Farm , 32°21.260’S 26°23.001’E, 1879 m, 22.II–9.IV.2010, MT, Amathole Mistbelt Grassland, S. van Noort leg., SAM- HYM-A035775 ( SAMC)GoogleMaps  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. South Africa.

Etymology. The species is named nigropictum  , because mostly black coloured.


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