Anteon mabibiense 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: 160-161

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Anteon mabibiense Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

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56. Anteon mabibiense Olmi, Copeland & van Noort  , sp. nov.

( Figs 55FView FIGURE 55, 57CView FIGURE 57, 64View FIGURE 64)

Diagnosis. ♀ of Anteon  macropterous, with head and mesosoma completely testaceous ( Fig. 55FView FIGURE 55); pronotum with posterior surface longer than anterior surface, more than 0.5 × as long as mesoscutum; posterior surface of pronotum with raised carina on both anterior and lateral margins; forewing with distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein more than 0.5 × as long as proximal part; propodeal declivity without longitudinal keels; protarsomere 4 much longer than basal part of 5; protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 57CView FIGURE 57) with inner side curvilinear, with distinct apical region, with basal part much shorter than distal part.

Description. ♀ ( Figs 55FView FIGURE 55, 64View FIGURE 64). Fully winged; body length 1.8–2.6 mm. Completely testaceous, except petiole black. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 10:5:5:5:3:4:4:4:4:6. Head dull, granulate; frontal line complete; frons with two lateral keels near orbits and directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 5; OOL = 4; OPL = 4; TL = 5; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli shorter than OL (2:5). Pronotum dull, with posterior surface granulate, surrounded by raised carina on both anterior and lateral margins ( Fig. 55FView FIGURE 55); posterior surface slightly shorter than mesoscutum (12:13) and much longer than anterior surface (12:4); pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Mesoscutum dull, weakly granulate. Notauli incomplete, hardly visible, reaching approximately 0.3 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, with areolae very small (almost granulate), without longitudinal keels. Forewing ( Fig. 64DView FIGURE 64) with two dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein slightly shorter than proximal part (4:5). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 5:2:3:9:18; protarsomere 4 much longer than basal part of 5 (9:4). Enlarged claw ( Fig. 57CView FIGURE 57) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 57CView FIGURE 57) with basal part much shorter than apical part (4:14), with two rows of 17 + 21 lamellae; apex with four lamellae, one of which very long. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal, Mabibi Campsite, 27°19.818’S 32°44.792’E, 50 m, 18–20.X.2010, YPT, Maputaland Coastal Belt, SA10-MAB-Y01, S. van Noort leg., SAM- HYM-A035626 ( SAMC)GoogleMaps  . Paratypes: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Haut-Uele, Wamba Territory , Kikongo Mission , 04°15’S 17°10’E, 14.IV.2006, PT along forest edge, S.L. Heydon & S.E. Stevenson leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( DEUCD). SOUTH AFRICA: same locality label as holotypeGoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC); KwaZulu-Natal, Ithala Game Reserve, Thalu Research Camp , 27°36.520’S 31°12.263’E, 610 m, 10–14.X.2010, YPT, Maputaland Coastal Belt, S. van Noort leg., SA10-ITH-Y02GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SAMC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa.

Etymology. The species is named after Mabibi, the locality where the holotype was collected.


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