Lonchodryinus hovanus Olmi, 2004,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 256-257

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Lonchodryinus hovanus Olmi, 2004


1. Lonchodryinus hovanus Olmi, 2004 

( Figs 96C, DView FIGURE 96, 98View FIGURE 98 AView FIGURE 98)

Lonchodryinus hovanus Olmi 2004d: 91  ; Azevedo et al. 2010: 882.

Description. ♂ ( Fig. 98AView FIGURE 98). Fully winged; body length 2.4–2.6 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; anten- na testaceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs of holotype testaceous, except metacoxa almost completely brown; legs of specimen from Madagascar, 23°41.39’S 44°34.53’E, brownish; in specimens from Madagascar, 13°10.17’S 49°42.04’E, legs completely yellow, except metacoxa basally black.Antenna filiform, with setae shorter than breadth of antennomeres; antennomeres in following proportions: 8:4:8:6:5:5:5:5:5:8. Head dull, with vertex strongly punctate, unsculptured among punctures (vertex completely reticulate rugose in specimen from Madagascar, 23°41.39’S 44°34.53’E); in holotype vertex punctures very strong (head almost rugose); frons completely reticulate rugose; vertex without two oblique keels from lateral ocelli to the occipital carina; clypeus sculpured by many longitudinal keels, with anterior margin rounded, not bidentate; mandible quadridentate, with four teeth becoming regularly progressively larger from dorsal to ventral tooth; frontal line incomplete, missing in anterior half of frons; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 4; OOL = 4.5; OPL = 5; TL = 3. Mesoscutum shiny, very strongly punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.7 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum shiny, punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc dull, reticulate rugose, without transverse posterior keel; propodeal declivity almost completely reticulate rugose, with central smooth and shiny area, without longitudinal or transversal keels. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein slightly shorter than proximal part (10:11). Paramere with ( Fig. 96CView FIGURE 96) or without ( Fig. 96DView FIGURE 96; in specimens from Madagascar, 12°31.13’S 49°10.45’E and 12°19.22’S 49°20.17’E) distal inner process and with many papillae on inner side. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♂ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Ankarana Special Reserve, 13.6 km 192° SSW Anivorano Nord, 12°51.49’S 49°13.33’E, 210 m, 16–20.II.2001, MT, tropical dry forest, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF 3011 ( CAS)GoogleMaps  . Other material: MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Montagne d’Ambre National Park , 12°31.13’S 49°10.45’E, 1125 m, 30.V–6.VI.2001, MT, MA-01-01D-12, R. Harin’Hala leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC);

Antsiranana, Montagne des Français , 7.2 km 142° SE Antsiranana, 12°19.22’S 49°20.17’E, 180 m, 22–28.II.2001, MT, tropical dry forest, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF3130, 1♂ ( CAS); Toliara, Beza Mahafaly Reserve, parcelle II near Bellevue , 23°41.39’S 44°34.53’E, 180 m, 15.X–10.XI.2001, MT, spiny forest, M.E. Irwin, F.D. Parker & R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-14B-01GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC); Antsiranana, SAVA Region, Vohemar District, Andranotsimaty dry forest, 9 km NE Daraina, 13°10.17’S 49°42.04’E, 90 m, 19–26.XII.2010, MT, dry dense forest, M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala leg., MG-57-12GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC); same locality label, 14–21.II.2011, MG-57-19GoogleMaps  , 4♂♂ (2 in CAS, 2 in MOLC); same locality label, 11-18.IV.2011, MG-57-27GoogleMaps  , 2♂♂ ( CAS, MOLC)  .


Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.

Remarks. It is possible that L. hovanus  (for which only the ♂ is known) is the opposite sex of L. seyrigi ( Benoit, 1954)  or L. pauliani ( Benoit, 1954)  . Only ♀ specimens are known of these two species.


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Lonchodryinus hovanus Olmi, 2004

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

Lonchodryinus hovanus

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 882
Olmi, M. 2004: 91