Anteon tulearense 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: 202-203

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Anteon tulearense Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

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96. Anteon tulearense Olmi, Copeland & van Noort  , sp. nov.

( Figs 74DView FIGURE 74, 76View FIGURE 76, 77BView FIGURE 77)

Diagnosis. ♂ of Anteon  with head granulate ( Fig. 74DView FIGURE 74); OPL as long as TL; antenna filiform, with antennomere 4 more than twice as long as broad; mesoscutum granulate; notauli very short, hardly visible near anterior margin of mesoscutum; metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel; propodeal declivity without longitudinal keels; paramere without distal inner pointed or rounded process, with inner side provided with numerous papillae ( Fig. 77BView FIGURE 77).

Description. ♂ ( Figs 74DView FIGURE 74, 76View FIGURE 76). Fully winged; body length 1.5–1.6 mm. Head black, except mandible tes- taceous; antenna brown-testaceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous, except part of coxae, club of metafemur and distal half of metatibia brown. Antenna filiform; antennomeres in following proportions: 8:4:5:5:5:5:5:5:5:7; antennomere 4 more than twice as long as broad (5:2). Head ( Fig. 76CView FIGURE 76) dull, granulate; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 3; OOL = 4; OPL = 3; TL = 3; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli shorter than OPL (2:3). Mesoscutum ( Fig. 76AView FIGURE 76) dull, granulate. Notauli very short, hardly 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; areolae of propodeal declivity less wide than those of metapectal-propodeal disc. Forewing ( Fig. 76DView FIGURE 76) hyaline, without dark transverse bands or spots; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (2:5). Paramere ( Fig. 77BView FIGURE 77) with inner side almost completely provided with numerous papillae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♂ holotype (CASTYPE19446): MADAGASCAR: Toliara, Andohahela National Park, Tsimelahy , parcelle II, 24°56.21’S 46°37.60’E, 180 m, 26.I–5.II.2003, MT, transitional forest, M. Irwin, F. Parker & R. Harin’Hala leg., MA- 02-20-14 ( CAS)GoogleMaps  . Paratype: KENYA: Nairobi Prov., ICIPE Campus, Kasarani , 1.22338°S 36.89655°E, 1604 m, 24.II–3.III.2014, MT, near stream, meadow in degraded shrub-/grassland, R. Copeland leg., 1♂ ( NMK)GoogleMaps  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya, Madagascar.

Etymology. The species is named tulearense after the collection site of the holotype in Tulear (= Toliara) Prov- ince.


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