Anteon townesi Olmi, 1984,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 200-201

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Anteon townesi Olmi, 1984


93. Anteon townesi Olmi, 1984 

( Fig. 78AView FIGURE 78)

Anteon townesi Olmi 1984: 379  ; Olmi et al. 2016: 69 View Cited Treatment .

Anteon decellei Olmi 1984: 380  (synonymized by Olmi 1995f); type locality: Garamba National Park ( Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 3.0– 3.6 mm. Completely testaceous-reddish or testaceous-yellow, except petiole black; occasionally head and thorax brown-reddish or brown; occasionally metapectal-propodeal disc partly or completely black or brown. In specimen from South Africa, 34°02’S 18°23.5’E, head, mesosoma and metasoma brown-reddish dark; antenna and legs brown. Antennomeres in following proportions: 10:6:8:7:6:6:6:6:6:7. Head shiny, granulate and slightly reticulate rugose (in ♀♀ from South Africa, 34°27.41’S 19°21.39’E and 28°57.60’S 29°13.61’E, head completely granulate and not rugose); frontal line incomplete; frons with two incomplete lateral keels directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 5.5; OL = 5; OOL = 6.5 OPL = 6; TL = 6 (occasionally POL = 6; OL = 4; OOL = 4; OPL = 5; TL = 5). Pronotum dull, granulate, with slight transverse anterior impression; posterior surface approximately as long as mesoscutum; pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Mesoscutum shiny, unsculptured, with slight tracks of irregular keels on sides; in specimens from South Africa, 34°02’N 18°23.5’E, 34°27.41’S 19°21.39’E and 28°57.60’S 29°13.61’E, mesoscutum slightly or strongly granulate. Notauli incomplete, faintly and shortly visible near anterior margin of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc with transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity with small areolae and with or without irregular transverse keels, without longitudinal keels; in specimen from South Africa, 28°57.60’S 29°13.61’E, propodeal declivity with transverse keels situated only near apex. In specimen from Uganda, 0°35.442’S 30°21.741’E, propodeal declivity with two irregular and incomplete longitudinal keels, median area granulate and lateral areas reticulate rugose. In specimen from South Africa, 32°32.033’S 25°14.267’E, propodeal declivity almost completely unsculptured, shiny. Forewing with two dark transverse bands; distal part of 2rrs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (4:9). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 8:2:3.5:10:20. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 78AView FIGURE 78) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 78AView FIGURE 78) with two rows of 29–40 lamellae; apex with 3–4 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype of A. townesi  : SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal, Royal Natal National Park ( AEIC)  ; ♀ holotype of A. decellei  : DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Orientale Prov. (= Haut-Zaire ), Garamba National Park ( MRAC).  Paratype of A. townesi  : SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape, Kentonon-Sea, 1♀ ( AMNH). Other material: KENYA: Eastern Prov., base of Endau Mtn., 1.30026°S 38.52805°E, 531 m, 28.XI–12.XII.2016, MT, indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg., 1♀ ( NMK); Eastern Prov., Kasaala area, 2.07836°S 38.22517°E, 733 m, 3–17.XII.2015, MT, just inside isolated woodland patch, R. Copeland leg., 2♀♀ ( NMK, MOLC). SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape, Pearston, Plains of Camdeboo Game Reserve, 32°32.033’S 25°14.267’E, 969 m, 30.X.2009 – 22.II.2010, MT, Camdeboo Escarpment Ticket, S. van Noort leg., 2♀♀ ( SAMC); Eastern Cape, Winter- berg, 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., 1♀ ( SAMC); Gauteng, Onderstepoort, 1986, schlupfalle, I. Pajor leg., 1♀ ( ZSM); KwaZulu-Natal, Louwsberg, Sanyati Farm, 27°34’S 31°17.9’E, 1090 m, 18–20.IV.2007, YPT, M. Mostovski leg., 1♀ ( NMSA); KwaZulu-Natal, La Mercy, Site 1, 29°37.41’S 31°06.454’E, 85 m, 6.XII.2006, YPT, Mostovski leg., 1♀ ( NMSA); KwaZulu-Natal, Cathedral Peak Natural Reserve, Rainbow Gorge, 28°57.60’S 29°13.61’E, 1480 m, 18.XI.2006 – 26.II.2007, MT, M. Mostovski leg., 1♀ ( NMSA); KwaZulu-Natal, Itala Game Reserve, Ngubhu House, 27°32.99’S 31°13.34’E, 720 m, 30.XI–7.XII.1999, YPT, closed Euclea  / Acacia Natal Lowveld Bushveld, S. van Noort  leg., 1♀ ( SAMC); KwaZulu-Natal, Mabibi Campsite, 27°19.818’S 32°44.792’E, 50 m, 18–20.X.2010, YPT, Maputa- land Coastal Belt, SA10-MAB-Y01, 1♀ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Reserve, 1♀ ( PMA); Western Cape, Cape Town, above Tokai Forest, Constantiaberge, above Donkerboskloof, 34°02’S 18°23.5’E, 460 m, 7–21.IV.1995, Site 2, Mesic Mountain Fynbos, Protea coronata  dominated, MT, SAM-HYM-PO20893, S. van Noort leg., 1♀ ( SAMC); same locality label, 6.XII.1994, sweep, 1♀ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Constantiaberg, Donkerboskloof, 34°02.28’S 18°23.75’E, 370 m, 10.III.1995, sweep, Kloof forest, S. van Noort leg., 2♀♀ ( SAMC, MOLC); Western Cape, Walker Bay Nature Reserve, 34°27.41’S 19°21.39’E, 24.I–21.II.1998, YPT, S. van Noort & B. Fisher leg., 1♀ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Booi se Skerm, 34°18.27’S 18°27.64’E, 24.II.1998, sweep, strandveld, S. van Noort leg., 2♀♀ ( SAMC, MOLC); Western Cape, Hermanus, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Mosselberg, south slope, 100 m, 4–5.II.1995, MT, Mesic Mountain Fynbos, S. van Noort leg., 1♀ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Table Mountain National Park, Tokai S, Prinskasteel, Site 29, 34°03.561’S 18°24.054’E, 19.I.2009, Pitfall Trap 8, Afrotemperate Forest, Fynbos, C. Uys leg., 1♀ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Fynbos Estate, Dragonridge, 33°34.092’S 18°47.680’E, 635 m, 28.IX–28.XII.2010, YPT, Boland Granite Fynbos, S. van Noort leg., DRA09-FYN1-Y09, 1♀ ( SAMC). UGANDA: Western Region, Kibale National Park, Kanyawara Makerere University Biological Field Station, 0°35.442’S 30°21.741’E, 1465 m, 10.VIII.2008, sweep, primary mid-altitude rainforest, near stream, S. van Noort leg., 1♀ ( SAMC). ZIMBABWE: Harare, 1♀ ( AMNH).

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.


USA, Florida, Gainesville, American Entomological Institute


Belgium, Tervuren, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale


American Entomological Institute


Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale


American Museum of Natural History


National Museums of Kenya


Iziko Museums of Cape Town


Bavarian State Collection of Zoology


KwaZulu-Natal Museum


Provincial Museum of Alberta














Anteon townesi Olmi, 1984

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

Anteon townesi

Olmi, M. & van Noort, S. & Guglielmino, A. 2016: 69
Olmi, M. 1984: 379

Anteon decellei

Olmi, M. 1984: 380