Anteon whartoni Olmi, 2011,

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 210-211

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102. Anteon whartoni Olmi, 2011 

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Anteon whartoni Olmi in Olmi & Copeland 2011: 180  ; Olmi et al. 2015: 351; 2016: 70.

Description. ♂. Fully winged; body length 1.9–2.2 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna testa- ceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous, except metacoxa and club of metafemur partly darkened. In specimen from Kenya, 00°20.56’N 34°52.12’E, legs totally testaceous. Antenna filiform, with setae longer than breadth of antennomeres; antennomeres in following proportions: 10:7:7.5:7:7:7:7:7:6.5:10. Head dull, granulate and reticulate rugose; frontal line absent; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 3; OOL = 4; OPL = 2.5; TL = 3; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli about as long as OL. Mesoscutum shiny, finely punctate, unsculptured among punctures, with surface near anterior margin weakly (in holotype) or strongly (in specimen from Kenya, 00°20.56’N 34°52.12’E) rugose; occasionally mesoscutum partly granulate. Notauli incomplete, reaching about 0.25 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc with transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity completely reticulate rugose, usually with left longitudinal keel hardly visible and right longitudinal keel absent, rarely with two complete longitudinal keels; usually longitudinal keels of propodeal declivity irregular. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands or spots; distal part of 2rrs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (3:10). Paramere ( Fig. 77EView FIGURE 77) with distal inner rounded process; dorsal membranous process with distal area setose ( Fig. 77EView FIGURE 77). Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♂ holotype: KENYA: Western Prov., Kakamega District, Kakamega Forest , 00°14.13’N 34°51.87’E, 4.III.1999, R. Wharton leg. ( TAMU (it will be deposited in NMK))GoogleMaps  . Other material: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Sangha-Mbaéré Prefecture, Reserve Speciale de Forêt dense de Dzanga- Sangha , 12.7 km 326° NW Bayanga, 3°00.27’N 16°11.55’E, 420 m, 17.V.2001, sweep, lowland rainforest, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 6♂♂ (5 in SAMC, 1 in MOLC); Sangha-Mbaéré Prefecture, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Mabéa Bai , 21.4 km 53° NE Bayanga, 3°02.01’N 16°24.57’E, 510 m, 4.V.2001, sweep, lowland rainforest, marsh clearing, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 2♂♂ ( SAMC). KENYA: Coast Prov., Taita Hills, Chawia Forest , 3.47908°S 38.34162°E, 1614 m, 27.V–10.VI.2012, MT, next to small forest pond, R. Copeland leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK); same locality label, 15–29.V.2011GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK); same locality label, 10–24.VII.2011GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK); same locality label, 3.47901°S 38.34134°E, 1617 m, 21–25.VIII.2012, 6m MT, next to fallen tree, R. Copeland leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK); Western Prov., Kakamega District, Kakamega Forest , 00°20.56’N 34°52.12’E, 22.V–3.VI.2000, Manfred Kraemer leg.GoogleMaps  , ex Michael von Tschirnhaus collection  , 1♂ ( MOLC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Central African Republic, Kenya.


National Museums of Kenya


Iziko Museums of Cape Town














Anteon whartoni Olmi, 2011

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

Anteon whartoni Olmi in Olmi & Copeland 2011: 180

Olmi, M. & Copeland, R. S. 2011: 180