Crovettia afra 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: 61-63

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4630.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8D375836-CCBA-473C-836F-6ABD44B4F881

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E987E2-FF93-2A76-FF3E-D6D7FB4CFB94

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Crovettia afra Olmi, Copeland & van Noort
status

sp. nov.

1. Crovettia afra Olmi, Copeland & van Noort  , sp. nov.

( Figs 18D, EView FIGURE 18, 19View FIGURE 19, 20View FIGURE 20 A–C)

Diagnosis. ♀ and ♂ of Crovettia  with head and mesoscutum granulate ( Fig. 19View FIGURE 19); 2r-rs&Rs vein straight and with apex not broadened ( Fig. 18DView FIGURE 18); metapectal-propodeal disc and propodeal declivity reticulate rugose.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 1.6–1.7 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna testaceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs yellow-testaceous. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 5:5:4.5:4.5:4.5:4.5:4.5:4.5:4:7. Head dull, granulate; frontal line absent; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 3; OOL = 3.5; OPL = 3; TL = 4; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli shorter than OL (2:3). Mesoscutum and mesoscutellum dull, granulate. Notauli absent. Metanotum dull, rugose. Metapectal-propodeal disc dull, reticulate rugose, without transverse posterior keel; propodeal declivity with tracks of two longitudinal keels. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; 2r-rs&Rs vein straight and with apex not broadened (as in Fig. 18DView FIGURE 18); pterostigma large and black, occasionally brown. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Fully winged ( Fig. 19View FIGURE 19); body length 1.4–1.8 mm (holotype 1.4 mm). Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna brown or testaceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs completely yellow-testaceous, or testaceous, except meso- and metafemur, meso- and metatibia and last tarsomere darkened. Antenna filiform; antennomeres in following proportions: 3.5:3.5:3:3:3.5:4:4.5:5:5:7. Head ( Fig. 19CView FIGURE 19) dull, granulate; frontal line incomplete, present in anterior third of frons; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 3; OOL = 4; OPL = 1; TL = 3; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli shorter than OL (2:3). Mesoscutum and mesoscutellum dull, granulate. Notauli absent or incomplete (in holotype reaching about 0.5 × length of mesoscutum). Metanotum dull, rugose. Metapectal-propodeal disc dull, reticulate rugose, without transverse posterior keel; propodeal declivity without longitudinal keels. Forewing ( Fig. 19DView FIGURE 19) hyaline, without dark transverse bands; 2r-rs&Rs vein straight and with apex not broadened ( Fig. 18DView FIGURE 18); pterostigma large and black, occasionally brown. Paramere much ( Fig. 20AView FIGURE 20) or slightly ( Figs 20B, CView FIGURE 20) longer than penis; basivolsella usually with two distal bristles ( Figs 20View FIGURE 20 A-C), rarely (in specimen from Kenya, 0.62884°S 36.42969°E) with one distal bristle. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

Material examined. Types: ♂ holotype (CASTYPE19454): MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Montagne d’Ambre National Park, 12°30‘52‘‘S 49°10‘53‘‘E, 960 m, 19.III–6.IV.2001, MT, MA-01-01A-09, R. Harin’Hala leg. ( CAS)GoogleMaps  . Paratypes: KENYA: Coast Prov., Arabuko-Sokoke Forest , 3.30958°S 39.96538°E, 80 m, 15–29.XII.2014, MT in bush outside forest, R. Copeland leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK); Coast Prov., Taita Hills, Mwatate area , 3.48444°S 38.33251°E, 1011 m, 13–27.XII.2011, MT, below Bura Bluff, riverine forest, R. Copeland leg., MO/346GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC); Coast Prov., Muhaka Forest , 4.32664°S 39.52462°E, 41 m, 1–15.XI.2014, MT, indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMK); same locality label, 7–21.II.2015GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMK); same locality label, 27.XII.2015 – 9.I.2016GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( NMK); same locality label, 5–19.XI.2015GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMK); same locality label, 27.IX–11.X.2015GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMK); Rift Valley Prov., Mlozi, Naivasha , 0.62884°S 36.42969°E, 1909 m, 5–6.VII.2015, MT, Acacia xanthophloea  woodland, R. Copeland leg., MO/347GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC). MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Montagne d’Ambre National Park , 12°31.13‘S 49°10.45‘E, 1125 m, 6–21.IV.2001, MT, MA-01-01D-07, R. Harin’Hala leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC); Antsiranana, Montagne d’Ambre National Park , 12°31S 49°11‘‘E, 975 m, 4–10.III.2001, MT, M.E. Irwin, E.I. Schlinger & R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-01-01B-06  , 1♀ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Vohiparara , 21°13.57‘S 47°22.19‘E, at broken bridge, 1110 m, 15–21.XII.2001, MT, high altitude rainforest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09A-07GoogleMaps  , 2♂♂ ( CAS, MOLC); same locality label, 6–15.XII.2001, MA-02-09A-06GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park , radio tower at forest edge, 21°15.05‘S 47°24.43‘E, 1130 m, 15–21.XII.2001, MT, mixed tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09B-07GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( CAS); same locality label, 22–28.XI.2001, MA-02-09B-04GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( CAS)  , 1♀ ( MOLC); same locality label, 14–21.I.2002, MA-02-09B-12  , 1♀ ( MOLC); same locality label, 27.VI–7.VII.2003, MA-02-09B-65  , 1♀ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Belle Vue at Talatakely , 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E, 1020 m, 8–15.XI.2001, MT, secondary tropical forest, MA-02-09C-02, R. Harin’Hala leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( CAS); same locality label, 4–16.V.2003, MA-02-09C-60GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( CAS); same locality label 22–28.XI.2001, MA- 02-09C-04GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( CAS); same locality label, 16.X–8.XI.2001, MA-02-09C-01GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( CAS)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya, Madagascar.

Etymology. The species is named afra  after the collection site in the Afrotropical region.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

NMK

National Museums of Kenya

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Dryinidae

Genus

Crovettia