Apoaphelopus wallacei Olmi, Copeland & van Noort, 2019

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619 : 597

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Apoaphelopus wallacei Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

sp. nov.

4. Apoaphelopus wallacei Olmi, Copeland & van Noort , sp. nov.

( Figs 264F View FIGURE 264 , 266D View FIGURE 266 , 267 View FIGURE 267 )

Diagnosis. ♂ of Apoaphelopus with POL about twice as long as OOL; notauli incomplete, reaching about 0.5 × length of mesoscutum.

Description. ♂ ( Figs 266D View FIGURE 266 , 267 View FIGURE 267 ). Fully winged; length 0.9 mm. Head testaceous-dark, except mandible tes- taceous; antenna whitish; mesosoma and metasoma testaceous; legs yellow-testaceous. Antenna filiform, shorter than body; antennomeres in following proportions: 7:3:2:2.5:2.5:3:2.5:2:2:5. Head convex, subspheroidal, dull, granulate, finely setose; occiput very concave, unsculptured; frontal line absent; central area of frons with slight short median longitudinal furrow; occipital carina complete; POL = 3; OL = 1.5; OOL = 1.5; TL = 1; posterior ocelli touching occipital carina; temple shorter than eye (1:5). Mesoscutum, mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, completely unsculptured. Notauli incomplete, reaching about 0.5 × length of mesoscutum. Epicnemium exposed. Metapectal-propodeal disc and propodeal declivity shiny, almost completely unsculptured, slightly rugose on sides of metapectal-propodeal disc. Mesopleuron and metapleuron shiny, unsculptured. Forewing without pterostigma, with costal vein very thick; costal cell absent; 2r-rs&Rs vein present and not reaching margin of forewing; other veins of forewing absent, veins M and Cu being marked by dark stripes. Hind wing with costal vein absent, with two dark longitudinal median stripes. Basivolsella ( Fig. 264F View FIGURE 264 ) with distal process parallel to distivolsella. Palpi absent. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♂ holotype, NMK/INV/T-638: KENYA: Coast Prov. , Diani Beach area, 4.27559°S 39.59337°E, 10 m, MT, shrubland off Diani Beach Rd., 8–22.I.2014, R. Copeland leg. ( NMK) GoogleMaps .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya.

Etymology. The species is named in honour of the great naturalist, explorer and writer, Alfred Russel Wallace, co-founder, together with Charles Darwin, of modern evolutionary theory, and himself a collector of many rare and undescribed species.


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