Gonatopus avontuurensis 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 : 486-487

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E987E2-FE4A-2BAE-FF3E-D703FB25FD00

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Gonatopus avontuurensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort
status

sp. nov.

63. Gonatopus avontuurensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort , sp. nov.

( Figs 204F View FIGURE 204 , 205 View FIGURE 205 , 207 View FIGURE 207 B, C View FIGURE 207 )

Diagnosis. Apterous ♀ of Gonatopus with palpal formula 6/3; temple without sharp carina; mesosoma mostly black; pronotum crossed by transverse furrow; mesoscutum less than twice as long as broad, without lateral pointed prominences; meso-metapleural suture distinct and complete; metanotum deeply excavated behind mesoscutellum; mesopleuron without lateral pointed prominence; metapectal-propodeal disc with slight track of median longitudi- nal furrow; mesopleuron, metapleuron and propodeal declivity granulate and strongly transversely striate; protarso- mere 1 slightly shorter than 4; enlarged claw ( Fig. 204F View FIGURE 204 ) with small subapical tooth; protarsomere 5 without inner proximal serrate region, with one row of 12 lamellae and apex unusually long.

Description. ♀ ( Fig. 205 View FIGURE 205 ). Apterous; body length 3.1 mm. Head black, except mandible brown-testaceous; antenna brown; mesosoma black, except lateral margins brown; metasoma brown; legs brown-testaceous. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 10:6:17:11:9:8:7:6:6:8. Head weakly excavated, dull, granulate; frontal line complete; occipital carina absent; POL = 2; OL = 1.5; OOL = 9; greatest breadth of posterior ocellus about as long as POL. Palpal formula 6/3. Pronotum shiny, crossed by transverse furrow, with disc smooth, unsculptured, and anterior collar and lateral regions granulate. Mesoscutum less than twice as long as broad, granulate, without lateral pointed apophyses ( Fig. 207B View FIGURE 207 ). Mesoscutellum shiny, smooth, sloping anteriorly. Metanotum excavated behind mesoscutellum ( Fig. 207C View FIGURE 207 ). Metapectal-propodeal disc ( Fig. 207B View FIGURE 207 ) fusiform, dull, with anterior surface and top granulate; propodeal declivity granulate and strongly transversely striate; disc with track of median longitudinal furrow. Mesopleuron and metapleuron dull, granulate and transversely striate. Meso-metapleural suture distinct and complete. Protarsomeres in following proportions: 15:3:6:16:26. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 204F View FIGURE 204 ) with one small subapical tooth and two bristles. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 204F View FIGURE 204 ) without inner proximal serrate region, with one row of 12 lamellae; apex unusually long ( Fig. 204F View FIGURE 204 ), with about 10 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/0/1.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype: SOUTH AFRICA: Northern Cape, Avontuur Farm , 16 km NW Nieu- woudtville, 31°16.249’S 19°02.900’E, 764 m, 9.II–1.IV.2010, YPT, Bokkeveld Sandstone Fynbos, S. van Noort leg., SAM-HYM-P039012 ( SAMC). Paratypes: same locality label as holotype, SAM-HYM-P039012 GoogleMaps , 1♀ ( SAMC); same locality label as holotype, 27.X.2009 – 9.II.2010 GoogleMaps , 1♀ ( MOLC) .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. South Africa.

Etymology. The species is named avontuurensis after the collection site in Avontuur Farm.

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Alismatales

Family

Araceae

Genus

Gonatopus