Anteon tetense Olmi, 2008

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619 : 199-200

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Anteon tetense Olmi, 2008


92. Anteon tetense Olmi, 2008

( Fig. 70E View FIGURE 70 )

Anteon tetense Olmi 2008c: 217 .

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 2.6–4.0 mm. Head black, except mandible, clypeus and anterior region of frons testaceous; antenna testaceous; mesosoma black, except lateral margins of pronotum testaceous; metasoma brown; legs testaceous. Specimen from South Africa, 32°32.033’S 25°14.267’E, darker, with head totally black, except mandible brown; antenna brown; mesosoma black; metsoma brown; legs brown. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 11:5.5:6:4.5:5:5:5:4:5:7. Head dull, granulate; frontal line complete, partly continuing behind anterior ocellus (frontal line incomplete, only present in posterior half of frons, in specimen from South Africa, 32°32.033’S 25°14.267’E); frons with two lateral keels along orbits and directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 5; OOL = 5 OPL = 5; TL = 5; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli shorter than OL (2:5). Pronotum smooth, with slight transverse anterior impression; anterior surface shiny, punctate, unsculptured among punctures; posterior surface approximately as long as mesoscutum (12.5:12), dull, granulate, except few transverse keels situated at anterior margin (keels forming raised transverse carina); pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Anterior surface of pronotum shorter than posterior surface (7:12.5). Mesoscutum shiny, granulate, unsculptured medially near anterior margin. Notauli incomplete, reaching about 0.3 × length of mesoscutum (0.2 × in specimen from South Africa, 32°32.033’S 25°14.267’E). Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc with transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity with small areolae, without longitudinal keels. Forewing with two dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (3:6). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 7:2.5:3.5:12.5:21; protarsomere 2 produced into hook.

Enlarged claw ( Fig. 70E View FIGURE 70 ) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 70E View FIGURE 70 ) with two rows of 25–35 lamellae; apex very slender, with group of 3–5 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: MOZAMBIQUE: Tete Prov., 20 km N Tete , 16°02’S 33°35’E, 260 m, 1.XII.2005, J. Halada leg. ( OLL) GoogleMaps . Other material: KENYA: Eastern Prov., Kasaala area, Mulu Musingila’s Farm , 13–27.XII.2016, MT, near gully, R. Copeland leg. , 1♀ ( NMK) . SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape, Pearston, Plains of Camdeboo Game Reserve , 32°32.033’S 25°14.267’E, 969 m, 6.X.2010 – 18.I.2011, YPT, Camdeboo Escarpment Ticket, S. van Noort leg., PCD09-ACA1-Y06 GoogleMaps , 1♀ ( SAMC) ; same locality label, MT, PCD09-ACA1-M06 , 1♀ ( MOLC) .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa.


National Museums of Kenya


Iziko Museums of Cape Town














Anteon tetense Olmi, 2008

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

Anteon tetense

Olmi 2008: 217