Anteon canabense (Benoit, 1951)

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 115-117

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Anteon canabense (Benoit, 1951)


17. Anteon canabense (Benoit, 1951)  

( Figs 42C View FIGURE 42 , 43 View F A)

Hirtanteon canabensis Benoit 1951b: 164   .

Anteon canabense (Benoit)   : Olmi 1984: 370; Olmi & van Harten 2006: 318; Olmi et al. 2015: 342. Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 2.3–3.5 mm. Completely testaceous-reddish, except petiole black; in specimen from Sierra Leone, 08°31’N 13°17’W, metapectal-propodeal disc darkened. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 12:4:7:6:5:6:5:6:5:8. Head shiny, setose, granulate and reticulate rugose; frontal line present; frons with two lateral keels near orbits; occipital carina complete; POL = 7; OL = 5; OOL = 5 OPL = 4; TL = 4. Pronotum dull, granulate, with numerous transverse keels; posterior surface longer than OPL (7:4) and shorter than mesoscutum (7:14); pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Mesoscutum dull, granulate, reticulate rugose near lateral and posterior margins; occasionally mesoscutum granulate and sculptured by numerous irregular keels. Notauli incomplete, reaching about 0.5 × length of mesoscutum; occasionally notauli hardly visible among areolae and keels. Mesoscutellum shiny, unsculptured. Metanotum dull, not smooth, sculptured by numerous longitudinal keels. Mesopleuron and metapleuron granulate and sculptured by short transverse keels. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose, dull, with transverse posterior keel; propodeal declivity completely granulate, without longitudinal keels, with few irregular keels near margins. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands (in specimens from Democratic Republic of the Congo, 04°15’S 17°10’E, and Yemen, Ta’izz, forewing with small dark spot around 2r-rs&Rs vein); distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (3:7) (distal part longer than proximal part, according to Benoit 1954). Protarsomere 1 slightly longer than 4 (7:6); protarsomere 3 produced into hook.

Protarsomere 4 approximately as long as basal part of 5. Protarsomere 5 ( Figs 42C View FIGURE 42 , 43A) with basal part shorter than distal part (7:8), with inner side curvilinear and with apical region distinct. Enlarged claw ( Figs 42C View FIGURE 42 , 43A) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 42C View FIGURE 42 ) with one row of 23 lamellae (specimen from Yemen, Ta’izz, with two rows of 11+17 lamellae (Fig. 43A); specimen from South Africa, 29°39’23’’S 30°27’41’’E, with two rows of lamellae); apex with 4–5 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Ubangi, Likimi, Mundjungani , 4.X.1927, A. Collart leg. ( MRAC)   . Other material: BOTSWANA: Serowe , II.1990, 1   ♀ ( CAS). DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Haut-Uele, Wamba Territory, Kikongo Mission , 04°15’S 17°10’E, 6–14.IV.2006, MT, forest, S.L. Heydon & S.E. Stevenson leg. GoogleMaps   , 1♀ ( DEUCD). KENYA: Rift Valley Prov., road to Nguruman Town , 1.83216°S 36.08156°E, 676 m, 27–29.III.2013, 6 m MT, edge of indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg. GoogleMaps   , 1♀ ( NMK). NIGERIA: Edo State, Udo Forest Reserve   , 2♀♀ ( AEIC, AMNH). SENEGAL: Niokolo Koba National Park , 13°01.1’N 13°18.5’W, 15.VII.2004, Marek Halada leg. GoogleMaps   , 2♀♀ ( OLL). SIERRA LEONE: Freetown, Cape Sierra Hotel area , 08°31’N 13°17’W, 19.XI.1993 GoogleMaps   , 1♀ ( ZIL). SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZ ulu-Natal, Ashburton , 29°39’23’’S 30°27’41’’E, 6.I–1.II.2006, MT, G. Whiteley leg. GoogleMaps   , 1♀ ( DJBC); Limpopo, 15 km E of Klaserie, Guern- sey Farm   , 2♀♀ ( AMNH, CNC). YEMEN: Ta’izz, V–VI.2000, Light trap, N. 4770, A. van Harten & A.R. Al Yarimi leg.   , 1♀ ( MOLC); same locality label, VII.2002, N. 7316   , 1♀ ( MOLC); 20 km S Ta’izz, 13°30’N 43°57’E, 1200 m, 24.X.2005, J. Halada leg. GoogleMaps   , 1♀ ( OLL)   .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Yemen.


Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale


California Academy of Sciences


National Museums of Kenya


American Entomological Institute


American Museum of Natural History


Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute


Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes














Anteon canabense (Benoit, 1951)

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

Hirtanteon canabensis

Benoit, P. L. G. 1951: 164