Aphelopus wittei Benoit, 1951b

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S., Guglielmino, Adalgisa & Icipe, 2015, An updated checklist of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of thirteen new species, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55 (1), pp. 333-380 : 338

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5304733

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D751AC5C-5C26-4A5D-8A6C-0FF088E518ED

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EFFF5C-FFE6-FFB0-FE5D-5345FE88FB14

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scientific name

Aphelopus wittei Benoit, 1951b
status

 

5. Aphelopus wittei Benoit, 1951b

Material examined. New records. BURUNDI: Rusizi National Park , 3.34364°S 29.27246°E, 774 m, 13–20.iv.2010, Malaise trap near three small trees, degraded bush/grassland, R. Copeland leg., 1 J ( RSC) GoogleMaps ; Bururi National Forest , 3.93022°S 29.61697°E, 1955 m, 24.viii–7.ix.2010, Malaise trap, indigenous forest, near stream, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps . KENYA: COAST: Taita Hills, Vuria Forest , 3.41428°S 38.29178°E, 2162 m, 11–25.i.2012, Malaise trap, just inside indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps ; Taita Hills, Chawia Forest , 3.47901°S 38.34134°E, 1617 m, 21–25.viii.2012, Malaise trap, next to fallen tree, R. Copeland leg., 1J ( RSC) GoogleMaps ; Funzi Island , 4.57776°S 39.43825°E, near sea level, 4–10.vii.2012, Malaise trap, near Funzi workshop, ICIPE/NMKE Funzi Island Expedition, 2♀♀ (1 in NMKE, 1 in MOLC) GoogleMaps ; same locality label, 24–28.vii.2012, Malaise trap, mixed grass– woodland, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps ; Kasigau Mtn., 3.82700°S 38.64875°E, 1065 m, 5–19.x.2011, Malaise trap, next to campsite in forest, R. Copeland leg., 1♀ ( RSC). EASTERN: Nyambene Hills, Itieni Forest , at bottom, 0.24433°N 37.87016°E, 2142 m, 7–21. viii.2011, Malaise trap, edge of indigenous forest, near forest station, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( NMKE) GoogleMaps ; same locality label, 18.ix–2.x.2011, 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps ; same locality label, 26.vi–10.vii.2011, 1 J ( NMKE) GoogleMaps ; Kasaala area, 2.07846°S 38.22530°E, 740 m, 28.xi–4.xii.2013, six-meter Malaise trap, just inside isolated woodland patch, J. Bukhebi leg., 1 J 1 ♀ ( NMKE). RIFT VALLEY: Molo, Turi , 25.x.1998, A. Polaszek leg., 1 J ( BMNH) GoogleMaps ; Saiwa Swamp National Park , near campsite, 1.09417°N 35.11833°E, 1882 m, 26.ii–12.iii.2006, Malaise trap, next to permanent upland swamp, 1 ♀ ( NMKE) GoogleMaps ; Mt. Elgon National Park, top of Endebess Bluff , 1.06117°N 34.75383°E, 2630 m, 16–30.i.2006, Malaise trap, forest edge near small stream, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps ; Olorgesailie National Monument , 1.57930°S 36.44566°E, 982 m, 27.xi–11.xii.2011, Malaise trap, Acacia - Commiphora savannah, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps ; Oloitokitok , 2.94456°S 37.50714°E, 1853 m, 19.viii–2.ix.2011, Malaise trap, edge of indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps ; same locality label, 22.vii–5.viii.2011, 3 ♀♀ ( NMKE). WESTERN: Kakamega District, Kakamega Forest, Kisere Forest, Calebs Campground , 00°22.175′N 34°53.297′E, 1580 m, Manfred Kraemer leg., ex Michael von Tschirnhaus collection, 1 ♀ ( MTC) GoogleMaps .

Published records. OLMI &COPELAND (2011): BURUNDI: Muyange, 2100 m, 11.viii.1948 ( IRSN). KENYA: NYAN- ZA: 15 mls. NE of Kisumu. WESTERN: Kisere Forest Reserve ,(00°23.73′N 34°53.165′E) GoogleMaps ; Kakamega Forest (00°14.13′N 34°51.87′E) GoogleMaps ; Isecheno Nature Reserve, Isecheno (00°24′N 34°87′E) ; 27 mi. NE of Kisumu , Kaimosi Mission .

Distribution. Afrotropical, recorded from almost all sub-saharian countries, from Senegal to Somalia and Sudan, in addition to Madagascar and Yemen ( OLMI & HARTEN 2000, OLMI & COPELAND 2011).

NMKE

National Museum of Kenya

IRSN

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Dryinidae

Genus

Aphelopus