Neodryinus gigas Ceballos, 1936

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 567-568

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Neodryinus gigas Ceballos, 1936


3. Neodryinus gigas Ceballos, 1936 

( Figs 251B, CView FIGURE 251)

Neodryinus gigas Ceballos 1936: 51  ; Benoit 1954: 401; Olmi 1984: 1071; Rey del Castillo & Izquierdo 1989: 254; Olmi 1994c: 10; Azevedo et al. 2010: 901.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 5.6–7.8 mm. Head black, except mandible, clypeus and anterior region of frons reddish (in specimen from Madagascar, 16°19.16’S 46°48.80’E, head black, except mandible testaceous); antenna reddish, except antennomeres 7–10 darkened (in specimen from Madagascar, 16°19.16’S 46°48.80’E, an- tenna brown, except antennomere 5, distal extremity of 4 and ventral side of 1–2 whitish); mesosoma black, except lateral regions and posterior margin of pronotum partly reddish and mesopleuron partly reddish (in specimen from Madagascar, 16°19.16’S 46°48.80’E, mesosoma black, except lateral margins of pronotum ferruginous); metasoma brown-reddish or brown; legs reddish (in specimen from Madagascar, 16°19.16’S 46°48.80’E, legs brown, except tarsi ferruginous and part of procoxa and protrochanter testaceous). Antenna filiform; antennomeres in following proportions: 17:8:42:22:18:11:8:8:6:10. Head ( Fig. 251CView FIGURE 251) dull, slightly excavated (almost flat), granulate; frons and vertex completely sculptured by longitudinal keels; occipital carina incomplete, only present behind and on sides of lateral ocelli; occiput strongly sculptured by keels or reticulate rugose; temple very prominent ( Fig. 251CView FIGURE 251). In specimen from Madagascar, 16°19.16'S 46°48.80'E, POL = 3; OL = 2; OOL = 12; OPL = 1; TL = 7; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli as long as OL. Palpal formula 6/3. Pronotum crossed by transverse impression, unsculptured, or partly slightly granulate and with many longitudinal keels; posterior edges of pronotum rounded, not produced into lobes. Mesoscutum dull, completely reticulate rugose and with irregular longitudinal keels. Notauli absent. Mesoscutellum dull, completely reticulate rugose. Metanotum very reduced and short, reticulate rugose. Metapectal-propodeal disc completely reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, with two incomplete longitudinal keels. Forewing with two dark transverse bands (proximal band divided into two parts); distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much longer than proximal part (18:10). Protrochanter approximately six × as long as broad (30:5). In holotype protarsomere 1 longer than 4 (30:18). Protarsomeres of specimen from Madagascar, 16°19.16'S 46°48.80'E, in following proportions: 25:3:8:16:29. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 251BView FIGURE 251) with one subapical tooth and one row of six lamellae (in holotype, lamellae missing (Fig. 721 in Olmi 1984)). Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 251BView FIGURE 251) with one row of 14–15 lamellae; apex with at least 15 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/0/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Toamasina, Rogez (= Andekaleka ), X.1930, A. Sey- rig leg. ( MNMS)  . Other material: MADAGASCAR: Mahajanga, Ampijoroa National Park , 160 km N of Maevatanana on RN 04, 16°19.16’S 46°48.80’E, 43 m, 17–24.VIII.2003, MT, deciduous forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-25-11GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( CAS)  ; no locality, 1♀ ( MRAC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.


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Neodryinus gigas Ceballos, 1936

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

Neodryinus gigas

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 901
Olmi, M. 1994: 10
Castillo, C. & Izquierdo, I. 1989: 254
Olmi, M. 1984: 1071
Benoit, P. L. G. 1954: 401
Ceballos, G. 1936: 51