Gonatopus varipes Brues, 1906

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 476-477

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Gonatopus varipes Brues, 1906
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54. Gonatopus varipes Brues, 1906 

( Figs 200View FIGURE 200 EView FIGURE 200, 201View FIGURE 201 E, FView FIGURE 201, 202View FIGURE 202 A–C)

Gonatopus varipes Brues 1906: 106  ; Olmi 1994a: 69; 1998c: 63; 2004a. 368; 2006: 48; 2009b: 460.

Tetrodontochelys varipes (Brues)  : Olmi 1984: 1459.

Description. ♀. Apterous; body length 2.3–2.9 mm. Head yellow-reddish, occasionally with vertex darkened; an- tenna yellow-reddish, occasionally with antennomeres 4–10 darkened; pronotum black, except lateral regions reddish (in specimen from Gambia, Perai Memadi, prothorax completely testaceous); rest of mesosoma black or brown (in specimen from Gambia, Perai Memadi, mesoscutum and mesoscutellum testaceous, metapectal-propodeal disc brown, except anterior surface and metanotum testaceous); metasoma brown; legs yellow, occasionally except clubs of femora and meso- and metacoxa brown. Head ( Fig. 202AView FIGURE 202) excavated and shiny, with occiput granulate. Palpal formula 4/2. Pronotum shiny, granulate, not crossed by transverse impression or very slightly impressed ( Fig. 202CView FIGURE 202). Mesoscutum without lateral pointed apophyses ( Fig. 202BView FIGURE 202). Mesoscutum, mesoscutellum and metapectal-propodeal disc dull, granulate; propodeal declivity transversely striate. Mesopleuron and metapleuron not transversely striate. Meso-metapleural suture obsolete. Protarsomeres in following proportions: 9:2:3:10:15. Enlarged claw ( Figs 201E, FView FIGURE 201) with one small subapical tooth and few peg-like setae or bristles. Protarsomere 5 ( Figs 201E, FView FIGURE 201) with inner proximal serrate region and one row of approximately 26 lamellae, or 2 rows of 2 (proximal) + 22 lamellae; apex with 6–8 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/0/1.

♂. Fully winged; body length 1.6–1.9 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna brown; mesosoma and metasoma black; legs brown, except articulations, proximal extremities of tibiae and tarsi whitish. Antenna filiform, with antennomere 3 less than 3 × as long as broad (4.5:2); antennomeres in following proportions: 4:4:4.5: 4.5:4.5:4.5:4:4:4:5.5. Head dull, granulate; frontal line absent; occipital carina absent; POL = 7; OL = 3; OOL = 2.5; vertex with smooth ovoidal shiny area situated between eyes and lateral ocelli (area surrounded anteriorly by strong prominent process). Palpal formula 4/2. Mesoscutum dull, granulate. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.25 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, setose, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc shiny, unsculptured, with anterior half granulate, median longitudinal furrow and two short longitudinal keels on sides of furrow; propodeal declivity unsculptured. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; 2R1 cell open; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein longer than proximal part. Dorsal process of paramere ( Fig. 200EView FIGURE 200) short and with apex rounded. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: ZIMBABWE: Eastern Mashonaland, Harare (= Salisbury ), G.A.K. Marshall leg. ( MCPMAbout MCPM)  . Other material: BOTSWANA: Gaborone, 3.II.1980  , 1♀ ( CNCAbout CNC). GAMBIA: Wuli District , Perai Memadi  , 1♀ ( ZILAbout ZIL). MOZAMBIQUE: Maputo Prov., Maputo Bay, Inhaca Island , M. Olmi leg.  , 1♀ ( AMNHAbout AMNH); Maputo Prov., 22 km N of Maputo , M. Olmi leg.  , 1♀ ( AMNHAbout AMNH); Maputo Prov., 6 km N of Palmeira along the road Maputo-Xai Xai, C. 24.VIII.1996, M. Olmi leg.  , 1♀ ( AMNHAbout AMNH); Niassa, Cuamba, Campus of the Catholic University of Mozambique , 10.IV.2002, M. Olmi leg.  , 1♀ ( MOLC); Niassa, Cuamba, Farm of the Catholic University of Mo- zambique, 18.II.2005, M. Olmi leg.  , 1♀ ( MOLC). SOUTH AFRICA: Gauteng, Pretoria District, Soutpan , 25°24’S 28°06’E, 21.III.1990, N.C. Pienaar leg.GoogleMaps  , 2♀♀ ( SANCAbout SANC); KwaZulu-Natal, Umkomaas Game Ranch  , 1♀ ( AEICAbout AEIC)  .

Hosts. In Mozambique, unidentified Cicadellidae  ( Olmi 1994a).

Distribution. Botswana, Gambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

MCPM

Milwaukee City Public Museum

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

ZIL

Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

AEIC

American Entomological Institute

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Alismatales

Family

Araceae

Genus

Gonatopus

Loc

Gonatopus varipes Brues, 1906

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

2019
Loc

Gonatopus varipes

Olmi, M. 1998: 63Olmi, M. 1994: 69Brues, C. T. 1906: 106

Loc

Tetrodontochelys varipes

Olmi, M. 1984: 1459