Dryinus burgeoni Benoit, 1953

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 312-314

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Dryinus burgeoni Benoit, 1953


5. Dryinus burgeoni Benoit, 1953 

( Figs 125View FIGURE 125 A–C)

Dryinus burgeoni Benoit 1953: 142  ; Olmi 1984: 786; Guglielmino & Olmi 2014b: 265.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 6.0– 8.4 mm. Head black, except mandible and clypeus testaceous; occasionally clypeus black; antenna totally testaceous, or black, except antennomeres 8–10 testaceous; propleuron black; pronotum totally black or brown–reddish, occasionally black, except posterior collar brownish; rest of mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs brown-reddish, except tarsi testaceous. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 13:8:52:29:21:14:11:10:9:11. Head ( Fig. 125AView FIGURE 125) dull, granulate; occipital carina complete; lateral ocelli not touching occipital carina; POL = 2.5; OL = 2.5; OOL = 12; OPL = 1.5; temple absent. Pronotum ( Fig. 125BView FIGURE 125) dull, granulate, with many longitudinal keels on lateral regions; pronotum crossed by slight anterior transverse impression and strong posterior transverse furrow; anterior collar slight; posterior collar long; pronotal tubercle not reaching tegula. Mesoscutum dull, granulate, completely sculptured by many longitudinal keels. Notauli almost complete, almost reaching posterior margin of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum dull, with many longitudinal keels. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, without longitudinal keels. Forewing with two dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein curvilinear, much longer than proximal part (24:10). Protarsomere 1 about as long as 4; protarsomere 3 produced into hook. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 125CView FIGURE 125) with one large subdistal tooth and one row of 13 lamellae. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 125CView FIGURE 125) with two rows of about 37 lamellae; apex with approximately 10 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Ituri Prov., Moto, L. Burgeon leg. ( MRAC). Other material: CAMEROON: South Region, Ebolowa , Nkoemvon, MT, 1978, D. Jackson leg.  , 1♀ ( NHMUK); same locality label, IX.1979, 1  ♀ ( NHMUK); same locality label, X.1980, 1  ♀ ( NHMUK); same locality label  , 1♀ ( AMNH). DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Haut-Lomami, Upemba Na- tional Park , Kankunda   , 1♀ ( MRAC). NIGERIA: Osun State, Ife (= Ilé–Ifè )  , 1♀ ( AIEC); Oyo State, Ibadan, Cocoa Research Institute , 3.VII.1963  , on cocoa, 2♀♀ ( NHMUK)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria.


Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale


Natural History Museum, London


American Museum of Natural History






Dryinus burgeoni Benoit, 1953

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

Dryinus burgeoni

Guglielmino, A. & Olmi, M. 2014: 265
Olmi, M. 1984: 786
Benoit, P. L. G. 1953: 142