Dryinus botswanensis ( Olmi, 1991 )

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 364-365

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Dryinus botswanensis ( Olmi, 1991 )


47. Dryinus botswanensis ( Olmi, 1991) 

( Fig. 147CView FIGURE 147)

Alphadryinus botswanensis Olmi 1991: 284  .

Dryinus botswanensis (Olmi)  : Olmi 2004a: 356; Olmi et al. 2015: 356.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 5.1–5.3 mm. Head black, except mandible, clypeus and some small spots on malar space testaceous; antenna ferruginous, except antennomeres 6–9 darkened; propleuron black; pronotum black, except margins and posterior collar reddish; rest of mesosoma black; metasoma black; legs ferruginous, except coxae partly black and clubs of femora partly darkened. In specimen from Kenya, 04°23.783’S 39°39.567’E, malar space completely black, antenna brown, except scape and pedicel partly testaceous and flagellomeres 7–8 totally testaceous, legs brown, except tarsi partly testaceous.Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 14:6:28:14:11:9:7:6:5:9. Head flat, dull, granulate, with irregular keels on frons and vertex; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; lateral ocelli touching occipital carina; POL = 5; OL = 3; OOL = 9; OPL = 0; TL = 4. In specimen from Kenya, 04°23.783’S 39°39.567’E, lateral ocelli very close to occipital carina, not touching it. Pronotum shiny, alutaceous, crossed by slight anterior transverse impression and strong posterior transverse furrow; posterior collar short; disc humped; pronotal tubercle not reaching tegula. In specimen from Kenya, 04°23.783’S 39°39.567’E, pronotum dull, granulate and sculptured by longitudinal striae around and on disc. Mesoscutum dull, reticulate rugose. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.6 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum dull, granulate. Metanotum dull, rugose. Metapectal-propodeal disc and propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, without longitudinal and transverse keels. Forewing with three dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein longer than proximal part (15:9). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 20:5:9:20:33. Protarsomere 3 produced into hook. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 147CView FIGURE 147) with two small subdistal teeth and one row of 13–18 lamellae. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 147CView FIGURE 147) with two rows of approximately 23–28 lamellae; apex with approximately 30 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: BOTSWANA: Serowe , Farmer’s Brigade, IX.1988, MT, Per Forchham- mer leg. ( USNM)  . Other material: KENYA: Coast Prov. , Shimba Hills National Park, 04°23.783’S 39°39.567’E, 436 m, MT, just inside Makadara Forest, 22.X–5.XI.2008, R. Copeland leg., 1♀ ( NMK)GoogleMaps  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Botswana, Kenya.


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History


National Museums of Kenya






Dryinus botswanensis ( Olmi, 1991 )

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

Alphadryinus botswanensis

Olmi, M. 1991: 284

Dryinus botswanensis

Olmi, M. 2004: 356