Dryinus yemenensis Olmi & van Harten, 2006

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 353-355

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Dryinus yemenensis Olmi & van Harten, 2006


39. Dryinus yemenensis Olmi & van Harten, 2006 

( Fig. 143BView FIGURE 143)

Dryinus yemenensis Olmi & van Harten 2006: 327  .

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 3.6–4.6 mm. Head black, except mandible, clypeus, anterior region of frons between antennal toruli and malar spacee testaceous-reddish; ventral side of head brown, except anterior half testaceous-reddish; antenna testaceous, except antennomeres 5–9 darkened and 10 whitish; prothorax testaceous- reddish; mesothorax, metathorax, metapectal-propodeal disc, propodeal declivity and petiole black; metasoma and legs testaceous-reddish, except stalks of meso- and metafemur and distal extremities of tibiae darkened. Specimen from Oman, 17°01.02’N 54°09.32’E, (length 3.7 mm) with slightly different colour (head black, except mandible, clypeus and part of malar space testaceous; antenna testaceous, except antennomeres 4–9 darkened; pronotum brown, except margins and posterior collar testaceous; legs testaceous, except meso- and metatibia and stalks of meso- and metafemur darkened). Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 12:5:21:10:8:7:6:6:4:8. Head flat, dull, covered with many short setae, granulate, with frons sculptured by few irregular and longitudinal striae; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 3; OL = 3; OOL = 7; OPL = 1; TL = 4. Pronotum shiny, unsculptured, humped, crossed by slight anterior transverse impression and strong posterior transverse furrow; anterior collar long; posterior collar very short; pronotal tubercle not reaching tegula. Mesoscutum dull, covered with short setae (so dense that sculpture hardly visible); mesoscutum granulate, with lateral regions and posterior surface reticulate rugose. Notauli almost complete and approximately reaching posterior margin of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum dull, granulate, covered with short setae. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose, approximately as long as propodeal declivity; propodeal declivity with anterior half reticulate rugose and posterior half sculptured by transverse keels. Forewing with three dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein longer than proximal part (14:6). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 16:3:6:11:18. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 143BView FIGURE 143) with one small subdistal tooth and one row of 4–5 very narrow lamellae similar to bristles. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 143BView FIGURE 143) with three rows of 15 lamellae (one row composed of very long lamellae); apex with at least 18–25 lamellae. In specimen from Oman, 17°01.02’N 54°09.32’E, enlarged claw with one small subdistal tooth and seven very narrow lamellae similar to bristles + 1 seta; protarsomere 5 with two rows of 8 (slightly longer) + 10 lamellae and apex with at least 20 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown (see remarks).

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype: YEMEN: Al Lahima , 16.X–31.XII.2000, MT, N. 5322, A. van Harten & A.M. Hager leg. ( MOLC)  . Paratypes: YEMEN: 12 km NW of Manakhah , 3.VII–21.VIII.2001, MT, N. 5966, A. van Harten leg.  , 2♀♀ ( MOLC); Al-Kowd , 1–5.IX.2001, LT, A. van Harten & S. Al Haruri leg.  , 1♀ ( MOLC). Other material: YEMEN: 12 km NW of Manakhah , MT, 24.VI–4.VIII.2003, N. 7915, A. van Harten leg.  , 1♀ ( MOLC); 12 km NW of Manakhah , MT, 15.IX–22.X.2003, N. 8167, A. van Harten leg.  , 3♀♀ ( MOLC). Palaearctic. Known from Oman (new record): Dhofar , Salalah East, Dahariz, 17°01.02’N 54°09.32’E, 23.IX.2001, dishes-RP, F. Strumia leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Yemen, in addition to the Palaearctic Oman.

Remarks. The ♂ is unknown. However, it is possible that the ♂ attributed provisionally to Dryinus cariniceps Cameron  is actually a ♂ of D. yemenensis  . See remarks under the treatment for D. cariniceps  .






Dryinus yemenensis Olmi & van Harten, 2006

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

Dryinus yemenensis

Olmi, M. & van Harten, A. 2006: 327