Dryinus mobotensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 333-334

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Dryinus mobotensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

sp. nov.

24. Dryinus mobotensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort  , sp. nov.

( Figs 134View FIGURE 134View FIGURE 134, 135View FIGURE 135 CView FIGURE 135)

Diagnosis. ♀ of Dryinus  with head mostly black, granulate, except some irregular longitudinal keels along frontal line; mesosoma black; pronotum weakly excavated, not humped ( Fig. 134BView FIGURE 134); forewing with distal half darkened; propodeal declivity with two complete longitudinal keels; protarsomere 1 about twice as long as 4; enlarged claw ( Fig. 135CView FIGURE 135) slightly shorter than protarsomere 5, with big subapical tooth.

Description. ♀ ( Fig. 134View FIGURE 134). Fully winged; body length 4.7 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous and anterior half of clypeus yellow; antenna testaceous, except antennomeres 7–10 brown; mesosoma black; metasoma and legs brown.Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 13:6:22:12:10:8:8:7:6:7. Head ( Fig. 134CView FIGURE 134) dull, granulate and with few longitudinal keels along frontal line; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 4; OOL = 7; OPL = 1.5; TL = 3; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli about as long as TL. Pronotum dull, granulate, weakly excavated, with posterior collar hardly visible. Mesoscutum and mesoscutellum dull, granulate ( Fig. 134AView FIGURE 134). Notauli incomplete, approximately reaching 0.5 × length of mesoscutum. Metanotum unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose, slightly shorter than propodeal declivity (18:25); propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, with two complete longitudinal keels and median area sculptured by transverse keels, except small central unsculptured area. Forewing ( Fig. 134DView FIGURE 134) with distal half darkened; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein about twice as long as proximal part (14:7). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 21:2.5:4:10:17. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 135CView FIGURE 135) with one large subapical tooth and one row of five bristles. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 135CView FIGURE 135) with two rows of 10 lamellae; apex with approximately 17 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype (CASTYPE19458): MADAGASCAR: Toamasina, Mobot site, Anala- lava, 7 km SW of Foulpointe, 17°42’32’’S 49°27’29’’E, 80 ft., 12–19.X.2007, MT, low altitude dense humid forest, MG-37A-05 ( CAS.GoogleMaps 

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.

Etymology. The species is named mobotensis after the collection locality in Mobot site (Toamasina, Madagas- car).


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