Anteon inflatrix Benoit, 1951

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 148-150

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Anteon inflatrix Benoit, 1951
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47. Anteon inflatrix Benoit, 1951 

( Figs 53CView FIGURE 53, 54BView FIGURE 54)

Anteon inflatrix Benoit 1951b: 161  ; Olmi 1984: 399; Olmi et al. 2016: 60 View Cited Treatment .

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 3.0– 3.7 mm. Head black, except mandible yellow (with teeth brown); antenna completely testaceous; occasionally antennomeres 3–10, or 4–10, 6–10, or 8–10 completely brown or with dorsal surface brown; mesosoma of holotype and other specimens black, except prothorax ferruginous; in other specimens (including one paratype in NHMUK) mesosoma completely black, or with anterior margin of pronotum reddish dark; metasoma black; tegula testaceous; legs completely testaceous; occasionally clubs of mesofemur partly brown, or metacoxa, club of metafemur and metatibia brown. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 9:5:5:4:4:5:5:5:5:6. Head dull, granulate and slightly or strongly reticulate rugose (in specimen from South Africa, Butterfly Ridge, frons unsculptured among areolae and keels; in specimen from South Africa, 33°56.232’S 18°57.711’E, head almost completely smooth, with very slight tracks of areolae); frontal line complete; frons without lateral keels (in specimen from South Africa, Butterfly Ridge, frons with two lateral keels near orbits directed towards antennal toruli); occipital carina complete; POL = 7; OL = 4; OOL = 5; OPL = 5; TL = 4; in specimen from South Africa, 28°52.08’S 31°22.41’E, POL = 7; OL = 5; OOL = 5; OPL = 6; TL = 3; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli shorter than OL (4:5). Pronotum rugose, with posterior surface shiny and smooth; posterior surface shorter than mesoscutum (5:12), approximately as long as OPL. Mesoscutum shiny, smooth, finely punctate, unsculptured among punctures (in specimen from Zimbabwe, Bvumba, mesoscutum punctate and slightly granulate among punctures; in specimen from South Africa, 28°52.08’S 31°22.41’E, mesoscutum strongly granulate). Notauli absent; occasionally incomplete and reaching about 0.25–0.30 × length of mesoscutum (in specimen from South Africa, Butterfly Ridge, notauli shortly and slightly visible near anterior margin of mesoscutum). Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Mesopleuron and metapleuron rugose. Metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, with two longitudinal keels and median area as rugose as lateral areas. Forewing with one more or less dark transverse band around 2r-rs&Rs vein (in specimens from South Africa, Butterfly Ridge and Mahai Camp, forewing completely hyaline, without dark transverse band); distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (3:7). Protarsomere 1 longer than 4 (7:2.5); protarsomere 4 produced into hook, approximately 0.5 × as long as basal part of 5. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 53CView FIGURE 53) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 53CView FIGURE 53) with proximal and medial bristles (in two specimens from South Africa, 28°52.08’S 31°22.41’E and 32°57.394’S 18°05.324’E, with one slender lamella and three bristles); apex with 3–9 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Fully winged; body length 2.1–2.4 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna brown, except scape and pedicel testaceous; mesosoma and metasoma black; legs brown, except junctions and tarsi testaceous. Antennomeres in following proportions: 10:6:7:6:6:6:6:6:6:7. Head shiny, reticulate rugose (in specimens from South Africa, 34°16.481’S 19°01.033’E, head almost completely granulate, except lateral regions of frons slightly rugose); frontal line present; frons without lateral keels near orbits directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 7; OL = 4; OOL = 6; OPL = 5; TL = 3. Mesoscutum shiny, smooth, slightly punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Notauli incomplete, reaching about 0.3 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, with two complete longitudinal keels and median area as rugose as lateral areas; occasionally longitudinal keels incomplete. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (3:10). Paramere ( Fig. 54BView FIGURE 54) much shorter than penis, without distal inner pointed process and without proximal membranous process. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype: SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape Prov., Port St. Johns , XII.1923, R.E. Turner leg. ( NHMUK)  . Paratypes: same locality label as holotype, X.1923  , ♂ allotype ( NHMUK); same locality label as holotype, IX.1923, X.1923, 1–11.VI.1923, 15–31.VIII.1923, R.E. Turner leg.  , 2♀♀, 3♂♂ ( NHMUK); same locality label as holotype  , 2♀♀, 2♂♂ ( MRAC); KwaZulu-Natal, Eshowe , 6–31.V.1926, R.E. Turner leg.  , 1♀ ( NHMUK). Other material: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Sangha-Mbaéré Prefecture, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Mabéa Bai , 21.4 km 53° NE Bayanga, 3°02.01’N 16°24.57’E, 510 m, 4.V.2001, sweep, lowland rainforest, marsh clearing, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SAMC). SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape, Asante Sana Game Re- serve, 32°14.990’S 24°55.962’E, 2183 m, 29.X.2009 – 23.II.2010, MT, Karoo Escarpment Grassland, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SAMC); KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Drakensberg, Royal Natal National Park, Butterfly Ridge , 400 m, on Protea nubigena  , 30.III.1991, Pajor István leg.  , 1♀ ( NMSA); KwaZulu-Natal, Royal Natal Nat. Reserve, Mahai Camp , 28°41.27’S 28°56.86’E, 1450 m, 25.XI–12.XII.2005, MT, M. Mostovski leg.GoogleMaps  , 4♀♀ ( NMSA); KwaZulu- Natal, Eshowe , VII.1926, R.E. Turner leg.  , 1♀ ( AMNH); KwaZulu-Natal, Eshowe , garden, 21–23.III.2005, YPT, V. Kolyada leg.  , 1♀ ( NMSA); KwaZulu-Natal, Eshowe, near Ntumeni N. Res. , 28°52.08’S 31°22.41’E, 680 m, 26– 28.X.2007, YPT, Kolyada & Mostovski leg.GoogleMaps  , 2♀♀ ( NMSA); same locality label, 23–24.II.2007, YPTGoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMSA); KwaZulu-Natal, Louwsberg, Sanyati Farm , 1090 m, 27°34‘S 31°17.9‘E, 1–24.VI.2006, MT, M. Mostovski leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMSA); KwaZulu-Natal, Cathedral Peak Natural Reserve, Rainbow Gorge , 28°57.60’S 29°13.61’E, 1480 m, 14.XII.2005 – 29.I.2006, MT, M. Mostovski leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMSA); same locality label, 18.XI.2006 – 26.II.2007GoogleMaps  , 10♀♀ ( NMSA); Western Cape, near Cape Town, Milnerton , I.1926, R.E. Turner leg.  , 1♀ ( NHMUK); Western Cape, Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Nature Reserve   , 2♀♀ ( AEIC, PMA); Western Cape, Koomplanskloof , 10 km S of Cit- rusdal, 32°40’S 19°01’E, 200–270 mGoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( ZIL); Western Cape, Koeberg Nature Reserve , 33°37.62’S 18°24.26’E, 23.I–20.II.1998, YPT, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 2♀♀ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Anyskop Farm , 5.5 km 290° W Langebaan- weg, 32°57.394’S 18°05.324’E, 18–25.IX.2002, MT, sand plain fynbos, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SAMC); West- ern Cape, Langberg Farm , 3 km 270° W Langebaanweg, 32°58.461’S 18°07.344’E, 13–20.XI.2002, MT, sand plain fynbos, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀, 2♂♂ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Langberg Farm , 3 km 280° W Langebaanweg, 32°58.045’S 18°07.418’E, 11–18.IX.2002, MT, Sand Plain Fynbos, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Kogelberg Nature Reserve , 34°16.481’S 19°01.033’E, 16.XII.1999 – 16.I.2000, MT, Mesic Mountain Fynbos, last burnt c. 1978, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SAMC); same locality label, 16.XI–16.XII.1999GoogleMaps  , 2♂♂ ( SAMC); Western Cape, Banghoek Valley, Dwarsriviershoek Farm , 33°56.232’S 18°57.711’E, 410 m, 8.VIII–2.X.2013, MT, Burnt Mesic Mountain Fynbos, BH12-FYN3-M12, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( SAMC); same locality label, 22.X–27.XI.2013, BH12-FYN3-M14GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC); Western Cape, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve , 33°59.030’S 20°49.128’E, 340 m, 26.X.2010 – 26.I.2011, GVB10-FYN1-M07, MT, South Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos, S. van Noort leg.GoogleMaps  , 2♀♀ ( SAMC, MOLC). ZIMBABWE: Mutare, Bvumba , 21–24.XII.1998, M. Snizek leg.  , 1♀ ( OLL)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Central African Republic, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

NMSA

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

AEIC

American Entomological Institute

PMA

Provincial Museum of Alberta

ZIL

Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Dryinidae

Genus

Anteon

Loc

Anteon inflatrix Benoit, 1951

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

Anteon inflatrix

Olmi, M. & van Noort, S. & Guglielmino, A. 2016: 60
Olmi, M. 1984: 399
Benoit, P. L. G. 1951: 161