Anteon suboriphilum Olmi, 2006

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 196-198

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Anteon suboriphilum Olmi, 2006


89. Anteon suboriphilum Olmi, 2006 

( Figs 75View FIGURE 75 C–E)

Anteon suboriphilum Olmi 2006: 4  .

Description. ♂. Fully winged; body length 1.6–2.4 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna brown; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs brown, except articulations and protibia testaceous. In specimen from Madagascar, 12°20’S 49°15’E, antenna testaceous-brown; legs yellow-testaceous, except basal extremity of metacoxa brown. In specimen from Madagascar, 20°47.56’S 47°10.54’E, legs testaceous, except part of metacoxa and stalk of metafemur black. Antenna filiform; antennomeres in following proportions: 6.5:2.5:4:4.5:4.5:5:4.5:4:4.5:5.5. Head dull, punctate, unsculptured among punctures (occasionally vertex slightly rugose behind and on sides of lateral ocelli); frons with track of complete frontal line, without lateral keels near orbits directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; holotype with POL = 6; OL = 3; OOL = 3.5; OPL = 3; TL = 3; in specimen from Madagascar, 20°47.56’S 47°10.54’E, POL = 4; OL = 2; OOL = 6; OPL = 3; TL = 3; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli about as long as OPL. Mesoscutum shiny, smooth, finely punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Notauli incom- plete, reaching approximately 0.4–0.6 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc with strong transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose, dull; propodeal declivity with two irregular longitudinal keels, with median area almost completely shiny, smooth, not rugose and lateral areas rugose. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (2:7). Paramere ( Fig. 75CView FIGURE 75) without distal inner process, with slender dorsal membranous process. Occasionally paramere with small rounded or slightly pointed distal inner process ( Figs 75D, EView FIGURE 75). Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♂ holotype: SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape, Cape Town, above Tokai Forest, Constantiaberge, above Donkerboskloof , 34°02’N 18°23.5’E, 460 m, 15–23.II.1994, Mesic Mountain Fynbos on Sandstone , Protea  dominated, MT, SAM-HYM-PO03788, S. van Noort leg. ( SAMC). Paratype: SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape, Hermanus, Fernkloof Nature Reserve , Die Mond se Kop , above Voëlklip , 60 m, 19–20.II.1994, Mesic Mountain Fynbos, MT, S. van Noort leg., SAM-HYM-P003787GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( SAMC). Other material: MADAGAS- CAR: Antsiranana , 7 km N of Joffreville, 12°20’S 49°15’E, 300 m, 7–27.IV.2001, dry forest, MT, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA- 01-07-10GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Vohiparara , 21°13.67’S 47°22.19’E, at broken bridge, 1110 m, 25.VII–3.VIII.2002, MT, high altitude rainforest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-08A-36GoogleMaps  , 4♂♂ (3 in CAS, 1 in MOLC); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Vohiparara , 21°13.57’S 47°22.19’E, at broken bridge, 1110 m, 14–21.I.2002, MT, high altitude rainforest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09A-12GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( CAS); same locality label, 15–21.XII.2001, MA-02-09A-07GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park , radio tower at forest edge, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, 1130 m, 4–12.II.2002, MT, mixed tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09B-15GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Miandritsara Forest , 40 km S Ambositra, 20°47.56’S 47°10.54’E, 825 m, 25.X–4.XI.2006, MT, low altitude rainforest, M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-29-66GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC). SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape, Walker Bay Nature Reserve , 34°27.41’S 19°21.39’E, 24.I–21.II.1998, YPT, S. van Noort & B. Fisher leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( SAMC); Western Cape Prov., Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve , 33°59.030’S 20°49.128’E, 340 m, 26.X.2010 – 26.I.2011, MT, Afromontane Forest, S. van Noort leg., GVB10-FOR1-M07GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( SAMC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar, South Africa.


Iziko Museums of Cape Town


California Academy of Sciences














Anteon suboriphilum Olmi, 2006

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