Aphelopus vernonensis Olmi, 2009

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 53-54

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Aphelopus vernonensis Olmi, 2009
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7. Aphelopus vernonensis Olmi, 2009 

( Figs 13E, GView FIGURE 13)

Aphelopus vernonensis Olmi 2009b: 449  .

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 1.4–1.7 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna brown, except scape and pedicel testaceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous, occasionally with metacoxa and metafemur darkened. Antenna filiform; antennomeres in following proportions: 5:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:6. Head dull, granulate; frontal line absent; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 4; OOL = 3.5; OPL = 1.5; TL = 3; greatest breadth of posterior ocellus shorter than OL (2:4). Mesoscutum dull, granulate. Notauli complete and posteriorly separated (minimum distance between notauli about as long as OL) or incomplete and reaching about 0.3–0.6 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity with two longitudinal keels and median area smooth, not rugose. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; 2r-rs&Rs vein shorter than in other Aphelopus  species (as in Fig. 13GView FIGURE 13). Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Fully winged; body length 1.6–2.2 mm (holotype 1.6 mm). Head   GoogleMaps black (occasionally brown), except man- dible and clypeus testaceous (occasionally mandible, clypeus, malar space and anterior third of frons testaceous; in specimens from Madagascar, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, head black, except mandible testaceous and clypeus brown); antenna brown, except scape testaceous (in ♂ from Madagascar, 22°53.19’S 44°41.53’E, scape and pedicel testa- ceous); mesosoma black, occasionally brown; metasoma brown; legs testaceous, occasionally with stalk of metafemur darkened. Antenna   GoogleMaps filiform; antennomeres of holotype in following proportions: 3:3.5:4:4:4:5:5:5:5:8 (in large specimens 5:4.5:4:5:6:7:7:7:7:10). Head   GoogleMaps dull, granulate; in holotype frontal line present only in anterior half of frons (occasionally frontal line complete; in specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, frontal line absent in front of anterior ocellus, present in rest of frons); occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 3; OOL = 3; OPL = 2; TL = 2; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli as long as OPL. Mesoscutum   GoogleMaps dull, granulate. Notauli   GoogleMaps incomplete, reaching about 0.3–0.5 × length of mesoscutum (in specimen from South Africa, 29°39.23’S 30°27.41’E, notauli reaching about 0.7 × length of mesoscutum; in specimens from South Africa, 28°29.72’S 23°57.85’E, and Madagascar, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, notauli reaching about 0.8 × length of mesoscutum). Mesoscutellum   GoogleMaps dull, granulate. Metanotum   GoogleMaps shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal   GoogleMaps disc and propodeal declivity reticulate rugose; occasionally propodeal declivity with two complete longitudinal keels. Forewing   GoogleMaps hyaline, without dark transverse bands; 2r-rs& Rs   GoogleMaps vein vein shorter than in other Aphelopus  species ( Fig. 13GView FIGURE 13). Basivolsella ( Fig. 13EView FIGURE 13) with lateral distal process, with 1–2 subdistal bristles and distal lateral process. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

Material examined. Type: ♂ holotype: SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal, Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve , 250 m, 30°17.4’S 30°36.9’E, 24.I–10.V.2006, MT, M. Mostovski leg. ( NMSA)GoogleMaps  . Other material: KENYA: Central Prov., Mt. Kenya, Ragati , 6800 ft., 25.VIII.1983, F. Buna leg.  , 1♂ ( AMNH); Coast Prov., Taita Hills, Ngangao Forest , 3.36100°S 38.34186°E, 1848 m, 22.VIII–5.IX.2012, MT, indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg.GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( NMK); Western Prov., Kakamega District, Kakamega Forest, Kisere Forest Reserve , 00°23.73’N 34°53.165’E, 5400 feet, XI.2001, Manfred Kraemer & CoGoogleMaps  ., 1♂ ( MOLC). MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Marojejy National Park, Manantenina river , 27.6 km 35° NE Andapa, 9.6 km 327° NNW Manantenina, 14°26.06’S 49°45.36’E, 775 m, 11–14.XII.2005, MT, rainforest, B.L. Fisher et al. leg., BLF13383View MaterialsGoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC)  , 1♀ ( CAS); Antsiranana, Montagne d’Ambre National Park , 12°30’52’’S 49°10’53’’E, 960 m, 21–28.I.2001, MT, M.E. Irwin, E.I. Schlinger & R. Harin’Hala leg., MA- 01-01A-01GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC); Ranomafana National Park, Belle Vue at Talatakely , 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E, 1020 m, 10– 21.III.2003, MT, secondary tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09C-56GoogleMaps  , 1♂ ( MOLC); same locality labelGoogleMaps  , 4–12.II.2002, MA-02-09C-15, 2♂♂ ( CAS); same locality label  , 2–10.I.2002, MA-02-09C-10, 1♂ ( MOLC); same locality label  , 28.V–6.VI.2003, MA-02-09C-62, 1♂ ( CAS); same locality label  , 13–23.VI.2002, MA-02-09C-32, 1♂ ( CAS); same locality label  , 12–19.II.2002, MA-02-09C-16, 1♂, 1♀ ( CAS); same locality label  22–28.XI.2001, MA-02-09C-04, 1♀ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Vohiparara , at broken bridge, 21°13.57’S 47°22.19’E, 1110 mGoogleMaps  , 15–22.XI.2001, MT in high altitude rainforest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09A-07, 2♂♂ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Vohiparara , 21°13.67’S 47°22.19’E, at broken bridge, 1110 mGoogleMaps  , 25.VII–3.VIII.2002, MT, high altitude rainforest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-08A-36, 1♂ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana , JIRAMA water works, 21°14.91’S 47°27.13’E, 690 mGoogleMaps  , 15–22.XI.2001, MT near river, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09D-03, 1♂ ( CAS); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park , radio tower at forest edge, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, 1130 mGoogleMaps  , 15–25.VII.2002, MT, mixed tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09B-35, 1♂ ( MOLC); same locality labelGoogleMaps  , 9–20.III.2003, MA-02-09B-55, 1♂ ( CAS); same locality labelGoogleMaps  , 15–21.XII.2001, MA-02-09B- 07, 3♂♂ ( CAS), 2♀♀ ( CAS, MOLC); same locality labelGoogleMaps  , 22–28.XI.2001, MA-02-09B-04, 3♂♂ ( CAS); same locality labelGoogleMaps  , 27.IV–7.V.2003, MA-02-09B-59, 1♂ ( MOLC); same locality labelGoogleMaps  , 14–21.I.2002, MA-02-09B-12, 2♂♂, 1♀ ( MOLC); same locality labelGoogleMaps  , 27.VI–7.VII.2003, MA-02-09B-65, 1♂, 1♀ ( CAS); Toliara, Zombitse Na- tional Park , near ANGAP office, 22°53.19’S 44°41.53’E, 840 mGoogleMaps  , 9–19.XI.2001, MT, deciduous spiny forest, M.E. Irwin, F.D. Parker & R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-13A-02, 1♂ ( CAS). SOUTH AFRICA: Free State, Sterkfontein Dam , 28°29.72’S 23°57.85’E, 1780 mGoogleMaps  , 10.XII.2005, YPT, M. Mostovski leg., 1♂ ( NMSA); KwaZulu-Natal, Ash- burton, 29°39.23’S 30°27.41’EGoogleMaps  , 11.IV–11.V.2006, MT, G. Whiteley leg., 1♂ ( MOLC)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa.

NMSA

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

NMK

National Museums of Kenya

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Dryinidae

Genus

Aphelopus

Loc

Aphelopus vernonensis Olmi, 2009

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

Aphelopus vernonensis

Olmi, M. 2009: 449