Anteon granulatum sp. n.*

Olmi, Massimo, van Noort, Simon & Guglielmino, Adalgisa, 2016, Contribution to the knowledge of Afrotropical Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera), with description of new species from Central African Republic and Uganda, ZooKeys 578, pp. 45-95: 56-58

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Anteon granulatum sp. n.*


Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Dryinidae

Anteon granulatum sp. n.*  Figs 1D, 5

Type material.

HOLOTYPE: ♂, UGANDA: WESTERN REGION: Kibale National Park, Kanyawara Makerere University Biological Field Station, 0°33.996'N, 30°21.262'E, 1495 m, 12-18.VIII.2005, UG05-M20, Malaise trap, secondary mid-altitude rainforest, S. van Noort leg. ( SAMC).


Male with clypeus not sculptured by longitudinal and subparallel keels; scutum completely granulated and slightly reticulate rugose; posterior surface of propodeum without longitudinal keels; paramere (Figs 1D, 5F) with small distal inner rounded process and proximal membranous process not provided with mosaic sculpture and sensorial setae; distal inner process of paramere with distal apex situated quite close to distal apex of paramere (Figs 1D, 5F).


Male. Fully winged; length 1.7 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna brown; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous. Antenna filiform; antennal segments in following proportions: 8:5:7:7:7:7:7:7:7:8. Head granulated; frontal line complete; face without lateral keels along orbits directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 3; OOL = 5; OPL = 3; TL = 4; greatest breadth of posterior ocellus slightly shorter than OPL (2:3). Scutum dull, completely granulated and slightly reticulate rugose. Notauli very short, hardly visible near anterior margin of scutum. Scutellum shiny, slightly granulated. Metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Propodeum completely reticulate rugose, with strong transverse keel between dorsal and posterior surface; posterior surface without longitudinal keels, with areolae about as large as those of dorsal surface. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands or spots; distal part of stigmal vein much shorter than proximal part (1.5:6). Paramere (Figs 1D, 5F) with small distal inner rounded process; proximal membranous process without mosaic sculpture and sensorial setae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

Female. Unknown.

Differential diagnosis.

Because of the above diagnosis, the new species is similar to Anteon cautum  Olmi, 1994a, Anteon emeritum  Olmi, 1984, and Anteon whartoni  Olmi, in Olmi & Copeland, 2011. The main difference regards the scutum sculpture: completely reticulate rugose and granulated in Anteon granulatum  ; not completely reticulate rugose, at most with small surface near anterior margin rugose in the other three species.


The species is named after the head completely granulated.