Gonatopus kanyawarus 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: 79-81

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scientific name

Gonatopus kanyawarus sp. n.*
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Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Dryinidae

Gonatopus kanyawarus sp. n.*  Figs 2C, 3A, 3B, 12

Type material.

HOLOTYPE: ♀, UGANDA: WESTERN REGION: Kibale National Park, Kanyawara, Makerere University Biological Field Station, 0°33.871'N, 30°21.355'E, 1495 m, 4-26.VIII.2008, UG08-KF2-Y03, YPT, primary mid-altitude rainforest, S. van Noort leg. ( SAMC). Paratype: same locality label as holotype, 1♀ ( SAMC).

Diagnosis.

Female with temples without sharp carina; mesosoma black, except posterior third of scutum yellow; scutum less than twice as long as broad, with two lateral pointed apophyses; metanotum very hollow behind scutellum (Fig. 3B), with sides protruding (protrusions rounded) (Fig. 3A); meso-metapleural suture distinct and complete; mesopleuron without lateral pointed prominence; metathorax + propodeum without strong median furrow, shiny, with anterior surface sculptured by numerous longitudinal striae, unsculptured among striae; segment 1 of protarsus shorter than segment 4; subapical tooth of enlarged claw situated very far from distal apex (Figs 2C, 12F).

Description.

Female. Apterous; length 3.5-4.0 mm. Head brown-black, except mandible, clypeus, anterior half of face (with short stripe along orbits) and ventral side whitish; antenna brown, except segments 1-2 and proximal third of 3 whitish, segment 10 testaceous; mesosoma black, except posterior third of scutum yellow; metasoma brown-testaceous; fore leg brown, except part of coxa, trochanter, stalk of femur, part of tibiae and part of chela testaceous; mid leg brown, except part of coxa, trochanter, part of femur and tibia, tarsus testaceous; hind leg brown, except distal extremity of coxa, trochanter, part of femur, tibia and tarsus testaceous. Antenna clavate; antennal segments in following proportions: 9:6:21:12:9:9:7:6:5:9. Head excavated, shiny, unsculptured; frontal line incomplete, absent in anterior third of face; occipital carina absent; POL = 2.5; OL = 2; OOL = 10. Palpal formula: 6/3. Pronotum crossed by strong transverse furrow, shiny, unsculptured. Scutum shiny, sculptured by numerous longitudinal striae, laterally with two strong pointed apophyses situated on sides of scutellum. Scutellum shiny, smooth, inclined. Metanotum very long, transversely striate and hollow behind scutellum (Fig. 3B), with sides protruding (protrusions rounded) (Fig. 3A). Metathorax + propodeum shiny, with anterior surface sculptured by numerous longitudinal striae, unsculptured among striae; posterior surface of propodeum, mesopleuron and metapleuron transversely striate. Meso-metapleural suture distinct and complete. Protarsal segments in following proportions: 17:3:6:20:31. Segment 3 of protarsus produced into hook. Enlarged claw (Figs 2C, 12F) with one small subapical tooth and one row of four small lamellae + one bristle. Segment 5 of protarsus (Figs 2C, 12F) with two rows of 1 (proximal) + 20 lamellae; distal apex with approximately 14 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/0/1.

Male. Unknown.

Differential diagnosis.

Because of the above diagnosis, the new species is similar to Gonatopus trochantericus  (Benoit, 1954) and Gonatopus tulearensis  Olmi, 2010. The main difference regards the metanotum (with sides protruding (rounded protrusions) in Gonatopus kanyawarus  (Fig. 3A); with sides rounded and not protruding in the other two species (Figs 3D, E)).

Etymology.

The species is named after the type locality, Kanyawara.

Hosts.

Unknown.

Distribution.

Uganda.