Anteon mubfs 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: 64-65

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Anteon mubfs sp. n.*


Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Dryinidae

Anteon mubfs sp. n.*  Figs 1C, 8 A–F

Type material.

HOLOTYPE: ♀, UGANDA: WESTERN REGION: Kibale National Park, Kanyawara Makerere University Biological Field Station, 0°35.405'S 30°21.646'E, 1484 m, 4-26.VIII.2008, UG08-KF10-Y02, YPT, primary mid-altitude rainforest, near stream, S. van Noort leg. ( SAMC).


Female fully winged; head reticulate rugose, except vertex behind posterior ocelli and temple granulated; posterior surface of pronotum with raised carina on both anterior and lateral margins; posterior surface of propodeum reticulate rugose, without longitudinal keels; forewing with two dark transverse bands and distal part of stigmal vein less than 0.5 as long as proximal part; segment 4 of protarsus approximately longer than basal part of segment 5; segment 5 of protarsus (Figs 1C, 8F) with inner side curvilinear, with distinct apical region, with basal part shorter than distal part.


Female. Fully winged; length 2.6 mm. Head black, except mandible and part of anterior half of clypeus testaceous; antenna testaceous; mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous. Antenna clavate; antennal segments in following proportions: 8:6:7:6:5:5:6:6:6:8. Head dull, reticulate rugose, except vertex behind posterior ocelli and temple granulated; frontal line complete, partly continuing also behind the anterior ocellus; face with two lateral keels along orbits and directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 4; OOL = 4 OPL = 4; TL = 5; greatest breadth of posterior ocelli shorter than OPL (3:4). Pronotum with slight transverse anterior impression; anterior surface short, transversely striate, hidden behind head; posterior surface slightly shorter than scutum (11:14), shiny, granulated, except few irregular keels near anterior margin; posterior surface with raised carina on anterior and lateral margins; pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Scutum shiny, slightly granulated, with some irregular keels on lateral surfaces. Notauli absent. Scutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Propodeum with transverse keel between dorsal and posterior surface; dorsal surface reticulate rugose; posterior surface reticulate rugose, with with areolae about as large as those of dorsal surface, without longitudinal keels. Forewing with two dark transverse bands; distal part of stigmal vein much shorter than proximal part (4:9). Protarsal segments in following proportions: 6:2:3:10:18; protarsal segment 2 produced into hook; protarsal segment 4 much longer than basal part of protarsal segment 5 (10:5). Enlarged claw (Figs 1C, 8F) with a proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Segment 5 of protarsus (Figs 1C, 8F) with basal part much shorter than distal part (5:13), with two rows of 8+12 lamellae; distal apex with 4 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

Male. Unknown.

Differential diagnosis.

Because of the above diagnosis, the new species is similar to Anteon abditum  Olmi, 1994a. The main difference regards the shape of the pronotum: without raised carinae in Anteon abditum  ; with raised carina on anterior and lateral margins in Anteon mubfs  .


Named after the acronym of Makerere University Biological Field Station, where the holotype was collected. The field station is affectionately called “Mubfs” by those privileged to have experienced a stay there. Noun in apposition.