Gonatopus ranomafanensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 531-532

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4630.1.1

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E987E2-FDBD-285B-FF3E-D282FA68FD74

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scientific name

Gonatopus ranomafanensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort
status

sp. nov.

108. Gonatopus ranomafanensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort   , sp. nov.

( Figs 212B View FIGURE 212 , 217A, B View FIGURE 217 , 230I View FIGURE 230 , 231 View FIGURE 231 , 235 View FIGURE 235 C View FIGURE 235 , 239 View FIGURE 239 A View FIGURE 239 )

Diagnosis. Apterous ♀ of Gonatopus   with palpal formula 6/3; head granulate, black, except mandible, clypeus, small area between antennal toruli, malar space and narrow stripe near malar space along orbits testaceous; temple without sharp carina; mesosoma brown-black; pronotum crossed by strong transverse impression; mesoscutum about twice as long as broad, with two lateral pointed apophyses ( Fig. 217A View FIGURE 217 ); metanotum about coplanar to mesoscutellum; mesopleuron without lateral pointed prominence; meso-metapleural suture distinct and complete; metapectal-propodeal disc without strong median furrow, unsculptured; protarsomere 1 slightly shorter than 4; enlarged claw ( Figs 212B View FIGURE 212 , 235C View FIGURE 235 ) with one small subapical tooth and one row of peg-like setae.

Description. ♀ ( Figs 217A, B View FIGURE 217 , 231 View FIGURE 231 ). Apterous; body length 3.5–3.7 mm. Head black, except mandible, clypeus, small area between antennal toruli, malar space and short narrow stripe along orbits near malar space testaceous; antenna brown, except scape and pedicel brown-testaceous and flagellomere 8 whitish (in paratype flagellomeres 7 and 8 whitish); mesosoma brown-black, except apex of propodeal declivity yellow; petiole black; metasoma brownblack; proleg brown, except part of coxa, trochanter and tarsus testaceous; mesoleg brown, except tarsus testaceous; metaleg brown, except tarsus and part of tibia testaceous (in paratype proleg brown, except part of coxa and trochanter whitish; meso- and metaleg brown, except part of tibiae and tarsi testaceous). Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 8:5:19:10:8:7:6:6:4:8. Head ( Fig. 231 View FIGURE 231 C View FIGURE 231 ) excavated, dull, granulate; frontal line complete; occipital carina shortly present behind and on sides of lateral ocelli; POL = 1; OL = 1.5; OOL = 8; greatest breadth of lateral ocellus about as long as OL. Palpal formula 6/3. Pronotum crossed by strong transverse impression, shiny, unsculptured. Mesoscutum shiny, unsculptured, about twice as long as broad (11:6) (shortest breadth), laterally with two pointed apophyses ( Fig. 230I View FIGURE 230 ). Mesoscutellum shiny, flat, unsculptured. Length of mesoscutum + mesoscutel-lum about 3 × as long as breadth of mesoscutum (17:6). Metanotum shiny, unsculptured, sloping anteriorly, not or weakly excavated behind mesoscutellum ( Fig. 239A View FIGURE 239 ), with sides rounded, not protruding. Metapectal-propodeal disc ( Fig. 231A, B View FIGURE 231 ) fusiform, shiny, unsculptured; propodeal declivity with transverse striae on distal half. Meso- pleuron and metapleuron unsculptured. Meso-metapleural suture distinct and complete. Protarsomeres ( Fig. 231D View FIGURE 231 ) in following proportions: 16:3:5:17:26. Enlarged claw ( Figs 212B View FIGURE 212 , 235C View FIGURE 235 ) with one small subapical tooth and one row of five-six peg-like setae + one bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Figs 212B View FIGURE 212 , 235C View FIGURE 235 ) without proximal serrate area, with two rows of 3–4 (proximal) + 18–19 lamellae; apex with five-seven lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/0/1.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype ( CASTYPE19467): MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Vohiparara , 21°13.67’S 47°22.19’E, at broken bridge, 1110 m, 12–19.II.2002, MT, high altitude rainforest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-08A-16 ( CAS). GoogleMaps   Paratype: MADAGASCAR: same locality label as holo- type, 26.II–4.IV.2002, MA-02-09A-18 ( MOLC). GoogleMaps   DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Ituri Prov., Djugu Territory, confluence of Ituri and Kelebo rivers, Uphill “Camp Kelebo ”, 30.III–6.IV.2015, primary/secondary forest, 75YPTs, A. Gumovsky leg., 1♀ ( SIZK)   .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar.

Etymology. The species is named ranomafanensis after the collection site in the Ranomafana National Park.

CAS

USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

MOLC

MOLC

SIZK

Ukraine, Kiev, Schmaulhausen Institute of Zoology