Anteon malagasy Olmi, Copeland & van Noort, 2019

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 167-169

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Anteon malagasy Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

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60. Anteon malagasy Olmi, Copeland & van Noort   , sp. nov.

( Figs 58B View FIGURE 58 , 60 View FIGURE 60 C–E, 62 View FIGURE 62 )

Diagnosis. ♂ of Anteon   with head completely strongly reticulate rugose ( Fig. 58B View FIGURE 58 ); propodeal declivity reticulate rugose, with one or two longitudinal keels, with median area rugose; paramere with proximal inner lobe provided or not with mosaic sculpture ( Figs 60C, D View FIGURE 60 ).

Description. ♂ ( Figs 58B View FIGURE 58 , 62 View FIGURE 62 ). Fully winged; body length 2.1–2.2 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna testaceous (in paratype brown); mesosoma black; metasoma brown; legs testaceous (in paratype metacoxa and club of metafemur partly brown). Antenna filiform; antennomeres in following proportions: 9:5:5:5:5:5:5:5:5:7. Head ( Fig. 62D View FIGURE 62 ) dull, completely strongly granulate and reticulate rugose; frontal line complete; frons without lateral keels near orbits directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 7; OL = 3; OOL = 5; OPL = 2; TL = 3; greatest breadth of lateral ocelli about as long as OPL. Mesoscutum shiny, completely slightly granulate. In specimen from Madagascar, 21°13.57’S 47°22.19’E, MA-02-09A-06, mesoscutum punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Notauli ( Fig. 62B View FIGURE 62 ) incomplete, reaching about 0.3–0.4 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc ( Fig. 62B View FIGURE 62 ) with strong transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose, dull; propodeal declivity dull, reticulate rugose, with one or two longitudinal keels; areolae of propodeal declivity about as large as those of metapectal-propodeal disc. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (2:7). Paramere ( Figs 60 View FIGURE 60 C-E) without distal in- ner pointed process, with inner more or less large proximal lobe not covered with papillae and having ( Fig. 60C View FIGURE 60 ) or not having ( Figs 60D, E View FIGURE 60 ) a mosaic pattern. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♂ holotype (CASTYPE19443): MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana Na- tional Park, Belle Vue at Talatakely , 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E, 1020 m, 14–24.VII.2002, MT, secondary tropical for- est, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09C-35 ( CAS) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: MADAGASCAR: same locality label as holotype, 16– 26.II.2003, MA-02-09C-54 GoogleMaps   , 1♂ ( CAS)   ; same locality label as holotype, 4–16.V.2003, MA-02-09C-60   , 1♂ ( CAS)   ; same locality label as holotype, 28.IV–5.V.2002, MA-02-09C-27   , 1♂ ( CAS)   ; same locality label, 16.X–8.XI.2001, MA-02-09C-01   , 1♂ ( CAS)   ; Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana , JIRAMA water works, 21°14.91’S 47°27.13’E, 690 m, 2–10.I.2002, MT, near river, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09D-10 GoogleMaps   , 1♂ ( MOLC)   ; Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana Na- tional Park , radio tower at forest edge, 21°15.05’S 47°24.43’E, 1130 m, 15–22.XI.2001, MT, mixed tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09B-03 GoogleMaps   , 1♂ ( CAS)   ; same locality label, 15–21.XII.2001, MA-02-09B-07   , 1♂ ( CAS)   ; same locality label, 22–28.XI.2001, MA-02-09B-04   , 1♂ ( CAS)   ; same locality label, 14–21.I.2002, MA-02-09B-12   , 4♂♂ (3 in CAS, 1 in MOLC); same locality label, 18–27.II.2003, MA-02-09B-53   , 1♂ ( CAS)   ; same locality la- bel, 7–17.VII.2003, MA-02-09B-66   , 1♂ ( CAS)   ; Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Vohiparara , 21°13.57’S 47°22.19’E, at broken bridge, 1110 m, 15–21.XII.2001, MT, high altitude rainforest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02- 09A-07 GoogleMaps   , 2♂♂ ( CAS, MOLC)   ; same locality label, 6–15.XII.2001, MA-02-09A-06   , 1♂ ( MOLC)   .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.

Etymology. The species is named malagasy   after the collection site in Madagascar.

Remarks. Anteon malagasy   is similar to A. kwazuluense Olmi, 2007   , but the propodeal declivity has areolae as large as those of the metapectal-propodeal disc (the areolae are less wide than those of the metapectal-propodeal disc in A. kwazuluense   ). Anteon malagasy   is also similar to A. madagascolum ( Benoit, 1954)   , but the shape of the inner process of the paramere is different ( Figs 56E, F View FIGURE 56 ).


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