Anteon hova Benoit, 1954,

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Anteon hova Benoit, 1954


44. Anteon hova Benoit, 1954 

( Fig. 53View FIGURE 53 AView FIGURE 53)

Anteon hova Benoit 1954: 415  ; Olmi 1984: 397; Azevedo et al. 2010: 877.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 2.2–3.0 mm. Head black, except mandible testaceous; antenna tes- taceous; mesosoma black, except tegula testaceous; metasoma brown; legs yellow, occasionally with metacoxa basally brown. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 9:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3.5:6.5. Head of holotype missing; head of specimen from Madagascar, 21°25.041’S 47°41.945’E, convex, shiny, punctate and sculptured by numerous irregular striae; head of specimen from Madagascar, 21°13.57’S 47°22.19’E, strongly rugose; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 4; OOL = 4; OPL = 3; TL = 3. Pronotum of holotype shiny, unsculptured, except transverse keels on anterior surface; pronotum of specimen from Madagascar, 21°25.041’S 47°41.945’E, dull, rugose, except posterior half of posterior surface unsculptured; pronotal tubercle reaching tegula; posterior surface of pronotum much shorter than mesoscutum (4:12). Mesoscutum, mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured in holotype, finely punctate and unsculptured among punctures in specimen from Madagascar, 21°25.041’S 47°41.945’E. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.4–0.5 × length of mesoscutum. Mesopleuron with anterior surface rugose and posterior surface smooth and unsculptured. Metapleuron rugose. Metapectal-propodeal disc with transverse posterior keel, reticulate rugose; propodeal declivity with two complete longitudinal keels; median area mostly smooth, with some keels around margins; lateral areas rugose. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (2: 7 in holotype; 2: 9 in specimen from Madagascar, 21°25.041’S 47°41.945’E). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 5:1.5:1.5:2:7.5; protarsomere 4 produced into hook. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 53AView FIGURE 53) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 53AView FIGURE 53) with two rows of five bristles, in addition to five very narrow lamellae; apex with 4–5 lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Toliara, Bekily , X.1936, A. Seyrig leg. ( MNHN). Paratype: same locality label as holotype  , 1♀ ( MRAC). Other material: MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana Nat. Park, Talatakely area , 21°25.041’S 47°41.945’E, 900 m, flight trap, mixed tropical forest, 9–19.I.2001, D.H. & K.M. Kavanaugh, R.L. Brett, E. Elsom & F. Vargas leg.GoogleMaps  , 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-07GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Belle Vue at Talatake- ly, 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E, 1020 m, 28.IV–5.V.2002, MT, secondary tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02- 09C-27GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( CAS)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.


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Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale


California Academy of Sciences














Anteon hova Benoit, 1954

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van 2019

Anteon hova Benoit 1954: 415

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 877
Olmi, M. 1984: 397
Benoit, P. L. G. 1954: 415