Deinodryinus madagascariensis ( Benoit, 1954 ),

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 233-234

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Deinodryinus madagascariensis ( Benoit, 1954 )


11. Deinodryinus madagascariensis ( Benoit, 1954) 

( Fig. 91GView FIGURE 91)

Hirtanteon madagascariensis Benoit 1954: 423  .

Deinodryinus madagascariensis (Benoit)  : Olmi 1984: 128; 1994c: 10; Azevedo et al. 2010: 881; Guglielmino & Olmi 2015: 241.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 2.7–5.0 mm (usually 4.1–5.0 mm). Testaceous; antenna testaceous, except antennomeres 3–10, or 5–10, or 6–10 brown; petiole black; metasoma totally testaceous, or partly brown. Small specimen (2.7 mm) from Madagascar, Ankarana, totally testaceous, except petiole black, metanotum brown and last antennomere darkened. In specimen from Madagascar, Périnet, antenna testaceous, except antennomeres 8–10 brown, frons and profemur brown-ferruginous, petiole black, stalks of meso- and metafemur brown. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 12:7:25:10:8:8:8:8:8:11. Head shiny, with frons strongly punctate (almost reticulate rugose); vertex and temple strongly punctate, not reticulate rugose; frontal line complete or incomplete (then present only on anterior half of frons); occipital carina complete; ocellar triangle convex; POL = 5; OL = 4; OOL = 13; OPL = 12; TL = 8. Pronotum shiny, strongly punctate, unsculptured among punctures, crossed by transverse impression separating anterior collar from posterior disc; lateral margin of posterior surface of pronotum rounded; pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Mesoscutum shiny, strongly punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.4–0.5 × length of mesoscutum (in specimen from Madagascar, Périnet, notauli reaching about 0.8 × length of mesoscutum). Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Anterior margin of metanotum very convex and raised into carina. Mesopleuron strongly punctate, with tuft of setae on anterior third. Metapleuron strongly punctate, not reticulate rugose. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose, without transverse posterior keel; propodeal declivity without longitudinal keels, reticulate rugose, except central smooth area; in specimen from Madagascar, 24°39.13’S 43°59.48’E, propodeal declivity with few transverse keels near posterior extremity; in small specimen (2.7 mm) from Madagascar, Ankarana, propodeal declivity completely reticulate rugose. Forewing hyaline, with two dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein longer than proximal part (12: 9 in specimen from Madagascar, 24°39.13’S 43°59.48’E). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 11:4:7:16:30; no protarsomeres produced into hooks. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 91GView FIGURE 91) with one bristle situated further distally than proximal prominence. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 91GView FIGURE 91) with two-three rows of lamellae (about 30–40 small and 7–9 longer); apex with approximately 9–15 lamellae, among which one much longer than others and pointed. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Uknown.

Material examined. Type: ♀ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo, Antananarivo (= Tananarive), Ch. Lamberton leg. ( MRAC). Other material: MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Ankarana , IX.1986, MT, Jane Wilson leg.  , 1♀ ( NHMUK); Mahajanga, Tsimembo Forest , 8.7 km 336° NNW of Soatana, 19°01.17’S 44°26.26’E, 20 m, MT, tropical dry forest, 21–25.XI.2001, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF 4507GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC); Toamasina, Périnet  , 1♀ ( MNHN); Toliara, Mahafaly Plateau , 6.2 km 74° ENE of Itampolo, 24°39.13’S 43°59.48’E, 80 m, MT, spiny forest thicket, 21–25.II.2002, Fisher, Griswold et al. leg., BLF5759GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( MOLC); Toliara, Mikea Forest , NW of Manombo, 22°54.80’S 43°28.93’E, 37 m, 23.VII–6.VIII.2002, MT, spiny forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-18B- 29GoogleMaps  , 1♀ ( CAS)  .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.


Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale


Natural History Museum, London


Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle


California Academy of Sciences














Deinodryinus madagascariensis ( Benoit, 1954 )

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

Deinodryinus madagascariensis

Guglielmino, A. & Olmi, M. 2015: 241
Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 881
Olmi, M. 1994: 10
Olmi, M. 1984: 128

Hirtanteon madagascariensis

Benoit, P. L. G. 1954: 423