Deinodryinus insulanus ( Benoit, 1954 ), Benoit, 1954

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 231-232

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Deinodryinus insulanus ( Benoit, 1954 )


9. Deinodryinus insulanus ( Benoit, 1954)  

( Figs 91 View FIGURE 91 D–F)

Prenanteon insulanum Benoit 1954: 419   .

Deinodryinus insulanus (Benoit)   : Olmi 1984: 124; 1994c: 9; 1998e: 40, 42; Azevedo et al. 2010: 880; Guglielmino & Olmi 2015: 239.

Description. ♀. Fully winged; body length 5.0– 5.6 mm. Testaceous-reddish, except ocellar triangle black, peti- ole black, metasoma partly brown and antennomeres 8–10 darkened. In specimen from Madagascar, 24°45.31’S 46°51.13’E, head and mesosoma ferruginous, except ocellar triangle darkened. Antenna clavate; antennomeres in following proportions: 18:5:18:10:8:8:9:9:9:11. Head shiny, strongly reticulate rugose (in specimen from Madagascar, 24°45.31’S 46°51.13’E, vertex behind ocellar triangle and temple strongly punctate, unsculptured among punctures); frontal line present; ocellar triangle convex, with keels among ocelli; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 3; OOL = 10; OPL = 10; TL = 8. Pronotum ( Figs 91D, E View FIGURE 91 ) shiny, strongly punctate, with transverse keels, crossed by transverse impression separating anterior collar from posterior disc; lateral margin of posterior surface of pronotum sharp; pronotal tubercle reaching the tegula. Mesoscutum shiny, strongly punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.65 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum shiny, slightly punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Metanotum shiny, unsculptured, with anterior margin very convex and raised into carina. Mesopleuron and metapleuron rugose, with slight keels; occasionally mesopleuron and metapleuron shiny, punctate, unsculptured among punctures; occasionally anterior half of mesopleuron very setose. Metapectal-propodeal disc reticulate rugose, without transverse posterior keel; propodeal declivity without longitudinal keels, reticulate rugose, except central smooth area. Forewing entirely darkened, or with two dark transverse bands; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein longer than proximal part (11:7). Protarsomeres in following proportions: 10:4:6:11:26. Protarsomere 2 produced into hook. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 91F View FIGURE 91 ) with one bristle situated further distally than proximal prominence. Protarsomere 5 ( Fig. 91F View FIGURE 91 ) with two-three rows of approximately 27 lamellae (all about same length) (in specimen from Madagascar, 24°45.31’S 46°51.13’E, three rows of about 48 lamellae, many lamellae longer than others); apex with approximately 6–11 lamellae, among which one much longer than others. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♂. Unknown.

Material examined. Types: ♀ holotype: MADAGASCAR: Toamasina, Ivondro , V.1940, A. Seyrig leg. ( MNHN)   . Paratype: MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo, La Mandraka, IV.1944, A. Seyrig leg.   , 1♀ ( MRAC). Other material: MADAGASCAR: Toamasina, Périnet   , 1♀ ( AMNH); Toamasina, Botanic garden near entrance to An- dasibe National Park , 18°55.58’S 48°24.47’E, 1025 m, 1–7.XI.2001, MT, tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg. GoogleMaps   , 2♀♀ ( MOLC); Toliara, Andohahela National Park, Col de Tanatana , 33.3 km NW Tolagnaro, 24°45.31’S 46°51.13’E, 275 m, 22–24.XI.2006, YPT, B.L. Fisher et al. leg., BLF15099 View Materials GoogleMaps   , 1♀ ( CAS)   .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Madagascar.


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Deinodryinus insulanus ( Benoit, 1954 )

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

Deinodryinus insulanus

Guglielmino, A. & Olmi, M. 2015: 239
Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 880
Olmi, M. 1998: 40
Olmi, M. 1994: 9
Olmi, M. 1984: 124

Prenanteon insulanum

Benoit, P. L. G. 1954: 419