Anteon emeritum Olmi, 1984

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S. & Noort, Simon Van, 2019, Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), Zootaxa 4630 (1), pp. 1-619: 125-127

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Anteon emeritum Olmi, 1984


27. Anteon emeritum Olmi, 1984  

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Anteon emeritum Olmi 1984: 410   ; Azevedo et al. 2010: 876; Olmi et al. 2015: 344. Description. ♂. Fully winged; body length 1.9–2.1 mm. Black, except mandible and tegula testaceous; antenna of holotype with antennomeres 1–5 testaceous, other antennomeres missing; antenna totally brown in specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E; legs testaceous, except metacoxa, metafemur and metatibia brown or darkened. Antenna filiform; antennomeres of holotype in following proportions: 7:4:4:4:4 (other antennomeres missing); antennomeres of specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E, in following proportions: 9:5:6:5.5:5:6:6:6:6:9. Head of holotype granulate and with numerous irregular slight keels; head of specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E, granulate and reticulate rugose; frontal line present; frons without lateral keels; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 3; OOL = 5; OPL = 2; TL = 3. Mesoscutum shiny, finely punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Notauli incomplete, reaching about 0.1–0.3 × length of mesoscutum. Mesoscutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Metapectal-propodeal disc completely reticulate rugose, with strong transverse posterior keel; propodeal declivity without longitudinal keels, with areolae less wide than those of metapectalpropodeal disc. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands or spots; distal part of 2r-rs&Rs vein much shorter than proximal part (2:6). Paramere ( Fig. 46E View FIGURE 46 ) with distal inner pointed process and proximal membranous process long (in holotype and in specimen from Madagascar, 14°26.29’S 49°46.44’’E) or short (in specimen from Madagascar, 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E), not provided with sensorial setae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

♀. Unknown.

Material examined. Type: ♂ holotype: NAMIBIA: Okahandja, Camping Place, 4.II.1972, MT, riverside vegetation, Southern Africa Expedition ( NHMUK)   . Other material: KENYA: Coast Prov., Mrima Hill Forest , 4.48576°S 39.25845°E, 212 m, 17–31.X.2011, MT, indigenous forest edge, R. Copeland leg. GoogleMaps   , 1♂ ( RSC); Coast Prov., Muhaka Forest , 4.32530°S 39.52345°E, 52 m, 30.V–19.VI.2013, six-meter MT, indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg. GoogleMaps   , 6♂♂ (2 in NMK, 3 in RSC, 1 in MOLC). MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Marojejy National Park, 5 km W Manantenina village, Camp Mantella , 14°26.29’S 49°46.44’’E, 490 m, 28.VIII–11.IX.2005, MT, low altitude rainforest, M. Irwin & R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-31-29   , 1♂ ( MOLC); Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana National Park, Belle Vue at Talatakely , 21°15.99’S 47°25.21’E, 1020 m, 15–22.XI.2001, MT, secondary tropical forest, R. Harin’Hala leg., MA-02-09C-03 GoogleMaps   , 2♂♂ ( CAS). SOUTH AFRICA: Limpopo, Gravelotte , 20 km NW Beacon Ranch ( AMNH)   .

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa.


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Anteon emeritum Olmi, 1984

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

Anteon emeritum

Azevedo, C. O. & Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010: 876
Olmi, M. 1984: 410