Aphelopus himyarita Olmi & Harten, 2006

Olmi, Massimo, Copeland, Robert S., Guglielmino, Adalgisa & Icipe, 2015, An updated checklist of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of thirteen new species, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55 (1), pp. 333-380: 336-337

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5304733

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D751AC5C-5C26-4A5D-8A6C-0FF088E518ED

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EFFF5C-FFE0-FFB1-FE9E-5085FDBAFE8B

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Aphelopus himyarita Olmi & Harten, 2006
status

 

1. Aphelopus himyarita Olmi & Harten, 2006  

Material examined. New records. KENYA: COAST: Taita Hills, Ngangao Forest , 3.36100°S 38.34186°E, 1848 m, 10–24.i.2012, Malaise trap, indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps   ; Taita Hills , Mwatate area, 3.48444°S 38.33251°E, 1011 m, 27.vii–10.viii.2011, Malaise trap, below Bura Bluff, riverine forest, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps   ; Boni Forest area, near Bodhei Village , 1.85602°S 40.69880°E, 31 m, 6–18.vi.2013, 2 m Malaise trap, mixed grass and woodland, J. Bukhebi & R. Copeland leg., 1♀ ( NMKE) GoogleMaps   ; Boni Forest area, near Bodhei Village, 1.84752°S 40.69307°E, 29 m, 6–18.vi.2013, six-meter Malaise trap, open canopy forest patch, J. Bukhebi & R. Copeland leg., 3 ♀♀ (2 in RSC, 1 in MOLC). EASTERN: Kasaala area , 2.07846°S 38.22530°E, 740 m, 28.xi–4.xii.2013, six-meter Malaise trap, just inside isolated woodland patch, J. Bukhebi & R. Copeland leg., 1 J ( RSC) GoogleMaps   ; Kiboko Sanctuary, 2.20331°S 37.71430°E, 925 m, 22.ix–6.x.2011, Malaise trap, edge of indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg., 1 J ( NMKE). RIFT VALLEY: Olorgesailie National Monument , 1.57930°S 36.44566°E, 982 m, 13–27.xi.2011, Malaise trap, Acacia   - Commiphora savannah, R. Copeland leg., 8 JJ (4 in NMKE, 3 in RSC, 1 in MOLC), 1 ♀ ( NMKE) GoogleMaps   ; same locality label, 11–25.xii.2011, 3 JJ (2 in RSC, 1 in MOLC), 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps   ; Oloitokitok , 2.94456°S 37.50714°E, 1853 m, 19.viii–2.ix.2011, Malaise trap, edge of indigenous forest, R. Copeland leg., 1 ♀ ( NMKE) GoogleMaps   ; same locality label, 11–25.xi.2011, 1 ♀ ( RSC) GoogleMaps   ; same locality label, 25.xi–9.xii.2011, 1 ♀ ( NMKE). WESTERN: Kakamega District, Kakamega Forest, Kisere Forest , 00°23.73′N 34°53.165′E, 5400 ft., 2002, Manfred Kraemer leg., ex Michael von Tschirnhaus collection, 1 J ( MTC) GoogleMaps   . CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: SANGHA- MBAÉRÉ PREFECTURE: Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Mabéa Bai,21.4 Km 53° NE Bayanga , 03°02′01″N 16°24′57″E, 510 m, 5–6.v.2001, Malaise trap, lowland rainforest, marsh clearing, S. van Noort leg., 2 JJ ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   ; same locality label, 3–4.v.2001, 2 JJ ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   ; same locality label, 1–2.v.2001, 1 J ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   ; Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Mabéa Bai , 21.4 km 53° NE Bayanga, 3°02.01′N 16°24.57′E, 510 m, 7–8.v.2001, Malaise trap, lowland rainforest, marsh clearing, S. van Noort leg., 9 JJ 3 ♀♀ ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   ; Dzanga-Ndoki National Park , 38.6 km 173° S Lidjombo, 2°21.60′N 16°03.20′E, 350 m, 22.v.2001, sweep, lowland rainforest, S. van Noort leg., 1 ♀ 2 JJ ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   . IVORY COAST: VALLÉE DU BANDAMA REGION: Bouaké, Mbe. WARDA, Malaise in rice field, 31.xii.1991, A. Polaszek leg., 1 J ( BMNH)   . UGANDA: WESTERN REGION: Kabarole District, Kibale National Park, Kanyawara, Makerere University Biological Field Station , 0°33.871′S 30°21.355′E, 1495 m, 12–26.viii.2008, Malaise trap, secondary mid-altitude rainforest, S. van Noort leg., 2 JJ 1 ♀ ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   ; same locality label, 0°33.408′S 30°22.603′E, 1587 m, Malaise trap, degrad- ed mid-altitude rainforest, S. van Noort leg., 3 ♀♀ 1 J ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   ; same locality label, 2–12.viii.2008, 0°33.784′S 30°22.617′E, 1500 m, Malaise trap, primary mid-altitude rainforest, S. van Noort leg., 2 ♀♀ 2 JJ ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   ; same locality label, 12–26.viii.2008, 0°33.823′S 30°21.490′E, 1505 m, Malaise trap, primary mid-altitude rainforest, S. van Noort leg., 1 J ( SAMC) GoogleMaps   .

Published records. OLMI & COPELAND (2011): KENYA: NYANZA: Ungoye Field Station, (00°36.91′S 34°05.52′E). WESTERN: Kakamega Forest North (00°22.175′N 34°53.297′E).

Distribution. Afrotropical, recorded from Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa and Yemen ( OLMI & COPELAND 2011), newly recorded here from Central African Republic, Ivory Coast and Uganda (see above).

NMKE

National Museum of Kenya

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Dryinidae

Genus

Aphelopus