Conganteon lymanorum, Olmi & Copeland & Guglielmino & Icipe, 2015

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 : 338-340

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Conganteon lymanorum

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6. Conganteon lymanorum sp. nov. *

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Type material. HOLOTYPE: ♀, KENYA: EASTERN: Kasaala area , 2.07486°S 38.22530°E, 740 m, 28.xi–4.xii.2013, six-meter Malaise trap, woodland and grass, J. Bukhebi & R. Copeland leg. ( NMKE). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. Female almost completely testaceous-whitish, with notauli reaching about 0.5 length of scutum.

Description. Female. Fully winged; length 2.7 mm. Testaceous-whitish, except petiole black, one small brown spot on dorsal surface of propodeum near metanotum, brown teeth of mandible and brown borders of ocelli. Antenna clavate; antennal segments in following proportions: 9: 4: 12: 9: 7: 7: 6: 6: 5: 6. Head dull, granulated, sculptured by many hardly visible longitudinal and irregular striae also present behind ocellar triangle; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 6; OL = 4; OOL = 6; OPL = 6; TL = 7; greatest breadth of posterior ocelli shorter than OL (3: 4). Pronotum short, transverse, rugose; pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Scutum with anterior half reticulate rugose and remaining surface unsculptured. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.5 length of scutum. Scutellum unsculptured. Metanotum rugose (sculpture hardly visible). Propodeum reticulate rugose, without transverse or longitudinal keels. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of stigmal vein longer than proximal part (11: 7). Protarsal segments in following proportions: 14: 3: 3.5: 7.5: 13. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 1C View Fig ) with one small preapical tooth. Segment 5 of protarsus ( Fig. 1C View Fig ) with one row of approximately 37 short and small lamellae; distal apex with group of about 5 small lamellae. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

Male. Unknown.

Differential diagnosis. Conganteon lymanorum is the only species of the genus with female almost completely testaceous. It is easily recognizable, because the females of all other known world species of Conganteon are almost completely black.

Etymology. This species is named after Tim and Mike Lyman, longtime friends of the collector (RSC).

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Only known in the type locality.


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