Anteon crowleydelmanorum, 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: 343-344

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5332170

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EFFF5C-FFE9-FFBE-FE58-5052FD48FA8D

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Marcus

scientific name

Anteon crowleydelmanorum
status

sp. nov.

16. Anteon crowleydelmanorum   sp. nov. *

( Figs 2C View Fig )

Type material. HOLOTYPE: ♀, KENYA: WESTERN: Kakamega Forest, near Rondo Guesthouse , 0.22767°N 34.88533°E, 1630 m, 17–31.xii.2006, Malaise trap, set across small permament stream, R. Copeland leg. ( NMKE). GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. Female fully winged, almost completely black, with head reticulate rugose; posterior surface of pronotum much shorter than scutum (3: 15); scutum and scutellum completely reticulate rugose; posterior surface of propodeum reticulate rugose, without longitudinal keels, with areolae very small, smaller than areolae of head; forewing with two dark transverse bands; segment 4 of protarsus at most 0.5 as long as basal part of segment 5.

Description. Female. Fully winged; length 2.6 mm. Head black, except mandibles testaceous; antenna brown, except segment 1 testaceous; mesosoma and metasoma black; legs brown. Antenna clavate; antennal segments in following proportions: 14: 6: 4.5: 3.5: 4: 4.5: 4.5: 4: 5: 7. Head convex, dull, strongly reticulate rugose; frontal line complete; face without lateral keels near orbits directed towards antennal toruli; occipital carina complete; POL = 7; OL = 5; OOL = 6; OPL = 4; TL = 3; greatest breadth of posterior ocellus about as long as TL. Pronotum anteriorly crossed by a slight transverse impression, dull, rugose; posterior surface rugose, much shorter than scutum (3: 15); pronotal tubercle reaching tegula. Scutum, scutellum and metanotum dull, completely strongly reticulate rugose. Notauli absent. Propodeum with strong transverse keel between dorsal and posterior surface; dorsal surface dull, reticulate rugose; posterior surface dull, reticulate rugose, without longitudinal keels, with areolae very small, smaller than areolae of head. Forewing with two dark transverse bands; distal part of stigmal vein much shorter than proximal part (3: 8). Protarsal segments in following proportions: 8: 2: 2: 3: 10. Enlarged claw ( Fig. 2C View Fig ) with proximal prominence bearing one long bristle. Segment 5 of protarsus ( Fig. 2C View Fig ) with basal region much longer than distal region (8: 2), with many proximal and medial bristles (some bristles are thicker than others); distal apex with one lamella. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

Male. Unknown.

Differential diagnosis. In reference to the characters summarized in the above diagnosis, in the Afrotropical Region the new species is similar to Anteon felice Olmi & Harten, 2006   . The main difference regards the sculpture of the scutellum: reticulate rugose in A. crowleydelmanorum   and weakly granulated in A. felice   . In addition, the areolae of the posterior surface of the propodeum are as large as those of the head in A. felice   , smaller in A. crowleydelmanorum   .

Etymology. This species is named after my (RSC) friends Maureen Crowley, the noted urban environmentalist, and Peter Delman, the exceptional teacher and artist, who also has a place in his heart for insects.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Only known from the type locality.

NMKE

National Museum of Kenya

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Dryinidae

Genus

Anteon