Deinodryinus musingilai, 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 : 352

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Deinodryinus musingilai

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36. Deinodryinus musingilai sp. nov. *

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Type material. HOLOTYPE: J, KENYA: EASTERN: Kasaala area , 2.07846°S 38.22530°E, 740 m, 28.xi–4.xii.2013, Malaise trap, just inside isolated woodland patch, J. Bukhebi & R. Copeland leg. ( NMKE). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. Male with clypeus yellow-whitish; propodeum without transverse keel between dorsal and posterior surface; distal part of stigmal vein shorter than proximal part; paramere about as long as penis, with one inner proximal branch wrapping penis ( Fig. 4A View Fig ).

Description. Male. Fully winged; length 2.1 mm. Head black; mandible testaceous; clypeus yellow-whitish; antenna testaceous; mesosoma and metasoma black; legs testaceous, except metacoxa brown. Antenna filiform, with hairs shorter than breadth of segments; antennal segments in following proportions: 7: 4: 5.5: 6: 6: 6: 5: 6: 5: 7. Head shiny, smooth, punctate, unsculptured among punctures; frontal line absent; face with longitudinal median furrow; occipital carina complete; POL = 5; OL = 3; OOL = 5; OPL = 4; TL = 3; greatest breadth of posterior ocellus about as long as OL. Scutum shiny, smooth, punctate, unsculptured among punctures. Notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.5 length of scutum. Scutellum and metanotum shiny, unsculptured. Propodeum completely reticulate rugose, without longitudinal or transverse keels, with posterior surface partly sculptured by areolae smaller than those of dorsal surface. Forewing hyaline, without dark transverse bands; distal part of stigmal vein much shorter than proximal part (5: 7.5). Paramere ( Fig. 4A View Fig ) with large inner distal branch wrapping penis. Tibial spurs 1/1/2.

Female. Unknown.

Differential diagnosis. Based on the characters summarized in the above diagnosis, in the Afrotropical Region the new species is similar to Deinodryinus danielssoni Olmi, 1998 and D. paulyi ( Olmi, 1987) . The main character distinguishing D. musingilai from the other species is the colour of the clypeus: yellow-whitish in D. musingilai , black or brown in D. danielssoni and D. paulyi . In addition, the inner branch of the paramere is distal in D. musingilai ( Fig. 4A View Fig ), proximal in the other two species ( Fig. 7D View Fig in OLMI 1991, Fig. 6 View Fig in OLMI 1998).

Etymology. This species is named after Mr. Mulu Musingila, who kindly allowed us to collect on his land, on which the species was collected.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Only known from the type locality.


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