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Key to Conganteon species

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chrysidoidea; Family: Dryinidae; Subfamily: Conganteoninae; Genus: Conganteon)

ClassificationIdentification keys


Females (unknown in Conganteon hawleyi, Conganteon sensitivum and Conganteon vannoorti)

1. Completely testaceous, except petiole black, one small brown spot on metapectal-propodeal disc near metanotum, brown teeth of mandible and brown borders of ocelli ...Conganteon lymanorum Olmi, Copeland & Guglielmino

- Mostly or totally black ...2

2. Protarsomere 1 less than twice as long as 4 ...3

- Protarsomere 1 twice or more than twice as long as 4 ...6

3. Frons with posterior half sculptured by numerous and strong longitudinal and parallel keels and anterior half reticulate rugose ...4

- Frons completely or almost completely reticulate rugose or very strongly sculptured by large punctures ...5

4. Mesoscutum reticulate rugose, with posterior third or half strongly punctate and unsculptured among punctures ...Conganteon kolyadai Olmi

- Mesoscutum with anterior third reticulate rugose and remaining surface strongly punctate and unsculptured among punctures ...Conganteon fisheri Olmi

5. Pronotum completely black ...Conganteon townesi Olmi

- Pronotum with lateral regions and pronotal tubercle partly whitish or testaceous ...Conganteon kolyadai Olmi

6. Mesoscutum completely or almost completely reticulate rugose; mesoscutellum usually at least partly reticulate rugose, occasionally unsculptured ...Conganteon vulcanicum Benoit

- Mesoscutum punctate and unsculptured among punctures, occasionally rugose near anterior margin; rarely mesoscutum with posterior half rugose and anterior half punctate; mesoscutellum unsculptured or punctate and unsculptured among punctures 7 7. Protarsomere 5 with basal part approximately as long as distal part ...Conganteon transvaalense Olmi

- Protarsomere 5 with basal part much shorter than distal part ...Conganteon walkerense Olmi

 


Males (unknown in Conganteon lymanorum and Conganteon transvaalense)

1. Head and mesosoma mostly testaceous-whitish ...Conganteon hawleyi Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

- Head and mesosoma mostly black ...2

2. Pronotum with lateral region and pronotal tubercle partly whitish or testaceous ...3

- Pronotum completely black, at most with pronotal tubercle testaceous ...5

3. Frons with anterior half reticulate rugose and posterior half sculptured by numerous and strong longitudinal keels ...Conganteon fisheri Olmi

- Frons completely reticulate rugose, or completely sculptured by large punctures, or with smooth and finely punctured area in front of anterior ocellus ...4

4. Inner margin of distal part of paramere with many short sensorial processes (Fig. 27D); frons with anterior half whitish ...Conganteon sensitivum Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

- Inner margin of distal part of paramere without sensorial processes (Fig. 27B); frons with anterior third whitish ...Conganteon kolyadai Olmi

5. Mesoscutum punctate, unsculptured among punctures, at most rugose near anterior margin; notauli distinct, incomplete; frons completely or mostly punctate, unsculptured among punctures, occasionally with lateral regions rugose and slightly granulate among punctures ...6

- Mesoscutum completely reticulate rugose or with anterior half reticulate rugose and posterior half strongly punctate or slightly granulate; notauli usually absent or hardly visible; frons completely or almost completely reticulate rugose, occasionally also with some irregular longitudinal keels ...8

6. Head black, except mandible testaceous; rarely clypeus testaceous; antennomere nine about twice as long as broad; frontal line distinct ...Conganteon walkerense Olmi

- Head black, except mandible, clypeus and anterior region of frons testaceous; antennomere nine 3 or more as long as broad; frontal line evanescent or distinct ...7

7. Frontal line distinct and complete; notauli absent, or shortly visible near anterior margin of mesoscutum ...Conganteon kolyadai Olmi

- Frontal line evanescent; notauli incomplete, reaching approximately 0.6 length of mesoscutum ...Conganteon vannoorti Olmi

8. Vertex of head in front of occipital carina shiny, with longitudinal keels situated among ocelli, not reticulate rugose ...Conganteon townesi Olmi

- Vertex of head in front of occipital carina dull, reticulate rugose, without longitudinal keels or with longitudinal keels situated just behind occipital carina and not reaching area among ocelli ...Conganteon vulcanicum Benoit


References

Olmi, M., Copeland, R.S. & van Noort, S. 2019. Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa 4630: 1619. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4630.1.1


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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