Dryinus grimaldii

Name: Dryinus grimaldii.
Phonetic: Dry-in-us grim-al-de.
Named By: Olmi‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.
Classification: Arthropoda,‭ ‬Insecta,‭ ‬Hymenoptera,‭ ‬Dryinidae.
Species: D.‭ ‬grimaldii.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: Individuals range between‭ ‬4.3‭ ‬and‭ ‬6.3‭ ‬millimetres long.
Known locations: Dominican Republic.
Time period: Burdigalian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.

       Dryinus grimaldii is‭ ‬an extinct species of the Dryinus wasp‭ ‬genus that lived in the Dominican Republic during the Miocene.‭ ‬Studies of Dryinus grimaldii show that in life it would have been dark red to a yellowish brown in colour.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Revision of fossil species of Dryinus belonging to lamellatus group,‭ ‬with description of a new species‭ (‬Hymenoptera,‭ ‬Dryinidae‭) ‬130:‭ ‬505‭–‬514.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Massimo Olmi‭ & ‬Adalgisa Guglielmino‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.


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