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COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector San Cristobal, Sendero Perdido, 620m, 10.8794, -85.38607.
♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. Costa Rica: Alajuela, ACG, Sector San Cristobal, Sendero Perdido, 18.vii.2000, 620m, 10.8794, -85.38607, DHJPAR0001552.
24 ♀, 3 ♂ (BMNH, CNC, INBIO, INHS, NMNH). COSTA RICA, ACG database codes: DHJPAR0001552, DHJPAR0038142, 00-SRNP-12094, 00-SRNP-12099, 09-SRNP-5112.
Female. Body color: body mostly dark except for some sternites which may be pale. Antenna color: scape, pedicel, and flagellum dark. Coxae color (pro-, meso-, metacoxa): dark, dark, dark. Femora color (pro-, meso-, metafemur): pale, dark, dark. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia): pale, pale, dark. Tegula and humeral complex color: tegula pale, humeral complex half pale/half dark. Pterostigma color: mostly pale and/or transparent, with thin dark borders. Fore wing veins color: mostly white or entirely transparent. Antenna length/body length: antenna shorter than body (head to apex of metasoma), not extending beyond anterior 0.7 metasoma length. Body in lateral view: not distinctly flattened dorso–ventrally. Body length (head to apex of metasoma): 2.7–2.8 mm or 2.9–3.0 mm. Fore wing length: 2.7–2.8 mm or 2.9–3.0 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2 or 2.3–2.5. Interocellar distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 1.4–1.6, rarely 1.7–1.9. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width: 2.6–2.8. Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/width: 1.1–1.3. Length of flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus 14: 2.0–2.2. Tarsal claws: with single basal spine–like seta. Metafemur length/width: 3.4–3.5. Metatibia inner spur length/metabasitarsus length: 0.4–0.5. Anteromesoscutum: mostly with deep, dense punctures (separated by less than 2.0 × its maximum diameter). Mesoscutellar disc: with a few sparse punctures. Number of pits in scutoscutellar sulcus: 9 or 10. Maximum height of mesoscutellum lunules/maximum height of lateral face of mesoscutellum: 0.4–0.5. Propodeum areola: completely defined by carinae, including transverse carina extending to spiracle. Propodeum background sculpture: mostly sculptured. Mediotergite 1 length/width at posterior margin: 1.7–1.9 or 2.0–2.2. Mediotergite 1 shape: more or less parallel–sided. Mediotergite 1 sculpture: mostly sculptured, excavated area centrally with transverse striation inside and/or a polished knob centrally on posterior margin of mediotergite. Mediotergite 2 width at posterior margin/length: 2.8–3.1 or 3.2–3.5. Mediotergite 2 sculpture: mostly smooth. Outer margin of hypopygium: with a wide, medially folded, transparent, semi–desclerotized area; usually with 4 or more pleats. Ovipositor thickness: about same width throughout its length. Ovipositor sheaths length/metatibial length: 1.4–1.5 or 1.6–1.7. Length of fore wing veins r/2RS: 1.1–1.3. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M: 1.1–1.3. Length of fore wing veins 2M/(RS+M)b: 0.9–1.0. Pterostigma length/width: 3.1–3.5. Point of insertion of vein r in pterostigma: about half way point length of pterostigma. Angle of vein r with fore wing anterior margin: more or less perpendicular to fore wing margin. Shape of junction of veins r and 2RS in fore wing: distinctly but not strongly angled.
Male. As in female but with darker legs and smoother mediotergite 1.
Sequences in BOLD: 10, barcode compliant sequences: 9.
Costa Rica, ACG.
We dedicate this species to Didi Guadamuz in recognition of his diligent efforts in the ACG Programa de Seguridad.
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