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COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector San Cristobal, Potrero Argentina, 520m, 10.89021, -85.38803.
♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, San Cristobal: Potrero Argentina, 03/13/1999, Gloria Sihezar. 2. 99-SRNP-12461 (dried), Pyrrhopyge zenodorus, Vismia baccifera.
53 ♀, 38 ♂ (BMNH, CNC, INBIO, INHS, NMNH). COSTA RICA, ACG database codes: See Appendix 2 for detailed label data.
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, pale, pale, rarely pale, pale, mostly pale but posterior 0.2 or less dark. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia): pale, pale, pale. Tegula and humeral complex color: both pale. Pterostigma color: mostly pale and/or transparent, with thin dark borders. Fore wing veins color: partially pigmented (a few veins may be dark but most are pale). Antenna length/body length: antenna about as long as body (head to apex of metasoma); if slightly shorter, at least extending beyond anterior 0.7 metasoma length. Body in lateral view: not distinctly flattened dorso–ventrally. Body length (head to apex of metasoma): 3.3–3.4 mm or 3.5–3.6 mm. Fore wing length: 3.3–3.4 mm or 3.5–3.6 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.3–2.5. Interocellar distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width: 2.3–2.5. Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/width: 2.3–2.5. Length of flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus 14: 1.4–1.6. Tarsal claws: simple or with single basal spine–like seta. Metafemur length/width: 3.2–3.3. 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: mostly punctured. Number of pits in scutoscutellar sulcus: 7 or 8. 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: 4.1 or more. Mediotergite 1 shape: slightly widening from anterior margin to 0.7–0.8 mediotergite length (where maximum width is reached), then narrowing towards posterior margin. Mediotergite 1 sculpture: with some sculpture near lateral margins and/or posterior 0.2–0.4 of mediotergite. Mediotergite 2 width at posterior margin/length: 3.2–3.5. Mediotergite 2 sculpture: with some sculpture, mostly near posterior margin. Outer margin of hypopygium: with a medially folded, transparent, semi–desclerotized area; with 0–3 pleats visible. Ovipositor thickness: anterior width 3.0–5.0 × posterior width (beyond ovipositor constriction). Ovipositor sheaths length/metatibial length: 1.0–1.1, rarely 1.2–1.3. Length of fore wing veins r/2RS: 2.3 or more. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M: 1.7–1.8. Length of fore wing veins 2M/(RS+M)b: 0.5–0.6. Pterostigma length/width: 3.6 or more. Point of insertion of vein r in pterostigma: clearly beyond half way point length of pterostigma. Angle of vein r with fore wing anterior margin: clearly inwards, inclined towards fore wing base. Shape of junction of veins r and 2RS in fore wing: strongly angulated, sometimes with a knob.
Male. Similar to female.
Sequences in BOLD: 27, barcode compliant sequences: 15.
Costa Rica, ACG.
We dedicate this species to Elda Araya in recognition of her diligent efforts for the ACG Programa de Parataxónomos and Estación Biológica San Gerardo of ACG.
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