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Apanteles alvarougaldei Fernández-Triana sp. n. – Wikispecies link – ZooBank link – Pensoft Profile
COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector San Cristobal, Puente Palma, 460m, 10.9163, -85.37869.
♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector San Cristobal, Puente Palma, 460m, 23.iv.2006, 10.9163, -85.37869, DHJPAR0011962.
22 ♀, 9 ♂ (BMNH, CNC, INBIO, INHS, NMNH). COSTA RICA, ACG database codes: DHJPAR0001584, DHJPAR0002680, DHJPAR0003037, DHJPAR0011962, 93-SRNP-4213.
Female. Metatibia color (outer face): entirely or mostly (>0.7 metatibia length) dark brown to black, with yellow to white coloration usually restricted to anterior 0.2 or less. Fore wing veins color: veins C+Sc+R and R1 with brown coloration restricted narrowly to borders, interior area of those veins and pterostigma (and sometimes veins r, 2RS and 2M) transparent or white; other veins mostly transparent. 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 length (head to apex of metasoma): 2.3–2.4 mm, 2.5–2.6 mm, rarely 2.1–2.2 mm. Fore wing length: 2.5–2.6 mm or 2.7–2.8 mm. Metafemur length/width: 2.6–2.7, 2.8–2.9 or 3.0–3.1. Mediotergite 1 length/width at posterior margin: 2.3–2.4. Mediotergite 1 maximum width/width at posterior margin: 1.6–1.7. Ovipositor sheaths length/metafemur length: 0.9 or 1.0. Ovipositor sheaths length/metatibia length: 0.8 or 0.9.
Sequences in BOLD: 8, barcode compliant sequences: 7.
Gregarious (Fig. 304). Host: Hesperiidae, Bungalotis quadratum.
Costa Rica, ACG.
We dedicate this species to Alvaro Ugalde in recogniton of his diligent efforts in founding and guiding the National Park System of Costa Rica.
- Fernández-Triana, J; Whitfield, J; Rodriguez, J; Smith, M; Janzen, D; Hallwachs, W; Hajibabaei, M; Burns, J; Solis, M; Brown, J; Cardinal, S; Goulet, H; Hebert, P; 2014: Review of Apanteles sensu stricto (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica, with keys to all described species from Mesoamerica ZooKeys, 383: 1-565. doi
- ↑ Smith M, Woodley N, Janzen D, Hallwachs W, Hebert P (2006) DNA barcodes reveal cryptic host-specificity within the presumed polyphagous members of a genus of parasitoid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103: 3657-3662. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0511318103