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Apanteles manuelarayai Fernández-Triana sp. n. – Wikispecies link – ZooBank link – Pensoft Profile
COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector Pitilla, Estación Quica, 470m, 10.99697, -85.39666.
♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0038109. 2. COSTA RICA, Guanacaste, ACG, Sector Pitilla, Estación Quica, 20.viii.2009, 10.99697°N, -85.39666°W, 470m, DHJPAR0038109. 3. Voucher: D.H.Janzen & W.Hallwachs, DB: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu, Area de Conservación Guanacaste, COSTA RICA, 09-SRNP-72674.
4 ♀ (CNC, NMNH). COSTA RICA: Guanacaste, ACG database code: 09-SRNP-72674.
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): anteriorly dark/posteriorly pale, dark, dark. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia): pale, pale, mostly dark but anterior 0.2 or less pale. 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: 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): 2.5–2.6 mm, rarely 2.7–2.8 mm. Fore wing length: 2.9–3.0 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.3–2.5. Interocellar distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 1.7–1.9. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width: 2.9–3.1. Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/width: 1.7–1.9. Length of flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus 14: 2.0–2.2. Tarsal claws: simple. Metafemur length/width: 2.8–2.9. 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 punctures near margins, central part mostly smooth. 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: 2.0–2.2. 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: 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. 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: anterior width at most 2.0 × posterior width (beyond ovipositor constriction). Ovipositor sheaths length/metatibial length: 1.0–1.1. Length of fore wing veins r/2RS: 1.7–1.9. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M: 1.1–1.3. Length of fore wing veins 2M/(RS+M)b: 0.7–0.8. 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 outwards, inclined towards fore wing apex. Shape of junction of veins r and 2RS in fore wing: distinctly but not strongly angled.
Sequences in BOLD: 13, barcode compliant sequences: 13.
Gregarious (Fig. 219). Host: Elachistidae, Stenoma sp. 09-SRNP-72674.
Costa Rica, ACG.
We dedicate this species to Manuel Araya in recognition of his diligent efforts for the ACG Programa de Sectores.
- 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