Heterospilus rohweri Marsh

Marsh, Paul M., Wild, Alexander L. & Whitfield, James B., 2013, The Doryctinae (Braconidae) of Costa Rica: genera and species of the tribe Heterospilini, ZooKeys 347, pp. 1-474: 152

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Heterospilus rohweri Marsh

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Heterospilus rohweri Marsh  sp. n. Figure 103


Body size: 4.0 mm. Color: head with vertex brown, eye orbits, frons and face honey yellow, scape yellow without lateral longitudinal brown stripe, flagellum entirely brown; mesosoma dark brown except mesoscutum and scutellum lighter brown; metasoma with terga 1, 2, and base of 3 dark brown, tergum 3 apically and terga 4-7 honey yellow; legs yellow; wing veins brown, stigma brown. Head: vertex transversely costate; frons transversely costate; face rugose; temple in dorsal view narrow, not bulging, less than 1/2 eye width; malar space equal to 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance about twice diameter of lateral ocellus; 31 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli scrobiculate, meeting at scutellum in triangular costate-rugose area; scutellum smooth; prescutellar furrow with one cross carina; mesopleuron smooth; precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter smooth; propodeum with basal median areas distinctly margined, smooth, basal median carina present, areola not distinctly margined, areolar area rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose. Wings: fore wing vein r shorter than vein 3RSa, vein 1cu-a beyond vein 1M; hind wing vein SC+R present, vein M+CU shorter than 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, length greater than apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove present; third tergum costate basally, smooth apically; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor longer than metasoma.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - COSTA RICA, Heredia [;] Est. Biol. La Selva, 50- [;] 150m. 10°26'N, 84°01W [;] Aug 1993, INBio-OET; second label (white, printed) - 03 Agosto 1993 [;] Bosque primario [;] M/04/167; third label - INBio bar code; fourth label (red, partially printed, hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] rohweri [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


Known only from the holotype.


This species is distinguished by the lighter colored mesoscutum, longer ovipositor, and single cross carina in prescutellar furrow.


Named for S. A. Rohwer who described many Braconidae  in the early 1900s.