Heterospilus rinconensis 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: 150-152

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Heterospilus rinconensis Marsh

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Heterospilus rinconensis Marsh  sp. n. Figure 102


Body size: 3.0-4.0 mm. Color: head with vertex and frons yellow, face and temple brown; scape yellow with lateral longitudinal brown stripe, flagellum brown with apical 3-5 flagellomeres white; mesosoma dark brown, mesoscutum with yellow along notauli, middle lobe often partially yellow; metasomal tergum 1 dark brown, tergum 2 dark brown or yellow medially with dark brown laterally, terga 3-4 dark brown basally, yellow apically, terga 5-6 yellow laterally and brown medially, tergum 7 brown; wing veins including stigma brown; legs with coxae and trochanters light yellow or white, fore and mid femora, tibiae and tarsi yellow, hind femur light brown basally, honey yellow apically, hind tibia yellow with dark brown at extreme base, hind tarsus brown. Head: vertex transversely costate; frons transversely costate; face granulate; temple in dorsal view narrow, width less than eye width; malar space equal to 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance at least 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 26-27 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli scrobiculate, meeting at scutellum in triangular rugose area; scutellum granulate; prescutellar furrow with 3 cross carinae; mesopleuron granulate; precoxal sulcus weakly scrobiculate or smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter granulate; propodeum with basal median areas margined, granulate, basal median carina present, areola distinctly margined, areolar area rugose, lateral areas rugose posteriorly, granulate anteriorly. Wings: fore wing vein r much shorter than vein 3RSa and nearly on same line, vein 1cu-a beyond vein 1M; hind wing vein SC+R present, vein M+CU short er than vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, apical width equal to length; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove weak or absent; third tergum granulate; terga 4-5 granulate, terga 6-7 smooth; ovipositor 3/4 length to equal to length of metasoma.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - COSTA RICA: Puntarenas [;] 3km S. Rincon, 10m [;] II-III 1989 [;] P. Hanson & I. Gauld; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] rinconensis [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


1 ♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas, [;] R.F. Golfo Dulce, 5km. [;] W. Piedras Blancas, 100m [;] viii-ix.1991, P. Hanson [;] Malaise nr. second growth (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas, ACO [;] Golfito, Est. Agujas, 250-350m [;] Res. Ftal. Golfo Dulce, Amarilla [;] 3-24.vii.1999, J. Azofeifa [;] L.S. 276750-526550 #52839 (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica, Puntarenas [;] R.F. Golfo Dulce, 24km. W. [;] Piedras Blancas, 200m [;] VI-1991, P. Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas [;] R.F. Golfo Dulce, [;] 24km W. Piedras Blancas, [;] 200m [;] Feb. 1992, Paul Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA-Heredia Prov. [;] La Selva Biological Station [;] 10°26'N, 84°01'W, 100m [;] Malaise trap 13, #303 [;] 15.xii.1993 [;] Project ALAS (M.13.303) (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Limon [;] 30km N Cariari, 100m [;] Sector Cocori, Malaise [;] iii.1995, E. Rojas #4524 [;] L.N. 286000-567500 (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: Punt- [;] arenas. 7km SW Rincon [;] 31. v– 7.vi.1998; B. Brown [;] & V. Berezovskiy; Mal. [;] Trp. #5; 2nd growth (AEIC). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas [;] RF Golfo Dulce, el 200m [;] 24km W Piedras Blancas [;] P. Hanson xi.1992 (TAMU). 1 ♀, Sector Cerro Cocori, Fca. de. E. [;] Rojas, 150m, Prov. Limón, [;] COSTA RICA. Mar 1993. E. Rojas [;] L-N-286000,567500 (INBC). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA. Prov. Limón, R.B. [;] Hitoy Cerere, Send. Espavel. 560m, 15 [;] MAR 2003, R. Gamboa, Red de Golpe [;] L. S. 401200 569800 #73280 (INBC). 1 ♀, top label - COSTA RICA, Heredia [;] Est. Biol. La Selva, 50- [;] 150m, 10°26'N, 84°01W [;] Apr 1996, INBio-OET; second label - 1 Abril 1996 [;] Bosque primario [;] M/07/608 (INBC).


The bicolored mesoscutum is distinctive for this species.


Named for the locality of the holotype, Rincon in Puntarenas Province.