Prasmodon erenadupontae Braet & Fernandez-Triana, 2014

Fernandez-Triana, Jose L., Whitfield, James B., Smith, M. Alex, Braet, Yves, Hallwachs, Winnie & Janzen, Daniel H., 2014, Review of the Neotropical genus Prasmodon (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with emphasis on species from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica, Journal of Hymenoptera Research 37, pp. 1-52 : 19-21

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Prasmodon erenadupontae Braet & Fernandez-Triana

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Prasmodon erenadupontae Braet & Fernandez-Triana sp. n. Figs 29-34 View Figures 29–34

Type locality.



♀ in MNHN. Specimen labels: 1. Guyane Francaise, Saul, 29.IX.2010, SEAG rec 2010.


2 ♀, 3 ♂ (CNC, IRSNB). French Guiana, same locality than holotype, 17-26.ix.2010 (1 ♀, 1 ♂); Montagne de Kaw, Relais Patawa, ix.1999 (1 ♀); Nouragues Reserve, Inselberg, 16.x.2010 (1 ♂); Brazil, Mato Grosso, Sinop, xi.1975 (1 ♂).


Female. Body length 5.3-5.4 mm, 5.5-5.6 mm or 5.7-5.8 mm. Fore wing length 5.9-6.0 mm or 6.1-6.2 mm. Body color: meso- and metasoma entirely yellow-orange (with the exception of a very small black spot on axillar complex) ( Figs 29, 32, 34 View Figures 29–34 ). Scape color: partially dark brown to black. Flagellomeres color: with relatively extense yellow area (at least including F13-15, and usually apical half of F11 and basal half of F16) ( Fig. 30 View Figures 29–34 ). Tegula and humeral complex color: both pale. Mesotibia color: entirely yellow. Metatibia color: posterior 0.1-0.3 dark brown to black. Metatibia spurs color: yellow-orange. Metatarsus color: dark brown to black (except for anterior 0.7 or less of first metatarsomere) ( Fig. 30 View Figures 29–34 ). Fore wing color pattern: mostly infumate, but with pale area centrally which gives the wing a banded appearance ( Figs 30, 33 View Figures 29–34 ). Fore wing veins color: anterior 0.4-0.5 of vein 3M (and usually part or all of veins 2M and r-m) yellow-orange, contrasting with all other veins which are dark brown ( Fig. 33 View Figures 29–34 ). Pterostigma color: entirely dark brown ( Fig. 30 View Figures 29–34 ). Hypostomal carina: highly raised ( Fig. 31 View Figures 29–34 ). Scutoscutellar sulcus: with 4 impressions ( Fig. 32 View Figures 29–34 ). Areolet height÷vein r length (fore wing): 0.2 ×. Hind wing subbasal cell: mostly without setae. Hind tarsal claws: with pectination uniform, teeth thick and relatively evenly spaced. Shape of mediotergite 1: distinctly narrowing at around 0.5 its length, with both anterior and posterior margins clearly wider than its median width ( Fig. 34 View Figures 29–34 ). Mediotergite 1 length÷width at posterior margin 2.9-3.0 ×. Mediotergite 2 width at posterior margin÷length: 3.6-4.0 ×. Ovipositor sheaths length: 0.5 × as long as metatibia.

Male. Morphologically similar to females, but with antenna only yellow on flagellomeres 15-16 (females with flagellomeres 12-16 yellow).

Molecular data.

Sequences in BOLD: 1, barcode compliant sequences: 1.

Biology and ecology.

Malaise trapped.


Brazil, French Guiana.


Named after Erena Dupont (the partner of YB) who shares his passion in entomology and for her strong support.


The only specimen with associated molecular data is the male paratype from Brazil.