Prasmodon tijucaensis Fernandez-Triana & Whitfield, 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 : 35-37

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Prasmodon tijucaensis Fernandez-Triana & Whitfield

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Prasmodon tijucaensis Fernandez-Triana & Whitfield sp. n. Figs 82-87 View Figures 82–87

Type locality.

BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara, Floresta da Tijuca (Tijuca Forest).


♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. BRAZIL, Guanabara, Floresta da Tijuca, ii.1974, M. Alvarenga. 2. DNA Voucher CNCHYM 01959.


Female. Body length 3.3-3.4 mm. Fore wing length 3.7-3.8 mm. Body color: meso- and metasoma with brown to black areas, metasoma with most of tergites 2-8 dark brown ( Fig 86, 87 View Figures 82–87 ). Scape color: partially dark brown to black ( Fig. 86 View Figures 82–87 ). Flagellomeres color: all flagellomeres brown to black ( Fig. 82 View Figures 82–87 ). Tegula and humeral complex color: both dark. Mesotibia color: entirely yellow. Metatibia color: entirely yellow ( Fig. 85 View Figures 82–87 ). Metatibia spurs color: yellow-orange. Metatarsus color: entirely yellow-white. Fore wing color pattern: hyaline ( Fig. 83 View Figures 82–87 ). Fore wing veins color: all veins dark brown ( Fig. 83 View Figures 82–87 ). Pterostigma color: entirely dark brown. Hypostomal carina: not raised ( Fig. 84 View Figures 82–87 ). Scutoscutellar sulcus: with 7 impressions ( Fig. 86 View Figures 82–87 ). Areolet height÷vein r length (fore wing): 0.3 ×. Hind wing subbasal cell: mostly with setae. Hind tarsal claws: with 1 or 2 teeth on anterior 0.3 of claw. Shape of mediotergite 1: distinctly narrowing posteriorly, width at posterior margin clearly less than width at anterior margin and median width ( Fig. 87 View Figures 82–87 ). Mediotergite 1 length÷width at posterior margin 6.1-6.5 ×. Mediotergite 2 width at posterior margin÷length: 2.1-2.5 ×. Ovipositor sheaths length: 0.4 × as long as metatibia.

Male. Unknown.

Molecular data.

Sequences in BOLD: 1, barcode compliant sequences: 0.

Biology and ecology.



Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.


The name honours the type locality, Floresta da Tijuca, which is among the world’s largest urban forests.


The only known specimen was considered by Mason (1981) to be a new species, which remained undescribed until now.