Heterospilus orosi 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: 259-260

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Heterospilus orosi Marsh

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Heterospilus orosi Marsh  sp. n. Figure 176


Body size: 2.0-2.5 mm. Color: head bicolored, vertex dark brown, face honey yellow; scape yellow with lateral longitudinal brown stripe, flagellum brown with apical white annulus, apical 3-5 flagellomeres brown; mesosoma honey yellow, mesopleuron and mesoscutal lobes dark brown; metasomal dark brown, terga 1 and 2 often honey yellow, apical terga sometimes lighter; wing veins including stigma brown; legs yellow. Head: vertex granulate; frons granulate; face granulate; temple in dorsal view narrow, sloping behind eye, width equal to 1/2 eye width; malar space equal to 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance about 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 19-22 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli scrobiculate, meeting at scutellum in short costate area; scutellum granulate; prescutellar furrow with 3 cross carinae; mesopleuron granulate; precoxal sulcus weakly scrobiculate or smooth; venter granulate; propodeum with basal median areas margined, sometimes weakly or indistinctly so, areas granulate, basal median carina absent, areola usually indistinct, occasionally distinctly margined, areolar area areolate, 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 vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, often rugose medially, length equal to 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 as long as metasomal tergum 1.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Est. Biol. Maritza, 600m [;] xi.1996, C. Zuniga, Malaise [;] L.N. 326900-373000 #47554; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] orosi [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


6 ♀♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] W. side Volcan Orosi [;] Estac. Maritza, 600m; second label - GNP Biodiversity Survey [;] 1989, Malaise trap [;] L-N-326900-373000 #6834 (ESUW). 3 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Est. Cacao, 1000-1150m [;] viii.1996, M. Pereira [;] L.N. 323150-375500 347561 [;] Malaise trap (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] Est. Cacao, 1000-1400m [;] 2km. SW del Cerro Cacao [;] vii.1996, J. A. Ugalde [;] L.N. 323100-375800 #8220 [;] Malaise trap (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Est. Cacao, 1000-1150m [;] ix.1996, I. Villegas, Malaise [;] L.N. 323150-375500 #47559 (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: Puntar [;] R.B. Carara, Estac. [;] Bijagoal, 500m [;] X 1989, P. Hanson (ESUW).


The bicolored dark brown to honey yellow body is distinctive for this species.


Name for the Volcano Orosi where many of the type series were collected at the Maritza Biological Station.