Heterospilus caetetus , Chiletto, Bo. & Penteado-Dias, Am., 2016

Chiletto, Bo. & Penteado-Dias, Am., 2016, Fourteen new species of Heterospilus Haliday (Hymenoptera, Braconidae: Doryctinae) from Brazil, Zootaxa 4144 (3), pp. 316-334: 319-320

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4144.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BFC75533-49B6-4276-8978-F28B0D3F7F31

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3E070D1F-FF8D-FFD0-FF57-FE70AB31FD41

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Plazi

scientific name

Heterospilus caetetus
status

sp. n.

Heterospilus caetetus  sp. n.

( Figs 10–14View FIGURES 10 – 14)

Female. Body length: 5.6 mm.

Colour: head dark brown to black, scape dark brown, pedicellum black, antenna dark brown with eight flagellomeres white, last seven flagellomeres dark brown; mesosoma black, mesoscutum reddish brown, mesopleuron  dark brown in the middle bottom, venter of mesosoma dark brown; metasoma black; wing veins including stigma dark brown; legs pale yellow.

Head: vertex smooth; frons smooth with circular striations below the scape, face rugose ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 5 – 9); malar space shorter than ¼ eye height; temple in dorsal view somewhat narrow and sloping behind eye, width equal to ½ eye width; ocell-ocular distance 1.5–2.5 times greater than diameter of lateral ocellus; 32 flagellomeres.

Mesosoma: mesopleuron  smooth, precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than width of mesopleuron  ; mesoscutum lobes smooth and hairy just along notauli; notauli scrobiculate prescutellar furrow with five cross carinae; scutellum smooth; propodeum with basal median areas smooth and margined, basal median carina absent, areolar margin indistinct, areolar area areolate-rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose, mesosternum smooth. Fore wing: vein r shorter than vein 3 RSa, vein 1cu-a beyond vein 1M, stigma width equal to length of vein r. Hind wing: vein SC+R present, length of vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M.

Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, apical width at most equal to length; second tergum longitudinally costate, apical width three or less times length; third tergum costate basally, smooth apically; terga II+III with anterior transverse groove present, sinuose; posterior transverse groove present; terga IV–VII costate basally and smooth apically; ovipositor equal to ¾ length of metasoma.

Material examined. Holotype ( DCBUAbout DCBU, 31290); female, Brazil, SP, Gália , Estação Ecológica Caetetus  , 12.VII.2010, semidecidous mesophilic forest, vegetation sweep; A.S. Soares col  . Paratype: 1 female, same data as holotype  .

Comments. This species is similar to H. holleyae Marsh, 2013  , distinguished by the scrobiculate notauli, prescutellar furrow with five cross carinae, by its size which is relatively bigger than other species, and a sinuose anterior transverse groove on tergum II.

Etymology. The name of this species refers to the location in São Paulo state where it was collected.

DCBU

Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos