Heterospilus leiponotaulus 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: 364-365

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.347.6002

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/01990EEF-7F33-4A35-8809-E6151F7708E1

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Heterospilus leiponotaulus Marsh
status

sp. n.

Heterospilus leiponotaulus Marsh  sp. n. Figure 247

Female.

Body size: 1.5 mm. Color: body brown to light brown, propodeum, metasomal terga 1 and 2 often yellow; scape yellow without lateral brown stripe; flagellum brown; legs yellow. Head: vertex smooth; frons smooth; face smooth; temple in dorsal view broad, bulging behind eye, width greater than 1/2 eye width; malar space greater than 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance greater than 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 12 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes smooth; notauli present only anteriorly or absent completely, area where they would meet at apex of median mesoscutal lobe represented by short shallow groove; scutellum smooth; prescutellar furrow with 3 cross carinae; mesopleuron smooth; precoxal sulcus weakly scrobiculate or nearly smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter smooth; propodeum with basal median areas not distinctly margined, granulate, basal median carina absent, areola not margined, areolar area rugose, 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, length greater than apical width; second tergum smooth; anterior transverse groove absent; posterior transverse groove absent; third tergum smooth; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor longer than metasoma.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - Costa Rica: Cartago [;] 4km NE Cañon [;] Genesis II, 2350m [;] vii.1995, P. Hanson; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] leiponotaulus [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.

Paratypes.

1 ♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #: (blank) [;] Dates: 31-I-21-II-1987 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen; second label - [SE] Bosque San Emilio [;] 50yr old deciduous forest [;] [C] more or less fully [;] shaded as possible (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica, Carthago Pr. [;] La Cangreja, 1950m [;] I 1992, P. Hanson (ESUW).

Comments.

This species is distinguished by the weak or absent notauli, the smooth metasomal terga 2-3, the short antennae and the wide temple.

Etymology.

The specific name is from the Greek leipo, meaning be wanting or without, in reference to the absent notauli.