Dolichogenidea angelagonzalezae Fernandez-Triana & Boudreault

Fernandez-Triana, Jose, Boudreault, Caroline, Dapkey, Tanya, Alex Smith, M., Hallwachs, Winnie & Janzen, Daniel, 2019, A revision of Dolichogenidea (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) with the second mediotergite broadly rectangular from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica, ZooKeys 835, pp. 87-123: 87

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Dolichogenidea angelagonzalezae Fernandez-Triana & Boudreault

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Dolichogenidea angelagonzalezae Fernandez-Triana & Boudreault  sp. n. Figs 2 A–E; 11A, B


Female, Costa Rica, CNC.

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Holotype locality.

Vado Rio Francia, 400 m, 10.90093 -85.28915, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, ACG, Alajuela province, Costa Rica.

Holotype verbatim labels.

COSTA RICA: Alajuela, ACG, / Sector Rincon Rain Forest, / Vado Rio Francia, 400 m, / 10.90093N, - 85.28915W, / 08/22/2007 / DHJPAR0020711.


One specimen of sex undetermined, from the same locality as holotype ( CNC). The metasoma (except for T1) and tips of antennae are missing and thus is not possible to establish the sex of the specimen. Voucher code: DHJPAR0020708.


Dolichogenidea angelagonzalezae  can be recognized by its black to brown metafemur, comparatively broader T1 (T1 L medially 1.5 × T1 posterior W), less quadrate T2 (T2 posterior W 2.3 × T2 L medially) and host being Choreutidae  .


Body color: head and mesosoma black, metasoma black to dark brown; palpi, metatibial spines, tegula and most of humeral complex white-yellow; legs mostly orange-yellow, except for mesofemur (with small dark brown spots), metafemur (mostly brown), and apical 0.1-0.2 of metatibia and metatarsus brown; wing venation mostly white or transparent, except for fore wing veins R1, r, 2RS and 2M which are brown, pterostigma mostly brown but with small light spot at base. Anteromesoscutum mostly with setae and sculptured with punctures that do not fuse with each other; scutoscutellar sulcus relatively wide and with relatively deep crenulae; scutellar disc smooth and unsculptured, with isolated setae; propodeum mostly setose and with scattered punctures; propodeum areola partially defined on posterior half by longitudinal carinae, transverse carinae partially defined; T1 mostly smooth, with shallow and sparse punctures along lateral margins; T2+ smooth. Body Length: 3.72. Fore wing L: 3.88. Ovipositor sheaths L: 3.12. F1 L: 0.31. F2 L: 0.31. F2 W: 0.08. F3 L: 0.29. F14 L: 0.17. F14 W: 0.07. F15 L: 0.12. F16 L: 0.14. Head height: 0.61. Head width: 0.82. Eye height: 0.42. Malar distance: 0.11. Mandible W: 0.10. Ocular ocellar line: 0.14. Posterior ocellar line: 0.12. Lateral ocellar line: 0.08. Scutellar disc L: 0.39. Scutellar disc W at anterior margin: 0.32. T1 L: 0.50. T1 W at anterior margin: 0.33. T1 W at posterior margin: 0.32. T1 maximum width: 0.34. T2 L: 0.19. T2 W at anterior margin: 0.37. T2 W at posterior margin: 0.45. Metafemur L: 1.07. Metafemur W: 0.32. Metatibia L: 1.35. Metatibial inner spur L: 0.36. Metatibial outer spur L: 0.23. Metatarsus first segment L: 0.78. Pterostigma L: 0.74. Pterostigma W: 0.22. Fore wing vein R1 L: 0.91. Fore wing vein r L: 0.28. Fore wing vein 2RS L: 0.24.


Reared from Brenthia  Janzen12 ( Choreutidae  ). This is the only Microgastrinae  known to parasitize that species of caterpillar in ACG, with three records out of four rearings, probably representing two sets of sibling caterpillars.


Costa Rica, ACG, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, 400-460 m. Rain forest ecosystem.

Molecular data.

This species is represented in BOLD by three sequences (two full barcodes and one sequence 421 bp), which belong to BINBOLD:AAL2298.


Dolichogenidea angelagonzalezae  is dedicated to Angela Gonzalez Grau of Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, in recognition of her dedication to supporting BioAlfa to render Costa Rica bioliterate, constructing CONAGEBIO ( Comisión Nacional de Gestión de la Biodiversidad) as a biodiversity biodevelopment-friendly government agency, and for presenting Costa Rica’s Biodiversity Clearing House to COP14 in October 2018.