Heterospilus colliletus 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: 333-334

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Heterospilus colliletus Marsh

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Heterospilus colliletus Marsh  sp. n. Figure 224


Body size: 2.5 mm. Color: body dark brown, apical metasomal terga lighter; scape light brown without lateral brown stripe; flagellum brown; wing vein including stigma brown; legs yellow. Head: vertex smooth; frons smooth; face smooth; temple in dorsal view broad, slightly bulging eye, width equal to 1/2 eye width; malar space equal to 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance slightly greater than 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 19 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli scrobiculate, meeting posteriorly in triangular costate area; scutellum smooth; prescutellar furrow with 1 cross carina; mesopleuron smooth; precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter smooth; propodeum with basal median areas margined, smooth, basal median carina present but short, 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 slightly longer than vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, length greater than apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove weakly indicated; third tergum costate basally, smooth apically; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor half as long as metasoma.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - Costa Rica: San Jose [;] Cerro de la Muerte [;] 6km. N. San Gerardo [;] 2800m, August 1992 [;] P. Hanson, Malaise; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] colliletus [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


Known only from the holotype.


The single cross carina in the prescutellar furrow, granulate mesoscutal lobes, the longer hind wing vein M+CU and the dark brown body are distinctive for this species.


The specific name is from the Latin collis, meaning hill, and the Latin letum, meaning death, in reference to the type locality of Cerro de la Muerte, Hill of Death.