Heterospilus diecinueve 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: 339-340

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Heterospilus diecinueve Marsh

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Heterospilus diecinueve Marsh  sp. n. Figure 229


Body size: mm. Color: body dark brown, apical metasomal terga yellow; scape brown; flagellum brown; wing veins brown, stigma yellow; legs yellow. Head: vertex smooth; frons smooth; face smooth; temple in dorsal view narrow, sloping behind eye, width about equal to 1/2 eye width; malar space greater than 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance slightly greater than 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 29 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes smooth, shining; notauli scrobiculate, meeting posteriorly in triangular costate area; scutellum smooth; prescutellar furrow with 3-5 cross carinae; mesopleuron smooth; precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter smooth; propodeum with basal median areas weakly margined, partially smooth and rugose, 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 slightly shorter than vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, length equal to apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate, width about 3.5 times length; anterior transverse groove present, slightly sinuate; posterior transverse groove present; third tergum costate basally, smooth apically; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor as long as metasoma.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - Costa Rica: Guanacaste, ACT [;] Bagaces, P.N. Palo Verde, 212m [;] Sec. Palo Verde, Cerro Guayacan [;] 13. ix– 13.x.1999, I. Jimenez, Malaise [;] L.N. 259350-389600 #53499; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] diecinueve [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


Known only from the holotype.


The dark brown body, the smooth mesoscutum and the slightly sinuate anterior transverse groove of the metasoma are distinctive for this species.


The specific name is an arbitrary combination of letters.