Heterospilus doce 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: 345-346

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Heterospilus doce Marsh

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Heterospilus doce Marsh  sp. n. Figure 234


Body size: 3.0 mm. Color: body dark brown, apical metasomal terga yellow; scape brown without lateral brown stripe; flagellum brown; wing veins brown, stigma yellow; legs yellow. Head: vertex smooth; frons smooth; face smooth; temple in dorsal view broad but sloping behind eye, width equal to 1/2 eye width; malar space greater than 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance greater than 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 22-24 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes smooth; notauli scrobiculate, bordered by 2 strong carinae at their posterior junction; scutellum smooth; prescutellar furrow with 3 cross carinae; mesopleuron smooth; precoxal sulcus weakly scrobiculate or smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter smooth; propodeum with basal median areas indistinctly margined, rugose, basal median carina absent, areola not margined, areolar area areolate-rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose. Wings: fore wing vein r nearly as long as vein 3RSa, vein 1cu-a beyond vein 1M; hind wing vein SC+R present, vein M+CU nearly as long as vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate or porcate, length equal to apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove absent; third tergum costate at base, smooth at apex; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor as long as metasomal 1 and 2 combined.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - Costa Rica: San Jose [;] San Antonio de Escazu [;] 1300m, iii-iv.1998 [;] W.Eberhard & P.Hanson; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] doce [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


1 ♀, Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #: 11 [;] Dates: 13. iv– 4.v.1986 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #; blank [;] Dates: 4-14.v.1986 and 8-24.xi.1986 [;] 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 ♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #; 4 [;] Dates 18. x– 8.xi.1986 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen; [H] open regenerating [;] woodland <10 years old [;] [O] in clearing, fully [;] isolated part of day (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Est. Biol. Maritza, 600m [;] i.1997, C. Zuniga, Malaise [;] L.N. 326900-373000 #47557 (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] San Vito - Las Cruces [;] 5-VI-1988 1200m [;] P. Hanson (TAMU). 2 ♀♀, S.RosaPark, Guan. [;] C. Rica 28 Oct 77 and 6 Dec 77 [;] D.H. Janzen [;] Dry Hill (AEIC).


The distinct carinae along the notauli where they meet posteriorly, the yellow stigma and rugose propodeum are distinctive for this species.


The specific name is an arbitrary combination of letters.