Heterospilus wildi 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: 428-430

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

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scientific name

Heterospilus wildi Marsh
status

sp. n.

Heterospilus wildi Marsh  sp. n. Figure 298

Female.

Body size: 2.0-2.5 mm. Color: body dark brown; scape yellow without lateral brown stripe; flagellum brown, usually with apical white annulus of 5-7 flagellomeres, occasionally apical 3-5 flagellomeres brown; wing veins including stigma brown; legs yellow. Head: vertex smooth and shining; frons smooth; face smooth; temple in dorsal view narrow, 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; 18-22 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes smooth and shining; notauli weakly scrobiculate, meeting posteriorly in triangular costate area; scutellum smooth; prescutellar furrow with 3-5 cross carinae; mesopleuron smooth; precoxal sulcus weakly scrobiculate and very short, often represented by single large pit; venter smooth; propodeum with basal median areas margined, granulate or rugose, basal median carina present but very short and often nearly absent, areola not margined, areolar area areolate-rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose. Wings: fore wing vein r shorter than vein 3RSa, vein 1cu-a slightly beyond vein 1m or occasionally interstitial; hind wing vein SC+R absent, vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, length greater than apical width, rarely nearly equal to apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove present; third tergum entirely smooth except for costate transverse groove; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor half as long as metasoma.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, partially printed and hand written) - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #: BH-9-O [;] Dates: 26. vii– 14.viii.1986 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen; second label (white, printed) - [BH] Bosque Humedo [;] mature evergreen dry forest [;] [O] in clearing, fully [;] isolated part of day; third label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] wildi [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.

Paratypes.

5 ♀♀, same data as holotype with additional site # BH-11-O and dates of 18. x– 8.xi.1986, 14. viii– 6.ix.1986, 6-27.ix.1986, 24. v– 14.vi.1986 (ESUW). 4 ♀♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site: BH-12-C and blank [;] Dates: 14. vi– 5.vii.1986, 5-26.vii.1986 and 16. xi– 7.xii.1985 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen; second label - [BH] Bosque Humedo [;] mature evergreen dry 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: blank [;] Dates: 16. xi– 7.xii.1985 [;] 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: blank [;] Dates: 26. x– 16.xi.1985 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen; second label - [SE] Bosque San Emilio [;] 50yr old deciduous forest [;] [O] in clearing, fully [;] isolated part of day (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site: H-1-O and H-2-O [;] Dates: 14. vi– 5.vii.1986 and 20.xii.86-10.i.1987 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen; second label - [H] open regenerating [;] woodland <10 years old [;] [O] in clearing, fully [;] isolated part of day (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] regenerating woodland [;] >10yr. old, 300 meters [;] 6-27.ix.1986, I.D.Gauld [;] ex. Townes Malaise H3-O [;] direct sun daily, wet (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site: blank [;] Dates: 23. iii– 13.iv.1986 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen (ESUW). 1 ♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa National Pk. [;] 300m, Malaise, Ian Gauld [;] 27, ix– 18.x.1986; second label - Bosque San Emilio [;] 50 yr. Old deciduous [;] Forest. Full Shade; third label - SE-8-C [;] 27. ix– 18.x.86 (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] R.F. Golfo Dulce, 5km. [;] w. Piedras Blancas, 100m [;] vi–vii.1991, P. Hanson [;] Malaise, second growth (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica, Puntarenas [;] Pen. Osa, 5km. N. [;] Puerto Jimenez, 10m [;] V-VII-1991, P. Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas [;] Reserva Forestal Golfo Dulce [;] 3km southwest of Rincon [;] 10m, July 1991, P. Hanson [;] primary forest, Malaise trap (ESUW). 3 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas, ACO [;] Golfito, R.F. Golfo Dulce [;] Est. Agujas, 250-350m [;] 4-20.vi.1999, J. Azofeifa [;] L.S.276750-526550 #52746 [;] Amarilla (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] Golfo Dulce, 24km W. [;] Piedras Blancas, 200m [;] xii.1991, Paul Hanson (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] R.F.Golfo Dulce, 3km [;] SW Rincon, 10m [;] Malaise-primary forest [;] viii.1991, P. Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Cartago [;] Turrialba la Isabel [;] 650m, Café, ix.1994 [;] M. Cerda & P. Hanson (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, Costa Rica, Cartago [;] Turrialba, CATIE [;] 14-15 March 1990 [;] 700m, J.S. Noyes (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Limon, ACLAC [;] Central, R.B. Hitoy Cerere [;] Est. Hitoy Cerera, Send. Bobocara [;] 300m, Malaise trap [;] 17. ix– 10.x.1999, F. Umana [;] L.N. 184250-641800 #53495 (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Heredia [;] Est. Biol. La Selva [;] 50-150m, 10.26 N [;] 84.01 W, Aug. 1992 (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Heredia [;] 3km. S. Puerto Viejo [l] OTS - La Selva, 100m [;] 16-30 IX. 1992 [;] P. Hanson (ESUW).

Comments.

The smooth and shining vertex, the short precoxal sulcus and the flagellum with an apical white annulus are distinctive for this species.

Etymology.

Named for Alex Wild, whose head is as bald and shining as this species, in recognition of his work on the molecular analyses and imaging of the species in this study.