Neoheterospilus (Harpoheterospilus) falcatus (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: 14-15

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Neoheterospilus (Harpoheterospilus) falcatus (Marsh)


Neoheterospilus (Harpoheterospilus) falcatus (Marsh)  Fig. 9A

Heterospilus falcatus  Marsh, in Quicke and Marsh 1992: 563.

Neoheterospilus (Harpoheterospilus) falcatus  (Marsh); Belokobylskij 2006: 175.


Body size: 2.5-3.0 mm. Color: body dark brown, apical metasomal terga slightly lighter; scape yellow, flagellum brown; wing veins including stigma brown; legs yellow. Head: vertex weakly granulate; frons weakly granulate; face rugose-granulate; temple in dorsal view narrow, sloping behind eye, width less than 1/4 eye width; malar space about 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance 1.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 22-25 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli scrobiculate, meeting posteriorly in triangular rugose area; scutellum granulate; prescutellar furrow with numerous cross carinae; mesopleuron weakly granulate; precoxal sulcus scrobiculate, shorter than mesopleuron; venter weakly granulate; propodeum with basal median areas margined, granulate, basal median carina absent, areola not margined, areolar area rugose, lateral area nearly entirely granulate. Wings: fore wing vein r slightly longer than vein 3RSa, vein 1cu-a beyond vein 1M; hind wing vein SC+R absent, vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, length greater than apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate on basal half and smooth apically, occasionally entirely costate; anterior transverse groove very weak or absent; posterior transverse groove absent; third and following terga smooth; ovipositor longer than metasoma.


Essentially as in female; hind wing with stigma.

Specimens examined.

Costa Rica: Alajuela [;] Est. San Ramon [;] Light trap UV/F in [;] clearing off main road [;] to station. [;] Dadelahi & Zitani (ESUW). COSTA RICA: Alajuela [;] Chiles de Aquas [;] Zarcas Café, 300m [;] i.1990, R. Cespedes (SUW). COSTA RICA: Heredia [;] Pr: La Selva Biol. Sta. [;] 3km S. Pto. Viejo [;] 10°26'N, 84°01'W [;] 19.v.1990 [;] H.A. Hespenheide [;] on dead Citrus (ESUW). Costa Rica: Heredia [;] 3km. S. Puerto Viejo [;] OTS - La Selva, 100m [;] 16-30.IX.1992 [;] P. Hanson (ESUW). Costa Rica, Puntarenas [;] R.F. Golfo Dulce, 5km. [;] W. Piedras Blancas, 100m [;] I-1993, P. Hanson (ESUW). Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] Pen. Osa, 5km. N. Pto. [;] Jimenez, 10m, iii-iv. [;] 1991, P. Hanson, Malaise (ESUW). PN.Manuel Antonio,80m [;] Quepos, Prov. Puntarenas [;] Costa Rica, Nov 1992, [;] G. Varela [;] L-S 370900,448800 (INBC). Playuelas, R.N.V.S. Caño Negro, Prov. [;] Alaju, COSTA RICA, 20m, 3-21 Ene 1994 [;] K. Martinez, L N 325900_454500 #2580 (INBC).


Specimens of the type series from Venezuela were reared from Xyleborus ferrugineus  (F.).