Heterospilus cabecares 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: 325-326

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

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scientific name

Heterospilus cabecares Marsh
status

sp. n.

Heterospilus cabecares Marsh  sp. n. Figure 217

Female.

Body size: 2.0-2.5 mm. Color: head and mesosoma dark brown, metasoma brown to dark brown, tergum 2 yellow with lateral edges dark brown; scape yellow without lateral brown stripe; flagellum brown with apical 3-5 flagellomeres white, apical one sometimes dark; wing veins including stigma brown; legs yellow. Head: vertex smooth; frons smooth; face granulate; temple in dorsal view narrow, width less than 1/2 eye width; malar space equal to 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance greater than 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 18-19 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli scrobiculate, meeting posteriorly in triangular rugose-costate area; scutellum granulate; prescutellar furrow with 1 cross carina; mesopleuron granulate; precoxal sulcus weakly scrobiculate, shorter than mesopleuron; venter granulate; propodeum with basal median areas margined, granulate, basal median carina present, short, areola not margined, areolar area rugose, lateral areas rugose apically, granulate basally. Wings: fore wing vein r shorter than vein 3RSa, vein 1cu-a beyond vein 1M; hind wing vein SC+R present, vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, length equal to apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove weak or absent; third tergum smooth; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor as long as metasomal tergum 1.

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: 8. ii– 2.iii 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 [;] cabecares [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.

Paratypes.

2 ♀♀, same data as holotype with additional date of 18. i– 8.ii 1986 (ESUW). 1 ♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #: (blank) [;] Dates: 1-28.vii 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: 18. i– 8.ii.1986 [;] 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 National Pk. [;] 300m, Malaise trap, Ian Gauld [;] 31. i– 21.ii 1987; second label - Bosque Humedo [;] mature dry forest [;] high proportion evergreen species [;] Full shade (ESUW). 1 ♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa National Pk. [;] 300m, Malaise trap, Ian Gauld [;] 31. i– 21.ii 1987; second label - Bosque San Emilio [;] 50 yr. Old deciduous [;] Forest, Sun (ESUW). 3 ♀♀, S.RosaPark, Guan. [;] C. Rica 12 Dec. 76, 8 Jan. 77 and 16 May 77 [;] D. H. Janzen [;] Riparian and Dry Hill (AEIC). 1 ♀, top label - LaLola,C.R. [;] VI-5 1957 [;] MJStelzer [;] MJS 57-235; second label - On cacao (AEIC).

Comments.

The short ovipositor, smooth vertex and yellow metasomal tergum 2 are distinctive for this species.

Etymology.

Named for the Cabecares, an indigenous people of Costa Rica.