Heterospilus santarosensis 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: 156-157

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Heterospilus santarosensis Marsh

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Heterospilus santarosensis Marsh  sp. n. Figure 106


Body size: 3.0-4.0 mm. Color: head yellow; stigma yellow without lateral brown stripe, flagellum yellow basally to brown apically; mesosoma brown; metasomal terga 1-3 brown to light brown, terga 4-7 honey yellow; wing veins brown, stigma brown with yellow apex; legs yellow. Head: vertex transversely costate; frons transversely costate; face rugose; temple in dorsal view narrow, width slightly less than 1/2 eye width; malar space greater than 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance about twice diameter of lateral ocellus; 23-26 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate, rugose along notauli, covered by sparse setae; notauli scrobiculate, meeting at scutellum in triangular rugose area; scutellum granulate or granulate-rugose; prescutellar furrow with 3-5 cross carinae; mesopleuron granulate; precoxal sulcus scrobiculate, bordered below by distinct carina; venter granulate; propodeum with basal median areas margined, granulate-rugose, basal median carina present, areola not distinctly margined, areolar area areolate-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 shorter than vein 1 M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, apical width slightly greater than length; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove weak or absent; posterior transverse groove weak or absent; third tergum costate basally, smooth apically; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor equal to length of 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 #: H-3-O [;] Dates: 2-23.iii.1986 [;] I. D. Gauld & D. Janzen; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] santarosensis [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


4 ♀♀, same data as holotype, with additional dates of 23. iii– 13.iv.1986, 13. ix– 4.x.1986, 12. iv– 4.v.1986, and second labels of [SE] Bosque San Emilio [;] 50yr old deciduous forest [;] [C] more or less fully [;] shaded as possible, [BH] Bosque Humedo [;] mature evergreen dry forest [;] [O] in clearing, fully [;] isolated part of day, [SE] Bosque San Emilio [;] 50yr old deciduous forest [;] [O] in clearing, fully [;] isolated part of day (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa National Pk. [;] 300m, Malaise H-2-C4 [;] regenerating woodland [;] 10 yr. old. Ian Gauld [;] 4-24.v.1986, full shade (ESUW).


The rugose mesoscutum and the short and broad metasomal tergum 1 are distinctive for this species.


Named for the type locality of Santa Rosa National Park in Guanacaste Province.