Apronopa haeselbarthi van Achterberg, 1980
Peris-Felipo, Francisco Javier & Belokobylskij, Sergey A., 2018, A review of the genus Apronopa van Achterberg (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Alysiinae) with a key to species, ZooKeys 793, pp. 143-155: 145-146
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|Apronopa haeselbarthi van Achterberg, 1980|
Apronopa haeselbarthi van Achterberg, 1980: 75; Tobias 1986: 195; Fischer 1991: 9; Yu et al. 2016.
Holotype: female, Germany, Dransfeld, B/L 2.vi.1966 (Haeselbarth leg.) ( ZISP). Paratypes: 1 female, 1 male, Germany, Schotten, Hessen, Fi., Streu, v.1967 (Haeselbarth leg.) (♀ in RMNH, ♂ in ZISP).
Description. Female (holotype).
Head. In dorsal view, 1.6 times as wide as long, 1.2 times as wide as mesoscutum, smooth, with temple rounded behind eyes. Eye in lateral view 1.3 times as high as wide and 1.5 times as wide as temple medially. POL equal to OD; OOL 2.5 times OD. Face 1.9 times as wide as high; inner margins of eyes subparallel. Clypeus 2.5 times as wide as high, slightly concave ventrally. Paraclypeal fovea almost reaching half distance between clypeus and inner border of eye. Mandible almost parallel-sided, about as long as its maximum width. Upper tooth small; middle tooth rather wide and short, weakly directed upwards; lower tooth wide, curved and obtuse. Antenna more than 9-segmented (apical segments missing). Scape 1.8 times as long as pedicel. First flagellar segment 2.2 times as long as its apical width, 1.3 times as long as second segment. Second flagellar segment 1.6 times, third to seventh segments 1.3-1.5 times as long as their maximum width.
Mesosoma. In lateral view about as long as high. Mesoscutum (dorsal view) about as long as its maximum width, smooth, sparsely setose. Notauli present on horizontal surface of mesoscutum reaching anterior two-third of mesoscutum. Prescutellar depression smooth, with median and lateral carinae, 2.8 times as long as its maximum width. Precoxal sulcus wide, smooth, not reaching anterior and posterior margins of mesopleuron. Posterior mesopleural furrow weakly crenulate. Propodeum sculptured, with several small smooth areas. Propodeal spiracles very small, its diameter 0.2 times as large as distance from spiracle to anterior margin of propodeum.
Wings. Length of forewing 2.4 times its maximum width. Marginal cell 4.2 times as long as its maximum width, ending almost on apex of wing. Vein 3-SR 1.5 times as long as vein 2-SR. Vein SR1 2.8 times as long as vein 3-SR. First subdiscal cell 3.0 times as long as its maximum width. Hindwing 4.3 times as long as its maximum width.
Legs. Hind femur 4.0 times as long as its maximum width. Hind tibia weakly widening towards apex, 8.5 times as long as its maximum subapical width, about as long as hind tarsus. First segment of hind tarsus 1.8 times as long as second segment.
Metasoma. First tergite weakly and curvedly widening towards apex, 1.1 times as long as its apical width, rugose-reticulate. Second tergite distinctly striate with reticulation in two-thirds baso-medially. Ovipositor 3.6 times as long as first tergite, almost as long as metasoma, 2.2 times as long as hind femur.
Colour. Body, flagellar segments of antenna and pterostigma dark brown to black. Mandible and legs brown. First metasomal tergite similar in colour to second and third tergites. Wings almost hyaline.
Length. Body 2.5 mm, forewing 3.0 mm, hindwing 2.2 mm.
Length of body 2.0-2.5 mm, forewing 2.0-3.0 mm. Antennae with 23 segments.
Male. Body length 1.9 mm. Forewing length 2.4 mm. Otherwise similar to female.
This species is similar to A. ussuricola Belokobylskij, 1998 (Russia), but differs from it in having the eye in lateral view 1.5 times as wide as temple medially (1.2 times in A. ussuricola ), face 1.9 times as wide as high, distinctly and densely punctate-rugulose (1.6 times and weakly and sparsely punctate-rugulose in A. ussuricola ), clypeus 2.5 times as wide as high (3.0 times in A. ussuricola ), vein 3-SR 1.5 times as long as vein 2-SR (2.0 times in A. ussuricola ), and ovipositor 3.6 times as long as first metasomal tergite (2.1 times in A. ussuricola ).
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