Apronopa levis Papp, 2007
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: 147-149
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Apronopa levis Papp, 2007 Figs 3, 4
Apronopa levis Papp, 2007: 15; Yu et al. 2016.
Holotype: female, North Korea, Prov. Kangwon Kumgang-san, 24.ix.1978, in the woods around Oe-Kungang resthouse, No. 396 (A. Vojnits & L. Zombori leg.), Type No. 10970 ( HNHM).
Head. In dorsal view, 1.8 times as wide as long, 1.4 times as wide as mesoscutum, smooth, with temple rounded behind eyes. Eye in lateral view 1.3 times as high as wide and 1.1 times as wide as temple medially. POL 0.8 times OD; OOL 3.1 times OD. Face 1.8 times as wide as high; inner margins of eyes subparallel. Clypeus 2.5 times as wide as high, slightly concave ventrally. Paraclypeal fovea not reaching middle of distance between clypeus and inner border of eye. Mandible almost parallel-sided, about as long as its maximum width. Upper tooth small, wide and obtuse; middle tooth rather wide and short, directed forward; lower tooth wide, curved and obtuse. Antenna more than 20-segmented (apical segments missing). Scape 1.5 times as long as pedicel. First flagellar segment 2.5 times as long as its apical width, 1.4 times as long as second segment. Second flagellar segment 1.5 times, third to 18th segments 1.3-1.4 times as long as their maximum width.
Mesosoma. In lateral view 1.1 times as long as high. Mesoscutum (dorsal view) 0.9 times as long as its maximum width. Notauli present, on horizontal surface of mesoscutum reaching almost half of mesoscutum. Prescutellar depression smooth, with median and lateral carinae, 2.5 times as long as its maximum width. Precoxal sulcus narrow, crenulate, reaching anterior margin of mesopleuron but not reaching posterior margins of mesopleuron. Posterior mesopleural furrow crenulate. Propodeum anteriorly densely rugose, posteriorly (on its long declivous part) almost smooth, with several wrinkles. Propodeal spiracles small, its diameter 0.2 times as large as distance from spiracle to anterior margin of propodeum.
Wings. Length of forewing 2.6 times its maximum width. Marginal cell 4.4 times as long as its maximum width, ending on apex of wing. Vein 3-SR 1.8 times as long as vein 2-SR. Vein SR1 2.4 times as long as vein 3-SR. First subdiscal cell 2.5 times as long as its maximum width. Hind wing 5.3 times as long as its maximum width.
Legs. Hind femur 4.0 times as long as its maximum width. Hind tibia weakly widened at apex, 9.0 times as long as its maximum subapical width, about as long as hind tarsus. First segment of hind tarsus 1.9 times as long as second segment.
Metasoma. First tergite weakly curvedly, widened at apex, about as long as its apical width, reticulate-rugose. Second tergite entirely smooth. Ovipositor 1.8 times as long as first tergite, 0.7 times as long as metasoma, 3.0 times as long as hind femur.
Colour. Body, flagellar segments of antenna and pterostigma brown to dark brown. Mandible, scape, pedicel and legs light brown. First metasomal tergite similar in colour to second and third tergites. Wings almost hyaline.
Length. Body 3.0 mm, forewing 3.1 mm, hindwing 2.1 mm.
This species is very similar to Apronopa ussuricola Belokoblyskij, 1998 (Russian Far East) but differs from them in having an entirely smooth second tergite (tergite striate with rugosity baso-medially in A. ussuricola ), clypeus 2.5 times as wide as high (3.0 times in A. ussuricola ), first flagellar segment 2.5 times as long as its maximum width (2.0 times in A. ussuricola ), and ovipositor 1.8 times as long as first metasomal tergite (2.1 times in A. ussuricola ).
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