Heterospilus haplocarinus 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: 89-90

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Heterospilus haplocarinus Marsh

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Heterospilus haplocarinus Marsh  sp. n. Figure 57


Body size: 3.0-4.0 mm. Color: head brown, face often and eye orbits always honey yellow; scape yellow with lateral longitudinal brown stripe, flagellum brown with apical 8-12 flagellomeres white; mesosoma dark brown; metasomal terga 1-4 dark brown, tergum 5 brown at base, yellow apically, terga 6-7 yellow; wing veins including stigma brown; legs yellow. Head: vertex transversely costate; frons transversely costate; 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 nearly 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 28-30 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli weakly scrobiculate or nearly smooth, meeting at scutellum in triangular costate area; scutellum granulate; prescutellar furrow with one median carina; mesopleuron granulate; precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter granulate; propodeum with basal median areas margined, granulate, basal median carina present, areola distinctly margined, areolar area rugose, lateral areas rugose posteriorly, granulate anteriorly. Area just above hind coxa with small but distinct tubercle. 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-granulate, apical width slightly less than length; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight, rarely slightly sinuate; posterior transverse groove present; third tergum costate at base, granulate at apex; terga 4-7 granulate; ovipositor about 3/4 length of metasoma.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - COSTA RICA: [;] Puntar [;] Golfo Dulce, 3km [;] SW. Rincon, 10m [;] VI-VIII 1989, Hanson; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] haplocarinus [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


2 ♀♀, COSTA RICA, Guanac. [;] Estac. Pitilla. 9Km S [;] Santa Cecilia, 700m [;] IX/1988, I. Gauld (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: Puntar [;] Golfo Dulce 24km W [;] Piedras Blancas [;] 200m, vii-ix 1990 [;] Col. Paul Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica, Puntarenas [;] R.F. Golfo Dulce, 24km. W. [;] Piedras Blancas, 200m [;] VI-1991, P. Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica, Puntarenas [;] R.F. Golfo Dulce, 3km [;] SW Rincon, 10m [;] Malaise-primary forest [;] viii.1991, P. Hanson (ESUW).


The single cross carina in the prescutellar furrow and the costate area where the notauli meet are distinctive for this species.


The specific name is from the Greek haplos meaning single in reference to the single cross carina in the prescutellar furrow.