Heterospilus warreni 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: 295-296

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Heterospilus warreni Marsh

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Heterospilus warreni Marsh  sp. n. Figure 201


Body size: 3.0-3.5 mm. Color: body entirely honey yellow, metasomal tergum 2 laterally and lower portion of mesopleuron often darker; scape yellow without lateral brown stripe; flagellum yellow basally to brown apically; wing veins brown, stigma bicolored brown, yellow at apex and along anterior margin; legs yellow. Head: vertex granulate; frons granulate; face rugose; temple in dorsal view broad, slightly bulging behind eye, width slightly less than 1/2 eye width; malar space equal to 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance about 1.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 17-22 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli scrobiculate, meeting at scutellum in triangular rugose area; scutellum granulate; prescutellar furrow with one median cross carinae and occasionally weak carinae on each side; mesopleuron granulate; precoxal sulcus weakly scrobiculate or smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter granulate; propodeum with basal median areas distinctly margined, granulate, basal median carina absent, areola not distinctly margined, areolar area rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose. Wings: fore wing vein r longer than vein 3RSa, vein 1cu-a beyond vein 1M; hind wing vein SC+R absent, vein M+CU nearly equal in length to 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 costate basally, smooth apically; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor equal to half length of metasoma.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - Costa Rica, Guanacaste Pr. [;] Guan. Conservation Area [;] Santa Rosa hdq., 200m [;] lighttrap, 7-VII 1997 [;] L.J. van der Ent; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] warreni [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


4 ♀♀, same data as holotype with additional date of 6-VII 1997 (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Guanacaste Pr. [;] Guanacaste National Park [;] near Playa Naranja [;] 11 March 1990, J.S. Noyes (ESUW). 1 ♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #: 10 [;] Dates: 8-29.xi.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 Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #: (blank) [;] Dates: 31-I-21-II-1987 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen; second label - [SE] Bosque San Emilio [;] 50yr old deciduous forest [;] [C] more or less fully [;] shaded as possible (ESUW).


The honey yellow body and fore wing vein r longer than vein 3RSa are distinctive for this species.


Named for my long time friend and mentor in Christ, Warren Litzman.