Heterospilus cinco 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: 332

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Heterospilus cinco Marsh

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Heterospilus cinco Marsh  sp. n. Figure 223


Body size: 2.5 mm. Color: body dark brown, apical metasomal terga slightly lighter; scape yellow with lateral longitudinal brown stripe; flagellum brown with apical white annulus but with apical 3-5 flagellomeres brown; wing veins brown, stigma bicolored brown with yellow spot at base; legs yellow. Head: vertex smooth; frons smooth; face smooth; temple in dorsal view narrow, width slightly less than 1/2 eye width; malar space equal to 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance slightly greater than 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 20 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli scrobiculate, meeting posteriorly in triangular costate area; scutellum weakly granulate; prescutellar furrow with 3 cross carinae; mesopleuron weakly granulate; precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter smooth; propodeum with basal median areas margined, granulate, basal median carina present but very short, areola not margined, areolar area rugose, lateral areas rugose apically, weakly granulate basally. 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, length slightly greater than apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove present; third tergum smooth except for costate transverse groove; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor as long as metasoma.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, partially printed and hand written) - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #: SE-C-6 [;] Dates: 29. xi– 20.xii.1986 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen; second label (white, printed) - [SE] Bosque San Emilio [;] 50yr old deciduous forest [;] [C] more or less fully [;] shaded as possible; third label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] cinco [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


Known only from the holotype.


The flagellum with a white apical annulus, the lateral brown stripe on the scape and the bicolored stigma are distinctive for this species.


The specific name is an arbitrary combination of letters.