Heterospilus aubreyae 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: 202-205

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scientific name

Heterospilus aubreyae Marsh
status

sp. n.

Heterospilus aubreyae Marsh  sp. n. Figure 137

Female.

Body size: 2.5-3.0 mm. Color: body dark brown, apical metasomal terga usually lighter brown; scape yellow, lateral brown stripe very weakly indicated or absent, flagellum brown, apical 5-7 flagellomeres white, apical most one often brown; wing veins including stigma brown; legs yellow, apical 3/4 of femora brown. Head: vertex granulate, sometimes weakly so; frons granulate; face granulate; temple in dorsal view narrow, sloping behind eye, width less than 1/2 eye width; malar space equal to or slightly greater than 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance about 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 18-24 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes weakly granulate and shining; notauli smooth, area where they meet usually unsculptured; scutellum granulate; prescutellar furrow usually with 1 distinct median cross carina, occasionally with weaker carinae on each side; mesopleuron granulate; precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter granulate; propodeum with basal median areas margined, granulate, basal median carina absent, areola indistinctly margined, areolar area rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose. Wings: fore wing vein r shorter than vein 3RSa, vein 1cu-a beyond vein 1M; hind wing vein SC+R absent, vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, length equal to or greater than apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove present; third tergum entirely smooth; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor about as long a metasomal tergum 1.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - COSTA RICA-Heredia Prov. [;] La Selva Biological Station [;] 10°26'N, 84°01'W, 100m [;] Canopy fogging 19 [;] 8.x.1994 [;] Project ALAS (FVK19); second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] aubreyae [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.

Paratypes.

9 ♀♀, same data as holotype with additional dates of 24.x.1994, 20.x.1994, 15.x.1994, 10.x.1994 and 17.x.1994 (ESUW). 5 ♀♀, - COSTA RICA-Heredia Prov. [;] La Selva Biological Station [;] 10°26'N, 84°01'W, 100m [;] Malaise trap 07, #281 and 309 and 04, #390 [;] 1.xii.1993, 3.i.1994 and 30.vi.1995 [;] Project ALAS (M.07.281, 309 and M.04.390) (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas [;] Rd. to Rincon, 10km W. [;] of Pan-Amer. Hwy, 100m [;] III-V 1989, Hanson & Gauld (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: Puntar [;] Golfo Dulce, 3km [;] S.W. Rincon, 10m [;] IX-XI 1989, Hanson (ESUW). 3 ♀♀, COSTA RICA: [;] Puntar. Golfo Dulce [;] 24km W Piedras Blancas [;] 200m, vi–viii 1989 [;] Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica, Puntarenas [;] Pen. Osa, 27km. s. Pto. [;] Jimenez, Rio Piro, 75m [;] XI-1990 P. Hanson (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas [;] Reserva Forestal Golfo Dulce [;] 3km southwest of Rincon [;] 10m, July 1991, P. Hanson [;] primary forest, Malaise trap (ESUW). 3 ♀♀, COSTA RICA: Puntar [;] Golfo Dulce, 10km W [;] Piedras Blancas, 100m [;] VI-VIII 1989, Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] R.F. Golfo Dulce, 24km. [;] W. Piedras Blancas, 200m [;] I.1993, P. Hanson (ESUW). 4 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas, ACO [;] Golfito, P.N. Corcovado, 745m [;] Est. Agujas, Cerro Rincon [;] 15. v– 15.vi.1999, J. Azofeifa [;] L.S. 276900-521500 #52744 [;] Malaise trap (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Prov. Puntarenas [;] ACO, Golfito, PN Corcovado [;] Est. Agujas, Cerro Rincon, 745m [;] 17. iv– 16.v.1999, J. Azofeifa [;] L.S. 276900-521500 #52781 (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] San Vito, Estac. Biol. Las Alturas, 1500m [;] xii.1991, Paul Hanson (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, COSTA RICA: Puntar [;] Golfo Dulce 3km SW [;] Rincon [;] 10m, xii 1989-iii 1990 [;] Col. Paul Hanson (ESUW). 11 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Puntar. [;] P.N. Corcovado [;] Est. Sirena, 50m [;] x-xii 1990 (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] Res. Forestal Golfo Dulce [;] 3km. SW Rincon, 10m [;] iv.1993, P. Hanson [;] Malaise, primary forest (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: Puntar [;] Golfo Dulce 24km W. [;] Piedras Blancas [;] 200m, xii 89-iii 1990 [;] Col. Paul Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA: [;] Heredia, Chilamate [;] 75m, xi 1989 [;] Hanson & Godoy (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica, San Jose [;] Zurqui De Moravia [;] 1600m, VII-1996 [;] P. Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica, San Jose [;] Zurqui De Moravia [;] 1600m, February 1996 [;] P. Hanson, Malaise (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, COSTA RICA: San José [;] P.N. Braulio Carillo [;] 9.5km E tunnel, 1000m [;] 1.iii 1990 and VI/1989 P. Hanson (ESUW). 9 ♀♀, COSTA RICA, Limon [;] 16km W Guapiles [;] 400m, II/1989, April 1989, III 1989 and viii-x 1990 [;] col. Paul Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Limon [;] 30km N Cariari, 100m [;] Sector Cocori, Malaise [;] iii.1995, E. Rojas #4524 [;] L.N. 286000-567500 (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, COSTA RICA: Limon [;] P.N. Tortuguero [;] Est. 4-esquinas, 0m [;] VI-VIII 1989 and iv-v 1989, J. Solano (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Cartago [;] Braulio Carillo N.P. [;] 600m, 25.iii.1990 [;] J. S. Noyes, coll. (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Alajuela, ACA [;] San Carlos, R.F. Arenal [;] Sebdero Pilon, 600m, Malaise [;] 14. x– 3.xii.1998, G. Carballo [;] L.N. 269100-457900 #53365 (ESUW). 1 ♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa Natl. Park [;] 300m, ex. Malaise trap [;] Site #: SE-6-C [;] Dates; 18. x– 8.xi.1986 [;] I.D. Gauld & D. Janzen; second label - [SE] Bosque San Emilio [;] 50yr old deciduous forest [;] [C] more or less fully [;] shaded as possible (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] P.N. Guanacaste [;] below Pitilia, 500m [;] 7-8.iii.1990 (ESUW). 3 ♀♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa National Pk. [;] 300m, Malaise, Ian Gauld [;] 27. ix– 18.x.1986 and 5-26.vii.1986; second label - Bosque San Emilio [;] 50yr old deciduous [;] forest. Sun; third label - SE-7-O [;] 27. ix– 18.x.86 and 5-26.vii.86 (ESUW). 1 ♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] Santa Rosa National Pk. [;] 300m, Malaise, Ian Gauld [;] 10-31.i.1987; second label - Bosque San Emilio [;] 50yr old deciduous [;] forest. Full Shade; third label - SE-6-C [;] 10-31.i.87 (ESUW). 1 ♀, top label - Costa Rica: Guanacaste [;] 9km S. Santa Cecilia [;] Estacion Pitilia, 700m [;] vi.1996, Malaise trap; second label - C. Moraga & P. Rios [;] L.N. 330200-380200 [;] #47562 (ESUW). 1 ♀, top label - COSTA RICA, Heredia: [;] Est. Biol. La Selva, 50- [;] 150m, 10°26'N, 84°01'W [;] Mar. 1996, INBio-OET; second label - 15 Marzo 1996 [;] Bosque primario [;] M/03/593 (INBC).

Comments.

The smooth notauli and the unsculptured area where they meet and the bicolored legs are distinctive for this species.

Etymology.

Named for my grand-daughter, Aubrey Holoski.