Heterospilus veinte 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: 420-421

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Heterospilus veinte Marsh

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Heterospilus veinte Marsh  sp. n. Figure 291


Body size: 3.5 mm. Color: body brown to dark brown; scape light brown without lateral brown stripe; flagellum brown; wing veins including stigma brown; fore and mid coxae, trochanters and basal 1/5 of femora yellow, apical 4/5 of femora, tibiae and tarsi brown, hind trochanters and basal 1/5 of femur yellow, hind coxa, apical 4/5 of femur, tibia and tarsus brown. Head: vertex smooth; frons smooth; face smooth; temple in dorsal view narrow, sloping behind eye, width less than 1/2 eye width; malar space greater than 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance about 2.25 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 24 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes granulate; notauli scrobiculate, meeting posteriorly in triangular costate area; scutellum smooth; prescutellar furrow with 1 distinct median cross carina and weaker carinae on each side; mesopleuron smooth; precoxal sulcus scrobiculate, shorter than mesopleuron; venter smooth; propodeum with basal median areas margined, granulate, basal median carina present but short, areola not distinctly 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 present, vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M. Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, length greater than width; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove weak but present; third tergum costate basally, smooth apically; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor about as long as metasoma and half of mesosoma combined.

Holotype female.

Top label (white, printed) - Costa Rica: Alajuela [;] R.B. San Ramon [;] 800m, xi-xii.1998 [l] P. Hanson; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] veinte [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


1 ♀, top label - COSTA RICA, Heredia: [;] Est. Biol. La Selva, 50- [;] 150m, 10°26'N, 84°01'W [;] Aug 1995, INBio-OET; second label - 16 Agosto 1995 [;] M/13/434 [;] Bosque secundario (INBC).


The long ovipositor, the narrow temple and the bicolored legs are distinctive for this species.


The specific name is an arbitrary combination of letters.