Heterospilus puertoviejoensis 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: 269-270

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Heterospilus puertoviejoensis Marsh

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Heterospilus puertoviejoensis Marsh  sp. n. Figure 183


Body size: 2.5-3.0 mm. Color: body dark brown, apical metasomal terga lighter brown; scape brown, flagellum brown with apical white annulus, apical 3-5 flagellomeres brown; legs yellow. Head: vertex granulate; frons granulate; face granulate or granulate-rugose; temple in dorsal view broad but sloping behind eye, width equal to 1/2 eye width; malar space greater than 1/4 eye height; ocell-ocular distance at least 2.5 times diameter of lateral ocellus; 22-27 flagellomeres. Mesosoma: mesoscutal lobes weakly granulate, often partially smooth; notauli scrobiculate, meeting at scutellum in triangular costate area; scutellum weakly granulate; prescutellar furrow with 3-5 cross carinae; mesopleuron granulate; precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than mesopleuron; venter smooth; propodeum with basal median areas distinct but not always distinctly margined, granulate, basal median carina absent, areola not margined, areolar area areolate-rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose. Wings: fore wing vein r slightly shorter or equal to 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 equal to apical width; second tergum longitudinally costate; anterior transverse groove present, straight; posterior transverse groove present; third tergum costate at base, smooth at apex; terga 4-7 smooth; ovipositor equal to length of metasomal terga 1 and 2 combined.

Holotype female.

Top Label (white, printed) - Costa Rica: Heredia [;] 3km. S. Puerto Viejo [;] OTS - La Selva, 100m [;] 16-30 IX.1992 [;] P. Hanson; second label (red, partially printed and hand written) - HOLOTYPE [;] Heterospilus [;] puertoviejoensis [;] P. Marsh. Deposited in ESUW.


8 ♀♀, same data as holotype (ESUW). 9 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Heredia [;] 3km S. Puerto Viejo [;] OTS, La Selva, 100m [;] 1-15 ix 1992, P. Hanson [;] huertos Malaise trap [;] set by G. Wright (ESUW). 18 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Heredia [;] 3km. S. Puerto Viejo, [;] OTS, La Selva, 100m [;] xii.1992, P. Hanson (ESUW). 8 ♀♀, Costa Rica: Heredia [;] Est. Biol. La Selva [;] 50-150m, 10.26 N [;] 84.01 W, Aug. 1992 (ESUW). 1 ♀, COSTA RICA-Heredia Prov. [;] La Selva Biological Station [;] 10°26'N, 84°01'W, 100m [;] Malaise trap 11, #369 [;] 1.iii.1994 [;] Project ALAS(M.11.369) (ESUW). 2 ♀♀, COSTA RICA, Limon [;] Los Diamantes, Guapiles [;] 200m, 20/V/1988 [;] Col. Paul Hanson (ESUW). 1 ♀, Costa Rica: Puntarenas [;] Pen. Osa, Puerto [;] Jimenez, 10m, December [;] 1990, P. Hanson, Malaise (ESUW).


The yellow stigma and areolate-rugose propodeum are distinctive for this species.


Named for the town of Puerto Viejo near the La Selva Biological Station where most of the type series was collected.