Trigonospila josemariamoragai Fleming & Wood

Fleming, AJ, Wood, D. Monty, Janzen, Daniel H, Hallwachs, Winnie & Smith, M. Alex, 2015, Three new species of Trigonospila Pokorny (Diptera: Tachinidae), from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica, with a key for their identification, Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 4595-4595: 4595

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scientific name

Trigonospila josemariamoragai Fleming & Wood
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Trigonospila josemariamoragai Fleming & Wood  ZBK  sp. n.

Materials

Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042272; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042272; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70422; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 21-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0040982; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0040982; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 10-SRNP-22521; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Del Oro ; verbatimLocality: Quebrada Salazar; verbatimElevation: 560; verbatimLatitude: 11.002; verbatimLongitude: -85.463; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 11.002; decimalLongitude: -85.463; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Stenoma exarata (Elachistidae); verbatimEventDate: 03-Jan-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned SpecimenGoogleMaps 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042259; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042259; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70435; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 25-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042260; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042260; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70449; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 22-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042261; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042261; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70451; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 22-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042262; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042262; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70440; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 22-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042263; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042263; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70438; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 21-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042264; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042264; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70454; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 20-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042265; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042265; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70426; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 20-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042266; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042266; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70439; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 20-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042267; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042267; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70433; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 19-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042268; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042268; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70434; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 18-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042270; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042270; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70445; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 21-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042271; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042271; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70429; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 21-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042273; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042273; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70453; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 20-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042274; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042274; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70444; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 20-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042275; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042275; individualCount: 1; sex: M; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70443; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 21-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0042278; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0042278; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 11-SRNP-70427; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Pitilla ; verbatimLocality: Sendero Navarro; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 18-Mar-2011; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned Specimen 

Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceDetails: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu; catalogNumber: DHJPAR0052422; recordedBy: D.H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs; individualID: DHJPAR0052422; individualCount: 1; sex: F; lifeStage: adult; preparations: pinned; otherCatalogNumbers: 13-SRNP-76881; Taxon: scientificName: Trigonospilajosemariamoragai; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Insecta; order: Diptera; family: Tachinidae; genus: Trigonospila; specificEpithet: josemariamoragai; scientificNameAuthorship: Fleming & Wood, 2015; Location: continent: Central America; country: Costa Rica; countryCode: CR; stateProvince: Guanacaste; county: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste; locality: Sector Rincon Rain Forest ; verbatimLocality: Quebrada Bambu; verbatimElevation: 109; verbatimLatitude: 10.9301; verbatimLongitude: -85.25205; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal; decimalLatitude: 10.9301; decimalLongitude: -85.25205; Identification: identifiedBy: AJ Fleming; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: samplingProtocol: reared from caterpillar of Egchiretes Poole01 (Nolidae); verbatimEventDate: 08-Aug-2013; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; collectionCode: Insects; basisOfRecord: Pinned SpecimenGoogleMaps 

Description

Male (Fig. 3a, b, c), 8.8 mm. Head (Fig. 3b): frontal vitta dark black, narrowed apically to equal width of the ocellar triangle, parafrontal (as measured between the inner margin of the eye and the frons, at the apex of the lunule) subequal in with to the frontal vitta; frontal bristles arise no lower than level of first antennal segment; antennae black; frontoorbital plate entirely gold; parafacial silvery to slightly gold tinged; palpi black gray; gena 1/8 height of head. Thorax (Fig. 3a): yellow when viewed dorsally with four longitudinal black vittae, these becoming fused postsuturally, appearing as two indistinct blotches covering 2/3rds of thorax post-suturally; three postsutural dorsocentral bristles; scutellum bearing white or yellowish pruinosity over its entirety (occupying 1/2 or more of total area); 3 pairs of scutellar marginal bristles; subapical scutellars widely divergent, lateral scutellars hairlike, closer to apex, than to basal scutellars; legs black. Wings: pale smoky grayish in color, with one bristle arising at the joint between R1 and R2+3. Abdomen (Figs 1c, 3a): ST1+2, dark velvety black with very slight infiltration of yellow band from next tergite, along its posterior margin, T3, T4, and T5, all with bright, yellow bands covering 1/3rd or more of tergal surface arising at the margins of between the abdominal tergites, these bands wrapping around to the underside; bright yellow bands straddling the margin between tergites T1+2, T3, and the anterior margin of T4; tergal bands possessing a sharp mid-dorsal peak figuring prominently on both T3 and T4, these extending 1/2 way across T3, and to the margin of T4; T3 and T4 possessing 2 pairs of medial discal bristles, insertion point of abdominal bristles punctuated by a black outline appearing as black spots.

Female (Fig. 3d, e, f), 6.7 mm. Head: frontal vitta dark black, parallel sided apically equal to twice the width of the ocellar triangle, parafrontal equal in width to the frontal vitta; frontal bristles arise no lower than level of first antennal segment; proclinate orbital bristles present; antennae black; frontoorbital plate almost entirely gold; parafacial silvery to slightly gold tinged; palpi orange, slightly haired along upper surface; gena 1/10 height of head. Thorax (Fig. 3d): yellow when viewed dorsally with four longitudinal black vittae, these becoming fused postsuturally, appearing as two indistinct blotches covering just over 1/2 of thorax postsuturally; three postsutural dorsocentral bristles; scutellum bearing white or yellowish pruinosity over its entirety (occupying 1/2 or more of total area); 3 pairs of scutellar marginal bristles; subapical scutellars widely divergent, lateral scutellars still reduced but more pronounced than in males, almost half the length of the subapicals, these closer to apex, than to basal scutellars; legs black with silvery sheen. Wings: pale smoky grayish in color, with one bristle arising at the joint between R1 and R2+3. Abdomen (Figs 2d, 3f): pointed downward apically so as to appear strongly curved; ST1+2, dark velvety black with very slight infiltration of dull, grayish or bright yellow bands from next segment along posterior margin, T3, T4, and T5 with bands covering up to 1/2 of tergal surface; bands peaked dorsocentrally creating an apparent dorsocentral stripe extending the length of the abdomen (Fig. 2d); abdominal bands wrapping around to the underside; bright yellow bands straddling the margin between tergites ST1+2, T3, with yellow extending up to but not above median marginal bristles on ST1+2 and the anterior margin of T4; T3 and T4 possessing 1 pair of medial discal bristles, insertion point of abdominal bristles punctuated by a black outline appearing as black spots; when viewed dorsally abdomen appearing to have 4 black rounded triangles surrounded by yellow, with 4 black dots between them.

Diagnosis

Small black and yellow fly, with 4 prominent black stripes on the thorax, these smudging together so that it appears as 2 large thoracic vittae and a golden scutellum. Males with a straight conical, and apically pointed abdomen, with 3 gold bands interspersed with black wrapping the abdomen, terminating in a black tip. Female abdomen with a strong down-pointing curve abdominal bands mid-dorsally pointed joining the next segment’s gold band so that 4 small black triangles become apparent on abdomen.

Etymology

Trigonospila josemariamoragai  is named in honor of Jose Mario Moraga, in recognition of his frequent rescues of ACG parataxonomists' computers.

Distribution

Costa Rica, ACG, Prov. Guanacaste, rain forest.

Ecology

Reared from, Nolidae  , Steniscadia polyodonta  ; Elachistidae  , Stenoma  spp. (19 records). One fly larva per caterpillar.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tachinidae

Genus

Trigonospila