Anisepyris barani Barbosa & Azevedo,

Barbosa, Diego N. & Azevedo, Celso O., 2018, Revision of Anisepyris Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), with description of 135 new species, Zootaxa 4416 (1), pp. 1-258: 18-19

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Anisepyris barani Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris barani Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 3EView FIGURE 3; 5C; 5K; 5S)

Description, female. Body length 5.79 mm. Head with dark blue reflection; mesosoma with dark blue reflection and metapectal-propodeal disc black; wings subhyaline; metasoma dark castaneous, lightening posterad. Head long. Mandible with five distal teeth, narrow and curved, with lower tooth longer than others and curved downward. Median clypeal lobe rounded, short, wide, with lateral region overlapping mandible; median clypeal carina high, in the same level and continuous with frons. Frons coriaceous  ; antennal scrobe ecarinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli very small. Vertex concave. Pronotal disc as long as wide, sparsely punctured; transverse pronotal carina present, incomplete; posterior margin without posterior pronotal sulcus. Notaulus very narrow. Mesoscutellar disc with mesoscutellar sulcus narrow. Metapectal-propodeal disc short; metapostnotal median carina complete; longitudinal ridges present; metapostnotal-propodeal suture straight; paraspiracular carina present and inconspicuous; metapleural carina present and conspicuous; metapectalpropodeal disc with short striae; propodeal declivity strigate. Mesopleuron with anterior fovea closed; mesopleural fovea closed; lower fovea opened; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture opened. Forewing with stigma developed; Rs&M vein distinguished. Mesotibia not spinose; claws trifid. Metasomal segments sparsely setose. Genitalia. T9 with anterior arm long and overlapping 2vf; 1vv as long as genitalia body; 2vv as long as 1vv length, abruptly narrowing apicad; 3vv long; 1vf slightly curved forward; 2vf slender and with dorsal lap swollen posteriorly; 1rv strongly curved forward, ventral process large,, and posterior process long; 2rv strongly curved forward.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, BRAZIL, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, UFMG, Est [ação] Ecológica , 19°52'26”S 43°58'21"W, 28.v.1997GoogleMaps  —arm[adilha] Malaise, J.C.R. Fontenelle col[etor] (UFMG). Paratype (1).

BRAZIL, Minas Gerais, 1 ♀, Belo Horizonte, UFMG, Est[ação] Ecológica, 28.v.1997  —arm[adilha] Malaise, J.C.R. Fontenelle col[etor] (UFMG).

Distribution. Brazil: Minas Gerais.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. tlaloc  by having the body dark-blueish metallic; the head almost triangular; the mandible narrow and with its teeth equally wide; the clypeus with the clypeal carina higher than frons level; the eye large; and the vertex concave, whereas A. tlaloc  has the body dark green metallic; the head wide; the mandible wide, curved, and step-shaped with five distal teeth; the clypeus with the clypeal carina lower than frons level; the eye small; and the vertex straight.


Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais