Anisepyris broddai Barbosa & Azevedo, 2018

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 : 43

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Anisepyris broddai Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris broddai Barbosa & Azevedo , sp. nov.

( Figs 6K View FIGURE6 ; 8E; 8N; 9D)

Description, female. Body length 5.46 mm. Head with golden-green reflection; wings subhyaline; metasoma dark castaneous, lightening posterad. Head wide. Mandible with four distal teeth, narrow, curved, and with lower tooth wider than others. Median clypeal lobe rounded, short. Frons coriaceous ; antennal scrobe carinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellae forming right angle; ocelli small. Vertex convex. Pronotal disc as long as wide, strongly coriaceous ; transverse pronotal carina complete; posterior margin with posterior pronotal sulcus. Notaulus narrow. Mesoscutellar disc with mesoscutellar sulcus narrow. Metapectal-propodeal disc long; metapostnotal median carina complete; longitudinal ridges present; metapostnotal-propodeal suture straight; paraspiracular carina present and inconspicuous; metapleural carina present and conspicuous; metapectal-propodeal disc with short striae; propodeal declivity strigate. Mesopleuron with anterior fovea closed; mesopleural fovea closed; lower fovea closed; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture closed. Forewing with stigma developed; Rs&M vein distinguished. Mesotibia spinose; claws trifid. Metasomal segments glabrous. Genitalia. T9 with slender and with dorsal lap swollen posteriorly; 1vv longer than genitalia body; 2vv as long as half of 1vv length, smoothly narrowing apicad; 3vv short; 1vf curved downward; 2vf slender and with dorsal lap strongly swollen posteriorly; 1rv not curved, ventral process large, and posterior process short; 2rv not curved.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, TRINIDAD. Tunapuna, M[oun]t S[ain]t Benedict, ravine for[est], Bottom , 230m, 10°39'40"N 61°23'45"W, 4–, FIT, S. & J. Peck ( CNCI) GoogleMaps . Paratypes (18). BOLIVIA, Cochabamba, 2 ♀, 117 Km E Cochabamba, Vila Tunari road, 1040m, 17°6'19"S 64°46'57"W, 1–6.ii.1999 — FIT, R.S. Hanley col[lector] ( CNCI) GoogleMaps ; BRAZIL, Espírito Santo, 1 ♀, Sooretama, Res[erva] Biológica de Sooretama , 19°02'S 40°08'W, 31.v–, [armadilha] Malaise, M.T. Tavares & eq[uipe] col[etores] ( UFES 63091 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, Pinheiros, Res[erva] Bio [lógica] Córrego do Veado , 18°21'S 40°09'W, 09–, arm[adilha] Malaise, M.T. Tavares & equipe col[etores] ( UFES 63271 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, Itaguaçu, Alto Lajinha, Faz[enda] Binda , 19°48'S 40°48'W, 22–29.ix.2008, arm[adilha] Malaise, M.T. Tavares & equipe col[etores] ( UFES 80248 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; 2 ♀, Santa Teresa, Est[ação] Biol [ógica] S[na]ta Lúcia , 638m, 19°58'18.5"S 40°32'07.6"W, 6–9.iv.2001, [armadilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & equipe col[etores] ( UFES 29589 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; São Paulo, 1 ♀, Ibitinga, Cultura de seringueira, 02.xi.1988, B[andeja] Amarela ( UFES 10273 View Materials ) ; 1 ♀, B[andeja] Branca (UFES 10293); Paraná, 1 ♀, Fênix, Reserva Est[adual]— ITCF, 11.vii.1986, Lev [antamento] Ent [omológico] Profaupar, [armadilha] Malaise ( DZUP) ; 1 ♀, 08.ix.1986; 1 ♀, 20.iv.1987; 1 ♀, Jundiaí do Sul , Fazenda Monte Verde, 15.ix.1986, Lev [antamento] Ent [omológico] Profaupar, [armadilha] Malaise ( DZUP) ; 1 ♀,; 1 ♀, 20.vii.1987; 1 ♀, 12.xi.1987; 1 ♀, Ponta Grossa, Reserva IAPAR, BR 376, 15.ix.1986, Lev [antamento] Ent [omológico] Profaupar, [armadilha] Malaise ( DZUP) ; PARAGUAY, Itapua, 1 ♀, Yatai, Hostettler Family, 100m, San Rafael Res [erva], 26°38'17"S 55°39'50"W, 21–25.xi.2000, FIT, Z.H. Falin ( CNCI). GoogleMaps

Distribution. Trinidad & Tobago; Bolivia; Brazil: Espírito Santo, São Paulo, Paraná; Paraguay.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. analis ( Cresson, 1872) by having the mandible not angled, with its lowermost distal tooth longer than the others; the clypeus with its apical margin rounded and with the clypeal carina narrow and arched; the antennal scrobe carina well impressed; the pronotal disc with its transverse pronotal carina complete; and the mesopleuron with a tooth-like process at the posterior margin, whereas A. analis has the mandible narrow, angled, with four distal teeth, the two lower teeth wider than the others; the antennal scrobe carina weakly impressed; and the mesopleuron without a tooth-like process at the posterior margin.


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