Anisepyris aghani 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: 40

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Anisepyris aghani Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris aghani Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 6FView FIGURE6; 8H; 8P; 9C)

Description, female. Body length 6.85 mm. Head with green reflection; mesosoma with green reflection and metapectal-propodeal disc black; wings subhyaline; metasoma castaneous. Head wide. Mandible with four distal teeth, wide, strongly angled, with teeth different sized. Median clypeal lobe rounded, short, truncate and with blunt median tooth; median clypeal carina hardly distinct from clypeus. Frons coriaceous  ; with frontal process; antennal scrobe carinate, but weak. Eye small. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli small. Vertex convex. Pronotal disc as long as wide, sparsely punctate; transverse pronotal carina complete; posterior margin with posterior pronotal sulcus. Notaulus very narrow. Mesoscutellar disc with mesoscutellar sulcus narrow. Metapectal-propodeal disc long; metapostnotal median carina complete; longitudinal ridges present; metapostnotal-propodeal suture fused with first metapostnotal carina; 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 sparsely setose. Genitalia. T9 with anterior arm long and overlapping 2vf; 1vv longer than genitalia body; 2vv shorter than 1vv length, smoothly narrowing apicad; 3vv short; 1vf curved downward; 2vf slender and with dorsal lap swollen posteriorly; 1rv not curved, ventral process large, and posterior process short; 2rv not curved.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, U.S.A., Florida, Alachua, Co [unty], Gainesville AEI, 29°35'53.6''N 82°21'54.8''W, May 2004, Malaise trap, D.B. Wahl ( AMNH)GoogleMaps  . Paratypes (3). U.S.A., Virginia, 1 ♀, Essex Co [unty] 1999, D.R. Smith ( AMNH)  ; Florida, 2 ♀, Alachua, Co [unty], Gainesville AEI, 29°35'53.6''N 82°21'54.8''W, May 2004, Malaise trap, D.B. Wahl ( AMNH)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. U.S. A: Virginia, Florida.

Remarks. This species differs from A. jocundus Evans, 1966  by having the frons without a median impression; the ocelli very small; and the mesopleuron with all foveae closed, whereas A. jocundus  has the frons with a median impression; the mesopleuron with the lower foveae closed; and the mesopleural suture opened.


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