Anisepyris aerini, 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 : 38-40

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Anisepyris aerini

sp. nov.

Anisepyri s aerini Barbosa & Azevedo , sp. nov.

( Figs 6E View FIGURE6 ; 8H; 9A; 9C)

Description, female. Body length 5.85 mm. Head and mesosoma black; wings clear hyaline; metasoma dark castaneous, lightening posterad. Head wide. Mandible with four distal teeth, wide, strongly angled, with teeth different sized. Median clypeal lobe angulate, short, with median tooth; median clypeal carina projected upward. Frons coriaceous ; antennal scrobe carinate. Eye small. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli small. Vertex convex. Pronotal disc as long as wide, strongly coriaceous ; 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 conspicuous; 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 not spinose; claws trifid. Metasomal segments densely setose. Genitalia. T9 with anterior arm long and overlapping 2vf.; 1vv slightly longer than genitalia body; 2vv as long as 1vv length, abruptly narrowing apicad; 3vv short; 1vf slightly curved forward; 2vf slender and with dorsal lap swollen posteriorly; 1rv not curved, ventral process large, and posterior process short; 2rv not curved.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, BRASIL, Bahia, C[onceição] Jacuípe, Faz[enda] Queimada , 12°19'37”S 38°45'54"W, 22–27.xii.2002, arm[adilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo col[etor] ( UFES 80216 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . Paratypes (3). BRAZIL, Espírito Santo, 1 ♀, Pinheiros, Res[erva] Biol [ógica] Córrego do Veado , 18°21'S 40°09'W, 09–, arm[adilha] Malaise, M.T. Tavares & equipe col[etores] ( UFES 63187 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Minas Gerais, 1 ♀, Marliéria, P[arque] E[stadual] Rio Doce, Área Tereza , 19°37'S 42°34'W, 07–14.x.2001, arm[adilha] Malaise, JCR Fontenelle col[etor] ( UFES 100896) GoogleMaps ; Espírito Santo, 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 80190 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .

Distribution. Brazil: Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais.

Remarks. This species differs from A. jocundus Evans, 1966 by having the body black with green-goldish reflection; the clypeus projecting with its apical margin acute; the antennal scrobe carina extending around the anterior margin of the head; and the mesopleuron with all foveae closed, whereas A. jocundus has the body black with dark green reflection; the clypeus with its median lobe rounded, short; the antennal scrobe carina not reaching the eyes; and the mesopleuron with the lower foveae closed and the mesopleural suture opened.


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