Anisepyris balrogi 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: 87-88

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Anisepyris balrogi Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris balrogi Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 12CView FIGURE12; 14J; 15D; 15K)

Description, female. Body length 5.23 mm. Head and mesosoma black; wings subhyaline; metasoma dark castaneous, lightening posterad. Head wide. Mandible with five distal teeth, narrow, curved, and with lower tooth longer than others. Median clypeal lobe angulate, long; median clypeal carina higher than frons level. Frons coriaceous  ; antennal scrobe carinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli large. 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; posterior mesoscutellar sulcus present. Metapectal-propodeal disc short; metapostnotal median carina complete; longitudinal ridges absent; 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 divided; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture closed. 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 short; 1vf strongly curved forward; 2vf slender and with dorsal lap swollen posteriorly; 1rv slightly curved forward, ventral process large, and posterior process short; 2rv strongly curved forward.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, BRAZIL, Alagoas, Quebrângulo, Res [erva] Biol [ógica] Pedra Talhada, 09°14'54”S 36°25'32"W, 08–11.ix.2002 —Möricke, Penteado-Dias & equipe col[etores] ( UFES 29809View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Paratypes (6). TRINIDAD, Arima, 1 ♀, 16 Km N Arima, Andrew Trace, 620m, up montane rain for[est], 7–, FIT, S  . & J. Peck ( CNCI)  ; SURINAME, Saül  , 1 ♀, 7 Km N 63 Km SE of Eaux Claires, M [oun]t Fuméc, 490m, 1–, FIT, J  . Ashe & R. Brooks ( CNCI)  ; BRAZIL, Amazonas, 1 ♀, Manaus, Reserva Ducke, Igarapé Uberê, vi.2003, arm[adilha] Malaise, J.M.G. Ribeiro & J. Vidal col[etores] ( INPA)  ; Alagoas, 2 ♀, Quebrângulo, Res[erva] Biol [ógica] Pedra Talhada, 1–14.ix.2002 —Möricke, Penteado-Dias & equipe col[etores] ( UFES 29732View Materials; 29807)  ; 1 ♀, 08–11.ix.2002 (UFES 29680).

Distribution. Trinidad & Tobago; French Guyana; Brazil: Amazonas, Alagoas.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. williamsi  by having the head wider than long; the mandible with the lower tooth longer than others; the clypeus projected in an acute angle, and with the clypeal carina higher than the frons; the metapostnotum with the first metapostnotal carina and the metapostnotal-propodeal suture almost reaching the transverse posterior carina; and the mesopleuron with the anterior and posterior foveae distinctly separated, whereas A. williamsi  has the head as wide as long; the mandible with its teeth equally wide; the clypeus rounded, short, and with the clypeal carina lower than the frons; the metapostnotum with the first metapostnotal carina and the metapostnotal-propodeal suture convergent posteriorly; and the mesopleuron with the anterior and posterior foveae not distinctly separated.


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