Anisepyris iridescens ( Evans, 1965 ), Evans, 1965

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: 127-131

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Anisepyris iridescens ( Evans, 1965 )


Anisepyris iridescens ( Evans, 1965)  

( Figs 17G View FIGURE 17 ; 17K; 18A; 18C)

Rhabdepyris (Trichotepyris) iridescens Evans, 1965   , 133: 107–108.

Anisepyris iridescens ( Evans, 1965)   . Combined by Waichert & Azevedo, 2009, 2284: 23.

Redescription, female. Body length 5.61 mm. Head with green reflection; mesosoma with green reflection and metapectal-propodeal disc black; wings bi-banded; metasoma castaneous. Head long. Mandible with five distal teeth, narrow, curved, and with two upper teeth wider than others. Median clypeal lobe angulate, long. Frons coriaceous   ; with frontal process; antennal scrobe carinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli small. Vertex convex. Pronotal disc as long as wide, strongly coriaceous   ; transverse pronotal carina absent; 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 straight; 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 opened; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture closed. Forewing with stigma developed; Rs&M vein not distinguished. Mesotibia not spinose; claws trifid. Metasomal segments glabrous. Genitalia. T9 with anterior arm long and overlapping 2vf; 1vv as long as genitalia body; 2vv as long as 1vv length, smoothly narrowing apicad; 3vv short; 1vf slightly curved forward; 2vf slender and with dorsal lap strongly swollen posteriorly; 1rv slightly curved forward, ventral process small, and posterior process short; 2rv not curved.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, MEX [ICO], Mor [elos], 4 mi [les] E. Cuernavaca, 6000´, 25.VI. [19]56, H.E. Evans col. ( MCZH, #30949)   . TRINIDAD, Arima, 1 ♀, 13km S Arima, 2km N Talparo, Quesnell Farm , rain for[est], 50m, –8.vii.1993, S. & J. Peck ( CNCI)   ; HONDURAS, Cortez, 1 ♀, Vallen-Voltzberg, Re[erve] Foengoe , 4°43'N 56°12'W, 26 jan [uary] GoogleMaps   – 15 Feb [ruary] 1982, J. Carpenter & D. Trail (AMNH); Arima, 2 ♀, 14.ii.1984, Möricke ( UFES 20152 View Materials ; 20153)   ; BRAZIL, Pará, 1 ♀, Melgaço, Floresta Nacional Caxiuanã, Trilha Est[ação] Cie [ntífica] Ferreira Pena , 22.xi –25.xi.2003, arm[adilha] Möricke, A.P. Aguiar & J.D. Dias ( MPEG)   ; 1 ♀, Trilha Igarapé Ararua , 18.xi –21.xi.2003   ; 1 ♀, 21.xi –24.xi.2003; 1 ♀, Trilha Igarapé Curua , 20.xi –23.xi.2003   ; 1 ♀, Trilha Igarapé Tijucauqara , 24.xi –27.xi.2003   ; Espírito Santo, 1 ♀, Santa Teresa, R. {Estação} B[iológica] S[an]ta Lúcia , 24–27.vii.2004, YPT, MTTavares &eq[uipe] col[etores] ( UFES 57452 View Materials )   ; São Paulo, 1 ♀, Descalvado, Faz[enda] Itaúnas, Cerrado, 21°54'S 47°37'W, 20.vii.2006, arm[adilha] Möricke, N.W. Perioto & equipe col[etores] ( UFES 79907 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. Mexico; Honduras; Trinidad & Tobago; Suriname; Brazil: Pará, Espírito Santo, São Paulo.


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Anisepyris iridescens ( Evans, 1965 )

Barbosa, Diego N. & Azevedo, Celso O. 2018

Rhabdepyris (Trichotepyris) iridescens

Evans 1965

Anisepyris iridescens (

Evans 1965