Anisepyris aranwei 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: 113-114

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Anisepyris aranwei Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris aranwei Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 16CView FIGURE 16; 17K; 18A; 18C)

Description, female. Body length 4.46 mm. Head with golden-green reflection; wings bi-banded; metasoma castaneous. Head wide. Mandible with five distal teeth, wide, curved, and with two upper teeth wider than others. Median clypeal lobe angulate, short, with apical margin truncate. Frons coriaceous  ; with frontal process; antennal scrobe carinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli large. 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 inconspicuous; metapleural carina present and conspicuous; metapectalpropodeal disc with short striae. Mesopleuron with anterior fovea closed; mesopleural fovea closed; lower fovea closed; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture opened. 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 strongly curved forward; 2vf slender and with dorsal lap strongly swollen posteriorly; 1rv slightly curved forward, ventral process large, and posterior process short; 2rv not curved.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, BRAZIL  , Acre, P[ar]q[ue] Nac [ional] Serra do Divisor, Norte , mata, 07°20'52”S 73°40'46"W, 14–15.xi.1996, arm[adilha] Malaise, E.F. Morato col[etor]. Paratypes (8). SURINAMEGoogleMaps  , Paramaribo, 1 ♀  , Carolina creek, 11km SE Zanderij airport, 30m, 18–, FIT, Z. H. Falin, A. Gangadin ( CNCI); BRAZIL  , Amazonas, 1 ♀, Reserva Ducke , 06–17.vii.1992, adesiva 1m, J. Vidal & J. Vidal col[etores] ( INPA)  ; 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 , 24.xi –27.xi.2003  ; Trilha Igarapé Curua , 14.xi –17.xi.2003  ; 1 ♀, 23.xi –26.xi.2003; Acre, 1 ♀, P[ar]q[ue] Nac [ional] Serra do Divisor, Norte , mata, 12–13.xi.1996, arm[adilha] Malaise, E.F. Morato col[etor] ( UFES)  ; Bahia, 1 ♀, Firmino Alves, Faz[enda] Santo Antônio , 14°59'S 39°55'W, 24.xi.2002, arm[adilha] Malaise (CEPLAC).GoogleMaps 

Distribution. Brazil: Amazonas, Pará, Acre, Bahia.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. pulchripennis  by having the body with golden-green reflections; the clypeus short, with its apical margin truncate, and the clypeal carina distinct; the antennal scrobe carinate; the ocelli large; the notaulus very narrow; the metapostnotum with longitudinal ridges; the mesopleural fovea closed; and the mesopleural suture opened, whereas A. pulchripennis  has the body black; the clypeus very short, with apical margin angulate, and clypeal carina hardly distinct from clypeus; the antennal scrobe ecarinate; the ocelli small; the notaulus narrow; the metapostnotum without longitudinal ridges; the mesopleural fovea opened; and the mesopleural suture closed.


Canadian National Collection Insects


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia


Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi


Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo