Anisepyris elrondi 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: 221

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Anisepyris elrondi Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris elrondi Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 27EView FIGURE 27; 29D; 29G; 29M)

Description, male. Body length 3.85 mm. Head with darkish green reflection; mesosoma with darkish green reflection and metapectal-propodeal disc black; wings sub-hyaline; metasoma dark castaneous. Head wide. Flagellomeres short, with sparse and short setae. Mandible very narrow, curved, and with teeth equally wide. Median clypeal lobe angulate, long; median clypeal carina higher than frons level. Frons coriaceous  . Antennal scrobe carinate, but weak. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli large. Vertex convex. Pronotal disc as long as wide, strongly coriaceous  ; transverse pronotal carina complete; without posterior pronotal sulcus. Notaulus very narrow. Mesoscutellar sulcus narrow. Metapectal-propodeal disc short; metapostnotal median carina complete; longitudinal ridges absent; metapostnotal-propodeal suture straight; paraspiracular carina present and inconspicuous; metapleural carina present and conspicuous; metapectal-propodeal disc with short striae; propodeal declivity strigate. Mesopleuron with anterior fovea opened; mesopleural fovea opened; lower fovea opened; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture opened. Forewing with stigma developed; Rs&M vein distinguished. Mesotibia not spinose. Claws bifid. Metasomal segments sparsely setose. Genitalia. Basiparamere as long as paramere; paramere wide, rounded, with ventral and dorsal margin straight, sparsely setose; basivolsella with apical excavation at inner margin; cuspis with arms very short, with basal projection at inner margin., dorsal arm wide; aedeagus with basal portion angled and wide, and apical portion as long as basal and slender; apodeme slender.

Material examined. Holotype, ♂, TRINIDAD, Arima, 8Km N Arima, Simila Res[erve] Sta[tion], trop[ical] for[est], 260m, 10°37'N 61°16'W, 6–, FIT, S. & J. Peck, ( CNCI).

Distribution. Trinidad & Tobago.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. laticeps  by having the body with darkish green reflection and the metapectal-propodeal disc black; the clypeus with the anterior margin angulate, without an apical median tooth and with the clypeal carina higher than frons level; the frons without a frontal line; the frontal angle of the ocellar triangle acute; the ocelli large; the metapostnotum without a longitudinal ridge; the metapostnotal-propodeal suture; and the mesopleuron with mesopleural fovea opened, and the mesopleural suture opened with the posterior fovea absent, whereas A. laticeps  has the body black; the clypeus with the anterior margin rounded, with an apical median tooth, and with the clypeal carina lower than frons level; the frons with a frontal line; the frontal angle of the ocellar triangle obtuse; the ocelli small; the metapostnotum with a longitudinal ridge; the metapostnotalpropodeal suture convergent to the first pair of metapostnotal carinae; and the mesopleuron with mesopleural fovea closed, and the mesopleural suture closed and the posterior fovea present.


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