Glyptapanteles pamitchellae Arias-Penna, sp. nov.

Arias-Penna, Diana Carolina, Whitfield, James B., Janzen, Daniel H., Winifred Hallwachs,, Dyer, Lee A., Smith, M. Alex, Hebert, Paul D. N. & Fernandez-Triana, Jose L., 2019, A species-level taxonomic review and host associations of Glyptapanteles (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) with an emphasis on 136 new reared species from Costa Rica and Ecuador, ZooKeys 890, pp. 1-685: 1

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Glyptapanteles pamitchellae Arias-Penna, sp. nov.
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Glyptapanteles pamitchellae Arias-Penna, sp. nov.   Figs 178 View Figure 178 , 179 View Figure 179

Female.

Body length 2.17 mm, antenna length 2.58 mm, fore wing length 2.17 mm.

Type material.

Holotype: COSTA RICA • 1♀; 00-SRNP-24057, DHJPAR0024693; Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Sector Santa Rosa, Bosque Humedo ; dry forest; Malaise ; 290 m; 10.85145, -85.60801; 08.v.2000; DH Janzen & W Hallwachs leg.; ( CNC) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes. • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24012, DHJPAR0013610; same data as for holotype except: 01.v.2000; ( CNC) GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24013, DHJPAR0013361; same data as for holotype except: 17.v.2000; ( CNC) GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24016, DHJPAR0013362; same data as for holotype except: 15.v.2000; ( CNC) GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24017, DHJPAR0013358; same data as for holotype except: 15.v.2000; ( CNC) GoogleMaps   .

Other material.

Malaise-trapped material. COSTA RICA: Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Sector El Hacha, Sendero Bejuquilla : • 1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16034, DHJPAR0012621; dry-rain intergrade forest; Malaise; 280 m; 11.03004, -85.52699; 07.ix.1998; DH Janzen & W Hallwachs leg. GoogleMaps   1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 99-SRNP-18932, DHJPAR0012626; same data as for preceding except: 10.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 1♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 99-SRNP-19262, DHJPAR0013649; same data as for preceding except: 08.ii.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 99-SRNP-19266, DHJPAR0013653; same data as for preceding except: 01.ii.1999 GoogleMaps   .

Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Sector Santa Rosa, Estación San Gerardo: • 1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 08-SRNP-2835, DHJPAR0026279; Malaise; rain forest; 575 m; 10.88009, -85.38887; 15.iv.2008; DH Janzen & W Hallwachs leg. GoogleMaps  

Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Sector Santa Rosa, Río Blanco Abajo: • 1 (0 ♀, 1♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 08-SRNP-3240, DHJPAR0026821; Malaise ; rain forest; 500 m; 10.90037, -85.37254; 30.iii.2008; DH Janzen & W Hallwachs leg. GoogleMaps  

Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Sector Santa Rosa, Bosque Humedo : • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16107, DHJPAR0013570; dry forest; Malaise; 290 m; 10.85145, -85.60801; 09.iii.1998; DH Janzen & W Hallwachs leg. GoogleMaps   1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16108, DHJPAR0013349; same data as for preceding. • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16110, DHJPAR0013571; same data as for preceding except: 23.iii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16111, DHJPAR0013572; same data as for preceding. • 1 (0 ♀, 1♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16114, DHJPAR0013573; same data as for preceding • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16116, DHJPAR0013574; same data as for preceding except: 23.ii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 1♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16118, DHJPAR0013348; same data as for preceding except: 16.ii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16119, DHJPAR0013575; same data as for preceding. • 1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16121, DHJPAR0013375; same data as for preceding except: 16.iii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16122, DHJPAR0013576; same data as for preceding except: 23.ii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16123, DHJPAR0013577; same data as for preceding except: 23.ii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16126, DHJPAR0013578; same data as for preceding except: 23.ii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16128, DHJPAR0013369; same data as for preceding except: 12.i.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16176, DHJPAR0024666; same data as for preceding except: 26.i.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16180, DHJPAR0024670; same data as for preceding except: 09.ii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16182, DHJPAR0024672; same data as for preceding except: 09.ii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16188, DHJPAR0024678; same data as for preceding except: 09.ii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16190, DHJPAR0024680; same data as for preceding except: 09.ii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19077, DHJPAR0013580; same data as for preceding except: 03.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19084, DHJPAR0013582; same data as for preceding except: 24.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19087, DHJPAR0013584; same data as for preceding except: 03.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19088, DHJPAR0013585; same data as for preceding except: 03.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19092, DHJPAR0013586; same data as for preceding except: 24.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19097, DHJPAR0013588; same data as for preceding except: 24.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19098, DHJPAR0013589; same data as for preceding except: 10.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 1♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 99-SRNP-19099, DHJPAR0013590; same data as for preceding except: 24.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 99-SRNP-19101, DHJPAR0013368; same data as for preceding except: 26.iv.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19107, DHJPAR0013592; same data as for preceding except: 03.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19272, DHJPAR0024686; same data as for preceding except: 17.v.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23953, DHJPAR0013593; same data as for preceding except: 29.v.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23954, DHJPAR0013594; same data as for preceding except: 10.iv.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23956, DHJPAR0013595; same data as for preceding except: 28.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23958, DHJPAR0013597; same data as for preceding except: 29.v.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23959, DHJPAR0013598; same data as for preceding except: 29.v.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-23960, DHJPAR0013370; same data as for preceding except: 10.iv.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-23966, DHJPAR0013372; same data as for preceding except: 31.i.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23970, DHJPAR0013601; same data as for preceding except: 21.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23971, DHJPAR0013602; same data as for preceding except: 24.iv.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23978, DHJPAR0013604; same data as for preceding except: 10.iv.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-23981, DHJPAR0013365; same data as for preceding except: 21.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23986, DHJPAR0013606; same data as for preceding except: 21.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-23987, DHJPAR0013367; same data as for preceding except: 07.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23992, DHJPAR0013415; same data as for preceding except: 07.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-23995, DHJPAR0013413; same data as for preceding except: 28.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 1♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-23996, DHJPAR0013417; same data as for preceding except: 24.i.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24010, DHJPAR0013418; same data as for preceding except: 27.iii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24018, DHJPAR0013412; same data as for preceding except: 05.vi.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24022, DHJPAR0013360; same data as for preceding except: 06.iii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24023, DHJPAR0013611; same data as for preceding except: 17.iv.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24024, DHJPAR0013612; same data as for preceding except: 17.iv.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24027, DHJPAR0013406; same data as for preceding except: 21.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24028, DHJPAR0013613; same data as for preceding except: 21.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24029, DHJPAR0013409; same data as for preceding except: 06.iii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24030, DHJPAR0013410; same data as for preceding except: 06.iii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24031, DHJPAR0013353; same data as for preceding except: 28.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24033, DHJPAR0013614; same data as for preceding except: 21.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24034, DHJPAR0013366; same data as for preceding except: 21.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24035, DHJPAR0013355; same data as for preceding except: 21.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24038, DHJPAR0013356; same data as for preceding except: 28.ii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24052, DHJPAR0024688; same data as for preceding except: 13.iii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24053, DHJPAR0024689; same data as for preceding except: 13.iii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24061, DHJPAR0024697; same data as for preceding except: 24.i.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24062, DHJPAR0024698; same data as for preceding except: 24.i.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 00-SRNP-24066, DHJPAR0024702; same data as for preceding except: 20.iii.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 00-SRNP-24067, DHJPAR0024703; same data as for preceding except: 02.i.2000 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 07-SRNP-15055, DHJPAR0013615; same data as for preceding except: 05.vi.2007 GoogleMaps   ; AR Deans & J Rodriguez. • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 07-SRNP-15056, DHJPAR0013616; same data as for preceding except: 05.vi.2007; AR Deans & J Rodriguez leg. GoogleMaps   1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 07-SRNP-15059, DHJPAR0013354; same data as for preceding except: 05.vi.2007; AR Deans & J Rodriguez leg. GoogleMaps  

Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Sector Santa Rosa, Bosque San Emilio : • 1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16066, DHJPAR0013391; dry forest; Malaise; 300 m; 10.84389, -85.61384; 26.x.1998; DH Janzen & W Hallwachs leg. GoogleMaps   1 (1♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16074, DHJPAR0013388; same data as for preceding except: 14.ix.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 1♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16078, DHJPAR0013530; same data as for preceding except: 31.viii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16080, DHJPAR0013531; same data as for preceding except: 24.viii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16082, DHJPAR0013532; same data as for preceding except: 31.viii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 98-SRNP-16083, DHJPAR0013389; same data as for preceding except: 14.ix.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16091, DHJPAR0013533; same data as for preceding except: 28.ix.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16096, DHJPAR0013534; same data as for preceding except: 07.ix.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 98-SRNP-16102, DHJPAR0013535; same data as for preceding except: 31.viii.1998 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-18971, DHJPAR0013538; same data as for preceding except: 08.ii.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (1♀, 0 ♂); 99-SRNP-18973, DHJPAR0013539; same data as for preceding except: 11.i.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 1♂) (0 ♀, 0 ♂); 99-SRNP-19001, DHJPAR0013382; same data as for preceding except: 19.x.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19047, DHJPAR0013548; same data as for preceding except: 18.i.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 99-SRNP-19068, DHJPAR0013553; same data as for preceding except: 22.iii.1999 GoogleMaps   . • 1 (0 ♀, 0 ♂) (0 ♀, 1♂); 07-SRNP-15070, DHJPAR0013662; same data as for preceding except: 01.v.2007 GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis.

Ventral margin of fore telotarsus entire without seta, medioanterior pit of metanotum circular without median longitudinal carina ( Figs 178F View Figure 178 , 179B View Figure 179 ), propleuron with fine rugae, dorsal carina delimiting a dorsal furrow present ( Figs 178A, I View Figure 178 , 179A, G View Figure 179 ), antenna longer than body, anterior furrow of metanotum with a small lobe, without setae ( Figs 178F View Figure 178 , 179B View Figure 179 ), distal antennal flagellomere longer than penultimate, surface of metasternum convex, precoxal groove deep with lineate sculpture ( Figs 178A, I View Figure 178 , 179A, G View Figure 179 ), fore wing with vein 1 cu-a curved, r vein curved ( Figs 178K View Figure 178 , 179D View Figure 179 ), dorsal outer depression on hind coxa present (178A, J, 179A, F), inner margin of eyes diverging slightly at antennal sockets ( Fig. 178B View Figure 178 ), petiole on T1 finely sculptured only distally ( Figs 178G, H View Figure 178 , 179C View Figure 179 ), and lateral grooves delimiting the median area on T2 clearly defined and reaching the distal edge of T2 ( Figs 178G, H View Figure 178 , 179C View Figure 179 ).

Coloration

( Fig. 178 A–K View Figure 178 ). General body coloration black except scape yellow with lateral brown band; all antennal flagellomeres dark brown on both sides; labrum, mandible, and tegulae dark yellow; maxillary and labial palps ivory/pale yellow; clypeus, both ends of propleuron, ventral furrow of pronotum, adjacent area of mesoscutum, epicnemial ridge, narrow band taking the place of notauli, distal corners of mesoscutum, lunules, lateral ends of metapleuron, and PFM with yellow-brown/reddish tints. Eyes and ocelli silver. Fore and middle legs dark yellow except coxae trochanters and trochantellus ivory/pale yellow, and claws brown; hind legs pale dark yellow except coxae 2/3 proximal black, femora distally with a tiny brown dot, tibiae distally brown, and tarsomeres brown. Petiole on T1 with two coloration: 3/4 proximally dark yellow-brown, 1/4 distal brown, contours yellow-brown/reddish, and sublateral areas ivory/pale yellow; T2 with median area brown, but proximally with a small yellow-brown/reddish spot, narrow adjacent area yellow-brown, and lateral ends ivory/pale yellow; T3 broadly with a oval-shaped area, proximally width of that dark area coinciding with the width of median and adjacent areas on T2, and lateral ends proximal half of ivory/pale yellow and distal half yellow-brown; T4 and beyond completely brown; distally each tergum with a narrow yellowish transparent band. In lateral view, T1-3 ivory/pale yellow; T4 and beyond brown. S1-3 ivory/pale yellow; S4-5 yellow, but medially brown; hypopygium completely brown.

Description.

Head ( Fig. 178 A–D View Figure 178 ). Head rectangular with pubescence long and dense. Proximal three antennal flagellomeres longer than wide (0.19:0.06, 0.19:0.06, 0.19:0.06), distal antennal flagellomere longer than penultimate (0.11:0.06, 0.09:0.06), antenna longer than body (2.58, 2.17); antennal scrobes-frons shallow. Face flat or nearly so, punctate-lacunose, interspaces wavy and longitudinal median carina present. Frons smooth. Temple wide, punctate-lacunose and interspaces wavy. Inner margin of eyes diverging slightly at antennal sockets; in lateral view, eye anteriorly convex and posteriorly straight. POL subequal in length with OOL (0.09, 0.10). Malar suture present. Median area between lateral ocelli slightly depressed. Vertex laterally pointed or nearly so and dorsally wide.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 178A, E, F, I View Figure 178 ). Mesosoma dorsoventrally convex. Mesoscutum proximally convex and distally flat, punctation distinct proximally with polished area distally, interspaces wavy/lacunose. Scutellum triangular, apex sloped and fused with BS, scutellar punctation distinct throughout, in profile scutellum slightly convex, but on same plane as mesoscutum, phragma of the scutellum partially exposed; BS only very partially overlapping the MPM; ATS demilune with quite a little, complete and parallel carinae; dorsal ATS groove with semicircular/parallel carinae. Transscutal articulation with small and heterogeneous foveae, area just behind transscutal articulation smooth, shiny and depressed centrally. Metanotum with BM wider than PFM (clearly differentiated); MPM circular without median longitudinal carina; AFM with a small lobe and not as well delineated as PFM; PFM thick, smooth and with lateral ends rounded; ATM proximally with a groove with some sculpturing and distally smooth. Propodeum with transverse rugae, proximal half curved with medium-sized sculpture and distal half rugose; distal edge of propodeum with a flange at each side and without stubs; propodeal spiracle distally framed by a short concave carina; nucha surrounded by very short radiating carinae. Pronotum with a distinct dorsal furrow, dorsally with a well-defined smooth band; central area of pronotum smooth, but both dorsal and ventral furrows with short parallel carinae. Propleuron with fine rugae and dorsally with a carina. Metasternum convex. Contour of mesopleuron convex; precoxal groove deep transverse lineate sculpture; epicnemial ridge elongated more fusiform (tapering at both ends).

Legs. Ventral margin of fore telotarsus entire without seta, fore telotarsus almost same width throughout and longer than fourth tarsomere (0.10, 0.05). Hind coxa medially smooth, dorsally with scattered punctation and ventrally with dense punctation, dorsal outer depression present. Inner spur of hind tibia longer than outer spur (0.23, 0.18), entire surface of hind tibia with dense strong spines clearly differentiated by color and length. Hind telotarsus as equal in length as fourth tarsomere (0.11, 0.10).

Wings ( Fig. 178K View Figure 178 ). Fore wing with r vein slightly curved; 2RS vein straight; r and 2RS veins forming a weak, even curve at their junction and outer side of junction not forming a stub; 2M vein slightly curved/swollen; distally fore wing [where spectral veins are] with microtrichiae more densely concentrated than the rest of the wing; anal cell 1/3 proximally lacking microtrichiae; subbasal cell with a small smooth area; veins 2CUa and 2CUb completely spectral; vein 2 cu-a present as spectral vein, sometimes difficult to see; vein 2-1A proximally tubular and distally spectral, although sometimes difficult to see; tubular vein 1 cu-a curved, incomplete/broken and not reaching the edge of 1-1A vein. Hind wing with vannal lobe very narrow, subdistally and subproximally straightened, and setae evenly scattered in the margin.

Metasoma ( Fig. 178A, G, H, J View Figure 178 ). Metasoma laterally compressed. Petiole on T1 finely sculptured only distally, petiole evenly narrowing distally (length 0.30, maximum width 0.15, minimum width 0.06) and with scattered pubescence concentrated in the first distal third. Lateral grooves delimiting the median area on T2 clearly defined and reaching the distal edge of T2 (length median area 0.11, length T2 0.11), edges of median area polished and lateral grooves deep, median area broader than long (length 0.11, maximum width 0.22, minimum width 0.05); T2 with scattered pubescence only distally. T3 longer than T2 (0.18, 0.11) and with scattered pubescence throughout. Pubescence on hypopygium dense.

Cocoons. Unknown.

Comments.

The inner side of ATS proximally with a large elongate fovea at each side ( Fig. 178F View Figure 178 ).

Male

( Fig. 179 A–G View Figure 179 ). The body shape and the coloration are similar to female.

Etymology.

Pamela A. Mitchell ( RIP) was Ian Gauld’s wife who helped with many Hymenoptera  identifications from Costa Rica. She was a real entomological partner with Ian Gauld, as well as sorting an enormous number of Malaise-trap samples from ACG and elsewhere.

Distribution.

The adult parasitoids were collected in Costa Rica, ACG, Sector El Hacha (Sendero Bejuquilla) and Sector Santa Rosa (Bosque Humedo, Bosque San Emilio, Estación San Gerardo, and Río Blanco Abajo), during January–March and August–October 1988, January–May and October 1999, January–June 2000, May–June 2007, and Mach–April 2008 at 290 m, 300 m, 500 m, and 575 m in dry, dry-rain intergrade, and rain forests.

Biology.

Unknown.

Host.

Unknown.

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

MPM

Milwaukee Public Museum

BM

Bristol Museum