Meteorus rogerblancoi Zitani, 1998

Aguirre, Helmuth, Sarmiento, Carlos E. & Shaw, Scott R., 2011, Taxonomic revision and morphometric analysis of Meteorus Haliday, 1835 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Meteorinae) from Colombia 2938, Zootaxa 2938 (1), pp. 1-68: 37-43

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Meteorus rogerblancoi Zitani, 1998
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Meteorus rogerblancoi Zitani, 1998   ( Fig. 144 View FIGURES 139–144 ) Meteorus rogerblancoi Zitani, 1998: 202   .

Diagnosis. Mandible strongly twisted; ocelli large, ocelli ocular distance 1.2–1.5 x ocellar diameter; occipital carina complete; wings hyaline; propodeum aerolate-rugose; hind coxa strigate; tarsal claw with large lobe; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment; short ovipositor, ovipositor 1.8–2.2 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 3.2–4.3 mm; antenna with 26–28 flagellomeres; head 1.1–1.2 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1.2–1.5 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.4–1.6 x eye height; temples length 0.5–0.6 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.2–1.4 x minimum face width; face strigulate; minimum face width 0.9–1.1 x clypeus width; malar space length 0.3–0.8 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view rugose; propleuron rugulose; central lobe of mesoscutum densely punctate; scutellar furrow with five carinae or with four carinae; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; metapleuron coarsely rugulose; propodeum aerolate-rugose; median carina on propodeum absent; wing length 3.7–4 mm; vein r 0.5–0.8 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.9–1 x length of rm; vein m-cu postfurcal; vein 1M 1–1.4 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.6–1.2 x length of 1r-m; first tergite with costae convergent; ovipositor 1.8–2.2 x longer than first tergite.

Male variation. Body length 3.2 mm; temples length 0.6–0.7 x eyes length in dorsal view; eyes less convergent than females, maximum face width 1.1 x minimum face width; minimum face width 1.2–1.3 x clypeus width.

Comments. M. rogerblancoi   shares with M. oviedoi   and M. rugonasus   the following combination of characters: mandible strongly twisted, occipital carina complete, notauli not distinct, tarsal claw with large lobe, dorsopes absent and short ovipositor. M. rogerblancoi   can be separated from M. rugonasus   by having propleuron rugulose, and by having T2–T3 white medially, but this color is very different from the white elongate-oval spot on the T2 present in M. rugonasus   . This spot extends to the apex of T 1 in M. rugonasus   M. rogerblancoi   can be separated from M. oviedoi   by having minimum face width 0.9–1.1 x clypeus width, antenna with 26–28 flagellomeres, and median carina on propodeum absent.

Material examined. Holotype female examined, UWIM. 1 male, COLOMBIA, Huila, PNN Cueva de Los Guácharos Alto el Mirador, 1º38'N 76º6'W, 1980 m, Malaise, 2 2–5.xii.2001, D. Campos leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Costa Rica: Puntarenas and San Jose Provinces ( Zitani et al. 1998). Colombia, Huila Department, Cueva de Los Guácharos National Natural Park, andean wet forest, 1980 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Meteorus rubens ( Nees von Esenbeck, 1811)   ( Figs. 20 View FIGURES 15–24 , 28 View FIGURES 25–32 , 145 View FIGURES 145–150 ) Bracon rubens Nees von Esenbeck, 1811   , 5: 37. Perilitus leviventris Wesmael, 1835   , 9: 46. Meteorus islandicus Ruthe, 1859   , 20: 317. Meteorus medianus Ruthe, 1862   , 6: 53. Perilitus vulgaris Cresson, 1872   , 4: 83. Meteorus dejeanus Rondani, 1874   , 6: 131. Meteorus scutatus   Costa, 1885, 23: 172. Meteorus coquilletti Ashmead, 1889   , 11: 642. Meteorus heteroneurus Thomson, 1895   , 20: 2158. Meteorus mellinervis Viereck, 1903   , 29: 95. Meteorus mamestrae Viereck, 1913a   , 46(2031): 364. Meteorus szechuanensis Fahringer, 1935   , 27A(12): 14. Meteorus mesopotamicus Fischer, 1957   , 61: 105.

Diagnosis. Mandible moderately twisted; ocelli large; ocelli ocular distance 1.2–1.7 x ocellar diameter; occipital carina not complete; wings hyaline; propodeum rugose or aerolate-rugose sometimes with distinctive median carina; hind coxa punctuate and polished or slightly rugulose; tarsal claw simple or with small lobe; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite joined for short distance; ovipositor thickened basally.

Female variation. Body length 3–3.3 mm; antenna with 23–28 flagellomeres; head 1.1–1.3 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1.2–1.7 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.5–1.7 x eye height; temples length 0.6–0.7 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.1–1.2 x minimum face width; face strigulate; minimum face width 1–1.3 x clypeus width; clypeus punctate; malar space length 0.5–0.7 x mandible width basally; propleuron smooth and polished; scutellar furrow with one carina; mesopleuron smooth; sternaulus rugose or foveolate; metapleuron finely rugulose; median carina on propodeum present; wing length 3–3.6 mm; vein r 0.4–0.7 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.7–0.9 x length of rm; vein 1M 0.7–1.2 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.6–1 x length of 1r-m; ovipositor 2.1–2.8 x longer than first tergite.

Male variation. Body length 3–3.4 mm; antenna with 26–28 flagellomeres; temples length 0.7–0.8 x eyes length in dorsal view; eyes less convergent than females; maximum face width 1.1 x minimum face width; wing length 3 mm; vein r 0.5–0.9 x length of 3Rsa.

Comments. M. rubens   shares with M. antioquensis   the following combination of characters: mandible moderately twisted, notauli not distinct, dorsopes absent and ventral borders of first tergite joined for short distance. M. rubens   can be separated from M. antioquensis   by having occipital carina not complete and smaller eyes, head height 1.5–1.7 x eye height. M. rubens   shares with M. jerodi   the following combination of characters: mandible moderately twisted, parallel eyes, occipital carina not complete, tarsal claw simple and dorsopes absent. M. rubens   can be separated from M. jerodi   by having eyes larger, head height 1.5–1.7 x eye height, propodeum rugose or aerolate-rugose sometimes with distinctive median carina, and ventral borders of first tergite joined for short distance.

Material examined. 11 females, 2 males COLOMBIA, Antioquia, Caldas, 1750 m, parasitoide larvas gregarias sobre ciprés, iii.1966, R. Vélez leg., MEFLG   ; 3 females, 1 males, Valle del Cauca, Toro, 950 m, parasitoide de Plusininae sobre algodón, 23.vii.1975, O. Marín leg., CTNI   ; 6 females, Valle del Cauca, Zarzal, 916 m, parasitoide de Plusininae sobre fríjol, xi.1974, O. Marín leg., CTNI   ; 1 females, 2 males, Valle del Cauca, Buga , 969 m, parasitoide de Pseudoplusia includens   , 1.x.1970, R   . Cárdenas , CTNI   ; 1 females, 4 males, Cundinamarca, Mosquera, 2516   m, parasitoide de Agrotis ipsilon   , 15.ix.1976, S   . Isaacs & L. H. Ramírez leg., CTNI   ; 15 females, 9 males, Magdalena, PNN Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, La Estación, 10º48'N 73º39'W, 2220 m, Malaise , 30.vi– 15.vii.2000, J. Cantillo leg., ICN GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. This species occuris widely in the Palearctic ( Huddleston 1980, Chen and Wu 2000), Neartic ( Muesebeck 1923), and Neotropical regions ( Zitani et al. 1998). In Colombia is has been recorded in: Antioquia Department, 1750 m elevation; Valle del Cauca Department, 916–969 m elevation; Cundinamarca Department, Magdalena Department, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park, high andean wet forest, 2220 m elevation.

Biology. In Colombia it is reported as parasitoid of Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel)   ( Noctuidae   ) and Pseudoplusia includens (Walker)   ( Noctuidae   ). It has been reared from Megalopygidae   feeding on Ardisia revoluta Kunth   ( Myrsinaceae   ) in Costa Rica ( Zitani et al. 1998). There are records of at least sixty seven lepidoptera species as host of M. rubens   ; for more references see Yu et al. (2005).

Meteorus rugonasus Shaw & Jones, 2009   ( Figs. 1 View FIGURES 1–6 , 146 View FIGURES 145–150 ) Meteorus rugonasus Shaw & Jones, 2009   , 9(34): 1–8.

Diagnosis. Mandible strongly twisted; clypeus coarsely rugose; occipital carina complete; wings hyaline; propodeum rugose or aerolate-rugose; hind coxa strigate-punctate; tarsal claw with large lobe; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment; short ovipositor, ovipositor 1.7–2 x longer than first tergite, white elongate-oval marking on T2 extending onto apex of T1.

Female variation. Body length 4–4.2 mm; antenna with 28–31 flagellomeres; head height 1.4–1.5 x eye height; temples length 0.5–0.6 x eyes length in dorsal view; maximum face width 1.2–1.4 x minimum face width; clypeus rugulose or punctate; malar space length 0.6–0.8 x mandible width basally; scutellar furrow with five or six carinae; propodeum rugose or aerolate rugose; vein r 0.7–0.9 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.7–0.9 x length of rm; vein 1M 0.7–0.8 x length of 1r-m; ovipositor 1.7–2 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. rugonasus   shares with M. oviedoi   and M. rogerblancoi   the following combination of characters: mandible strongly twisted, occipital carina complete, notauli not distinct, tarsal claw with large lobe, dorsopes absent and short ovipositor. M. rugonasus   can be separated from M. oviedoi   by having the clypeus coarsely rugose and strongly convex, propleuron punctulate and with white elongate-oval marking on T2 extending onto apex of T1. M. rugonasus   can be separated from M. rogerblancoi   by having the clypeus coarsely rugose, malar space longer, propleuron punctulate and with white elongate-oval marking on T2 extending onto apex of T1.

Material examined. Holotype female, 7 female paratypes and 6 male paratypes, deposited in UWIM. 1 female, COLOMBIA, Magdalena, PNN Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Bella Vista, 10º48'N 73º39'W, 1500 m, Malaise , 7.v–1.vi.2001, J. Cantillo leg.; same data as before except collected in the following dates: 1 female, 22.x– 7.xi.2001; 1 female, 28.vii–15.viii.2001, P. Cardona leg.; 1 female, Valle del Cauca, PNN Farallones de Cali Anchicaya , 3º26'N 76º48'W, 730 m, Malaise, 17–31.vii.2001, S. Sarria leg. All paratypes deposited at ICN. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Ecuador, Napo Province, Yanayacu Biological Station ( Shaw and Jones 2009). Colombia: Magdalena, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park, 1500 m elevation; Valle del Cauca Department, Farallones de Cali National Natural Park, subandean wet forest, 730 m elevation.

Biology. The type series from Napo province, Ecuador, was reared from second and third instar caterpillars of Pteronymia zerlina (Hewitson)   ( Nymphalidae   : Ithomiinae   ) feeding on Solanum   ( Solanaceae   ) ( Shaw and Jones 2009).

Meteorus santanderensis Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 66 View FIGURES 63–74 , 85 View FIGURES 75–85 , 103 View FIGURES 98–103 , 114 View FIGURES 104–114 , 148 View FIGURES 145–150 )

Diagnosis. Mandible not twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 1.7 x ocellar diameter; eyes not protuberant; occipital carina not complete; notauli distinct; wings hyaline; propodeum with a distinct median and transverse carina creating very large, defined aerolae; hind coxa punctate and smooth; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3.3 x longer than first tergite.

Body color. Body black except antennae dark brown; prothoracic legs with coxa, trochanter, trochantellus and femur yellow, tibia and tarsus brown; metathoracic legs with coxa ventrally, trochanter and femur yellow; metasoma with T1 and T2 each one yellow apically; sternum white with patches light brown; wings hyaline.

Body length. 2.5 mm.

Head. Antenna with 20 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 2.8; F2 = 2.5; F3 = 2.4; F15 = 2.3; F18 = 1.9; F19 = 1.8; head 1.2 x wider than high; occipital carina not complete; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 1.7 x ocellar diameter; eyes large and protuberant, head height 1.4 x eye height; temples length 0.6 x eyes length in dorsal view; vertex in dorsal view descending vertically behind laterally ocelli; frons smooth and polished; eyes convergent, maximum face width 1.7 x minimum face width; face punctuate; minimum face width 0.7 x clypeus width; clypeus smooth and polished; malar space length 0.2 x mandible width basally; mandible not twisted.

Mesosoma   . Pronotum in lateral view smooth; propleuron smooth and polished; notauli distinct and foveolate; mesonotal lobes well defined; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth; scutellar furrow with one carina; mesopleuron smooth; sternaulus long, narrow and foveolate; metapleuron smooth; propodeum carinate with distinct longitudinal and transverse carinae; median longitudinal carina on propodeum present; median depression on propodeum absent.

Legs. Hind coxa punctate polished; tarsal claw simple.

Wings. wing length 2.8 mm; vein r 0.8 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.6 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M 1.1 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.9 x length of 1r-m.

Metasoma. Dorsope present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; first tergite with costae convergent; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3.3 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. santanderensis   shares with M. magdalensis   the following combination of characters: mandible not twisted, ocelli small, notauli distinct, propodeum carinate with distinct longitudinal and transverse carinae, tarsal claw simple, dorsopes present, ventral borders of first tergite widely separated and long ovipositor. M. santanderensis   can be separated from M. magdalensis   by its having convergent eyes, occipital carina not complete, vertex in dorsal view descending behind vertically behind laterally ocelli, central lobe of mesoscutum smooth, pronotum smooth laterally, hind coxa punctate and polished, and first tergite costate.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Santander, PNN Tamá Mun. Herrán. Vda. Pabellón. Fca. Virgilio Pabón, 7º30'N 72º32'W, 2384 m, Malaise, 8–22.x.2003, C. Leal leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Colombia, Santander Department, Tamá National Natural Park, high andean could forest, 2384 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to Santander Department.

Meteorus townsendi Muesebeck, 1939   ( Figs. 7, 14 View FIGURES 7–14 , 15 View FIGURES 15–24 , 147 View FIGURES 145–150 ) Meteorus townsendi Muesebeck, 1939   , 41(3): 85.

Diagnosis. Mandible strongly twisted; occipital carina not complete; notauli distinct; wings infuscated; second submarginal cell strongly narrowed anteriorly, vein r 0.9–1.6 x length of 3Rsa; propodeum aerolate; hind coxa punctate and polished; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment; short ovipositor, ovipositor 1.1–2.1 x longer than first tergite; body color yellow-orange.

Female variation. Body length 3.8–4.9 mm; antenna with 25–31 flagellomeres; head 1.2–1.3 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1.1–2 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.5–1.8 x eye height; temples length 0.5–0.7 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.1–1.2 x minimum face width; face rugulose or punctate; minimum face width 1.1–1.4 x clypeus width; clypeus rugulose or puncticulate; malar space length 0.8–1.7 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view carinate foveate; propleuron punctulate; central lobe of mesoscutum punctate and polished; scutellar furrow with one carina; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; sternaulus foveate or areolate; metapleuron rugose, carinate or puncticulate; propodeum aerolate; median carina on propodeum present or absent; hind coxa punctate polished; wing length 3.3–3.8 mm; vein r 0.9–1.6 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.4–0.6 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M 1.2–1.8 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.9–1.8 x length of 1r-m; ovipositor 1.1–2.1 x longer than first tergite.

Male variation. Body length 3.8 mm; eyes less convergent than females, maximum face width 1.1 x minimum face width.

Comments. M. townsendi   and M. papiliovorus   share the following combination of characters: mandible strongly twisted, occipital carina not complete, notauli distinct, tarsal claw simple or with small lobe, dorsopes absent, ventral borders of first tergite joined or fused completely along basal ½ of segment. M. townsendi   can be separated from M. papiliovorus   by having body completely yellow, head and mesonotum tinged with ferruginous.

Material examined. Paratype   female examined, UWIM   . 1 female, COLOMBIA, Amazonas, PNN Amacayacu Matamata , 3º41'S 70º15'W, 150 m, Malaise, 27.xi–4.xii.2000, A GoogleMaps   . Parente leg., ICN; same data as before except collected on the following dates: 1 female, 1–10.iii.2004, T GoogleMaps   . Pape & D. Arias leg.; 1 female, 29.i–12.ii.2001, A   . Alvarado leg.; 1 female, 17.xii.2000 – 2.i.2001; 1 female, 25.vi–9.vii.2001, D. Chota leg.; 2 females, 15–29.i.2001, B   . Amado leg.; 2 females, same data as before except collected by red on 12.xii.2000   , D. Chota leg.; 1 female, Amazonas, PNN Amacayacu San Martín, 3º46'S 70º18'W, 150 m, Malaise , 23.ii–3.iii.2001, B GoogleMaps   . Amado leg., ICN; 1 female, same data as before except collected on 3–11.iii.2001; 1 male, Boyacá, San Luis de Gaceno Vda. Guichirales , 400 m, 29. VI GoogleMaps   .2005, H GoogleMaps   . Aguirre leg., ICN; 1 female, same data as before except emerged from a cocoon hanging under a twig, 3.i.2008, M GoogleMaps   . Morales leg.; 1 female, Boyacá, SFF Iguaque, 2800 m, Jama , 27.ii.2000, ICN   ; 1 female, Putumayo, PNN La Paya Cabaña Viviano Cocha, 0º7'S 74º56'W, 320 m, Malaise , 15–30.x.2001, R GoogleMaps   . Cobete leg., ICN; 1 female, Antioquia, La Planada, Jama , x.1971, R   . Vélez leg., MEFLG.

Distribution. Costa Rica, La Selva Biological Station ( Zitani and Shaw 2002); Brazil, Belterra Municipality, ( Muesebeck 1939); Colombia: Antioquia, La Planada Natural Reserve, andean wet forest; Boyacá Department, subandean and high andean wet forest, 400–2800 m elevation; Putumayo Department, La Paya National Natural Park, tropical moist forest, 320 m elevation; Amazonas Department, tropical moist forest, 150 m elevation.

Biology. There are no records of host to this species in Colombia. Muesebeck (1939) described M. townsendi   parasitizing a sphingid larva feeding on rubber, and Zitani and Shaw (2002) recorded it using Manduca species   as hosts.

Meteorus uno Zitani, 1998  

( Figs. 11 View FIGURES 7–14 , 149 View FIGURES 145–150 )

Meteorus uno Zitani, 1998   , 7(2): 205.

Diagnosis. Mandible strongly twisted; occipital carina not complete; wings hyaline; propodeum aerolate-rugose; hind coxa punctate and polished; tarsal claw with small lobe; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment; short ovipositor, ovipositor 1.4–2.1 x longer than first tergite; head orange, mesosoma formed by mosaic of areas white and black, wings infuscated.

Female variation. Mesonotum black. Body length 3.5–4.5 mm; antenna with 28–29 flagellomeres; head 1.1– 1.2 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1.3–1.7 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.5–1.6 x eye height; temples length 0.5–0.7 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.1–1.2 x minimum face width; face strigulate; minimum face width 1.1–1.5 x clypeus width; clypeus rugulose or smooth; malar space length 0.7–1 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view carinate; propleuron smooth and polished; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth and polished; scutellar furrow with one or three carinae; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; sternaulus rugose or areolate; metapleuron smooth or finely rugulose; median carina on propodeum present; wing length 3.5–4.5 mm; vein r 0.5–1 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.6–0.8 x length of rm; vein m-cu postfurcal; vein 1M 1.1–1.6 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.8–1.3 x length of 1r-m; first tergite with costae convergent; ovipositor 1.4–2.1 x longer than first tergite.

Male variation. Body length 4.7 mm; antenna with 29 flagellomeres; wing length 4.7 mm.

Comments. M. uno   shares with M. alejandromasisi   the following combination of characters: mandible strongly twisted, eyes parallel, occipital carina not complete, notauli not distinct, dorsopes absent, ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment, and short ovipositor. M. uno   can be separated from M. alejandromasisi   by its having the tarsal claw with a small lobe, vein 1M 1.1–1.6 x length of cu-a ratio, pronotum white ventrally, mesonotum orange or black, propodeum white laterally and posteriorly, metasoma white laterally and ventrally, and wings infuscated.

Material examined. Holotype female examined, UWIM. 1 female, COLOMBIA, Nariño, RN La Planada Parcela Olga, 1º15'N 78º15'W, 1850 m, Malaise , 16.iii–2.iv.2001, G. Oliva leg., ICN; same data as before except the following information: 1 female, 1 male, 29.ii–14.iii.2004; 1 female, 1930 m, 2–16.vi.2000; 1 female, 1885 m, captura manual, 1.x.1995, C. Saravia leg.; 1 female, 1885 m, captura manual, 1.x.1995, C. Saravia leg.; 1 female, 1885 m, 16.xi–2.xii.2001; 1 female, Vichada, PNN El Tuparro Cerro Tomás, 5º21'N 67º51'W, 140 m, Malaise, 5– 14.i.2001, W. Villalba leg. All specimens are deposited at ICN. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Costa Rica, Puntarenas Province ( Zitani et al. 1998). Colombia: Nariño Department, La Planada Natural Reserve, andean wet forest, 1850–1930 m elevation; Vichada Department, El Tuparro National Natural Park, riparian forest, 140 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Meteorus yamijuanum Zitani, 1998   ( Fig. 150 View FIGURES 145–150 ) Meteorus yamijuanum Zitani, 1998   , 7(2): 205.

Diagnosis. Mandible not twisted; eyes not protuberant; occipital carina complete; notauli distinctly linear anteriorly but converging posteriorly in a rugose area; wings hyaline; propodeum with a distinct median and transverse carina creating very large, defined aerolae; hind coxa rugulose; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically.

Female variation. Body length 2.9–3.5 mm; antenna with 18–19 flagellomeres; head 1.1–1.2 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1.6–2 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.5–1.6 x eye height; temples length 0.6–0.8 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.6–1.9 x minimum face width; face finely rugulose; minimum face width 0.5 x clypeus width; clypeus smooth and polished; malar space length 0.2– 0.4 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view rugose, carinate rugose or foveate rugose; propleuron smooth and polished; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth and polished; scutellar furrow with one carina; mesopleuron smooth and polished; metapleuron rugose; propodeum carinate rugose with distinct longitudinal and transverse carinae; median carina on propodeum present; hind coxa rugulose; wing length 2.8–3.1 mm; vein r 0.5– 0.7 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.8–1 x length of rm; vein 1M 1.2–1.4 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.6–1.4 x length of 1r-m; first tergite rugulose-costate; ovipositor 2.1–2.9 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. yamijuanum   and M. mariamartae   share the following combination of characters: mandible not twisted, occipital carina complete, notauli distinct, tarsal claw simple, dorsopes absent, ventral borders of first tergite separated basally but joined apically. M. yaminuanum   can be separated from M. mariamartae   by its having ocelli larger, eyes more convergent, antenna with 18–19, face finely rugulose, and notauli distinctly linear anteriorly but converging posteriorly in a rugose area.

Material examined. Holotype female examined, UWIM. 2 female, COLOMBIA, Boyacá, Mun. Villa de Leyva Llano Blanco, 5º38'N 73º32'W, 2700 m, Red , 1 9.vi.2001, N. Rincón, S. Hernández, et. al." leg.; 1 female, Santander, PNN Tamá El Arenal, 7º25'N 72º26'W, 1250 m, Malaise, 7–15.viii.1998, A. Cortés leg.; 1 female, Santander, PNN Tamá Mun. Herrán. Vda. Pabellón. Fca. Virgilio Pabón, 7º30'N 72º32'W, 2384 m, Malaise, 8– 22.x.2003, C. Leal leg. All specimens are deposited at ICN. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Costa Rica: San Jose and Puntarenas Provinces ( Zitani et al. 1998) Colombia: Boyacá Department, 2700 m elevation; Santander Department, Tamá National Natural Park, andean and high andean wet forest, 1250–2384 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

ICN

Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Museo de Historia Natural

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

MEFLG

Museo Entomologico Francisco Luis Gallego

O

Botanical Museum - University of Oslo

S

Department of Botany, Swedish Museum of Natural History

L

Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, Leiden University branch

H

University of Helsinki

J

University of the Witwatersrand

P

Museum National d' Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN) - Vascular Plants

C

University of Copenhagen

A

Harvard University - Arnold Arboretum

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

B

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Zentraleinrichtung der Freien Universitaet

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

M

Botanische Staatssammlung München

G

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève

W

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

N

Nanjing University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Meteorus

Loc

Meteorus rogerblancoi Zitani, 1998

Aguirre, Helmuth, Sarmiento, Carlos E. & Shaw, Scott R. 2011
2011
Loc

Meteorus rogerblancoi

Zitani, N. M. & Shaw, S. R. & Janzen, D. H. 1998: 202
1998