Meteorus dos 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: 22-37

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Meteorus dos Zitani, 1998
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Meteorus dos Zitani, 1998   ( Fig. 129 View FIGURES 127–132 ) Meteorus dos Zitani, 1998: 197–198  

Diagnosis. Mandible strongly twisted; ocelli large, ocelli ocular distance 0.3–0.8 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 1.5–2 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 4.6–6 mm; antenna with 28–31 flagellomeres; ocelli ocular distance 0.3–0.8 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.2–1.3 x eye height; temples length 0.3–0.4 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.1–1.3 x minimum face width; face strigulate; minimum face width 0.8–1 x clypeus width; clypeus rugulose; malar space length 0.2–0.5 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view rugose or carinate rugose; propleuron punctulate; central lobe of mesoscutum densely punctate; scutellar furrow with five carinae or with four carinae; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished or rugose puncticulate; sternaulus rugose; metapleuron rugose; median carina on propodeum present or absent; vein r 0.4–0.6 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.8–0.9 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal or intersticial; vein 1M = length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.8–0.9 x length of 1r-m; first tergite with costae parallel or with costae convergent; ovipositor 1.5–2 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. dos   and M. laphygmae   share the following combination of characters: mandible strongly twisted, occipital carina complete, notauli not distinct, dorsopes absent, ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment and short ovipositor. M. dos   can be separated from M. laphygmae   by having larger ocelli, ocelli ocular distance 0.3–0.8 x ocellar diameter, larger eyes, head height 1.2–1.3 x eye height, and its unusual color pattern of dark brown and white patches on mesosoma and metasoma ( Zitani et al. 1998).

Material examined: Holotype female examined, UWIM. 1 female, COLOMBIA, Magdalena, PNN Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta La Estación, 10º48'N 73º39'W, 2220 m, Malaise , 30.vi–15.vii.2000, J. Cantillo leg.; 1 female, Risaralda, SFF Otún Quimbaya Cuchilla Camino, 4º44'N 75º35'W, 1960 m, Malaise, 26.ix–11.x.2003, G. López leg.; 1 female, same data as before except collected on the following elevation and date: 2050 m, 21.iii– 4.iv.2003; 2 females, 2 males, Meta, Villavicencio, 467 m, en hojas de plátano, 30.vi.1975, J. A. Jiménez leg. All specimens are deposited at ICN. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. This species is known in Costa Rica from San Jose Province ( Zitani et al. 1998). In Colombia it has been recorded from Magdalena Department, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park, a high andean wet forest, 2200 m elevation; from the Risaralda Department, Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, a high andean wet forest, 1960–2050 m elevation; and from the Meta Department, 467 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Meteorus farallonensis Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 57 View FIGURES 48–62 , 76 View FIGURES 75–85 , 94 View FIGURES 86–97 , 130 View FIGURES 127–132 )

Diagnosis. Mandible strongly twisted; occipital carina complete; wings infuscated; second submarginal cell strongly narrowed anteriorly, vein r 1–1.3 x length of3Rsa; propodeum aerolate-rugose; hind coxa punctate and smooth; tarsal claw with large lobe; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment; black head and orange mesosoma.

Body color. Body testaceous except antennae dark brown; head black; metathoracic legs with coxa apically, femur, tibia and tarsus dark brown; metasoma with terga dark brown-black except first tergite and second tergite each one yellow basally; sterna yellow; wings dark or infuscated.

Body length. 4.5 mm.

Head. Antenna with 30 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 = 3.1; F2 = 2.9; F3 = 2.7; F18 = 2; F21 = 2; F22 = 2; F23 = 2; F24 = 2; F25 = 1.9; F26 = 1.8; F27 = 1.8; F28 = 2; F29 = 1.7; F30 = 1.5; F31 = 1.7; head 1.3 x wider than high; occipital carina complete; ocelli large, ocelli ocular distance = ocellar diameter; eyes protuberant; head height 1.5 x eye height; temples length 0.6 x eyes length in dorsal view; vertex in dorsal view descending vertically behind laterally ocelli; frons smooth; eyes parallel or near parallel, maximum face width 1.1 x minimum face width; face strigate; minimum face width 1.2 x clypeus width; clypeus coarsely rugose; malar space length 0.7 x mandible width basally; mandible strongly twisted.

Mesosoma   . Pronotum in lateral view carinate rugose; propleuron densely punctuate; notauli not distinct and rugose; mesonotal lobes not well defined; central lobe of mesoscutum punctuate; scutellar furrow with three carinae; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; sternaulus long, narrow and rugose; metapleuron smooth; propodeum aerolate rugose; median longitudinal carina on propodeum absent; median depression on propodeum present;

Legs. Hind coxa punctate polished; tarsal claw with large lobe.

Wings. Wing length 4.6 mm; vein r 1.3 x length of 3Rsa; second submarginal cell strongly narrowed anteriorly, vein 3RSa 0.5 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M 0.9 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.8 x length of 1r-m.

Metasoma. Dorsope absent; ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment; first tergite with costae convergent; short ovipositor, ovipositor 1.7 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 4–4.5 mm; head 1.2–1.3 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1–1.2 x to ocellar diameter; head height 1.5–1.6 x eye height; temples length 0.5–0.6 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth or smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.1 x minimum face width; minimum face width 1.2–1.3 x clypeus width; malar space length 0.7–1 x mandible width basally; central lobe of mesoscutum densely punctate or punctate; scutellar furrow with three or five carinae; sternaulus long and narrow or short and narrow; wing length 3.9–4.6 mm; vein r 1–1.3 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.5–0.7 x length of rm; vein 1M 0.9–1.2 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.8–0.9 x length of 1r-m; ovipositor 1.5–1.7 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. farallonensis   shares with M. alejandromasisi   the follows characters: mandible strongly twisted, tarsal claw with large lobe; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment. M. farallonensis   can be differentiated from M. alejandromasisi   by the following characters: black head, testaceous mesosoma, second submarginal cell strongly narrowed anteriorly, wings infuscated, most of hind coxa dark brown, and contrasting patches of dark brown and yellow-testaceous on the metasoma.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Valle del Cauca, PNN Farallones de Cali Anchicaya , 3º26'N 76º48'W, 730 m, Malaise, 1.viii–10.x.2000, S. Sarria leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Paratypes. 1 female, same data as holotype GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Caquetá, Mun. San José del Fragua Vda. La Esmeralda , 1º20'N 76º6'W, 980 m, Malaise, 3–8.ix.2000, E. González leg. GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Meta, Cumaral , 452 m, 12.ix.1976, G. Chevero leg. Specimens   are deposited at ICN.

Distribution. Colombia, Valle del Cauca Department, Farallones de Cali National Natural Park, an andean wet forest, 730 m elevation; Caquetá Department, 980 m elevation; Meta Department, 452 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to the holotype-locality, Farallones de Cali National Natural Park.

Meteorus gigas Aguirre, Shaw & Jones, 2010  

Diagnosis. Mandible not twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 2–2.4 x ocellar diameter; 31–32 flagellomeres; occipital carina complete; notauli distinct; wings slightly pigmented; propodeum with a distinct median and transverse carina creating very large, defined aerolae; hind coxa punctate and polished; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically; long ovipositor, ovipositor 2.6–3.8 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. gigas   and M. megalops   share the following combination of characters: mandible not twisted, ocelli small, occipital carina complete, notauli distinct, tarsal claw simple, dorsopes absent, and ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically. M. gigas   can be separated from M. megalops   by larger body length, antenna with 30–34 flagellomeres, metapleuron rugose, and first tergite smooth and polished or slightly costate.

Material examined: Since its recent description no more specimens have been found in Colombia.

Distribution. In Colombia it is recorded from Huila Department, Cueva de los Guacharos National Natural Park, andean and high andean wet forests, 1950–2100 m elevation; Santander Department, Tamá National Natural Park, andean cloud forest, 2213 m elevation. In Ecuador it is recorded from Napo Province, Yanayacu Biological Station, an andean cloud forest, 2163 m altitude ( Aguirre et al. 2010).

Biology. Unknown.

Meteorus guacharensis Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 58 View FIGURES 48–62 , 77 View FIGURES 75–85 , 95 View FIGURES 86–97 , 131 View FIGURES 127–132 )

Diagnosis. Mandible not twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 2.7–3.1 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.8 x eye height; occipital carina complete; notauli distinct; wings hyaline; hind coxa punctate and smooth; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; long ovipositor, ovipositor 2.6 x longer than first tergite.

Body color. Body dark brown except clypeus, face and genae testaceous, temples brown; mesosoma with pronotum ventrally and propleuron yellow; pro and mesothoracic legs yellow; metathoracic legs with tibia and tarsus brown; metasoma with T1–T2, T6–T8 and sterna yellow; wings hyaline.

Body length. 4.2 mm.

Head. Antenna with 23 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 2.9; F2 = 3; F3 = 2.5; F15 = 1.1; F16 = 1.1; F17 = 1.3; F18 = 1.2; F21 = 1.2; F22 = 1.5; F23 = 2; head 1.2 x wider than high; occipital carina complete; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 2.7 x ocellar diameter; eyes small and protuberant, head height 1.8 x eye height; temples length 0.9 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; eyes parallel or near parallel, maximum face width 1.1 x minimum face width; face puncticulate rugulose; minimum face width 0.9 x clypeus width; clypeus punctuate; malar space length 0.4 x mandible width basally; mandible not twisted.

Mesosoma   . Pronotum in lateral view carinate; propleuron punctulate; notauli distinct and foveolate; mesonotal lobes well defined; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth and polished; scutellar furrow with three carinae; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; 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 4 mm; vein r 0.6 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.8 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M 1.2 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 1.7 x length of 1r-m.

Metasoma. Dorsope present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; first tergite rugulose costate; long ovipositor, ovipositor 2.6 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Face and genae dark brown; metasoma completely dark brown; body length 3.8–4.2 mm; ocelli ocular distance 2.7–3 x ocellar diameter; temples length 0.8–0.9 x eyes length in dorsal view; minimum face width 0.9–1 x clypeus width; malar space length 0.4–0.6 x mandible width basally; wing length 3.7–mm; vein r 0.5–0.6 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.8–1 x length of rm; vein 1M 0.8–1.2 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.8–1.7 x length of 1r-m.

Comments. M. guacharensis   shares with M. amazonensis   and M. muiscai   the following combination of characters: mandible not twisted, ocelli small, parallel and protuberant eyes, occipital carina complete, notauli distinct, hind coxa punctate and polished, tarsal claw simple, dorsopes present, ventral borders of first tergite widely separated and long ovipositor. M. guacharensis   can be separated from M. muiscai   by having a shorter ovipositor which is 2.6 x longer than first tergite, central lobe of mesoscutum smooth and polished, scutellar furrow with three carinae, metapleuron smooth, and contrasting dark brown and yellow patches on mesosoma, metasoma and legs. M. guacharensis   can be separated from M. amazonensis   by having larger eyes, head height 1.8 x eye height, temples shorter, temples length 0.9 x eyes length in dorsal view, vein 1M 1.2 x length of cu-a, antenna with 23 flagellomeres and mesopleuron puncticulate and polished.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Huila, PNN Cueva de Los Guácharos Cabaña Cedros , 1º37'N 76º6'W, 2100 m, Malaise, 21.i–5.ii.2002, J. Urbano leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Paratype   . 1 female, same data as holotype except collected on the following dates: 20.iii–6.iv.2002, J. Fonseca leg. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Colombia, Huila Department, Cueva de los Guacharos National Natura Park, a high andean wet forest, 2100 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to the type-locality, Cueva de los Guácharos National Natural Park.

Meteorus guineverae Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 59 View FIGURES 48–62 , 78 View FIGURES 75–85 , 96 View FIGURES 86–97 , 132 View FIGURES 127–132 )

Diagnosis. Mandible moderately twisted; ocelli large, ocelli ocular distance 1.4–1.5 x ocellar diameter; occipital carina complete; notauli distinct; wings hyaline; propodeum carinate-rugose; hind coxa punctate and smooth o rugulose-punctate; tarsal claw with large lobe; dorsopes present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; long ovipositor, ovipositor 2.8–3.2 x longer than first tergite.

Body color. Body dark brown-black except antennae brown, head with clypeus, face, genae and temples orange; pronotum distally testaceous; ventral-posterior area of mesopleuron orange-testaceous; legs testaceous; metasoma with three fourth basal of T2–T3 testaceous, T5–T6 testaceous; sterna light brown; wings hyaline.

Body length. 4.8 mm.

Head. Antenna with 30 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 = 3.7; F2 = 3.3; F3 = 2.7; F18 = 1.8; F21 = 1.7; F22 = 1.8; F23 = 1.6; F24 = 1.6; F25 = 1.4; F26 = 1.5; F27 = 1.6; F28 = 1.4; F29 = 1.3; F30 = 3; head 1.2 x wider than high; occipital carina complete; ocelli large, ocelli ocular distance 1.4 x ocellar diameter; eyes protuberant; head height 1.5 x eye height; temples length 0.6 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons rugose; eyes parallel or near parallel, maximum face width 1.5 x minimum face width; face finely rugulose; minimum face width = clypeus width; clypeus smooth and polished; malar space length 0.6 x mandible width basally; mandible moderately twisted.

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

Legs. Hind coxa punctuate and polished; tarsal claw with large lobe.

Wings. Wing length 4.2 mm; vein r 0.5 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa = length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M 1.4 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 2.8x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 4.7–5 mm; antenna with 30–31 flagellomeres; head 1.1–1.2 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1.4–1.5 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.5–1.6 x eye height; temples length 0.6–0.7 x eyes length in dorsal view; maximum face width 1.4–1.5 x minimum face width; malar space length 0.4–0.6 x mandible width basally; sternaulus long and narrow or short and narrow; metapleuron smooth or puncticulate; hind coxa punctate polished or rugulose-punctate; wing length 4–4.3 mm; vein r 0.5–0.6 x length of 3Rsa; vein 1M 1.3–1.4 x length of cu-a; first tergite with costae parallel or with costae convergent; ovipositor 2.8–3.2 x longer than first tergite.

Male variation. Body length 4 mm; antenna with 30 flagellomeres; ocelli smaller than females, ocelli ocular distance 1.7 x ocellar diameter; eyes smaller than females, head height 1.7 x eye height; temples length 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 1.3 x clypeus width; malar space length = mandible width basally.

Comments. M. guineverae   shares with M. caquetensis   the following characters: mandible moderately twisted, occipital carina complete, propodeum carinate-rugose, tarsal claw with large lobe, and a long ovipositor, almost 3 times the first tergite length. M. guineverae   can be separated from M. caquetensis   by ocelli larger, ocelli ocular distance 1.4 x ocellar diameter, wings hyaline, dorsope present, and ventral borders of first tergite widely separated.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Boyacá, SFF Iguaque Qda. Carrizal, 5º42'N 73º27'W, 3350 m, Malaise, 4–21.xii.2000, P. Reina leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Paratypes. Same data as holotype except collected on the following dates: 1 female, 8–25.vi.2000 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, 30.vii–17.viii.2000 GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, same data as before except the following information: 2855 m, 7–21.i.2001 GoogleMaps   . All specimens are deposited at ICN.

Distribution. Colombia, Boyacá Department, Iguaque Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, a high andean wet forest, 2855–3350 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to our entomologist colleague and friend, Meteorus   specialist, Guinevere Z. Jones.

Meteorus huilensis Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 60 View FIGURES 48–62 , 79 View FIGURES 75–85 , 97 View FIGURES 86–97 , 133 View FIGURES 133–138 )

Diagnosis. Mandible not twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 1.7–2.3 x ocellar diameter; convergent eyes, maximum face width 1.7–1.8 x minimum face width; occipital carina complete; notauli distinct; wings slightly pigmented; propodeum with a distinct median and transverse carina creating very large, defined aerolae; coxa punctate and polished; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3.4–4.4 x longer than first tergite.

Body color. Body dark brown except antennae with white annulus F13–17; head yellow-testaceous with area between and around the ocelli dark brown; pronotum and propleuron yellow, median mesonotal lobe light brown; metathorax basally yellow-testaceous, remaining brown; prothoracic legs with coxa, trochanter, trochantellus and femur yellow; mesothoracic legs with coxa, trochanter and middle part of femur yellow; metathoracic legs with coxa basally and middle part of femur yellow; metasoma with T1 and T2 yellow basally; wings dark or infuscated.

Body length. 4.1 mm.

Head. Antenna with 26 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 = 5; F2 = 4.3; F3 = 3.3; F18 = 1.4; F21 = 1.4; F22 = 1.4; F23 = 1.4; F24 = 1.3; F25 = 1.3; F26 = 1.3; F27 = 2.3; head 1.2 x wider than high; occipital carina complete; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 1.7 x ocellar diameter; eyes large and protuberant, head height 1.4 x eye height; temples length 0.5 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; eyes convergent; maximum face width 1.7 x minimum face width; face rugulose; minimum face width 0.5 x clypeus width; clypeus punctate; malar space length 0.2 x mandible width basally; mandible not twisted.

Mesosoma   . Pronotum in lateral view foveate; propleuron smooth and polished; notauli distinct and foveolate; mesonotal lobes well defined; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth and polished; scutellar furrow with one carina; mesopleuron smooth and polished; sternaulus long, narrow and foveolate; metapleuron punticulate; 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 4 mm; vein r 0.8 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.8 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M 1.4 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.8 x length of 1r-m.

Metasoma. Dorsope absent; ventral borders of first tergite separated basally, joined apically; first tergite smooth and polished; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3.6 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 4–4.3 mm; antenna with 26–27 flagellomeres; head 1.2 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1.7–2.3 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.4 x eye height; temples length 0.4–0.5 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.7–1.8 x minimum face width; face rugulose; minimum face width 0.5 x clypeus width; clypeus punctate; malar space length 0.2 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view foveate; propleuron smooth and polished; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth and polished; vein r 0.7–0.8 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.7–0.8 x length of rm; vein 1M 1.2–1.6 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.8– 0.9 x length of 1r-m; ovipositor 3.4–4.4 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. huilensis   , M. gigas   and M. megalops   share the following combination of characters: mandible no twisted, ocelli small, occipital carina complete, notauli distinct, tarsal claw simple, dorsopes absent, and ventral borders of first tergite separated basally, joined apically. M. huilensis   can be separated from the latter two by the more convergent eyes, head yellow-testaceous, wings infuscated, and distinctive dark brown and yellow color pattern on mesosoma, metasoma and legs.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Huila, PNN Cueva de Los Guácharos Cabaña Cedros , 1º37'N 76º6'W, 2100 m, Malaise, 20.iii–6.iv.2002, J. Fonseca leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Paratypes. 1 female, same data as holotype GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Vaupés, R. N. Mosiro-Itajura (Caparú) Centro Ambiental , 1º4'S 69º31'W, 60 m, Malaise, 27.iii–3.iv.2003, J. Pinzón leg. GoogleMaps   Paratypes are deposited at ICN   .

Distribution. Colombia: Huila Department, Cueva de los Guácharos National Natural Park, a high andean wet forest, 2100 m elevation; Vaupés Department, Mosiro-Itajura (Caparú) Natural Reserve, a moist tropical forest, 60 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to Huila department.

Meteorus iguaquensis Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 61 View FIGURES 48–62 , 80 View FIGURES 75–85 , 98 View FIGURES 98–103 , 134 View FIGURES 133–138 )

Diagnosis. Mandible moderately twisted; ocelli large, ocelli ocular distance 1.4 x ocellar diameter; convergent eyes, maximum face width 1.7 x minimum face width; notauli distinct; wings hyaline; propodeum carinate-rugose; hind coxa rugose; tarsal claw with small lobe; dorsopes present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3.3 x longer than first tergite.

Body color. Body with black, testaceous and yellow patches; antennae dark brown; wings hyaline.

Body length. 4.3 mm.

Head. Antenna with 23 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 = 2.9; F2 = 2.9; F3 = 2.9; F15 = 3.2; F18 = 3.2; F21 = 3; F22 = 3; F23 = 3; head 1.2 x wider than high; occipital carina complete; ocelli large, ocelli ocular distance 1.4 x ocellar diameter; eyes large and protuberant, head height 1.5x eye height; temples length 0.5 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons rugulose; eyes convergent, maximum face width 1.7 x minimum face width; face punctuate; minimum face width 0.6 x clypeus width; clypeus puncticulate; malar space length 0.5 x mandible width basally; mandible moderately twisted.

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

Legs. Hind coxa rugose; tarsal claw with small lobe.

Wings. Wing length 3.8 mm; vein r 0.5 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.8 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M 1.1 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.7 x length of 1r-m.

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

Comments. M. iguaquensis   shares with M. quimbayensis   and M. andreae   the following combination of characters: mandible moderately twisted, eyes large and convergent, notauli distinctive, dorsopes present, ventral borders of first tergite widely separated and long ovipositor. M. iguaquensis   can be separated from M. andreae   by having occipital carina complete and a rugose-punctate hind coxa. M. iguaquensis   can be separated from M. quimbayensis   by having smaller and less convergent eyes, head height 1.5x the eye height, ocelli ocular distance 1.4 x ocellar diameter, antenna with 23 flagellomeres, and frons rugulose.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Boyacá, SFF Iguaque Lagunillas , 5º42'N 73º27'W, 3380 m, Malaise, 9–24.ii.2001, P. Reina leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Colombia, Boyacá Department, Iguaque Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, a high andean wet forest, 3380 m elevation. This is the species with the highest elevation record.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to the holotype-locality, Iguaque Fauna and Flora Sanctuary.

Meteorus jerodi Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 4, 6 View FIGURES 1–6 , 25 View FIGURES 25–32 , 62 View FIGURES 48–62 , 81 View FIGURES 75–85 , 99 View FIGURES 98–103 , 135 View FIGURES 133–138 )

Diagnosis. Mandible moderately twisted; occipital carina not complete; wings hyaline; propodeum rugose or carinate-rugose; hind coxa punctate and smooth or strigate-punctate; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite separated basally, joined apically; short ovipositor, ovipositor 1.8–2.2 x longer than first tergite.

Body color. Body yellow; wings hyaline.

Body length. 3.2 mm.

Head. Antenna with 25 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 = 3.2; F2 = 3.6; F3 = 3.5; F18 = 2.4; F21 = 2.2; F22 = 2; F23 = 2.2; F24 = 4; head 1.2 x wider than high; occipital carina not complete; ocelli ocular distance 1.7 x ocellar diameter; eyes small, head height 1.7 x eye height.; temples length 0.8 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; eyes parallel or near parallel, maximum face width 1.1 x minimum face width; face rugulose; minimum face width 1.5 x clypeus width; clypeus rugulose; malar space length = mandible width basally; mandible moderately twisted.

Mesosoma   . Pronotum in lateral view rugose; propleuron punctulate; notauli not distinct and rugose; mesonotal lobes not well defined; central lobe of mesoscutum finely rugulose; scutellar furrow with two carinae; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; sternaulus long, narrow and rugose; metapleuron finely rugulose; propodeum rugose; median longitudinal carina on propodeum absent; median depression on propodeum weakly present.

Legs. Hind coxa punctate polished; tarsal claw simple.

Wings. wing length 3.2 mm; vein r 0.7 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.8 x length of rm; vein m-cu postfurcal; vein 1M 1.3 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.9 x length of 1r-m.

Metasoma. dorsope absent; ventral borders of first tergite separated basally, joined apically; first tergite with costae parallel; short ovipositor, ovipositor 1.8 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 3–3.3 mm; ocelli ocular distance 1.4–1.7 x ocellar diameter; temples length 0.7–0.8 x eyes length in dorsal view; minimum face width 1.4–1.6 x clypeus width; clypeus rugulose or finely rugulose; malar space length 1–1.2 x mandible width basally; scutellar furrow with two or three carinae; sternaulus long and narrow or short and narrow; propodeum rugose or carinate rugose; hind coxa punctate polished or strigate-punctate; wing length 2.8–3.5 mm; vein r 0.7–0.9 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.6–0.8 x length of rm; vein 1M 1.3–1.4 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.9–1 x length of 1r-m; ovipositor 1.8–2.2 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. jerodi   shares with M. rubens   the following combination of characters: mandible moderately twisted, parallel eyes, occipital carina not complete, tarsal claw simple and dorsopes absent. M. jerodi   can be separated from M. rubens   by having eyes smaller, head height 1.7 x eye height, propodeum rugose, and ventral borders of first tergite separated basally but joined apically.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Cundinamarca, Zipacón Sector la Esperanza   , 4º41'33,5"N 74º25'51,2"W, 1425m, Guayabal Borde de carretera Proy. Alysiinae   , 19–ii.2007, C. E. Sarmiento leg., ICN.

Paratype   . 2 females, Cundinamarca, Zipacón Sector la Esperanza   , 4º41'33,5"N 74º25'51,2"W, 1425 m, Guayabal Borde de carretera Proy. Alysiinae   , 19–ii.2007, C. E. Sarmiento leg.; 1 female, Boyacá, Togii, 1830 m, 1.ii.1978, I. de Arevalo leg. Paratypes deposited at ICN.

Distribution. Colombia, Cundinamarca Department, 1425 m elevation; Boyacá Department.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to our entomologist colleague and friend Jerod Smith.

Meteorus laphygmae Viereck, 1913b   ( Figs. 16 View FIGURES 15–24 , 29, 30 View FIGURES 25–32 , 137 View FIGURES 133–138 ) Meteorus laphygmae Viereck, 1913b: 560   .

Diagnosis. Mandible strongly twisted; ocelli large, ocelli ocular distance 0.8–1.2 x ocellar diameter; occipital carina complete; wings hyaline; propodeum 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 1.6–2.4 x longer than first tergite; body color yellow.

Female variation. Body length 3.6–5.4 mm; antenna with 29–34 flagellomeres; head 1.1–1.3 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 0.8–1.2 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.3–1.5 x eye height; temples length 0.3–0.5 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.1–1.6 x minimum face width; face strigulate; minimum face width 0.7–1.1 x clypeus width; clypeus rugulose or puncticulate; malar space length 0.3– 0.9 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view rugose or carinate rugose; propleuron rugulose; central lobe of mesoscutum densely punctate; scutellar furrow with three carinae or with five carinae or with four carinae; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; metapleuron rugose or finely rugulose; propodeum aerolate rugose; median carina on propodeum absent; wing length 3.2–4.7 mm; vein r 0.5–1 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.6–1 x length of rm; vein m-cu postfurcal or intersticial; vein 1M 0.9–1.6 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.7–1.4 x length of 1rm; first tergite with costae convergent; ovipositor 1.6–2.4 x longer than first tergite.

Male variation. Body length 4 mm; antenna with 30 flagellomeres; eyes smaller than females, head height 1.4– 1.7 x eye height; temples length 0.6–0.8 x eyes length in dorsal view; minimum face width 1.1–1.3 x clypeus width; wing length 3.1 mm.

Comments. M. laphygmae   and M. dos   share the following combination of characters: mandible strongly twisted, occipital carina complete, notauli not distinct, dorsopes absent, ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment and short ovipositor. M. laphygmae   can be separated from M. dos   by having ocelli smaller, ocelli ocular distance 0.8–1.2 x ocellar diameter, and body completely yellow.

Material examined. Compared with voucher specimens from Costa Rica in the UWIM collection. 5 females COLOMBIA, Magdalena, PNN Tayrona Cañaveral , 11º20'N 74º2'W, 30 m, Malaise, 3–22.xi.2000, R GoogleMaps   . Henriquez leg, ICN; 1 female, Vichada, PNN El Tuparro Cerro Tomás, 5º21'N 67º51'W, 140 m, Malaise, 29.vi–15.vii.2000, W GoogleMaps   . Villalba leg., ICN; same data as before except collected on following dates GoogleMaps   : 1 female, 4 males, 19–29.vii.2000; 4 males, 2 females, 27.xii.2000 – 14.i.2001; 2 females, 15–19.vii.2000; 1 female, 29.vi–15.vii.2000; 1 male, 15– 19.vii.2000; 1 female, 22.v–3.vi.2001, I   . Gil leg.; 2 females, Meta, PNN Sierra de La Macarena Casino , 3º21'N 73º56'W, 120 m, Malaise, 12.x–12.xi.2003, W GoogleMaps   . Villalba leg., ICN; same data as before except the following information GoogleMaps   : 1 female, Cabaña Cerrillo , 3º21'N 73º56'W, 460 m, 29.x–12.xi.2003 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Vereda Caño Curia , 3º21'N 72º38'W, 100 m, 31.viii–12.x.2003 GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Santander, PNN Tamá Mun. Toledo. Vda. Toledito, 7º20'N 72º29'W, 1960 m, Malaise, Fca. de Arquímedes , 2–9.ix.2003, C GoogleMaps   . Leal leg., ICN; 3 females, Santander, PNN Tamá El Arenal, 7º25'N 72º26'W, 1250 m, Malaise, 7–15.viii.1998, A GoogleMaps   . Cortés leg., ICN; 3 females, Chocó, PNN Los Katíos Centro Administrativo Sautatá, 7º51'N 77º8'W, 30 m, Malaise, Fuera del Bosque , 15–30.vii.2003, P GoogleMaps   . López leg., ICN; 1 female, same data as before except collected on 13–28.i.2004 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Cauca, PNN Munchique Sector La Romelia, 2º38'N 76º54'W, 2640 m, Malaise, Dentro del Bosque , 9–26.vi.2004, H GoogleMaps   . Pino leg., ICN; 1 female, Huila, PNN Cueva de Los Guácharos Cabaña Cedros , 1º37'N 76º6'W, 1950 m, Red, 4.xii.2001 GoogleMaps   , D. Campos leg., ICN; 1 female, Casanare, Hato La Floresta , rio cusiana, 270 m, trampa luz nocturna, vii. 1976, grupo UNAL   leg., ICN; 1 female, Bolívar, SFF Los Colorados Alto el Mirador , 9º54'N 75º7'W, 400 m, Malaise, 22.iv–7.v.2001, E GoogleMaps   . Deulufeut leg., ICN; 1 female, Putumayo, PNN La Paya Cabaña Chagra, 0º7'S 74º56'W, 320 m, Malaise, 1– 15.xii.2001, E GoogleMaps   . Lozano leg., ICN; 1 female, Nariño, Mun. Ricaurte. PNN La Planada , 1º5'N 77º24'W, 1800 m, ICN GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Boyacá, Mun. Santa María. Vda. Caño Negro. Quebrada la Cristalina, 4º50'N 78º16'W, 1250 m, trampa luz nocturna, 29.xii.2008, A GoogleMaps   . Rodriguez leg., ICN; 1 female, Antioquia, Angelópolis , 6º6'N 75º42'W, 1917 m, Jama, 10.ii.2000, J GoogleMaps   . D. Mejía leg., MEFLG; 1 female, Antioquia, Concepción , 1875 m, en potrero, v.1997, R   . Celis leg., MEFLG; 1 male, Antioquia, Medellín , La Mota, 6º15'N 75º33'W, 1486 m, Jama, en Bambú, 25.i.2002, J GoogleMaps   . D. Mejía leg., MEFLG; same data as before except the following information: 1 female, en maleza, v.1978 GoogleMaps   , García Delgado leg.; 1 female, vii.1977, C   . Morales leg.; 2 female, 1538 m, en pasto, 4.iv.1998, J   . Jaramillo leg.; 1 female, Antioquia, Turbo , 6º22'N 75º27'W, 1351 m, en larva de Ceramidia viridis   sobre hojas de banano, ix.2003, J. C GoogleMaps   . Vargas leg., MEFLG; same data as before collected on the following elevations and dates GoogleMaps   : 2 females, 2 m, 20.viii.2003; 2 female, Antioquia, Yolombó. Cañón del Porce. Normandía , 1020 m, en larva de Geometridae   , 8.x.2000, E   . Gómez leg., MEFLG; 1 female, 1 male, Antioquia, Santafé de Antioquia, Cotové , 6º33'N 75º49'W, 550 m, ix.1985, J GoogleMaps   . Escobar, P   . Mejía leg., MEFLG; 1 female, Antioquia, Sta. Barbara , 5º52'N 75º34'W, 1846 m, en pupas sobre hojas de lulo, iii.1986, R GoogleMaps   . Vélez leg., MEFLG; 13 females, 15 males, Antioquia, Carepa , 28 m, en maíz, 1.vii.1985, M   . londoño leg., CTNI; 1 female, Valle del Cauca, Buga , 3º54'N 76º18'W, 969 m, en Trichoplusia   , vi.1963, H GoogleMaps   . Alcaráz leg., MEFLG; 8 females, 1 male, Valle del Cauca, Buga , 3º54'N 76º18'W, 969 m, parasitoid de Prodenia sp.   ( Lepidoptera   : Notuidae), 23.vi.1962, H GoogleMaps   . Alcaráz leg., MEFLG; 6 females, 4 males, Valle del Cauca, Cerrito , 987 m, parasitoide de Spodoptera frugiperda   , vii.1977, F   . García leg., CTNI; 4 males, Valle del Cauca, Palmira , 1001 m, parasitoide de Spodoptera   en soya, 28.vii.1983, B   . de Gutiérrez leg., CTNI; 1 female, 2 males, Tolima, Espinal , 4º9'N 74º53'W, 322 m, en Laphygma frugiperda   , iv.1965, R GoogleMaps   . Vélez leg., MEFLG; 2 males, Córdoba, Cereté , 100 m, parasitoide de Spodoptera frugiperda   , ii.1977, V   . Lobatón leg., CTNI.

Distribution. U.S. A: Hawai ( Bianchi 1983), Louisiana ( Vickery 1929), New Mexico ( Muesebeck 1967), Tennessee ( Luginbill 1928); Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, ( Zitani et al. 1998), Surinam, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela ( Molina-Ochoa et al. 2003); Australia and New Guinea ( Bianchi 1983). M. laphygmae   is the most common Meteorus species   in Colombia occuping from moist tropical forests at 30 m elevation to andean wet forests at 1950 m elevation.

Biology. In Colombia it has been recorded as parasitoid of Ceramidia viridis (Druce)   ( Ctenuchidae   ), Trichoplusia sp.   ( Noctuidae   ), Laphygma frugiperda (Smith)   ( Noctuidae   ), Prodenia sp.   ( Noctuidae   ), and Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith)   ( Noctuidae   ). M. laphygmae   has been reported as parasitoid of twenty eight Lepidoptera   species, Noctuidae   mainly but also from the Crambidae   , Pieridae   , Ctenuchidae   , Nymphalidae   and Geometridae   families ( Vickery 1915, 1925, 1926, 1929; Muesebeck 1923, 1967; Luginbill 1928; Crumb 1929; Pemberton 1945; Bianchi 1949, 1958, 1983; Zwaluwenburg 1955; Beardsley 1961; Harrison 1963; Harding 1976; Marsh 1979; Ashley 1979, 1986; Reimer & Beardsley 1986; Alvarado-Rodriguez 1987; Ortegon et al. 1988; Gladstone 1991; Cave 1993; Molina-Ochoa et al. 2001, 2003; Hoballah et al. 2004).

Meteorus magdalensis Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 63 View FIGURES 63–74 , 82 View FIGURES 75–85 , 100 View FIGURES 98–103 , 138 View FIGURES 133–138 )

Diagnosis. Mandible not twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 2.4 x ocellar diameter; occipital carina complete; notauli distinct; wings hyaline; propodeum with a distinct median and transverse carina creating very large, defined aerolae; hind coxa rugose; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3 x longer than first tergite.

Body color. Body black except clypeus testaceous; prothoracic legs testaceous; mesothoracic legs with femur apically, tibia and tarsus testaceous; metathoracic legs with femur testaceous apically, wings hyaline.

Body length. 2.6 mm.

Head. Antenna with 18 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 = 3.3; F2 = 3.3; F3 = 3.5; F15 = 1.2; F18 = 1.7; head 1.3 x wider than high; occipital carina complete; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 2.4 x ocellar diameter; eyes small and protuberant, head height 1.6 x eye height; temples length = eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; eyes parallel or near parallel, maximum face width 1.3 x minimum face width; face puncticulate rugulose; minimum face width 0.8 x clypeus width; clypeus puncticulate; malar space length 0.2 x mandible width basally; mandible not twisted.

Mesosoma   . Pronotum in lateral view foveate rugose; propleuron smooth and polished; notauli distinct and foveolate; mesonotal lobes well defined; central lobe of mesoscutum punctate and polished; 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 rugose; tarsal claw simple.

Wings. Wing length 2.8 mm; length of vein r = 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 0.9x length of 1r-m.

Metasoma. Dorsope present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; first tergite rugulose; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. magdalensis   shares with M. santanderensis   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. magdalensis   can be separated from M. santanderensis   by ocelli smaller, ocelli ocular distance 2.4 x ocellar diameter, clypeus puncticulate, occipital carina complete, vertex in dorsal view not descending vertically behind laterally ocelli, central of mesoscutum punctate, pronotum foveate-rugose laterally, vein r length equal to 3Rsa length, hind coxa rugose and first tergite rugulose.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Magdalena, PNN Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta San Lorenzo , 10º48'N 73º39'W, 2200 m, Malaise, 31.iii–5.v.2001, J. Cantillo leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Colombia, Magdalena Department, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park, a high andean wet forest, 2200 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to the Magdalena Department.

Meteorus mariamartae Zitani, 1998   ( Figs. 17 View FIGURES 15–24 , 136 View FIGURES 133–138 ) Meteorus mariamartae Zitani, 1998: 199   .

Diagnosis. Mandible not twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 2.3–3.3 x ocellar diameter; convergent eyes, maximum face width 1.3–1.5 x minimum face width; occipital carina complete; notauli distinct; notauli converging posteriorly in a distinct v-shape; wings hyaline; propodeum with a distinct median and transverse carina creating very large, defined aerolae; hind coxa rugulose or rugulose-punctate; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically; long ovipositor, ovipositor 2.3–3.6 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 2.5–3.7 mm; antenna with 20–23 flagellomeres; head 1.2–1.4 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 2.3–3.3 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 1.3–1.5 x minimum face width; face smooth and polished; minimum face width 0.6–0.7 x clypeus width; clypeus smooth and polished; malar space length 0.2–0.6 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view carinate foveate, foveate or carinate; propleuron smooth and polished; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth and polished; scutellar furrow with one carina; mesopleuron smooth and polished; metapleuron smooth or finely rugulose; median carina on propodeum present; hind coxa rugulose punctate; wing length 1.9–3.3 mm; vein r 0.2–0.8 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.7–1.2 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal or intersticial; vein 1M 1.4–2 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.8–1.2 x length of 1r-m; first tergite with costae parallel; ovipositor 2.3–3.6 x longer than first tergite.

Male variation. Body length 2.8–3 mm; head 1.1 x wider than high; ocelli larger than females, ocelli ocular distance 2–2.5 x ocellar diameter; eyes smaller than females, head height 1.7–1.8 x eye height; temples length 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 0.9 x clypeus width; wing length 2.3–2.7 mm.

Comments. M. mariamartae   shares with M. megalops   , M. gigas   and M. yamijuanum   the following combination of characters: mandible not twisted, ocelli small, occipital carina complete, notauli distinct, tarsal claw simple, dorsopes absent, ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically. M. mariamartae   can be separated from M. megalops   and M. gigas   by its smaller body length and hind coxa yellow. M. mariamartae   can be separated from M. yamijuanum   by eyes less convergent, ocelli smaller, ocelli ocular distance 2.3–3.3 x ocellar diameter, antenna with 20–23 flagellomeres, flagellum with two white bands, notauli linear and converging posterioly in a distinct V-shape.

Material examined. Holotype female examined, UWIM. 1 female, COLOMBIA, Huila, PNN Cueva de Los Guácharos Alto el Mirador, 1º38'N 76º6'W, 1980 m, Malaise, 9 2–5.xii.2001, D. Campos leg.; same data as before except the following information: 1 female, Cabaña Cedros, 1º37'N 76º6'W, 2100 m, 10–21.xii.2001, C. Cortés leg.; 1 female, 27.iv–5.v.2002, J. Fonseca leg.; 2 females, 1.28.xi– 2.xii.2001; 1 female, 26.xi–2.xii.2001; 2 females, Valle del Cauca, PNN Farallones de Cali Anchicaya , 3º26'N 76º48'W, 650 m, Malaise, 27.iii–24.iv.2001, S. Sarria leg.; same data as before except collected on the following elevations and dates: 4 female, 650 m, 8.v– 19.vi.2001; 1 female, 650 m, 1.viii–10.x.2000; 1 female, 730 m, 13–27.ii.2001; 3 males, 730 m, 9.v–18.vii.2000; 1 female, Santander, PNN Tamá Mun. Herrán. Vda. Pabellón, 7º25'N 72º26'W, 2262 m, Malaise, Fca. de Gonzalo Mejía , 3–23.xi.2003, C. Leal leg.; 1 female, Cundinamarca, Vereda Marilandia   , 4º25'N 74º5'W, 2950 m, 1.xii.2004, C. Castillo leg.; 3 females, Nariño, RN La Planada Parcela Permanente, 1º15'N 78º15'W, 1885 m, Malaise, 2–16.vi.2000, G. Oliva leg.; same data as before except the following information: 1 female, 16.ix– 2.x.2000; 1 female, 16.vii–2.viii.2000; 1 female, 1850 m, 14–29.iii.2004. All the specimens are deposited at ICN GoogleMaps   . Holotype female, COSTA RICA, Puntarenas Province, Parque Nacional Corcovado, Estacion Sirena , 50 m., x-xii 1990, UWIM   .

Distribution. Costa Rica, Guanacaste and Puntarenas Provinces ( Zitani et al. 1998). Colombia: Huila Department, Cueva de los Guacharos National Natural Park, high andean wet forest, 1980 m elevation; Valle del Cauca Department, Farallones de Cali National Natural Park, subandean wet forest, 650 m elevation; Santander Department, Tamá National Natural Park, high andean wet forest, 2262 m elevation; Cundinamarca Department, high andean wet forest, 2950 m elevation; Nariño Department, La Planada Natural Reserve, andean wet forest, 1850 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Meteorus megalops Zitani, 1998   ( Figs. 12 View FIGURES 7–14 , 22 View FIGURES 15–24 , 27, 32 View FIGURES 25–32 , 139 View FIGURES 139–144 ) Meteorus megalops Zitani, 1998: 200   .

Diagnosis. Mandible not twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 2–2.6 x ocellar diameter; 20–25 flagellomeres; occipital carina complete; notauli distinct; wings slightly pigmented; propodeum with a distinct median and transverse carina creating very large, defined aerolae; coxa punctate polished; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3–3.8 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 4.7–5.9 mm; antenna with 20–25 flagellomeres; head 1.2–1.3 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 2–2.6 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.4–1.5 x eye height; temples length 0.5–0.6 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.5–1.9 x minimum face width; face rugulose or puncticulate-rugulose; minimum face width 0.4–0.7 x clypeus width; clypeus puncticulate; malar space length 0.2–0.5 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view carinate foveate or carinate; propleuron smooth and polished; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth and polished; scutellar furrow with one carina; mesopleuron smooth and polished; metapleuron smooth; median carina on propodeum present; wing length 4.5–5 mm; vein r 0.4–0.8 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.7–0.9 x length of rm; vein 1M 1.1–1.4 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.7–0.9 x length of 1r-m; first tergite rugulose; ovipositor 3–3.8 x longer than first tergite.

Male variation. Body length 3.4–4 mm; antenna with 29 flagellomeres; ocelli larger than females, ocelli ocular distance 1.8–2.7 x ocellar diameter; eyes smaller than females; head height 1.4–1.8 x eye height; temples length 0.6–0.8 x eyes length in dorsal view; eyes less convergent than females, maximum face width 1.1–1.2 x minimum face width; minimum face width 0.8–0.9 x clypeus width; wing length 3.8 mm.

Comments. M. megalops   shares with M. mariamartae   , M. gigas   and M. yamijuanum   the following combination of characters: mandible not twisted, ocelli small, occipital carina complete, notauli distinct, tarsal claw simple, dorsopes absent, ventral borders of first tergite separated basally and joined apically. M. megalops   can be separated from M. mariamartae   and M. yamijuanum   by having larger body length and hind coxa black-dark brown. M. megalops   can be separated from M. gigas   by eyes more convergent, antenna with 20–25 flagellomeres and metapleuron smooth.

Material examined. Holotype female examined, UWIM. 1 female, COLOMBIA, Cundinamarca, Choachi, 1927   m, Jameo, 17.ii.2006, A. Rodriguez leg., ICN; 1 female, Boyacá, SFF Iguaque La Planada, 5º42'N 73º27'W, 2850 m, Malaise, 4–21.xii.2000, P. Reina leg., ICN; same data as before except collected on the following dates: 1 female, 15.xi–4.xii.2000; 3 females, 23.v–8.vi.2000; 1 female, Huila, PNN Cueva de Los Guácharos Cabaña Cedros , 1º37'N 76º6'W, 2100 m, Malaise, 21.xii.2001 – 5.i.2002, C. Cortés leg., ICN; same data as before except collected on the following dates: 1 female, 18.ii–7.iii.2002; 1 female, 8–21.i.2002, J. Urbano leg; 1 females, Nariño, RN La Planada Vía Hondón, 1º15'N 78º15'W, 1930 m, Malaise, 2–16.ix.2000, G. Oliva leg., ICN; 1 female, Antioquia, Angelópolis, 6º6'N 75º42'W, 1917 m, Jama, 10.ii.2000, J. D. Mejía leg., MEFLG; 1 female, Valle del Cauca, PNN Farallones de Cali Anchicaya , 3º26'N 76º48'W, 730 m, Malaise, 13–27.ii.2001, S. Sarria leg., ICN; same data as before except the following information: 1 male, 16–30.i.2001; 2 males, 30.i–13.ii.2001; 1 male, 25.x–8.xi.2000; 1 male, 13–27.ii.2001; 3 males, 9.v–18.vii.2000; 1 male, 18.vii–1.viii.2000; 3 males, 1.viii– 10.x.2000; 1 male, 13–27.ii.2001; 1 male, 19.xii.2000 – 2.i.2001; 2 males, 650 m, 27.ii–27.iii.2001; 1 male, 900 m, 27.iii–24.iv.2001; 2 males, 900 m, 8.v–19.vi.2001; 1 male, 900 m, 8.v–19.vi.2001; 1 male, 900 m, 8.v–19.vi.2001. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Costa Rica, Guanacaste, Puntarenas and San Jose Provinces ( Zitani et al. 1998). Colombia: Cundinamarca Department; Boyacá Department, Iguaque Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, high andean wet forest, 2850 m elevation; Huila Department, Cueva de los Guácharos National Natural Park, high andean wet forest, 2100 m elevation; Nariño Department, La Planada Natural Reserve, andean wet forest, 1930 m elevation; Valle del Cauca Department, Farallones de Cali National Natural Park, subandean could forest, 650–900 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Meteorus muiscai Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 64 View FIGURES 63–74 , 83 View FIGURES 75–85 , 101 View FIGURES 98–103 , 140 View FIGURES 139–144 )

Diagnosis. Mandible not twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 2.3–2.8 x ocellar diameter; occipital carina complete; notauli distinct; wings hyaline; propodeum rugulose with distinct median and transverse carina; hind coxa punctate and smooth; tarsal claw simple; dorsopes present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; long ovipositor, ovipositor 2.8–3.6 x longer than first tergite.

Body color. Body black except antennae and face dark brown, clypeus testaceous; legs yellow; wings hyaline.

Body length. 3.8 mm.

Head. Antenna with 23 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 = 3; F2 = 3; F3 = 2.5; F18 = 1.4; F21 = 1.5; F22 = 1.4; F23 = 1.7; head 1.2 x wider than high; occipital carina complete; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 2.7 x ocellar diameter; eyes protuberant; head height 1.9 x eye height; temples length 0.9 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; eyes parallel or near parallel, maximum face width = minimum face width; face punctuate, minimum face width 1.2 x clypeus width; clypeus puncticulate; malar space length 0.9 x mandible width basally; mandible not twisted.

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

Legs. Hind coxa punctuate-polished; tarsal claw simple.

Wings. Wing length 3.6 mm; vein r 0.7 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa = length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M = length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.8 x length of 1r-m.

Metasoma. Dorsope present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; first tergite rugulose-costate; long ovipositor, ovipositor 2.8 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 3.7–4 mm; antenna with 22–25 flagellomeres; head 1.1–1.2 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 2.3–2.8 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.6–1.9 x eye height; temples length 0.7–0.9 x eyes length in dorsal view; maximum face width 1–1.2 x minimum face width; minimum face width 0.9–1.2 x clypeus width; malar space length 0.5–1 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view carinate or carinate rugulose; propleuron smooth and polished or punctulate; wing length 3.6–3.7 mm; vein r 0.4–0.7 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.8–1.1 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal or intersticial; vein 1M 0.6–1 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.6–0.8 x length of 1r-m; ovipositor 2.8–3.6 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. muiscai   and M. guacharensis   share the following combination of characters: mandible not twisted, ocelli small, occipital carina complete, notauli distinct, hind coxa punctate and polished, tarsal claw simple, dorsopes present, ventral borders of first tergite widely separated and long ovipositor. M. muiscai   can be separated from M. guacharensis   by having only one carina on the scutellar furrow, metapleuron rugose, longer ovipositor, ovipositor 2.8 x longer than the first tergite, and by having body entirely black.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Boyacá, SFF Iguaque La Planada , 5º42'N 73º27'W, 2850 m, Malaise, 21.i–7.ii.2001, P. Reina leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Paratype   . 1 female, same data as holotype except collected at 2600 m, 6–25.vii.2001, A. Roberto leg. GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Risaralda, SFF Otún Quimbaya Cuchilla Camino, 4º43'N 75º35'W, 2050 m, Malaise , 24.v–19.vi.2003, G. López leg. GoogleMaps   ; 2 females, Cundinamarca, Bogotá, en habitación, 2630 m, 30.v.1984, Torres Barreto leg. All   paratypes are deposited at ICN   .

Distribution. Colombia: Boyacá Department, Iguaque National Natural Park, a high andean wet forest, 2850 m elevation; Risaralda Department, a high andean wet forest, 2050 m elevation; Cundinamarca Department, 2630 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to Muisca people, who have lived in andean Colombian region since precolumbian times.

Meteorus oviedoi Shaw & Nishida, 2005   ( Figs. 10 View FIGURES 7–14 , 21 View FIGURES 15–24 , 141 View FIGURES 139–144 ) Meteorus oviedoi Shaw & Nishida, 2005: 49–60   .

Diagnosis. Mandible strongly twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 1–1.7 x ocellar diameter; occipital carina complete; wings hyaline; propodeum aerolate-rugose; hind coxa finely rugulose; tarsal claw with large lobe; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite joined completely along basal ½ of segment; T2 black or dark brown laterally, medially with white broad hourglass-shaped figure; short ovipositor, ovipositor 1.8–2.5 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 3.4–4.6 mm; antenna with 29–32 flagellomeres; head 1.2–1.5 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1–1.7 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.4–1.6 x eye height; temples length 0.6–0.7 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.1 x minimum face width; face strigulate; minimum face width 1.2–1.5 x clypeus width; malar space length 0.6–1.1 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view rugose; propleuron rugulose; central lobe of mesoscutum densely punctate; scutellar furrow with one or two carinae; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; metapleuron finely rugulose; median carina on propodeum present; wing length 3.2–4 mm; vein r 0.5–1 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.7–1 x length of rm; vein mcu antefurcal or intersticial; vein 1M 0.8–1.5 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.9–1.4 x length of 1r-m; first tergite with costae parallel; ovipositor 1.8–2.5 x longer than first tergite.

Male variation. Body length 4 mm; temples length 0.5 x eyes length in dorsal view; minimum face width 1.1 x clypeus width; malar space length 0.8 x mandible width basally.

Comments. M. oviedoi   shares with M. rogerblancoi   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. oviedoi   can be separated from these species by having minimum face width 1.2–1.5 x clypeus width, median longitudinal carina on propodeum present, and a white broad hourglass-shaped figure on T2.

Material examined. Holotype female examined, UWIM. 1 female, COLOMBIA, Huila, PNN Cueva de Los Guácharos Cabaña Cedros, 1º37'N 76º6'W, 2100 m, Malaise , 10–21.xii.2001, C. Cortés leg., ICN; same data as before except collected in the following dates: 1 females, 4–18.ii.2002; 2 females, 26.xi–2.xii.2001, D. Campos leg.; same data as before except collected in the following elevation and dates: 1 female, 1980 m, 18.ii–7.iii.2002, F. Quevedo leg.; 1 female, 1980 m, 7–21.iii.2002, J. Fonseca leg.; 1 female, 1980 m, 2–5.xii.2001, D. Campos leg.; 1 female, 1980 m, 2–5.xii.2001, D. Campos leg.; 1 female, 1980 m, 21.iv–5.v.2002, J. Fonseca leg.; 1 female, Vaupés, R. N. Mosiro-Itajura (Caparú) Antigua Cabaña, 1º4'N 69º3'W, 60 m, Malaise, 10.iii–17.iv.2003, J. Pinzón leg.; 1 male, Quindío, Mun. Génova Fca. Buenos Aires, 4º13'N 75º48'W, 1500 m, Red, 27–28.x.1999, E. González leg.; 1 female, Cundinamarca, Tena Vereda. Patio Bonito. Laguna de Pedro Palo, 2100   m, Malaise, 26.ix.1994, D. Campos leg. All Colombian specimens are deposited at ICN. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Costa Rica: ecological reserve on campus of the University of Costa Rica, Montes de Oca, San Pedro and San Jose ( Shaw and Nishida 2005). Colombia: Huila Department, Cueva de los Guácharos National Natural Park, andean and high andean wet forest, 1980–2100 m elevation; Vaupés Department, Caparú Natural Reserve, tropical moist forest, 60 m elevation; Quindío Department, 1500 m elevation; Cundinamarca Department, andean wet forest, 2100 m elevation.

Biology. Hosts in Colombia not yet discovered. Reported as parasitoid of Venadicodia caneti Corrales & Epstein   ( Lepidoptera   : Limacodidae   ) on Licaria triandra (Sw.) Kosterm. (Lauracea)   in Central Valley of Costa Rica ( Shaw & Nishida 2005).

Meteorus papiliovorus Zitani, 1997   ( Fig. 142 View FIGURES 139–144 ) Meteorus papiliovorus Zitani, 1997: 178–185   .

Diagnosis. Mandible strongly twisted; occipital carina not complete; notauli distinct; wings infuscated; second submarginal cell strongly narrowed anteriorly, larger length of vein r / length of 3Rsa ratio; propodeum aerolate; 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 1.6–1.8 x longer than first tergite; body color orange-yellow with dark patches on mesonotal lobes or mesonotum completely black-dark brown.

Female variation. Mesonotum completely dark brown; body length 4.6–4.8 mm; antenna with 26–30 flagellomeres; ocelli ocular distance 1.4–1.9 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.6–1.7 x eye height; temples length 0.7 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.1–1.2 x minimum face width; face punctate or puncticulate-rugulose; minimum face width 1.1–1.5 x clypeus width; clypeus rugulose or puncticulate; malar space length 1.5–2.4 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view carinate foveate; propleuron smooth and polished; central lobe of mesoscutum densely punctate or punctate and polished; scutellar furrow with one carina; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; sternaulus foveate; metapleuron smooth or carinate; median carina on propodeum present or absent; vein r 1.5 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.5 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M 1.6 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 1.3 x length of 1r-m; first tergite with costae parallel; ovipositor 1.6– 1.8 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. papiliovorus   and M. townsendi   share the following combination of characters: mandible strongly twisted, occipital carina not complete, notauli distinct, tarsal claw simple, dorsopes absent, ventral borders joined along basal ½ of segment. M. papiliovorus   can be separated from M. townsendi   by having mesonotum partial or completely dark brown-black.

Material examined. Holotype female examined, UWIM. 1 female, COLOMBIA, Magdalena, PNN Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Bella Vista, 10º48'N 73º39'W, 1500 m, Malaise , 15.vi–2.vii.2001, J. Cantillo leg., ICN; 1 male, Antioquia, San Luis., 6º2'N 74º59'W, 1050 m, en bosque, vii.1983, R. Vélez leg., MEFLG; 12 females, 9 males, Antioquia, V. Medellín, 6º15'N 75º33'W, 1486 m, parasitoide de Papilio anchisiades capis   , ii.1946, F. Gallego leg., MEFLG; 41 females, Caldas, Chinchiná, 1380 m, parásito de larva tercer instar de Papilio anchisiades idaeus   , vii.1999, F. Posada & Z. Gil leg., ME MB; 3 females, 11 males, same data as before except the following information: en bejuco ojo de poeta; parásito de larvas de Actinote   , x.2000. GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Costa Rica: Heredia, Alajuela, Guanacaste, Limon and Puntarenas Provinces ( Zitani et al. 1997). Colombia: Magdalena Department, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park, andean wet forest, 1500 m. elevation; Antioquia Department, subandean wet forest, 1050 m elevation; Caldas Department, 1380 m elevation.

Biology. Parasitoid of Papilio anchisiades capys (Hübner)   , Papilio anchisiades idaeus (Fabricius, 1793)   ( Lepidoptera   : Papilionidae   ) and Actinote sp.   ( Lepidoptera   : Nymphalidae   ). Zitani et al (1997) also reported M. papiliovorus   as parasitoid of Parides sesostris zestos (Gray)   feeding on Aristolochia tonduzzi O.C. Schmidt   in Costa Rica.

Meteorus pseudodimidiatus Zitani, 1998   Meteorus pseudodimidiatus Zitani, 1998: 202   .

Diagnosis. Mandible moderately twisted; occipital carina complete; wings slightly pigmented; propodeum carinate-rugose or aerolate-rugose; hind coxa punctate and smooth; tarsal claw with small lobe; dorsopes absent; ventral borders of first tergite touching for short distance; short ovipositor, ovipositor 1.3–1.9 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body length 3–4.3 mm; antenna with 27–30 flagellomeres; head 1.1–1.2 x wider than high; ocelli ocular distance 1.4–2 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.5–1.8 x eye height; temples length 0.5 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; maximum face width 1.3–1.5 x minimum face width; face strigulate; minimum face width 1–1.2 x clypeus width; clypeus smooth and polished; malar space length 0.8–1.5 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view foveate rugose; propleuron smooth and polished; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth; scutellar furrow with one carina or with five carinae; mesopleuron puncticulate and polished; metapleuron smooth; propodeum aerolate rugose; median carina on propodeum present; hind coxa punctate polished; wing length 3.4–4.1 mm; vein r 0.4 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa = length of rm; vein 1M 1.4 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 1.2 x length of 1r-m; first tergite with costae convergent; ovipositor 1.3–1.9 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. pseudodimidiatus   and M. dimidiatus   share the following combination of characters: mandible moderately twisted, hind coxa punctate and polished, tarsal claw with small lobe, dorsopes absent and ventral borders of first tergite joined for short distance. M. pseudodimidiatus   can be separated from M. dimidiatus   by having the occipital carina complete, malar space longer, malar space length 0.8–1.5 x mandible width basally, and short ovipositor, 1.3–1.9 x longer than first tergite.

Material examined. Holotype female examined, UWIM. 1 female, COLOMBIA, Boyacá, Togii , 1830 m, 1.ii.1978, I. de Arevalo leg., ICN.  

Distribution. Costa Rica, Heredia and San Jose Provinces; only known up to 2800 m elevation, the higher elevation in Costa Rica ( Zitani et al. 1998). Colombia, Boyacá Department, 1830 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Meteorus quimbayensis Aguirre & Shaw   sp. nov. ( Figs. 65 View FIGURES 63–74 , 84 View FIGURES 75–85 , 102 View FIGURES 98–103 , 113 View FIGURES 104–114 , 143 View FIGURES 139–144 )

Diagnosis. Mandible moderately twisted; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 1.7–2.3 x ocellar diameter; convergent eyes, maximum face width 1.9–2 x minimum face width; notauli distinct; wings hyaline; propodeum with a distinct median and transverse carina; hind coxa rugulose-punctate; tarsal claw with small lobe; dorsopes present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3–4 x longer than first tergite.

Body color. Body black except antennae dark brown with white annulus F15–21; head with clypeus and face testaceous, mesosoma with notauli testaceous; pro and mesothoracic legs yellow; metathoracic legs with trochanter, trochantellus and femur yellow; metasoma with first tergite yellow basally, T2, T7 and T8 yellow; sterna yellow-testaceous; wings hyaline.

Body length. 3.8 mm.

Head. Antenna with 27 flagellomeres; flagellar length/width ratios as follows: F1 = 5.5; F2 = 5.3; F3 = 3.4; F15 = 1.4; F18 = 1.7; F21 = 1.4; F22 = 1.4; F23 = 1.3; F24 = 1.3; F25 = 1.3; F26 = 1.3; F27 = 1.2; F28 = 1.4; head 1.2 x wider than high; occipital carina complete or not; ocelli small, ocelli ocular distance 1.7 x ocellar diameter; eyes large and protuberant, head height 1.4 x eye height; temples length 0.4 x eyes length in dorsal view; frons smooth and polished; eyes convergent, maximum face width 2 x minimum face width; face punctuate; minimum face width 0.5 x clypeus width; clypeus smooth and polished; malar space length 0.2 x mandible width basally; mandible moderately twisted.

Mesosoma   . Pronotum in lateral view carinate rugulose; 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 finely rugulose; propodeum carinate rugose with distinct longitudinal and transverse carinae; median longitudinal carina on propodeum present; median depression on propodeum absent.

Legs. Hind coxa rugose punctuate; tarsal claw with small lobe.

Wings. Wing length 3.5 mm; vein r 0.6 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.8 x length of rm; vein m-cu antefurcal; vein 1M 1.6 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 1.8 x length of 1r-m.

Metasoma. Dorsope present; ventral borders of first tergite widely separated; first tergite with costae convergent; long ovipositor, ovipositor 3.6 x longer than first tergite.

Female variation. Body color frons, genae and area around the eyes yellow; metathoracic legs with coxa ventrally, trochanter and distal half of femur yellow; T3–T8 light brown, sternite 5–8 light brown; body length 3.3–4 mm; antenna with 26–28 flagellomeres; occipital carina complete or incomplete; ocelli ocular distance 1.7–2.3 x ocellar diameter; head height 1.3–1.4 x eye height; temples length 0.4–0.5 x eyes length in dorsal view; maximum face width 1.9–2 x minimum face width; face punctate or puncticulate-rugulose; minimum face width 0.5–0.6 x clypeus width; clypeus smooth and polished or puncticulate; malar space length 0.2–0.4 x mandible width basally; pronotum in lateral view carinate rugulose or carinate finely rugulose; propleuron smooth and polished or puncticulate; central lobe of mesoscutum smooth or punctate and polished; mesopleuron smooth or puncticulate and polished; sternaulus foveolate or foveolate-rugulose; propodeum carinate-rugose with distinct longitudinal and transverse carinae; median carina on propodeum present or absent; wing length 3–3.7 mm; vein r 0.5–0.7 x length of 3Rsa; vein 3RSa 0.7–0.9 x length of rm; vein 1M 0.6–1.6 x length of cu-a; vein 1M 0.9–1.8 x length of 1r-m; first tergite with costae convergent or rugulose-costate; ovipositor 3–4 x longer than first tergite.

Comments. M. quimbayensis   shares with M. andreae   and M. iguaquensis   the following combination of characters: mandible moderately twisted eyes large and convergent, notauli distinct, dorsopes present, ventral borders of first tergite widely separated and long ovipositor. M. quimbayensis   can be separated from M. andreae   by hind coxa rugose-punctate. M. quimbayensis   can be separated from M. iguaquensis   by ocelli smaller, ocelli ocular distance 1.7 x ocellar diameter, eyes larger and more convergent, head height 1.4 x eye height, malar space shorter, malar space length 0.2 x mandible width basally, and antenna with 26–28 flagellomeres.

Holotype. 1 female (point mounted), COLOMBIA, Risaralda, SFF Otún Quimbaya El Molinillo , 4º43'N 75º34'W, 2220 m, Malaise, 3–14.i.2003, G. López leg., ICN. GoogleMaps  

Paratype   . 1 female, Huila, PNN Cueva de Los Guácharos Cabaña Cedros , 1º37'N 76º6'W, 2100 m, Malaise, 21.xii.2001 – 5.i.2002 GoogleMaps   , C. Cortés leg   .; 1 female, same data as before except collected at 18.ii–7.iii.2002   ; 2 females, Risaralda, SFF Otún Quimbaya Cuchilla Camino , 4º43'N 75º35'W, 2050 m, Malaise, 19.vi–9.vii.2003 GoogleMaps   , G. López leg.; 1 female same data as before except collected in 24.v–19.vi.2003 GoogleMaps   ; 3 females, Risaralda, SFF Otún Quimbaya El Molinillo, 4º43'N 75º34'W, 2220 m, Malaise, 6.ix.2003 GoogleMaps   , G. López leg.; same data as before except collected on the following dates GoogleMaps   : 1 female, 4–19.iv.2003; 2 females, 19.i–4.ii.2003; 1 female, Santander, PNN Tamá Mun. Toledo. Vda. La Camacha. Pozo Negro , 7º21'N 72º28'W, 2213 m, Malaise, 1 2–14.xi.2003 GoogleMaps   , C. Leal leg. All paratypes are deposited at ICN   .

Distribution. Colombia, Huila Department, Cueva de Los Guácharos National Natural Park, high andean wet forest, 2100 m elevation; Risaralda Department, Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, high andean wet forest, 2220 m elevation; Santander Department, Tamá National Natural Park, high andean wet forest, 2213 m elevation.

Biology. Unknown.

Etymology. The specific name refers to Otún Quimbaya Fauna and Flora Sanctuary.

J

University of the Witwatersrand

G

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève

A

Harvard University - Arnold Arboretum

ICN

Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Museo de Historia Natural

S

Department of Botany, Swedish Museum of Natural History

E

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

P

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

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

N

Nanjing University

W

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

I

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University

C

University of Copenhagen

H

University of Helsinki

M

Botanische Staatssammlung München

F

Field Museum of Natural History, Botany Department

B

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

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

MEFLG

Museo Entomologico Francisco Luis Gallego

Z

Universität Zürich

MB

Universidade de Lisboa, Museu Bocage

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Meteorus

Loc

Meteorus dos Zitani, 1998

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

Meteorus oviedoi

Shaw, S. R. & Nishida, K. 2005: 60
2005
Loc

Meteorus dos

Zitani, N. M. & Shaw, S. R. & Janzen, D. H. 1998: 198
1998
Loc

Meteorus mariamartae

Zitani, N. M. & Shaw, S. R. & Janzen, D. H. 1998: 199
1998
Loc

Meteorus megalops

Zitani, N. M. & Shaw, S. R. & Janzen, D. H. 1998: 200
1998
Loc

Meteorus pseudodimidiatus

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

Meteorus papiliovorus

Zitani, N. M. & Shaw, S. R. & Janzen, D. H. 1997: 185
1997
Loc

Meteorus laphygmae

Viereck, H. L. 1913: 560
1913