Bracon melissaespinozae Sharkey, 2021

Sharkey, Michael J., Janzen, Daniel H., Hallwachs, Winnie, Chapman, Eric G., Smith, M. Alex, Dapkey, Tanya, Brown, Allison, Ratnasingham, Sujeevan, Naik, Suresh, Manjunath, Ramya, Perez, Kate, Milton, Megan, Hebert, Paul, Shaw, Scott R., Kittel, Rebecca N., Solis, M. Alma, Metz, Mark A., Goldstein, Paul Z., Brown, John W., Quicke, Donald L. J., Achterberg, C. van, Brown, Brian V. & Burns, John M., 2021, Minimalist revision and description of 403 new species in 11 subfamilies of Costa Rican braconid parasitoid wasps, including host records for 219 species, ZooKeys 1013, pp. 1-665: 1

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1013.55600

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CFDCEFBB-5230-4033-9D46-E302F66E9886

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B7CB7C8C-4661-49EF-95C4-01591C397952

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:B7CB7C8C-4661-49EF-95C4-01591C397952

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scientific name

Bracon melissaespinozae Sharkey
status

sp. nov.

Bracon melissaespinozae Sharkey   sp. nov. Figure 60 View Figure 60

Diagnostics.

BOLD:ACJ4722. Consensus barcode. AATTTTATATTTTTTATTTGGGATATGGTCTGGAATAATTGGTTTATCTATAAGTTTAATTATTCGATTAGAATTGAGAATACCTGGTAGATTATTAGGTAATGATCAAATTTATAATAGTATAGTAACAGCTCATGCTTTAATAATAATTTTTTTTATAGTTATACCAATTATATTAGGAGGTTTTGGGAATTGATTAATTCCTTTAATGTTAGGAGCTCCTGATATAGCTTTCCCACGTTTAAATAATATAAGTTTTTGGTTATTAATCCCCTCTTTAATTTTATTATTATTAAGAAGAATTTTAAATGTAGGGGTAGGAACAGGTTGAACTATATATCCACCTTTATCATCAAATATAGGACATAGAGGTTTATCTGTTGATTTAGCTATTTTTTCTTTACATTTAGCAGGTATTTCTTCAATTATAGGATCAATTAATTTTATTTCAACTATTTTAAATATACATTTAAAAATATTAAAATTAGATCAATTAACATTATTAATTTGATCAATTTTTATTACAACTATTTTATTATTGTTATCATTACCTGTTTTAGCGGGAGCAATTACTATATTATTAACTGATCGAAATTTAAATACTTCTTTTTTTGATTTTTCAGGAGGAGGTGATCCAATTTTATTTCAACATTTATTT.

Holotype ♀.

Guanacaste, Sector Santa Maria, Light Site Trail, Volcán Santa Maria, 10.75772, -85.30598, 840 meters, caterpillar collection date: 29/viii/2012, wasp eclosion date: 10/ix/2012, 16 wasps eclosed. Depository: CNC.

Host data. Gregarious parasitoid of unknown caterpillar in leaf nest on Smilax spinosa   (Smilacaeae).

Caterpillar and holotype voucher codes. 12-SRNP-13169, DHJPAR0051204.

Paratypes.

15 specimens, same data as holotype, still labelled with 12-SRNP-13169. Depository: CNC.

Etymology.

Bracon melissaespinozae   is named in honor of Melissa Espinoza’s proactive and growing abilities as a science reporter for all things ACG for the ACG web site (www.acguanacaste.ac.cr).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Bracon