Apanteles albanjimenezi

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Guanacaste, ACG, Sector Cacao, Sendero Cima,
1460m, 10.93328, -85.45729.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0012506. 2. 24–31 Aug.
1998, CLC.
Description. Body color: head and mesosoma mostly dark, metasoma with some
tergites and/or most of sternites pale. Antenna color: scape, pedicel, and flagellum dark.
Coxae color (pro-, meso-, metacoxa): pale, pale, dark. Femora color (pro-, meso-, metafemur):
pale, pale, mostly pale but with dark area dorsally. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia):
pale, pale, anteriorly pale/posteriorly dark. Tegula and humeral complex color: both
pale. Pterostigma color: dark. Fore wing veins color: mostly dark (a few veins may be unpigmented). Antenna length/body length: antenna about as long as body (head to apex
of metasoma); if slightly shorter, at least extending beyond anterior 0.7 metasoma length.
Body in lateral view: not distinctly flattened dorso–ventrally. Body length (head to apex
of metasoma): 2.7–2.8 mm. Fore wing length: 2.9–3.0 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior
ocellus diameter: 2.3–2.5. Interocellar distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Antennal
flagellomerus 2 length/width: 2.3–2.5. Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/width:
1.4–1.6. Length of flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus 14: 2.0–2.2. Tarsal claws:
simple. Metafemur length/width: 3.2–3.3. Metatibia inner spur length/metabasitarsus
length: 0.4–0.5. Anteromesoscutum: mostly with deep, dense punctures (separated by
less than 2.0 × its maximum diameter). Mesoscutellar disc: mostly punctured. Number
of pits in scutoscutellar sulcus: 5 or 6. Maximum height of mesoscutellum lunules/maximum
height of lateral face of mesoscutellum: 0.4–0.5. Propodeum areola: completely
defined by carinae, including transverse carina extending to spiracle. Propodeum background
sculpture: mostly sculptured. Mediotergite 1 length/width at posterior margin:
2.3–2.5. Mediotergite 1 shape: mostly parallel–sided for 0.5–0.7 of its length, then narrowing
posteriorly so mediotergite anterior width >1.1 × posterior width. Mediotergite 1
sculpture: mostly sculptured, excavated area centrally with transverse striation inside and/
or a polished knob centrally on posterior margin of mediotergite. Mediotergite 2 width at
posterior margin/length: 2.8–3.1. Mediotergite 2 sculpture: more or less fully sculptured,
with longitudinal striation. Outer margin of hypopygium: with a wide, medially folded,
transparent, semi–desclerotized area; usually with 4 or more pleats. Ovipositor thickness:
about same width throughout its length. Ovipositor sheaths length/metatibial length:
1.0–1.1. Length of fore wing veins r/2RS: 1.4–1.6. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M:
0.8 or less. Length of fore wing veins 2M/(RS+M)b: 1.1–1.3. Pterostigma length/width:
2.6–3.0. Point of insertion of vein r in pterostigma: about half way point length of pterostigma.
Angle of vein r with fore wing anterior margin: more or less perpendicular to
fore wing margin. Shape of junction of veins r and 2RS in fore wing: distinctly but not
strongly angled.
Male. Unknown.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 4, barcode compliant sequences: 4.
Biology/ecology. Host: Malaise-trapped.
Distribution. Costa Rica, ACG.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith